Indian food is known the world over for its distinctive and rich spice profile, and taking a tour of the Sahakari Spice Farm gives visitors a comprehensive understanding of the importance and impact of these spices in India. Get a crash course in the history, medicinal and culinary uses of a wide range of spices, nutmeg, curry leaves, turmeric and cardamom to name a few. Unless you plan to travel to Kerala, where spice farms abound, a stop at the Sahakari Spice Farm is a must for food loving travelers.
Upon entering the farm, you’re greeted with a flower garland and a cup of spiced tea. The knowledgeable guides are thorough with their explanations, so you’ll be able to brew up your own cup upon returning home. During a walking tour of the farm, you’ll see where the spices are grown and hear about the growing process and how they’re used.
A visit to the farm culminates with a buffet lunch of both vegetarian and meaty Goan dishes that highlight some of the spices grown on the farm. If you want to take the flavors you’ve tasted back home, many of the spices grown on the farm are available for purchase.