'Destiny Farm Stay' trip has been active in my 'To do' list for a very long time. At last, I made this happen last week. I must say this is truly a gem and full of surprises.
Destiny is located approx 30 Km away from Ooty town which takes approx 1.5 hours in a car. The last 2-3Km stretch to the parking lot is not so good and it eats up a major portion of the first 1 hour drive. BTW, the taxi/your car cannot go until the resort, but they have a safe parking area and a huge truck/Van picks us from the parking area and takes us to the resort. Please note, this final stretch is so bumpy that you need to be very careful when you have aged people along. I guess the resort can arrange a jeep on request for this situation.
As soon as we reached Destiny and were taken to our room, I was zapped by the view that they have from the room. We opted for the standard room which was the cheapest compared to the other categories. But I guess the std room has best view that any other rooms and it also has a balcony area unlike other premium categories.
Destiny has a set of complementary activities that comes with the package and bunch of chargeable activities as well which could make us engaged. The major "advantage" of this farm stay is that the mobile signal here is very week and there is no TV in any of the rooms !! They have a routine 1 hour early morning trek to their another property "Sundance" which is indeed worth a walk. They have an Unwind Spa which we did not try. The food at the restaurant is a little over priced and not bad at all. but not so great either.
We spent a lot of time walking in and around the property and enjoyed every bit of it. They have two stables, cattle shed, huge cabbage farm, potato farm etc etc which is a real treat to our eyes especially kids are gonna love it.
Considering the time it takes for someone to enjoy the beauty of the Destiny, the list of activities they have, my recommendation is that we must stay at least 2N/3D to enjoy it very well. 1N/2D is just not enough. And yes, remember Destiny is located in a remote area and much disconnected from all the major tourist spots. So, site-seeing is not possible. Don't even think about it !! On top of all, each and every staffs there at Destiny are very helpful and have a smile whenever we approach them.
Oh yes. Another great thing we really liked here is the way that the in-house animals are treated and fed. I am sure there are lot of efforts going in to this to keep this reputation consistent. Each and every staffs there deserves a pat on their back for their excellent job !! If I get a chance, I would love to come back here again. Its truly a paradise !!
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- Also Known As:
- Destiny Farmstay India/Ooty