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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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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We organised this trip with our hotel using a cab to take us to the plantation with the understanding we would see elephants unfortunetly we saw none. However our guide spoke in English and was very informative. We were given spices to take home with us and a chance to buy good products at a fraction of our shop prices... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Instead of going to the Aquarium, our driver preferred this on our way from our North Goa Resort to our South Goa Resort. The main reason I wanted to visit this place was because I saw on their brochure about the elephant bath. The picture depicted a group of elephants in a huge pond, half submerged in water with people... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great little tour, could have been longer, and a good curry at the end which is included. Learnt a lot about different kinds of spices!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

So we started our trip to the spice plantation with the elephant wash which we all thought would be a beautiful experience...me, my mum and my partner paid 700 rps each to wash the elephants. We arrived at this small, grotty pool of water where a lad about 16 years old was standing with an elephant, shouting at it and... More

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Pune, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Been to Goa many times, but this was our first trip to the Spice Farm. Enjoyed the tour and detail explanation by the Guide was excellent. Never seen Vanilla plant, Green Cardamom,Clove plant earlier. Nice Lunch and off course chilled beer ...great ...

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