Novotel Goa Resorts and Spa has curated a cashew trail experience for the guests.
It is a full-day trip at the NV Ecofarm, a 60-acre cashew farm located at Candolim, where guests can indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience and learn the process of growing, harvesting, and preparing the fruit for different uses.
Visitors will also be able to identify ripe apples ready for harvesting, indulge in the process of separating the nut from the fruit and try their hands at crushing apples to extract non-alcoholic cashew juice, called Niro, which they also get to taste.
The trail also offers personalised activities such as making feni or roasting cashews. Guests can also visit a nearby facility to understand the different processes involved such as sorting and packaging for a variety of cashew nuts available in the market.
Ranju Complex, general manager, Novotel Hotels and Resorts, Goa said:
“Our trail is targeted to the Novotel traveller, who is seeking unique destination experiences while on leisure or business. The trail gives an insight into the history of the fruit and also takes one through the process of production and end-uses.
“What leaves an indelible mark on the guest, is the vast expanse of cashew plantations that one will witness. The cashew fruit and nut have had major influences on the life of a Goan, and that is what inspires us”.
The cost of a full-day cashew trail experience at the farm is ₹3,000.