Spellbinding South GoaSummary : Timings : 1000hrs – 1500 hrs , Duration : 06 -07 hours , Fitness level : Easy , Popularity : ***
Post breakfast meet your local host at North Goa at your respective hotel. Proceed towards down South of Goa to recall the pre Portugese era & the Portugese era at Ancestral Goa – Experience the rich culture and the yesteryears lifestyle of Goa. Later proceed towards the Shantadurga Temple or Mangueshi Temple, the goddess of wealth & fortune, a local deity of the village located in scenic Ponda.
After the visit to the local temple, head right to Tropical spice plantation, On reaching the Spice plantation, you will be welcomed in a traditional way and will be served organic lemon grass tea. Proceed for the tour of the plantation, along with the host, walk around the plantation as the host shows you the herbs \shrub\plant\trees grown here locally. After a long descriptive walk, prepare yourself for a sumptuous buffet. The buffet includes an array of both veg. and non-veg. options.
(Optional activity at supplement cost : Buy local grown authentic organic spices). Later drive back to your resort.
- Experience the culture and lifestyle of early Goans at Ancestral Goa.
- Visit the local temples built during the Portuguese reign.
- Learn about various uses of trees and plants at the Tropical Spice Plantation.
- Enjoy the buffet lunch at the plantation – Authentic Goan YUMM!!