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Tropical Spice Plantation

Arla Bazar Keri, Ponda, India
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Ponda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
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Dehradun, India
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the spice plantation in November. The plantation tour itself was quite interesting and a pleasant way to pass an hour. The lunch was acceptable, and as it was included in the price of the admission was value for money. However, the elephant shower was very disappointing. The elephant was brought to stand in a giant shower tray and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great way to get to know all about the different spices of India! From the familiar vanilla to the top 5 world spiciest chillies one can learn about natural medicines as well as skin care. You can also purchase some tropical rare oils after a knowledgeable lunch!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited spice plantation first time on our visit to Goa…. It was great experience they provided us with helpful information about spices…. Post that there was Goan simple lunch and then you can by spices or aromatic oils.. over all good experience

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I never planned for this trip to spice plantation. I was disappointed with the beaches and rides were closed so we went to spice plantation, but we were not disappointed. They charged 400 Rs for each person for spice tour and buffet lunch. The elephant ride is extra and costs around 600 Rs for a person. We were greeted with... More

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Goa, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I read reviews before visiting this place and I was kind of having moedearte expectations.I am from Goa and didn't think of it as a wastage of time or money. Now coming to review. What I like about this place - Collection of spice plants. The short tour to plantation was educative. It's nice to see the natural state of... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wish I could rate these experiences separately, as the Spice Plantation Tour and lunch was wonderful. However, given the awful living conditions of the elephants, I hope future visitors reconsider. Spice Plantation Tour: I visited Goa during the monsoon season, so everyone suggested a trip to the Spice Plantation. It was well worth it. Upon arrival, you cross this... More

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Houghton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We loved the spice tour and the elephant rides. The food, not so much! Go, but don't eat there. Money well spent!

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This place in no doubt an experience you do not want to miss. Really enjoyed the tour, eating and buying lots of spices to take home.

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Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We sure enjoyed seeing all the spice plants (had never seen the vanilla plant before) and the guide was informative enough. The welcome drink (hot) of lemon grass was refreshing and the food too was quite tasty, served in the bio-degradable plates made from stem of another spice plant. Yes, we were lucky not to have paid for the elephant... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We did really enjoyed the spice plantation tour; overall it took about 2 hrs including lunch and even in the heat of the day it was okay as it's all shaded. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging and I learnt plenty. The food was also very nice and plentiful, plus there was a shot of fenni if that's your... More

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