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Tropical Spice Plantation

Arla Bazar Keri, Ponda, India
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Ponda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We did it all! We rode an elephant, took some great pics, went on a tour of the spice plantation, ate their lunch and soaked up the atmosphere. Unfortunately the prices were in my opinion overpriced. It was 700 rupees per person to ride the elephant for 5 minutes. I have always wanted to ride an elephant so that made... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were directed here by our cab driver who insisted it had to be visited. It didn't disappoint, even with the long drive from Candolim. The staff welcomed us with flowers and lemongrass tea and their subject knowledge and courtesy were lovely. We were too chicken to try the elephant bath but those who did looked like they had a... More

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pune
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Expensive (700 rupees per person) for 2 minutes. They expect tips on top. Don't try to enter the building across the lake despite no signs telling you your 700 rupees is not enough. Even if you want to buy drinks. They will be rude and harass you for no reason. This is something you should not do at any cost.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

They start you with a lemongrass tea, which is okay. They then did a little traditional dance and assigned us to the guides that speak the same language as you. The tour sizes seemed to be reasonable (we had about 10 ppl in our group). It is interesting what they share with you and we would go again.

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Mumbai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have no issues against continental food nor against foreigners visiting my country to enjoy the Indian Experience. However under the circumstances I am inclined to question the perspective presented to me and my family by a fellow Indian in the name of "Atithee Devo Bhava" (The guest is like god) Today, 24th Oct 2014, I visited the Tropical Spice... More

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

4 young students backpacking around India, this was one of our favourite experiences in Goa. Its really great value (400rs) for a concise and engaging tour around the organic spice plantation, where you get to taste and smell nutmeg, betel, vanilla, chills etc, and one of the most delicious meals we had; a huge buffet of freshly cooked curries and... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well, I believe one should go for it if the person is interested in any of these two : 1. Nature Photography 2. Spice Plantation We had spent a good time there for an hour. There will be tour guide who will be explaining natural medicines while walking though the spice plantation farm. After that Goan meal, with veg/non veg... More

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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