• Urvashi Palyekar

Tropical Spice Plantation: An Authentic Goan Experience!

Thousands of tourists visit the state of Goa from all over the world, and everyone's itinerary includes bars, beaches, and nightclubs, but if you're looking for something raw, warm, and a glimpse into the simplicity of the Goan lifestyle, Tropical Spice Plantation is the place for you.


Location 📍- Ponda, Kerim, Goa

Phone Number 📞 - 0832 234 0329

Timings 🕑 - 10 Am - 4 Pm

Entry Fee 💵 - 500 INR



Fairy -Tale Entrance


To enter the plantation, you will first cross a man-made bridge surrounded by luscious greenery and a pond teeming with fish and lotus. Take a few deep breaths and enjoy the fresh air. Wear outfits that are both comfortable and Instagrammable, as the location has many unique and picturesque spots.



Authentic Goan Food With A View


A wide range of authentic home made non- vegetarian and vegetarian lunch is served In a buffet outlet (The cost for lunch is covered in your entry fee). Upon entering you will be served hot lemon grass tea that you can sip while you are amidst nature. The food is kept in earthy mud pot containers and is served to you in eco friendly plant base plates to give you that authentic experience.


Note: You can always call up the venue and enquire about the food and also ask them In advance to prepare a certain food item you want to eat. ( This is not included In your entry fee )


Typical vegetarian menu offered ( may change on day to day basis )

  • Goan Dal Tadka ( Simmering Lentil Soup )

  • Goan Channa Curry ( Chickpea Curry )

  • Bread

  • Chapati ( Indian Bread )

  • Goan Fogath Bhaji ( Cabbage vegetable )

  • Steamed Rice

  • Papad ( Poppadoms )

  • Jeera Rice

  • Pickle

  • Salad

Typical Non - vegetarian menu offered ( may change on day to day basis )

  • Goan Fish Curry

  • Goan Chicken Masala

  • Goan Fried Fish




Play along with fur - friends


The property has a animal friendly environment and you can spot your animal friends and spend some time with them. They will often come sit by your benches and greet you with their presence please be sure to not mistreat them.



Walk through the spice plantation


The plantation holds common and everyday spices that are used on a daily basis here In Goa along with that the guide will tell you how each spice and plant can be used to its full potential to help you with health problems.


( Plants found below pepper, arabica coffee , insulin plant, female pineapple, lemon grass and vanilla)


View while walking through the plantation


Kaju feni distillery


Goa Is home to the famous Feni, Urrak and Niro alcohol which is only made and sold In the state of Goa. The two types of alcohol and one type of juice Is made out of cashews and sold In the month of March , April and May. Urak, is brewed from ripe cashew apple. It is the first distillation of the cashew apple. For the uninitiated, the second distillation is feni.


Kaju Feni Distillery




Tulsi plant In Goan houses are kept to destroy negative energy's and is believed that it is auspicious for your financial conditions.



Towards the ending to beat the heat cold water will be poured on your spine to have a cooling and relaxing effect.



Shopping


While exiting the plantation you will find a mini shop that sells and retails all the spices you saw , herbal oils, herbal soaps, cashews and so much so please sure to check it out.




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