Managed and run by the Shetye family, this plantation is now over 200 years old and covers an area of 100 acres. It’s situated in the village of Savoi which is 25 kms. from the capital city Panjim , 40 kms from Calangute in North Goa and 30 kms from the city of Margao in South Goa. This plantation boasts of a purely organic and natural environment, in which you can enjoy nature at its very best. The pond situated within attracts different varieties and a number of birds & insects. Bird watching is simultaneously enjoyed as you explore the spicy world of Savoi Plantation.
This plantation which was founded by Mr. Shetye, has opened its gates to the world by Sachin & Sudesh, since 1985. Customers at the plantation are accorded with a traditional welcome of flowers and are offered traditional snacks and drinks. You can enjoy a guided walking tour by an expert along the shady path to explore the spicy world of Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove, Nutmeg, etc. in their natural environment. And also to enhance the tour are tropical fruits like mango, jackfruit, cashew, papaya, chickoo and medicinal herbs, shrubs and trees. Part of the tours also includes a demonstration of traditional beetle nut plucking where the person involved swings from tree to tree. Also included in this tour is observation of the traditional methods of making useful as well as decorative items out of the coconut, besides other materials. Within 30 to 45 minutes you will experience a brand new world of spicy and fruity environment.
Restaurant – The restaurant with ethnic flavour
The buffet displays traditional Goan ‘Saraswat’ cuisine served in mud pots and banana leaf plates along with seasonal fruits grown in the plantation in an organic environment.
Fruits and Spices found in here:
|Cloves||Nutmeg||Stone Star Spice||Mixed Spices|
Here one can find fruits and spices of different varieties which gives you a unique chance of seeing it in its natural environment.
Housing and Accommodation
Besides being an excellent host for the local flora which is proudly displayed to all who enter, there is also a housing facility offered for those who prefer to stay within the plantation. There are two excellent traditional houses provided which make it a unique staying experience.
Celebrations & Occasions
Open Air parties as well as the happy occasions of weddings, fascinating display of dance, music and folklore, in which ancient scenes are enacted and brought back to life and many more activities gives you a chance to witness Goan rituals & culture.
School and College Excursions
The fascinating place of Savoi Plantation has not only drawn foreigners and outsiders but also the local schools and colleges, find this place and rich haven of educational and recreational value, thus keeping the locals in touch with their heritage.