Sahakari Spice Farm

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Tags : Farms & Plantations

Timings : 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Entry Fee : For Adults: INR 400
Child Rs. 200
Child - 5 years and below no charge
Above 5 years and below 7 years Rs 200

Highlight : Spice plantation tour followed by lunch and elephant ride

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"A Walk Through Spice Lanes"

Sahakari Spice Farm, Goa Overview

Located in Ponda in South Goa, Sahakari Spice Farm is 113 acres spice plantation. The farm has rich plantations of organically grown spices, fruits, and herbs that tourists can explore through guided and informative tours. The best part of the tours is the tasty and spicy food that is offered to the guests while on the tour. It is the only place in Goa where you can enjoy the experience of giving a bath to an elephant!

Situated in the languid forest lands of Curti in Ponda, Sahakari Spice Farm is in fact a repository of fresh spices, cashews, medicinal herbs, and plants as well as fresh flowering shrubs. As you walk along with the guide, you will be able to witness a whole range of goodness that flows into every meal of yours. The Goan lunch on offer is also another meal to die for and gives you the option of choosing veg as well as non-veg options.

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How To Reach Sahakari Spice Farm

Sahakari Spice Farm is located in Curti, Ponda Goa. The junction of Panjim- Belgaum Highway and Margao-Belgaum bypass Road are both very near to the farm, so it will be convenient to reach here by road.

Sahakari Spice Farm Tour

Welcome and Guided Tour

The tourists are welcomed at the entrance of the Sahakari Spice Farm in a traditional way, by performing an Aarti, garlanding the guests and applying Kumkum on the forehead. Then you will head to the restaurant where welcome drinks are served (coconut water, kokum juice or raw mango juice). You should definitely try the traditional Goan drink Cashew Feni which is free of cost at the drinks counter of Sahakari Spice Farm. Post the introductory refreshments, you will be assigned into groups for a guided tour through the plantation. Some of the spices in the Sahakari Spice Farm include Cinnamon, nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves, Chili, Turmeric and Ginger. Apart from a tour in the spice garden, you will find other forms of entertainment inside the Sahakari Spice Farm Goa. This includes traditional dances of the Konkan region like Fugdi, Jagor, and Dhalo by the folk artists of Goa.

Elephant Ride and Bathing

The main attraction of the Sahakari Spice Farm is the Elephant ride and washing. Upon depositing an extra Rs 700, you can ride elephants and witness washing of them by their mahouts. The elephant ride comprises of a round trip along the path of the Sahakari Spice Farm and if you join the ride, you will be entertained as this is one of a kind experience inside a spice farm. There are three elephants inside the Spice Farm, one male, one female, and a baby. The Authorities at the spice farm make separate arrangements for ride and wash of the elephants.

Lunch at Sahakari Spice Farm

After the session of tour and entertainment, you can take a rest and head to the restaurant which is situated within the farm. The rustic-looking, wooden restaurant resembles the shacks made up of palm leaves on the beaches of Goa and the foods are served in banana leaves, bowls made of coconut shells and earthen glasses.

Best Time to Visit

The Sahakari Spice Farm Goa opens every day at 9 am and closes at 4:30 PM in the evening. Anytime between October to March is the best time to visit this place, but the Monsoon months between June and September totally change the picture of the environment of the spice farm to lush green and fresh. However, summer months between April and Early June are not advisable for a visit to Goa as the state experiences scorching heat during these months, which can mar your experience.

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