You just can never go wrong !.
Snugly situated behind NICMAR college Farmagudi Ponda is a spice farm named Atish’s spice valley which also has an attached eat out named “Ruchik”.
Although situated in the heart of Farmagudi, a newcomer needs to take the right twists and turns and the road winds to the place which is well hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city.
But once you are there you tend to get into a zone of your own
Yes…this cool place does belong to Atish Pai Raikar who has taken personal interest and painstakingly developed this spice farm which not only gives you a tour of the different kind of spices grown on the farm but also has a delicious vegetarian and non  vegetarian restaurant satisfy   induvidual pallets
About the spice farm:
Unadulterated Nature & Scenic Beauty. A place where you can mentally relax from your trouble and immerse yourself in nature’s bountiful beauty.
This place is easily accessible from all major cities of Goa namely Panjim, Ponda Margao Vasco and is the ideal destination for a day long outing and a relaxing  relaxing getaway. Goa is well known for its hospitality and all our guest are well cared for.
Upon arrival you are greeted with a garland of flowers and Traditional Goan welcome ceremony with Aarti.
Our courteous and well informed staff will then proceed to take you on refreshing walk around the plantation farm and interior of “Kulaghar” where you will be enlightened on the various Botanical plants that are grown in abundance in the Heritage Villa & their Medicinal values.
Tracking around this place can be Eco Friendly one.
There are snake houses on which mushrooms grow . These have to be identified and carefully plucked without harming nature and there are trained people who do the job efficiently
 Atish’s persons will brief you about the various plants & their Medicinal Values like Insulin Plants and Curry Leaves which are good for Diabetic, and of Chilies, Cloves, Elaichi, Coriander, Black Pepper, Mustard seeds, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Anjir, Cash Sandalwood Tree. Cotton Tree (more than 800 years old). A famous plant called “ALL SPICE PLANT” which has aroma & taste of five spices. You can also enio] traditional plantation, of trees like Beet’nut (Arecanut), Cashews, Jack Fruits, Papayas, Aloeveras, Pineapple  Custard Apples, Mangoes, Coconuts & Star Fruits. This place also Wood” Trees which is rare sight in Goa.
It is also a wonderful Watching as different types of birds come here for their catch. You can watch Monkeys as they frolic on the trees and only natural place’
coming from spring (Zaro).
After our Guided Trip you are served Goa’s & World’s famous Kaju Feni or Urraq to keep your spirit high which is prepared at our farm .
The choice of Traditional Goan Custard Apples, Mangoes, Coconuts & Star Fruits. This place also has a “S Wood” Trees which is rare sight in Goa.
It is also a wonderful place fo Watching as different types of birds come here for their catch. You can also watching Monkeys as they frolic on the trees and only natural place to see the coming from spring (Zaro).
After our Guided Trip you are served Goa’s Black Pepper .
Saraswat Cuisine Menu will be available which are served & is delightful & awaits you in our Open Air Restaurant in the shade of a 800 Years Old Cotton Tree. As you enjoy Traditional Goan Folk Dances & songs performed by ourArtists. Feel your worries fade away as you immerse yourself in the nature around you. The Mild Scent of Plants & Flowers Infuse, your being with a mesemerised a cause of serenity that your mind is and rejuvenates the senses.
Spend the later part of the afternoon around the Natural Spring Water Pond as Birds & Butterflies fill the surroundings with colour & and songs.
About the Restaurant Ruchik:
This is a mind blowing place, ideal for  full day outings, picnics, birthdays Engagements, wedding receptions,corporate get-together,Annual days and general events too.
Besides a whole day package which comes at a decent price of Rs 504/- per person, comes with the following goodies
1. welcome drink and snacks
2. Spice tour and Nature walk
3. Authentic Goan Lunch
4.Light music
5. Ample parking space
Please make sure you book in advance till 5pm on the previous day.
Of course drinks are welcome but at extra cost.
Thats not all…
Atish’s Eat Out Ruchik also has a free facility for Hall and an outdoor venue any occasion ranging from 10 pax to 3000pax.
The Ruchik multicuisine restaurant consisting of A/c and non A/c is specialised  in  lip smacking Goan cooked food.
After a delightful evening tea, you reluctantly farewell to the Staff and Friends you bid adieu and look forward to spice farm looking forward to your next visit
A lot can be written about what the spice farm can provide but you have to experience it  to believe it.
You can call or whatsapp on +91 9112299699 for details or mail …atish365@gmail.com

Team InsideGoa
Author: Team InsideGoa

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