An Indian lunch as far as the peppercorn grows!

Peppercorns growing in Goa, India

If you wish to have an Indian lunch as far as the peppercorn grows, then I would recommend Sahakari Spicefarm in Goa, India.

Sahakari Spicefarm is located in Ponda in South-Goa and it is very suitable a sight for a traveller, who wants to get to know Indian nature and Indian plants and spices. Though it is a little bit difficult to reach, and easiest by a taxi. –

Sahakari Spice Farm Restaurant In Ponda taluka, Goa, India
Sahakari Spice Farm restaurant In Ponda taluka, Goa, India

The Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant was located in the middle of the forest, nearby the entrance of the Spicefarm.

Goan lunch: rice and dal and pao-bread
Goan lunch: rice and dal and pao-bread

Back in 2014 the lunch in Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant consisted of rice, lentil sauce and chickpea dal, and the roti was replaced by the traditional Goan pao-bread, baked with wheat and yeast. After the lunch there was also this red ayurvedic types of drink, usually served with Indian thali, and consumed after eating. It is supposed to ease the digestion.

Sahakari SpiceFarm restaurant under the palm trees in South Goa, India
Sahakari Spice Farm restaurant under the palm trees in South Goa, India

Food in the Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant was tasting fine. There were a few fans in the restaurant cooling the customers during the hot tropical days of February. Overall I would give four stars out of five for this restaurant, since the surroundings were so tropically charming.

You can listen here how the birds sing in Goa.

This article is part of my work Travel Opus to Goa, which has been written since 2005, both in Finnish and in English.

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Peppercorns growing in Goa, India
Peppercorns growing in Sahakari Spice Farm in Goa, India

 

Find this article about Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant in Finnish here.

Check also related article Indian spices in Finnish and in English and more restaurant reviews from the past twelve years in Finnish here!

And for the grand finale, find the showering elephant in Sahakari Spice Farm in this video attached:

Pigeons in India (video)

Today’s video is about pigeons in India and what happens in the backyard of a Goan guesthouse, where nobody was suppose to be watching –

 

 

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Two Goan pigeons in love

 

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Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa will guide you to the beaches and sights of Goa in India. It will have unique images, videos and travel experiences of a European travel blogger, photographer and an artist.

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NORTH GOA

Goa is a tiny state in India and a legend tells that the first European to find it was a Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. A few hundred years later Goa was found by the Western hippies. Nowadays North Goa is the happening place for all kinds of tourists, with lots of entertainment and shops, and all the positive and negative side-effects of tourism.

Read and see more about North Goa from the links below –

CENTRAL GOA

Central Goa does not officially exist. There is just North and South Goa, in-between which the Central Goa is located. Areas like Panaji, the capital of Goa, the Dabolim airport, the harbor city of Vasco da Gama and the area of Old Goa belong to Central Goa. Few beaches are also there, like Bogmalo Beach, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula Beach and Japanese Garden Beach.

Read more about these places in Central Goa from the links below.

SOUTH GOA

South Goa has less program for tourists than North Goa. Being less crowded and more in touch with nature, it is a treasure for peaceful holidays. Many beautiful beaches and beautiful nature can be found from South Goa, like Arossim Beach, Agonda Beach, Sunset Beach, Majorda Beach, Cola Beach and Galgibaga Beach, just to name a few. Read and see more from the links below –

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Cavelossim Beach (video)

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Today’s short video comes from Cavelossim Beach, which is a very popular beach with rich tourists in South Goa, India, because of the expensive hotels around it.

In 2013 Tripadvisor chose Cavelossim Beach to be 7th best beach in Asia.

 

 

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Cavelossim Beach in South Goa, India. Colva Beach far in the horizon.

 

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Cavelossim Beach, Goa. Canaguinim Beach behind the hills in the horizon.

 

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Benaulim Beach during sunset (video)

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Benaulim Beach South Goa
Man keeping an eye on the kids playing on Benaulim beach

Today’s short video comes from Benaulim Beach, which is rather peaceful and child friendly beach in South Goa, India. Video here was shot before the tourist season has really started, and you can still see them shacks being built.

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and all the Goan beaches here.

 

 

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Lifeguards on Benaulim Beach South Goa during sunset time

Peaceful river flow in South Goa (video preview)

River flow in South Goa

This peaceful river flow -shortvideo I captured from South Goa, India, far from the main tourist attractions. This serene moment proves how beautiful the Indian nature can be.

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Good Bollywood movies shot in Goa and the music from the movies

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Had I known for sure back in 2005, that someday these Bollywood movies from Goa will be as easily available with subtitles as they are now through internet, Apple Music and iTunes, I might have stressed a bit less –

I might have taken a bit less photos and videos and been less sad about by my miserable camera with so less pixels back in the mid 2000’s. Also I might have envied less about them film makers and other photoprofessionals with their expensive cameras producing their beautiful big images and movies from those inspiring surroundings.

Also, I might not have carried my camera everywhere in that Goan heat just because people really needed to know about this amazing travel destination and the beautiful nature of Goa, India. I might have been more relaxed, had I known that there will be Facebook and YouTube and Google+ and Instagram and that people will eventually get to know about everything, slowly but surely.

But on the other hand, of all these movies shot in Goa, it is Woh Lamhe and Finding Fanny which are expressing the atmosphere of Goa the best way, in my opinion. For some reason it is exactly those movies which are not available in iTunes for people to see. Luckily there is Dilwale, among others, which has also nice scenes from Goa.

