Tropical Spice Plantation is located in Keri (Ponda), a village untouched by pollution, 6 km off Ponda . It can also be reached from Panjim via Mardol. This Spice Plantation is spread over large tract of verdant land, which offers the perfect setting for you to soak in a pure unadulterated nature.
Tropical Spice Plantation we nature have strived to maintain traditions in harmony with nature. Guests here are welcomed in a traditional way by offering Aarti, Kumkum, and a garland of flowers.
Here you can experience the thrill of watching a Kingfisher dive for his catch. You will also enjoy watching the monkeys as they frolic on the trees. A tour that will refresh your senses and make you fell a part of nature.
25 species of birds are sighted within this Spice Plantation. You can expects to see Birds of Paradise, Cuckoos, Koel, Cousals, Owls, Maina, Hornbills, Pitters, Parakeets etc. and even some rare and endangered species. The experienced bird watcher and Novice will delight in watching these birds chip away happily in their natural habitat.
An exquisite Goan lunch is served in the open air restaurant, where no walls separate’s you from nature. Food is served in a traditional manner on a Banana leaf, to keep your spirits high. Goa’s world famous Kaju Feni or Urrack (A lighter version of Feni) is served here. You have a choice of Rice / Pulav Traditional Fish Curry / Vegetable Curry, Fried Fish / Fried Potatoes, Chicken Xacuti, Veg Kurma, Papad and Lime Pickle. Fresh fruits along with traditional Goan dessert is also served. The Tropical Spice Plantation lunch is a feast not only for your stomach but also for your senses.
Spices like Black pepper Cardamom, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cloves, Chillies, Coriander, etc are seen here. You will also be introduced to famous All Spices plant, which has aroma and taste of five spices. Around Spice Plantation you will see Goa’s traditional Plantation, Tropical trees like Cashew, Areca nut (Betel nut) palm trees and Tropical Fruit like Star fruit, Jack Fruit, Custard Apple, Bananas, Papayas, and Pineapple. You can also see at least four different Citrus Fruits, Tropical Spice Plantation also has a few Coffee Plants, a rare sight in Goa.