Destiny Farmstay, Ooty
Vakkiel Thotum, Muligur Village, Emerald Post, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
Ranked 1 amongst 387 hotels in Ooty
Destiny Farmstay Reviews
The hotel location was good. Everything was very good in this hotel. The activity was conducted at the hotel. I don't have any suggestion for this hotel. I had visited this hotel for family trip.
The hotel was located in the city. The appearance of the hotel was good. There was no delay in check in and checkout at the booking office of the hotel. The room provided by the hotel was neat and clean. Wi-Fi service was available in the hotel. The food and drinks were available in the hotel was good. The activities were not available in the hotel....Read More
The hotel was very good. The location of the hotel was near to the valley. There was activity arranged by the hotel. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The allotted room was very old. The staff’s people behaviour was very nice and polite and friendly. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The overall service in the hotel was nice. All ame....Read More
Very beautiful peaceful romantic breathe taking view the breeze killing cold wind no words to explain. From the time we booked the rooms they were on dot in all aspects. Rooms front office karaoke hall restaurant farms games camp fire all were fantastic. Worth every rupee we spend for the location. It's actually located on the edge of the cliff wit....Read More
We visited Destiny Farmstay with family in the month of October. This place is approximately 25 km from Ooty. The last 5- 10 km of the stretch goes through the reserved forest and the terrain is rough. Vehicles are allowed only till the parking lot of the resort and the rest of the distance approx 2 km is covered in the truck provided by the resort....Read More
Nice place. I recommend to visit the place to everyone. Enjoy the place. We went last month. It's a nice experience. Location of the place is very nice. Parking also is nice. Once you go to this place, again and again you will go. We enjoyed very well and again we have planned to visit.
It is a wonderful place to stay. The resort is superbly located away from the mad rush. Great place for a holiday to relax and stress buster. The food was good, room view was excellent. A place for all types of newly married couples, family and groups. A fantastic place to visit and the experience was just wonderful. My family too enjoyed the stay.....Read More
Top Reviews of Destiny Farmstay
I booked a 3 day holiday for my family over email. The replies were prompt, transactions were smooth and I got a map of the resort, as it is about 30 km away from Ooty town. On reaching there, we were told the vehicles stayed at the parking lot and the last 2km trip was made in an army one-tonner. The trip was an adventure in itself. Once we reached the place, there was a warm welcome & great service started right then, and stayed that way through the stay. The decor of the place is very nice, the rooms comfortable, the views spectacular. There is a lake just outside the resort\'s boundaries and is beautiful to look at. The resort is very close to the forest area but well-fenced and safe. The resort has a western theme that turns up in the labelling of different areas, names of rooms (like Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Alain Quartermain etc. - the King\'s Cliff touch continues here) The food was absolutely brilliant & the very civil staff is always checking to make sure the dining experience is great!! The supper area has a colonial aura to it and it makes for cozy dinner experiences. The staff is courteous to the extreme and it looks like they have customer service drilled into their heads afresh every morning. Particular mention for the very capable Anand, who manages operations with an unruffled and calm demeanour. The place is completely cut off from Ooty town and therefore not at all touristy. Most of the area did not support mobile phone coverage (at least, not my service provider, though BSNL had coverage) and that was a good thing. I got to relax the good old fashioned way without hearing the phone ring!
This Easter break, we were looking to get away from the city to the hills. I remembered having been to a hidden gem called Avalanche for a camping trip during my school days and was curious to see if the place had remained pristine through the past two decades. One thing that had changed for sure is the accommodation options. I was thrilled to discover the existence of the Destiny Farmstay as I felt it would serve the dual purpose of giving the group of adults we were travelling with a chance to unwind while the children would get their first exposure to life on a farm. The six and a half hour journey by road from Bangalore took us past Mysore, the wildlife reserves at Bandipur, Masinagudi and Mudumalai and then up the steep Segur Ghats to Ooty from where Destiny is around 22km. We parked our cars at the parking lot 2 km away from Destiny and climbed aboard an army truck as it was the only mode of transport that could take us through the bone-rattling final stretch leading to the resort. Whatever misapprehensions any of us drew about the resort from the condition of the road leading to it might have lasted ten minutes – as long as it took the truck to reach Destiny – for as we turned a corner, we were welcomed by the guards’ booth at the entrance of the resort and the picturesque scenery behind it. The Emerald Lake gleamed at the bottom of the valley despite the grey skies and the constant drizzle. The hillside was a study in contrasts with the multi-hued, geometric crop beds on one side and the wild darker greens of the natural reserve forest right beside it. With the use of a large amount of wood and green roof tiles the resort, in spite of its 18 rooms, somehow manages to blend into the mountainside. The rooms are cosy with wooden floors and themed posters. The deluxe rooms are named after famous characters from the Wild West – Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Jesse James, Indiana Jones (to name a few) while the luxury rooms are named with a more intellectual tilt – Charles Darwin, James Herriot, Gerald Durrell. The lounge adjoining the dining area has quaintness reminiscent of a parlour from an old western with its brick fireplace, antique wrought-iron log holder by the fireside and a chandelier made from a wooden wheel. The room tariff includes free activities that take place at a stipulated time as per a daily schedule. Any activity out of the scheduled time or extra activities like overnight tents, rappelling, valley crossing are charged extra. The service and staff were courteous and tried their best to change the rigid schedule to accommodate our requests to reschedule activities which we missed out on due to the rain. Destiny is a city kid’s dream come true. You could see the kids’ faces light up as they watched the geese march down from their wooden enclosure every morning before diving into the pond. They watched the rabbits and guinea pigs in an enclosure with fascination. In the cow shed they learnt about the functioning of a dairy and in the horse stables they spent time learning the names of the horses before mustering up courage to ride one around the paddock at the top of the hill. And, when the rain came down preventing any outdoor activity, they headed for the recreation room where they tried their hand at playing carom, foosball and table tennis. As for the adults, there were many activities that had been chalked out like fishing, camping outdoors and trekking up to the nearby group property Sundance – a log cabin on top of the hill –but the rain played spoil sport. None of us complained though, we just sat back and enjoyed the light spray that the chilly winds blew on to us as we sat on the porch, admiring the calm and stillness of the mountainside over a drink and some light conversation. In the evening there was some respite from the rain and we all gathered around a bonfire for drinks before heading to the disco to join the kids (the conference room doubles up as a discotheque at night complete with mirrored ball, strobe lights and DJ) before heading for dinner. The food at Destiny is all buffets and has a homely feel to it. The butter nans are simply melt-in-the-mouth and this is one place where you can indulge in them with the excuse that you need the fat content to keep warm in the cold or convincing yourself that two walks up and down the steep path to the duck pond will surely work off the calories. The true test of a place is whether you would want to return soon for another break and in this respect, Destiny passed with flying colours. The entire group of friends we were travelling with (kids included) hoped that they could come back sometime during the coming year, hopefully to be greeted by sunny blue skies next time. This is one farm stay that I would recommend to anyone who wants to see one of the few remaining unspoilt patches of the Nilgiris – a place so calm that sometimes the only sound you hear is silence. Probably one of the few surviving Utopian places where you can hear yourself think as you ponder over your own Destiny….
