Spice Up Your Life

The Ponda region is the centre of commercial spice farms in Goa and several have opened their doors as tourist operations, offering a guided tour of the plantation, buffet thali-style lunch, perhaps a cultural show and in some cases elephant rides or bathing. The rides are not recommended as they can be detrimental to the health of the animals.

These farms typically produce spices such as vanilla, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, chilli and tumeric, along with crops such as cashew, betel nut, coconut, pineapple and papaya.

Savoi Plantation

Sahakari Spice Farm

Pascoal Spice Village

Tropical Spice Plantation