Tropical Spice Plantation, Ponda

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#28 of 108 in Outdoors in Goa
Learn all about spices at Tropical Spice Plantation, deep in Goa's rural interior. Taste different spices while observing the organic farming techniques employed over 60 hectares (150 acres) of the farm. Following a lunch buffet included in the ticket, you will get an informational tour and hear about nutritional as well as medicinal uses of different spices. You can also buy various food flavorings, oils, and dry goods from the onsite store. For an additional nature-inspired experience, go for the optional elephant ride. Plan to visit Tropical Spice Plantation and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Goa attractions using our Goa journey maker app .
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  • The entry fee is 400 INR which includes lunch, we just wanted to go visit the garden and was not interested in the food. The lunch however was terrible to say the least, the yellow rice was colored (w...  more »
  • Its a must go place not only to get intriduced to spices but also to have local authentic goan food. Food was just awesome and we were kind of lost in food after Spice garden tour. Tour time : 30-45 m...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Tropical Spice Plantation one lovely Friday afternoon for lunch. When we arrived we walked across a long wooden bridge across a lake and were greeted by two members of staff....  more »
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  • Came here as part of a tour of Goa. I really enjoyed this experience. You get to the spice farm by crossing a long bridge across a lake. The bridge is a bit rickety, but it adds to the charm. On the other side you're greeted with a shower of petals and a talika. It's fascinating to see all the plants we cook with every day, but never think about where, or how, they grow: black pepper, cardamom, turmeric, vanilla. It's like something from the pages of The Mistress of Spices. At the end of the tour, you get a refreshing dose of cool lavender water down your back and treated to lunch, served on recycled palm leaves. You can even sample their homemade feni, a lethal moonshine unique to Goa, distilled from cashew nut apples.
  • This place was cool, got to see a bunch of nature and learn alot about where spice come from. Very calm and fun destination. And bonus food at the end.
  • If you want to visit something different from beaches, pubs and bars in Goa , you must go to this place. A very nice place with almost all spices grown in the area. We booked this place with the package that included dudhsagar falls also. Although the place closes at 4 pm but some travel agencies has tie up with them so they extend the timings for them. First, they will welcome you traditionally by showering flowers and 'itra'(perfume) then you will be assigned a group guide which will take you to the whole plantation and tell you about each and every spice growing in that area. You can try the Goa drink feni naturally made in front of you. They provide you with the local food which is also good. You can even purchase some of the spices and oil growing in that area. Overall, a very nice place.
  • I recommend this place when on a trip to goa if you are looking for something different. The people here are very hospitable. And the guide explains everything so well. I loved this place.
  • If you want to see something different than what regular goa is, like alcohol and beaches or you are with family then spice garden is what you are searching for. Lunch included. Half day tour.

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