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“A slice of heaven - donot miss this place.”
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Destiny Farmstay
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Back from a wonderful vacation. The biggest advantage of the Destiny farmstay is Location, Location and Location. Its a slice of heaven and no matter how good a photographer you are, no pictures can do justice to the beauty of pristine, untouched virgin Nilgiris that surround the property. So beautiful, so pristine, so pure that I still have a hangover.. Hope this hangover stays for a long time so that I can continue to feel the fresh oxygen in my lungs :) It wont be an exaggeration to say that it almost gives a wild west ranch feel and you feel like you are in Europe. A sharp contrast to the severly commericalized Ooty, this place was just the kind of stay we wanted. Cosy, beautiful mountain landscapes, farm animals, fresh produce, adventure, relaxed, rejuvenated are some of the words that will come to your mind after staying here. My 7 years old son is very hard to please and was very upset that we were going to the mountains for the break (he is a beach buddy) but the moment he reached here, he said ,"wow, this place is beautiful." From being angry, to saying that he is having a good time to finally saying he was having FUN and a GREAT TIME, Destiny Farmstay bridged the gap very fast.

Here is a very factual evaluations with pros and cons -
Pros-
1. Location is the biggest selling point. Its surrounded by the pristine, unpolluted nilgiris and has the Emerald lake flowing nearby.
2. Its a true farmstay. lots of activities for children and adults alike. Rappling, zip lining, monkey crawling (river crawling), fishing, horse riding, children activities, craft zone etc. Almost all the activities are on chargeable basis except the horse riding during morning and evening hours.
3. You will be cut off from the rest of the world. No TV, no mobile connection, no internet. They have a wifi zone where if you are lucky, you will get mobile connection too. It might sound odd, but you will thank them that they are helping you to reconnect with your inner self sans the modern tech.
4. Rooms are nice and spacious. Bathrooms are very clean and modern. They have a sit out outside and then a patio in front of the cottage. All the rooms face the valley. You can just sit there and do nothing.
5. Professionally managed. Very courteous staff. Will like to make a special mention of Ms Aditi, Ms Buela and Mr Kareem. They ensured that our stay was comfortable.

Cons:
1. Access road to teh farmstay is very poorly made and is in need of maintenance. Also, there is a 20 minute drive to the actual farmstay from the parking slot, which can be reached only in their military style trucks. Because of the terrain and the sheer size of the truck, the ride is very uncomfortable. It will be prudent to either make the transfer in a 4 wheel drive SUV/ jeep or on horse tonga.
2. Food needs improvement. However, on the second day of our stay there was a new menu and the food that we ordered from there tasted good.
3. Kitchen team looks understaffed because they are usually delayed in filling an order.

All in all a must visit place. Its not cheap because everything is chargeable here but its one of the best. Tip - You are cut off from the rest of the world. So if your child is finicky about certain brands of eats or drinks, do stock it and bring that.

Room Tip: All the rooms have beautiful view. We stayed in Std rooms and its attached to the main building. It...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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littlearth, Guest Relations Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest
We are really glad to have received your positive feedback and specifically the detailed comments you have provided. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our guests really like. We are glad you liked the location and ambience of the farm . Our staff will be delighted to receive your appreciation. Please continue to provide us such feedback and look forward to welcoming you at a Littlearth Resort soon
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Cosy, wild west themed rooms, overwhelming mountain landscapes, clear blue skies, green valleys with blue lakes, fresh air, graceful horses and farm animals, ripe organic veggies, finger licking good food, the nicest folks – they all live in Little Earth’s, Destiny Farmstay, Avalanche. Which may seem like it is not in our country, but surprisingly easy to get to. 2.5 hours from Coimbatore and 45 mins from Ooty, this should be part of your DESTINY soon!

Recommended by a colleague, whom I am grateful to, and after my own due diligence I zeroed in on this fantastic destination. Most places go right with location, activities, decor, but score minus somewhere else, especially food. But, this place was an all-rounder and a gastronomic delight, with cuisines from across North and South India, Asian and Continental, cooked by a specialist chef who knows just how to please connoisseurs of food.

Each room has a breath-taking view and interesting name tags. Ours was Butch Cassidy and there was also a Buffalo Bill and a Calamity Jane. The place is highly recommended for family with kids as there are activities for all to do: long stretches of green meadows to play outdoor games or just stroll, the Fight Room for indoor games, a well-stocked library with books across genres, etc. So everyone is happy. The ever so sprightly, Dipkul from Himalayan Mountain Institute (HMI) is all set to give your stay that edge with his activities – zipline, monkey crawling, trekking, camping by the lake, fishing, etc. The team at Destiny were very hospitable, always looking out for us throughout our stay. The Unwind Spa has to be a tick when your there. I took the Sea Salt Body Scrub…Rejuvenation!

The Ooty Nilgiris is still beautiful, but if you want something much more and not the run of the mill, you should visit Destiny Farmstay. And you can live the ‘home on the range’ life… “oh give me a home where the buffalo roam...where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And the skies are not cloudy all day.”

Room Tip: All the standard rooms have the same view and are good.But if are either a large family or want a ro...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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littlearth, Reservations Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and interesting review on Destiny .You really seem to have got the exact flavor of what we have to offer at Destiny and that really means a lot to us. So glad that you enjoyed the food , service and activities that the resort had to offer.The staff at Destiny will be really happy to receive your note of appreciation.
We look forward to welcoming you very shortly at either Destiny or one of our our properties
Thanks and Regards
Meeta
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went for a weekend trip to Destiny Farms and would like to mention that the experience was totally awesome ! Right from the sceinic beauty, activities and the hospitality, everything was great.The only thing that the management should try to improve is their restaurant service and the food.

Room Tip: If you are travelling with kids, book the luxury rooms. The standard rooms are quite small.
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littlearth, Guest Relations Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for sparing your valuable time and posting a great review of our hotel on Trip Advisor.
We do appreciate hearing from our guests as their comments are vital for us to continue in improving our services
We are happy to note that the services rendered by our team were to your satisfaction. We look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure you of our best attention and services at all times
Thanks & regards,
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The Littlearth Group of Adventure Resorts and Theme Hotels

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

It is really a like a heaven, From Emerald to Parking lot, road is very very bad, any car preferable, but need very carefull driving. From the parking lot, their Army truck takes you to Hotel, it is just 2 KM away, but 25 min drive (enjoying Bumpy drive). It is a fantastic stay. Lots of activities involved. They have their own 10 nos of Horse, 2 times in a day, you have beautiful Horse ride free of cost. They too have cross country horse ride(2Hrs) chargeable, Treaking , Fishing (A Big Pond with Big fishes), Camp Fire, Child playing activities, Very Very beautiful place to stay. In the evening, lot of small Bugs makes you little angry.

Room Tip: Look for Standard and Deluxe, these 2 rooms have the complete view of the Hills.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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littlearth, Guest Relations Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for your feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at Destiny Farm resort. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the beautiful surroundings but also the various activities our resort offered. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Where do i start? I really didn't know what to expect as it was my wife's decision and we were looking forward to it. They have nailed it and there is nothing that went wrong with this place. WHAT A FABULOUS LOCATION !!!! Imagine every room has a view and what a view. Don't miss your morning cuppa tea outside your room. Extremely well trained staff and this i felt was the highlight of our trip. Virendra, Aditi, Dilkup, Anand, Mahalakshmi, Mary and most importantly Brijesh the GM. The kind of hospitality unconditionally extended to every guest and i am too impressed. A great deal of activity for grownups and kids under pro supervision of Dilkup and team. Keep it up guys. The biggest surprise came in from the kitchen. The chefs did not have one disappointing meal to offer. Every cuisine we tried was delightful and worthy of recommendation. Like almost every experience, i was disappointed with the JK tyre event as i felt its important for a property of this stature must screen the agenda of such corporate events. Keep this aside and you have the perfect experience to offer. Loved the names of the rooms, ours was Butch Cassidy. Great horses, spa, and meals served with fresh vegetables not to forget the freshly cropped carrots gifted by Brijesh. I am really amazed at the minute details that the manage has thought of, one which impresses me is that if you are driven by chauffeur, they have arrangements for them to stay and be taken care of as well at the entry point. I am coming back..this time for Sundance.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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littlearth, Reservations Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Dear Guest,
At the outset thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review about our property. We are touched that you remembered people by name and will be sure to pass on your appreciation to them. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food, location , service , activities and all the other little details that you have mentioned.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by the corporate event and will try to keep future events separate from family bookings as far as possible
We look forward to welcoming you very soon to one of our other properties
Thanks and Regards
Meeta
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We had a good experience staying at this location...the sights are breathtaking. Our 18 month old son also had a good time with the horses, fishing etc. the last stretch of the ride is a bit uncomfortable and the food (given its a farm) could have been better (vegetarian). The room quality is quite old school, however were quite spacious. Service is great and staff are quite friendly. We have very fond memories of the place, however will reconsider going there again. Definitely should do once !

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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littlearth, Guest Relations Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Dear Guest
We are really glad to have received your feedback and specifically the detailed comments you have provided. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our guests really like. We are glad you liked our location and activities . Our staff will be delighted to receive your appreciation. Additionally, the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management on a priority basis. Please continue to provide us such feedback and look forward to welcoming you at perhaps one of our other Littlearth Resorts soon
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stayed at Destiny between the 26th and 28th of March 2013 with the family, and what a beautiful experience it was! The place is breathtaking...you're literally in the lap of nature....far from the hubbub of the city. The hotel is amazing, and the staff went all the way to make us feel extra comfortable. I would recommend the guided short trek to the log-cabin (think it's called Sun dance). Food is quite good too...mostly north Indian. The next time, I'd be happy to stay here for a week for a peaceful get away! Highly recommend Destiny! Thank you Aditi and team for accomodating us so well.
The Mahboobanis, Chennai.

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Address: Muligoor Village, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 232 Specialty Lodging in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: $109 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Destiny Farmstay 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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