Enter the spice plantation
Tropical Spice Plantation
Either make your way over the river way by bridge or by boat (depending on the season)
You will be welcomed with a herbal tea and a leaflet briefing
The actual tour begins (one hour)
Lunch - a very tasty local meal served on a banana leaf, accompanied by a sweet dish and a tipple of cashew feni (Goan speciality), or Urraq (a light version of feni)
Away from the major tourists attraction lies this huge tropical spice plantation that houses various amazing aromatic spices. The list of spices is too long, but to specify you will get to see black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, chillies, coriander and others. Varieties of Cashew trees, Betel nut palm trees and some tropical fruits like Star fruit, Custard apples, Papaya, Bananas, Pineapples and the Citrus fruits are also found in here by doing organic farming. On your tour to this spice garden you will be enlightened about all types of spices plans and their medicinal magical properties. If you are lucky you will get a chance to see kingfisher dive into the water or watch monkeys swing from trees to trees.
DO YOU KNOW? These monkeys swing and cover around 60 trees before going back on the ground.
Here, you will be served with lunch in an open air restaurant by the river side during which you will get a glimpse of a few birds out of the 80 species (approx.) that have been sighted within the plantation which includes cuckoos, owls, maina, horn bills, pittas, parrots and large eagles are just a few of the birds living around the grounds.