Spice Plantations in Goa
There are two Spice Plantations in Goa, both situated in the Ponda region and are engaged in producing spice powders and mixes out of pepper, cardamom, tamarind and all the other spice groups and categories.
These Spice Plantation Farms, entertain groups of tourists which crafts an interesting day out. You can see the men climb on the Betel Nut trees, over a hundred feet above the ground, swaying from tree to tree and collecting ingredients fore mixes and spices.
All the spices and plants mostly have some medicinal properties
Water sports in Goa is very popular among both tourists and the locals. Unlike windsurfing, dinghy sailing doesn't require one to be athletic and daring. If you feel inclined towards sailing try out dingy sailing. Dinghies are available at Cidade de Goa and Taj Holiday Village. About 15 feet in length dinghies hold three to four people. It has two sails and side decks to sit upon. Dinghy Sailing is as much fun as Windsurfing. The wind is kind most of the time and so one doesn't need to be youthful and agile to enjoy the sport.
Ideal Season for Dinghy Sailing In Goa
The best season for enjoying water sports in Goa is from October to May. It's the season when the skies are cloudless and blue and the water remains placid
(3) Kesarval Spring in Goa
Kesarval Spring in Goa is one of the most exotic water bodies in the whole of the beach state. It is a natural source for Goan Beauty. Any traveler coming to Goa from any other part of the globe is bound to go to visit this spring for its beauty and splendor.
One can reach the Kesarval spring by taking the national highway leading to Margao. It is bounded among the tropical forests and betel palms. The spring is in its full swing in monsoons when it is full of life; however, it is really weak in summers when it becomes thin and its grace reduces due to presence of dryness in the air.
Kesarval spring is at 22 km away from Panaji on Verna plateau just off the Panaji-Margao highway. The spring emerges from hard and compact rocks and people bathe in its water with strong belief that it has medicinal properties. This is a natural spring that has a legendary history of having medicinal properties and is very popular with the locals for that very reason.
(4) Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
On the western tip to the island of Chorao along River Mandovi, mangrove swamps cover this bird-watchers' paradise aptly named after India's best-known ornithologist.
Open throughout the year, the sanctuary can be visited with the permission of the Chief Wild Life Warden, Forest Department, Junta House, Panaji. Apart from a rich variety of coastal birds, one may spot flying foxes, jackals and crocodiles
(5) Big foot
The Ancestral Goa museum/ exhibition is situated in the small village of Loutolim which is about 10 km from Margao and 25 km from Panaji. The musuem is also known as big foot. It is privately run by an artist called Maendra Jocelino Araujo Alvares. The open - air museum recreates Goan rural life as it was a hundred years ago
At Ancestral Goa there are a number of places to visit such as an art gallery where one can see work done by local children and artists of State and National fame. There is a handicraft centre where one can get some locally made Goan artificats, Big Foot dance floor, Big Foot restaurant, a cross, a spring known as Boca da Vaca, a bird habitat, a spice yard, rubber plantations and lots more.