A superlative experience beyond words. Everything about the resort is commendable right from the concept (coexistance of a resort with an agricultural farm) to the location (the views are spectucular) the friendly staff. The fun starts the moment one gets on their army truck from the parking lot to the resort. The ride though bumpy gives you the feel that one is about to enter a different and more rugged world. The resort is set on a valley ledge with spectacular views of the mountains and the backwaters of the Emrald dam. The friendly staff will guid you through the activities slotted for the day which include fishing (and I actually caught some fish), horse-riding and visit to the dairy fam. Besides this one can stroll through their fruit and vegetable farms and see how these are cultivated. One can also undertake short and long treks. For the more adventurous there are options like rapelling, valley crossing and even an overnight stay at a log house. This place is great for kids who have grown up in the urban environment as they get to see and touch domestic animals like cows, sheep, horses and even rabbits.
Our experience at destiny can be summed up in a single word \'Perfection\'. One of the few eco-friendly resorts that exist in a world filled with seemingly sincere offerings. The staff are warm, friendly and helpful, yet value your privacy. For the adventurous types the activities are aplenty. Or if you want just relax and move into your \'nothing box\' this is the place to do it. The picturesque view is something that you will always cherish. If you want to go to destiny you better be prepared to be unplugged from your mundane everyday world. Its best experienced without our day to day technology. The BBQ by the lake that they offer is fantastic and a must try option. If you\'re not a do it yourself kind, they will also provide you with professional help. If you have kids, they\'ll enjoy the geese, fishing in the lake and the horse rides. They also have a full fledged dairy & other animals. All this said, can\'t wait to go there again!!!
When we went to Ooty, we wanted to go someplace that was unexplored and unspoilt by the hordes of tourists flocking the area. Then we found out about the Little Earth group and came to know about Destiny farm stay. It was just the kind of place we were looking for. Being hardcore city folks, the idea of a real farm experience appealed to all of us. I was traveling with my 15-month-old son and was thrilled to go to a farm. In all the other reviews we read a lot about the farm, its 2-km stretch of road leading to the farm. I was a bit concerned as my son was too young, but that very ride turned out to be an thrilling experience in itself and my son was the one who enjoyed it the most. The moment we stepped into the main hall of the farm, the sight from the window took us by awe. It was a sight still afresh in my memory. Open space, fresh plants being sown, the stables, the pond, the geese, the rabbits, the hamsters, the dairy, and above all the serene Emerald Lake. We arrived at about 3 pm and were famished as we hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast, but the ever helpful staff (Esp. Ramesh and Debojit) prepared hot lunch for us. Also the staff was very helpful with providing milk for my baby at any time, sterilizing the bottles etc. A note to all the mothers with infants – This place is a heaven for young kiddos, a very baby friendly place. We had booked the luxury room. The rooms are named after famous characters from the Wild West. We stayed in James Herriot. The rooms are huge with wooden flooring, a fireplace and themed posters. There is no TV, no phones etc. but that’s the beauty of the place. With its beautiful scenery and the woods you don’t need any other form of entertainment. A note to cell phone users. Hutch and Reliance signal is available, so you aren’t totally cutoff either. There are loads of activities to pass your spare time. There’s outdoor activities, indoor games, a bonfire every night, getting acquainted with the geese, the rabbits, the hamsters, the visit to the dairy to get a know-how of how milking is done, and then the best of all is the horse ride. There is a huge paddock where you can ride and also there is a horse ride to the Sundance - a log cabin on top of the hill owned but the same group. Also there is a farm tour where you get to know how the vegetables are grown. The place mostly grows a lot of English vegetables like lettuce, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, The whole setting reminds you of the ranches you have seen in the movies or read about in books. Also the staff is adorned with cowboy attire complete with cowboy hats. My husband got a little adventurous and indulged in rappelling, which as per him was out of the world. We stayed for 2 days and I can with no doubt say that this is one of my best trip experience. I would love to visit this place again when my son is old enough to enjoy the joys of a farm.
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The Summer Festival includes many interesting fairs and carnivals like the Flower Show.When: May 21-29, 2016.Koushik: Botanical garden is really cool place during summers especially the flower show.