Location: Ponda, situated in the center of Goa
Highlights: Two major spice plantations that produce exotic
spices and grind them in a powder form for use.
How to Reach: Ponda can be reached easily from Panaji by hiring
a taxi or an auto. You can also hire a private van or jeep to reach the
spice plantations of Goa.
Goa is synonymous to its exotic beaches and pulsating nightlife.
Tourists come here to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and rediscover
themselves in peaceful and serene surroundings. But there is more to Goa
than just beaches, churches, nightlife and casinos. A major attraction
in the rural side is the spice plantation of Goa. Situated in the region
called Ponda (central Goa), the spice plantations in Goa use organic
methods of cultivation and farming. The spices that are produced are
then cleaned and ground into powder.
The spice plantations of Goa are quite popular as a tourist attraction.
On a typical excursion to the spice plantations, you shall begin your
day by starting to explore the fields and the farms. It is very
astonishing to see men climbing on very tall trees while maintaining a
balance and at the same time plucking betel nut fruits from those
swaying trees. The spice plantations are managed by people who have
comprehensive knowledge and excel in technical know how of farming
spices. Some major spices produced in these spice plantations are: