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“Heaven on Earth”
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Destiny Farmstay
Ranked #1 of 180 Specialty Lodging in Ooty
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Bangalore
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7 reviews
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“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

A place is far far away from the city that looks like heaven. This is one of the most romantic places I have been to. I had been to Destiny in June 2011 along with my husband.
Initially we had decided to stay there for 4 nights. But the place, people and food forced us to extend our stay. Its over a 100 acres and almost everything looks picture perfect. The view from the room is out of the world.
The best thing about this place is that there is no TV and no mobile network. And still there are a lot of things you can do. You can go fishing, horse riding, wall climbing etc. There are many small and beautiful lakes around this place. And there are very nice people (Bhaskar & Vishal) to attend to every need. Also, the food in the restaurant tastes yum.

If you are looking for an awesome place to spend time with your spouse / family / friends, this is THE PERFECT PLACE.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a good view. The rooms on the top floors are great.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

About 30Km from Ooty, a few km from Emerald Dam, is this amazing treasure trove. Nestled between verdant hills, snuggled next to a lake, is a farm that has stables, cows that provide milk, fields that provide the vegetables, poultry, sheep, geese, fish etc. The views are incredible on the eyes for us city folks. It is quite unbelieveable that there still are such pristine places left in India. Perhaps I should keep this secret to myself. :-)

Our kid loved the rock climbing, monkey crawling over the pond, horse-riding, feeding the animals, watching the milking and playing over the safe campus. The parents actually have time to relax! There are bonfires and dances, and the play room and library. Despite the fact there are a lot more activities than I named here (zoomering and lord knows what other new fangled stuff), the place has a really dreamy feel about it, like everyone's taking a well-deserved nap.

It is obvious that a great deal of thought, and attention has gone into the care of this property. This group always has great chefs at their various properties. But I was very impressed by the staff they had at this site. They have Dr. Brijesh and some good management putting in some real effort to make this place thrive and it certainly is thriving. And as a parent, it is with gratitude that I compliment the owner on picking very mature instructors with whom I felt completely safe leaving my kid for even the most perilous mountaineering activities.

Kudos!

Room Tip: The luxury rooms seem to have the fire places which you definitely need in winter and these are much...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Amazing location, tucked away in the Avalanchi valley, beautiful 100+acre estate and nice rooms. NO TV, which is a big bonus in our book.

Great experience for kids and adults to reconnect with nature and the farm life, with sprawling vegetable farms and herb farms with opportunities for hands-on farming activities, stables offering riding tours around the large estate, fishing and trekking.

Fun adventure sports as well, with zip-lining, rappelling, rock climbing and other activities on offer.

Go for a proper destination holiday with family.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Bangkok
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights during Divali : it is a remarkable experience. From Coimbatore it is a 3 hour drive to Ooty and from there 1 hour to the parking lot. A 4x4 pick you up for the last 2km stretch which can be very bumpy but you can easily walk it, when it is not too muddy. At arrival I got 2 girlandes of flowers. I had a lovely large luxurious room with view on the lake and the mountains. On the room complimentary bottles of water and juices + water boiler for coffee and tea. The kingsize bed is great, attached to my room was a verandah with 2 leisure chairs. there is no desk, if you would like to work. It is extremely quiet, you are really in the nature with cows, horses and large agricultural fields with fresh beans, carrots, potatoes. There is no TV and internet only at the reception area. The breakfast and dinners are great with Indian and Continental food: choice from Thai, Italian or other with salads, soups. At breakfast fresh homemade jam. The staff is very helpful and always smiling. You go there to relax and rewind.In the morning hikes are organised and during the day there are various activities. The SPA is great and the place to rewind: the oil massage was great.

Room Tip: Luxury room is preferable.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We reached Destiny farmstay with lots of expectations after reading the reviews on-line & based on our previous stay experience at Sherlock Holmes but we were in for sheer disappointment. While the experience with service & food were good, the whole place needs a face lift in terms of basic infrastructure. I was booked into a Deluxe double room and when the room was opened up for us, it was stinking due to a drainage leakage and smelling musty but with a drop dead view of the valley below. Based on the complaint, 2 housekeeping staff attended to the bathroom immediately but i was not feeling comfortable as the bathroom door was without a latch,the hinges coming off & the stinking smell not completely gone. Hence, i changed to a luxury room but things were not better there as well with the latches on the main door missing, hinges of the wardrobe not working, latches on the bathroom door missing etc. There was nothing much i could do as it was late into the evening & decided to tolerate the inconveniences. I was booked for 2 nights but we decided to check out after 1 night as i was feeling spooky about the whole thing and the hotel charged me for 2 nights anyway without any remorse. Also their card swipe machine was not working & we had to literally empty out our purses to settle the bill in cash. One thing is for sure, the Little Earth group has a fantastic property & if the group could give some more attention to the maintenance of whole infrastructure, it would be a wonderful experience. Overall a very disappointing experience

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed for here for my husbands birthday for 3 nights in the month of September 12.

Its about 30 Km from Main Ooty town. The sign boards could have been placed in a better way . But I guess thats something they can not help it. From Ooty you drive down about 30 Kms and you park your car in the parking lot and you could even order your food if you are reaching in the afternoon. You will need a 4X4 to reach the property. They send their 4X4 to pick you up from your parking lot from there its about 20 mins bumpy drive..

Upon arrival you get a warm welcome from the staffs. The staffs very friendly and good. The restaurant serves good continental and Indian food. The Asian food is just ok . I had ordered the Pad thai for one of my meal, it was just too hot and good .

The rooms are very good and clean and have a good view of the pond and terrace farms.
As the name says Farm stays , they have Horse Stable & Cow sheds .

Don't miss the evening barbeque.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chennai
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My kids loved the stay. Dont forget to visit the Lake near the hotel which is totally deserted and no other person in the few kilometer vicinity. Which is a rare experience in an always crowded country like ours.

Room Tip: Horse ride for 1 hour is a must. Dont miss it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Destiny Farmstay
Address: Muligoor Village, Ooty 643001, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 180 Specialty Lodging in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Destiny Farmstay 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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