And yet – there’s still so many stories and scenes left in Goa to make a film about, or a photograph or a painting, for those who dare and care –

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Good Bollywood movies shot in Goa and the music from those movies

  • Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

  • Pukar (1983)

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Good Western movies which were shot in India

Good Western movies shot in India

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Though I’m such a great fan of Hindi cinema, I need to tell you, that there are also some good movies made in West, which were shot in India.

Those movies, which were shot in India totally or partially, were not all made in Hollywood. Here’s a list of them good Western movies, and many of them have starred review by Indivue.

GOOD WESTERN MOVIES SHOT IN INDIA

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008), *****

One of the best movies is of course the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, with also Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, familiar from Bollywood films.

Now you can watch the movie and trailer in iTunes  *Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle and listen the beautiful soundtrack in the Apple Music -service.

 

  • The man who knew infinity (2015), ****1/2

Another beautiful masterpiece starring Dev Patel was the movie The man who knew infinity (2015) by Matthew Brown. The movie tells the story of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramajunan from the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Man Who Knew Infinity – Matt Brown

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

The movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden is also starring Dev Patel and some other fabulous British actors like Judi Dench.

You can listen the beautiful music in Apple Music -service and watch the movie and the trailer here:  *The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The sequel for the first Marigold Hotel -movie has the same director John Madden and actors like Dev Patel and Judi Dench.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

  • Victoria & Abdul (2017), ****

Judi Dench was also recently starring the British movie Victoria & Abdul. This movie is said to be telling the real story of the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Munshi. The film was visually attractive and got for stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *Victoria & Abdul – Stephen Frears

The whole movie soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service:

  • Life of Pi (2012), *****

The American movie Life of Pi was a five star film telling the story of an Indian man Pi, who survives a huge storm in the sea but loses his family in that. Very touching five star drama directed by Ang Lee and with Bollywood stars like Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain in the main roles. This movie had many beautiful and visually impressive scenes from Puducherry, India.

You can find the movie and the trailer here: *Life of Pi – Ang Lee

  • Lion (2016), ***½

Lion is an Australian movie and it shot beautifully. It is starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman among brilliant child actors. The movie, based on a true story, is guaranteed to make you cry. Very much recommendable though.

One can find the trailer from iTunes, and rent or buy the film: *Lion – Garth Davis

Soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service

  • Eat, Pray, Love (2010), ***

Eat, Pray, Love was a light American drama starring Julia Roberts, and part of the film was shot in India. Though it was not the best of Julia Roberts’ movies, Eat, Pray, Love was worth seeing at least in a movie theatre. It got three stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *Eat Pray Love – Ryan Murphy

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007), ***

The Darjeeling Limited -movie, directed by Wes Anderson, tells about three brothers travelling in India by train.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson

and listen the fine soundtrack in Apple Music -service:

  • Jobs (2013)

The American film about the life of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was directed by Joshua Michael Stern. This film, based on true events, takes its viewer also to Delhi, and some other places in India.

We are so happy to buy or rent this film and see the trailer now from nowhere else but the Apple Inc. iTunes itself: *Jobs – Joshua Michael Stern

Listen the movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service here:

  • Partition (2007), ****

Partition is a beautiful yet dramatic and horrifying Canadian film directed by Vic Sarin. It tells a heart braking love story from the time when British India was divided into two in 1947.

You can find this film at least from the Canadian iTunes *Partition – Vic Sarin

and listen the original movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), *** ½

The movie Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström, has got stars like Helen Mirren and Om Puri. It tells a visually nice story about an Indian cook starting a restaurant in Paris, and the difficulties he will face.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *The Hundred-Foot Journey – Lasse Hallström

  • The Namesake (2006) ****½

The movie The Namesake is a beautiful and stylish Indian-American movie directed by Mira Nair and based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. The film has got stars like Irrfan Khan and Tabu, whom are well known from Bollywood films.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Namesake – Mira Nair

and the soundtrack in Apple Music

Mira Nair has made also several other good movies. Other good movies from Nair are Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997) and Monsoon Wedding (2001). Monsoon wedding can also be found from iTunes, at least in America: *Monsoon Wedding – Mira Nair

  • Viceroy’s House (2017), ****

The movie called Viceroy’s House is a recent impressive historical drama. It tells about how British India was divided, back in 1947. The film is directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice). The music is by A.R.Rahman. Gillian Anderson (X-files) portrays credibly the Viceroy’s wife in this film.

You can see the trailer, rent or buy the film in iTunes: *Viceroy’s House – Gurinda Chadha

 

Other movies with Western origin and scenes from India

  • Basmati Blues (2018)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Basmati Blues – Danny Baron

  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Million Dollar Arm, starring Angelina Jolie.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Million Dollar Arm – Craig Gillespie

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Bourne Supremacy – Paul Greengrass

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Brad Bird

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

  • Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Octopussy – John Glen

  • Outsourced (2006)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Outsourced – John Jeffcoat

  • The Rains Came (1939)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *The Rains Came – Clarence Brown

Most of the movies mentioned here, can be easily found from iTunes, at least in America. Their trailers can also be mostly found from the links provided. (Apple, Apple Music and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Read this article about Western movies shot in India in Finnish here!