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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Ponda
Ponda is a Goan city which is known for its famous temples and cultural heritage. Being in Goa the most happening vacation destinations in India, it has a lot in store for people vacationing here. It packs wildlife sanctuaries, mesmerizing waterfalls, and spice plantations. Nature enthusiasts and trekkers have a gala time visiting Ponda. Few popular places that you must visit in your trip are:
There are quite a few spice plantations in Ponda. Visiting them can be a great learning experience and one gets to experience the culture, food, and history of the place. Few of these plantations are along the sunny coastline and make for a good adventure activity when visiting Ponda. These spices plantations were made as the Portuguese wanted to create a spice trading market and route. Few spice plantations to visit in Ponda are:
The Butterfly Conservatory of India, also known as Mystic Meadows is a butterfly sanctuary spread across 5km towards North of Ponda in Rajnagar. This conservatory houses about 100 species of butterflies and many of them are even rare species. The park is beautifully maintained by Dr. Jyoti Heblekar and Prasad. While taking a stroll in this sanctuary one can see a large number of butterflies. For nature lovers, this is a must visit place. The park opens from morning 9:00 am to evening 4:00 pm and the entry fees is INR 150 per person. Do visit this butterfly park on your vacation trip to Goa.
Due to its close proximity to the sea, Ponda has access to a lot of beautiful beaches in Goa. At most of these beaches, one can enjoy the thrill of water sports. Activities like kayaking, banana ride, sailing, Jet Ski rides, parasailing, bumper ride, and speedboat riding can be done at the beaches. Make sure you carry your swimwear, extra clothes, towels, sunglasses, and sunscreen when you plan to do these water sports activities at the beach. Few beaches where you can do these activities are:
Ponda, the cultural capital of Goa accounts for one of the best vacation destinations in India. It has numerous temples, aromatic spice plantations, and scenic greenery all around it for one to enjoy and explore. Either you are traveling with friends or family, Ponda has a lot to offer. From trekking to sightseeing to food, this place won’t disappoint you while your visit here. Below are few places that one can enjoy visiting in Ponda:
Traveller Tales From Ponda
23 September 2015
I badly needed a break from All beaches in Goa and this was one pleasant activity. Spice plantation walk is damn beautiful and it is something that is new and people are not aware of. Loved the experience.
20 October 2015
i have always loved plant and trees , and our trip to Goa became more interesting after visiting this wonderful place. i was recommended a taxi driver about the spice plantation and so an enchanting feeling took me there. We were welcomed by garlands and refreshing herbal tea as well.
02 December 2015
Very unique experience and this trip is best suited if you are spending a week or so in Goa coz then you want a break from the normal beach routine. Amazing experience. Goa has such great amount of beauty other than just beaches - Loved the entire experience.
12 December 2015
Great tour guide; interesting information , lovely scenery and opportunity to see, shower with and ride elephants You can buy spices very cheaply Lunch was basic but plentiful and served on plates that the plantation make themselves from leaves
12 December 2015
What started off as something different to do in Goa, ended up being a great affair......, the food is very neat,would give 4 star to the lady who took some effort to explain a thing or two about the spice garden,
17 February 2016
Amazing trip- had so much fun. I was actually escorting few phirang friends of mine who wanted to see everything in Goa. I wasn't really sure about this place but damn this was good. Loved the entire experience.
12 December 2015
This is a place for spice lovers, A bit expensive but you can see lot of spices which are something we use daily in our food.
08 November 2015
A pretty nice way to just relax around. Not recommended for people looking for some physical exertion.
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