If you too are a fan of 'spice and everything nice', then this destination should definitely feature on your itinerary!
What strikes a good balance between a mouthful of flavours and eyes full of tears? An appropriate spice mixture garnishing your food! Catering to this need, is an organic spice farm of Goa, Pascoal Spice Village, situated in the heart of the state. A serene site punctuated by rippling waters of Khandepar River and verdant hues, it is located in Ponda, approximately 38 km from the capital city. If you too are a fan of 'spice and everything nice', then this destination should definitely feature on your itinerary, whenever in this locale!
Spend a day with spices
The impeccable collection of spices available in India, especially in the coastal areas such as Goa, is what attracted traders from foreign shores to India. Today, these spice farms have become a huge tourist attraction and one of these famous spots located in Goa, is Pascoal Spice Village.
An ideal spot for nature lovers, a tour of this scenic farm guided by locals will enrich your knowledge bank with native and organic farming techniques. Adding to its collection of spices that can easily please palates, this farm is also home to certain medicinal herbs. Further, if you wish to extend your trip, then you can explore the nearby attractions such as Butterfly Conservatory and Khandepar Caves.
Goa is known for its offbeat recipes and these flavours are, largely, a result of the fusion of Indian spices with Portuguese cuisines. Know about the ingredients that make Goan cuisine tasteful as you unfold a hidden side of this touristy destination and while you're packing your stuff, don't forget to keep a mask lest the authentic and organic spices send you into a sneezing fit!
Location: Khandepar Belgaum Road, Opposite Nestle India, Ponda, Goa