The spice plantations in Goa are situated in the Ponda region and are quite popular as a major tourist attraction. The plantations use organic methods of cultivation and farming and are known to produce many of Goa's fantastic aromatic spices.
At the spice plantations in Goa one can explore the fields and the farms. A guide is known to explain about all the spices and plants also tell about their medicinal properties. One can also see men climbing Betel Nut trees which are very tall and how they maintain a balance whilst plucking betel nut fruits from those swaying trees.
The spice plantations are known to be managed by people who excel in the technical know how of farming spices and who have comprehensive knowledge. Black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, chillies, coriander, betel nut palm are some of the spices one will find at the plantation. Tropical fruits such as Custard apples, Papaya, Bananas, Pineapples, Citrus fruits etc are also grown here.
Apart from the spices and the tropical fruits at the plantations one can also get to see a variety of species of birds that have been sighted within the plantation. These include cuckoos, koel, cousals, owls, maina, horn bills, pittas, parrots, large eagles and many more.