Khandepar Cave Temples
Hindu Rock Cut Caves
Safa Shahouri Mosque
Mosque | Historical Landmark
Temples at Taluka
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife Sanctuary | Nature
The Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Waterfalls | Natural Reserve
Located in the Goa-Karnataka border and measuring 600metres and lies in the Goa-Karnataka border, this waterfall is accessible by jeep or by foot, although a train stops nearby. Its name translates to “sea of milk”, because when the water levels are at their highest a milky (dudh) forms at its base. Considered a biodiversity hotspot, the best time to visit is from October, immediately after the monsoons, to mid December. Stay at: the 4 Teepees on an organic farm, a micro-tourism project, located at the top of the falls (Karnataka side). The property has no name, but you can contact Sylvia Kerkar at (0832) 325 8928.
Tropical Spice Plantation
This plantation spreads over about 160 acres. The tour is well organized and begins with a “Meet & Greet” and a welcome drink of hot lemongrass (great for fatigue!), following which visitors are taken in groups around clean well maintained paths and provided detailed info on the numerous varieties of spice plants, and the benefits derivable from each by knowledgeable guides.
The walk ends with a short “Tarzan Show”, where a beetle-nut harvester climbs up high atop the slender stem of a beetle-nut tree and swaying it from side to side transfers himself from one limb to another, collecting beetle-nuts from each! This is followed by a hearty buffet lunch in the traditional cuisine. The shop at the reception sells pure & organic and highly beneficial they are well worth the high charges. Guests may also choose to take elephant rides or bathe with elephants at additional costs.
Tropical Spice Plantation: Keri, Ponda (about a 30 minute drive from Ponda central); Tel: (832) 234 0329
Some other Spice Plantations in the area are:
Sahakari Spice Farm / NH4A, Curti, 3.5 km from the Shantadurga Temple at Kavlem and 1.5 km from Ponda.
Pascoal Spice Village / Off NH4A, Khadepar.
Savoi Verem / off NH4A, 13 km down NH4A from Old Goa, Turn left at Banastarim to Marcela, from where the farm is 6 km away.