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Address: Arla Bazar Keri, Ponda, India
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Something Other Than The Beach

The farm is located about 8KMs away from Ponda (at 15° 27' 7.00" N 74° 0' 45.73" E, Ref: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/119907315). You can either take an auto from Ponda Old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Hyderabad, AP
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San Clemente, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

For 400 rs. ($6.66 u.s.) take a tour of this magical place. The price of admission includes a lunch buffet served on a fresh pressed disposable bamboo plate, under a canopy of woven grass. The buffet choices are simple yet very satisfying. The tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable about exotic spices. It was fascinating to learn how cardamom, cinnamon,... More 

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Hyderabad, AP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The farm is located about 8KMs away from Ponda (at 15° 27' 7.00" N 74° 0' 45.73" E, Ref: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/119907315). You can either take an auto from Ponda Old Bus Stand (Indira bus stand) for about 250/- Round-trip or book a private vehicle. Forget about public transport. It's too infrequent. The small tour of spices is educating and the hosts... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Learn how cardamom, cinnamon, tumeric, cloves, allspice, pepper, and many more grow. 400 rs. ($6.66 u.s.) includes tour, lunch and sample of feni (cashew-nut fruit moonshine). Wonderful tropical park with pathways to different plants. Beautiful fauna and flora. Small shop offers ayurvedic oils. clean public restrooms with toilet paper. Simple, yet delicious, buffet lunch served on disposable bamboo plates under... More 

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Surat, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Spice plantation trip was a different experience, children enjoyed the knowledge given about the spices. Food was average but managing big crowd with no queue for food was wonderful. Nature lovers may like it.

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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Tour guide was great, saw the elephants up close and then paid 700 rupees to ride them. Nice quick trip for anyone looking for something to do in South Goa. Be careful for the shot they offer you when completing the tour :)

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Hyderabad, India
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The place offers a 30-45 min tour of a small area of a rather large plantation. Ticket is 400 per adult/child. I thought they could have charged less for kids. Anyway, we were offered a traditional garland welcome followed by cardomon/spice tea. It was good. Then we were told about the lunch menu (which is covered in the ticket price).... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Prices are not in line with what you get. Rip off. Basic food. Poor amenities for travellers. No fans or coolers in the humid conditions of May.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited during the month of October. Just before our visit there were some rain, So the roads were a bit muddy but the climate was wonderful. The Spice Garden provides lunch along with the package. The food is good but nothing extraordinary.They also provided welcome drinks. After lunch we headed for the trip of the garden along with a... More 

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Jaipur, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent Day out at this tropical spice plantation tour, entry fee is Rs400, which incuded a guided tour to their plantation ( a part of) and Lunch followed by the tour. The place was initially difficult to find and driver was confused with other spice plantations nearby but finally we found it and was worth visiting. Food was simple but... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nice Day out at the tropical spice plantation, entry fee is Rs400, which incudes a guided tour to their plantation ( a part of) and Lunch followed by the tour. The place is quite big and well maintained, the variety of spices and their uses are well explained by the tour guide. The lunch is was simple , good and... More 

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