So you’ve come to do your yoga teacher training in Goa with us at Kranti Yoga. Or maybe you’ve come for a yoga holiday in the sun and want to know some other things to do in Goa while you’re here. We’ve got some great suggestions for you! Today on our list of things to do in Goa, we’re looking at a day trip to the local spice farm.
From Kranti Yoga you’ll drive for about an hour in land, taking in the Indian landscape as you go. The spice farm is located in a beautiful jungle setting and has been run by Raj and his family for over four generations. In your small group, you’ll be taken for a tour of the farm, they grow everything from vanilla, to coffee, to nutmeg, to turmeric, to chillies – for the fearless among you, you can even sample a chilli! But be warned, the smaller they are the hotter the my are! As you walk, you’re provided with all the information you could possibly ask for about how the plants grow, their uses, and the history of the farm and spices in India. The farm was established here hundreds of years ago the family are so connected with the land, the weather, and the climate that passes through each year. This trip is a must on our list of things to do in Goa.
You’re invited to experience all the spices and plants for yourself and you’re shown exactly how and where they harvest, prepare, dry, and store all of their produce. The tour is incredibly relaxed and you’re encouraged to ask as many questions as you like – Raj and his family are so knowledgeable and you can truly feel their passion for their farm. You’re even welcomed into the family’s home, built entirely of mud, which is quite a wonderful experience. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a buffet style lunch cooked fresh on the farm each day (it’s absolutely delicious) and if you’d like you can even purchase some spices, coffee, or oils to take home with you.
We love to support local businesses so if you’re looking for some things to do in Goa on your day off at Kranti Yoga we would highly recommend a trip to the spice farm. It’s a incredibly interesting way to spend your time and you’ll return to Kranti with so much new knowledge and a repertoire of fun facts to share! Who doesn’t want a little more spice in their life?
Next time on our list of things to do in Goa, we’re looking at a trip to the temple.
Or, if you’re looking for a reason to come to Goa, have you checked out our yoga teacher trainings? Click the links below to find our more information on each course.
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We would love to welcome you at Kranti Yoga for your yoga teacher training in Goa. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.