If god ever allows me to travel back in time and choose a destination, I will definitely go for Goa of 70’s, as it was a not just a place but a living paradise. With hardly any crimes and population infiltration, it was a paradise on Earth for hippies and foreigners, who came there and had the best time of their lives.

With its pristine waters and clean beaches, alluring sandy shore and hippies trickling in, people seemed more carefree, more laid-back, and probably listened to better music as well. It was totally different from Present day Goa which is marred by overcrowded beaches and bad press.


A Facebook page called IsraTrance has put together a super sweet collection of rare pictures from those times, when the vibes of Goa were yet to be flipped.

Hippies and freaks partying it up at Disco Valley in 1988.


A party on top of Chapora Fort in 1988.

A party in Baga in 1988.

A party in Vagator in 1987 with some very 80s threads!

A New Year’s Eve party getting on.

A costume party throwin’ it down in North Anjuna.

The Gilbert Garcia band playing in Goa alongside some Goa hippie pioneers.

A person selling hashish, LSD and jewellery at the Anjuna flea market, 1976.

The Anjuna Jam Band playing a full moon party at Anjuna Beach.

The pristine Anjuna beach, again 1976.

A full moon party at Anjuna in 1978.

Back at the flea market.

An untouched Calangute beach in 1974.

A hippie selling charas at the Anjuna flea market. Never knew it was that easy!

An early Flea market on Anjuna Beach.

The first flea market in Anjuna.

A full moon party either starting out or ebbing away.


Anjuna lookin’ wild in the 70s.