Tropical Spice Plantation, Ponda

3.6
#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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  • A worthwhile stop if you are doing other nearby attractions. Tour lasts about an hour. A bit of a tourist trap. But for 400 Rupees per person was a pleasant stop. Knowledgeable guide explained the spi...  more »
  • Good guided tour but in English, good breakfast included in the price of admission, shop at the exit or we bought honey at decent prices, friendly
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  • Seriously don't know why did I book this visit as I didn't enjoy the food and the tour after food to understand spice plantation wasn't excited at all. In case you want to understand how do get certai...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. Liked to see all the spices which where grown there. Goan food was nice veg and non veg options available. Friendly staff and original products available for sale
  • Very good place. They welcome you with garlands and serve lemon grass tea. The guides enlighten you about the uses of different spices. Also,they have buffet for lunch. A must-visit location. Please visit if you can.
  • Small spice garden and entry fee is higher compared to its area as it takes just 20-30 minutes to cover entire area. The food is good and is included in the entry fee of Rs. 400/person along with welcome herbal tea. The place is away from chaos of city and is peaceful, lusciously​ green and cooler than city nearby.
  • You gotto go here. Extremely well kept. Very poor signage, but if you manage to find it, you will enjoy the place. Lots of tropical plants, and then they give you some fantastic food, that you will not forget. On your way out grab some spices...to brighten your life.
  • This place is for someone who wants to see more than beaches in Goa. It's quite far from the main city area, about 50 kms so make sure you go with ample supply of water and sunscreen. They serve you lunch inside which I think is good for the fare they charge. You actually feel relaxed in presence of all those fragrant trees.

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