Spice plantation, Elephants and temples

Goa

Visit a plantation, learn about spices, ride an elephant, see a Hindu temple

Chiefly dealing in articles like spices, calico and precious metals amongst other goods, Goa emerged as one of the most important centres for trade during the ancient and medieval times. Local spice plantations have spruced up the economy of this state and some of these also herd elephants, making them great attractions for tourists who want to spend a relaxed day while learning more about the ingredients of Indian cuisine and children and adults get an opportunity to interact with elephants!

Pricing:  $ 34 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Culinary Experience
History and Culture

Visit a plantation, learn about spices, ride an elephant, see a Hindu temple

Chiefly dealing in articles like spices, calico and precious metals amongst other goods, Goa emerged as one of the most important centres for trade during the ancient and medieval times. Local spice plantations have spruced up the economy of this state and some of these also herd elephants, making them great attractions for tourists who want to spend a relaxed day while learning more about the ingredients of Indian cuisine and children and adults get an opportunity to interact with elephants!

In this Tour:
• Visit a plantation at Ponda which grows various spices including Black pepper, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cloves, Chillies, Coriander, etc.
• The friendly workforce takes you around and gives an introduction to the various spices and the other tropical produce of the farm.
• See Goa's typical tropical trees like Cashew, Areca nut (Betel nut) and palm.
• Tropical Fruit like Star fruit, Jack Fruit, Custard Apple, Bananas, Papayas, Pineapple and Citrus Fruits are also seen.
• Various local birds are also sighted at the plantation.
• The plantation also offers elephant rides and elephant bathing which is a delight for children and adults alike.
• They serve traditional Goan lunch in their open area restaurant in case you wish to eat there.
• This area has many temples, so if interested, you can visit the Mangeshi Temple and understand more about the local customs and traditions.

Duration of the Tour: Full day - 8 hours (Car Tour).

TOUR STYLE: Spice Plantation

MEETING POINT: at your hotel

END POINT: at your hotel

TOUR START/END: The cost includes pickup and drop from your hotel using a medium sized chauffeur driven car.

TOUR DURATION: 8 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day at 9AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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