This tour does what it says on the tin. First, you’ll make your way to Mangueshi Temple. It’s one of the prettiest of its kind in Goa, with pastel-painted walls and a dove-white tower. After your tour inside the temple, you’ll drive to the Nandanvan Spice Farm. Here, you’ll be greeted in true Goan style, with a handmade garland and some herbal tea. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll be shown around the plantation, to see how the spices are grown and find out about their uses. You’ll then get to see how they taste, as you sit down for a traditional buffet lunch. You can pile your palm leaf plate high with fried prawns, curries, rice and bread. After eating, you’ll get the chance to buy some spices in the plantation’s shop to take home with you.
The journey is around 75 minutes each way.
During the visit to the temple, please ensure your shoulders and knees are covered. You will also be required to remove your shoes.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.