After days of gruelling hours at work, all one needs is a break from the daily chores of life in order to rejuvenate one’s body and mind. Well, Destiny, the Farm Resort is the exact destination we have all been looking for! Located far away, in a pristine, undisturbed valley of Avalanche, Destiny is set in the Nilgiri biosphere, 25km from Ooty. Devoid of televisions and mobile networks, this is absolutely the perfect place for a social media detox. If that’s not enough, here’s a little extra for the animal lovers out there: you can even bring your pet along!
This is a perfectly secluded farmstay for a family’s or couple’s getaway where one can indulge themselves in various indoor and outdoor team activities. For couples who are seeking a quiet, romantic time together, this is the perfect place for them.
All about Destiny, The Farm Resort:
Destiny, the Farm Resort, a property of the Littlearth Group, is a unique resort set right across two hills and a lake, amidst the wilderness of the Nilgiri biosphere.
It comprises a spa, horses, a farm where people can actually get their hands dirty, and loads more to do!
A stay here at Destiny, the Farm Resort, gives you a real experience of being at a farmstay, along with a wildlife adventure to go with it.
You will be greeted with lush green hill vistas from the room windows with the exteriors reminding you of The Shire from The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogy. The wooden-floored rooms with country furniture and fireplaces will make you feel like you’re living in one of those secluded farm houses mentioned in children’s fantasy books.
Destiny offers five types of rooms :
• Standard RoomsSuperior
• Superior Rooms,
• Luxury Rooms
• Honeymoon Suite.
How much does it take?
The cost of the rooms range from ₹7,000 to 8,000 for a standard room, around ₹8,000 for a deluxe room and ₹9,000 to 10,000 for a superior room. This includes breakfast. The costs are for a double bed.
Let’s talk about Food:
Two restaurants at Destiny offer a wide range of cuisine for us to try. The meals are cooked with fresh vegetables and herbs that are picked from the farm. Although the restaurants are a tad bit expensive, you don’t really have another option since the resort is located in a secluded place, away from the main city.
Best Time To Go
The fact that Ooty is a year-round destination because of its pleasant weather even in the summer, makes it suitable for all times. However, the ideal time to visit is between the months of April and June and September and November. July to September is monsoon season in Ooty and should be avoided as it can ruin outdoor plans.
Activities To Do:
Make it a point to relish your favourite book in the cosy lobby or enjoy indoor games to get your soul going.
The resort has a game which actually provides several recreational activities such as table tennis as well as football. The best part is, you can even read book in the lobby or catch someone strumming the guitar every now and then.
Grab some munchies and learn something
There is a theatre room where films about nature are shown. These are not only educational, but also make for fun learning with kids when you just want to stay indoors.
Engage in some adrenaline pumping activities:
There are numerous activities to do here which includes rappelling, valley crossing, outdoor games, golf putting, hiking, camping, fishing and horse riding with lessons from trained professionals.
The Restaurant and Unwind Spa in the resort is the most perfect way for a person seeking refreshment and relaxation, to stretch their arms and help calm their body, mind and soul.
Set very close to the lake, it also offers a scenic view while you can simply get a Balinese or Swedish massage, treatment, a body wrap, or even better, tons and tons of other beauty therapies.
Learn to Farm
Being a completely self-sufficient farm that employs state-of-the-art, eco-friendly methods of cultivation, this is a must visit destination for anyone and everyone who wishes to actually cherish the holidays.
Herbs, fruits, vegetables and spices are also produced here. A stable full of horses, a dairy full of cows, guinea pigs, geese, sheep a hutch with rabbits and a few watchful dogs while you can learn all about farming practices and also try your hand at farming just as well!
Well, you can also pack a bag and have a picnic by the lake! Emerald and Avalanche are two quiet lakes near the resort with very few people around. You will be amazed by the crystal clear water at the lakes. Though there is no boating here, but you can picnic by these lakes while relishing the charming views.
How to Get There:
Take a flight: Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport from Destiny, situated 106km away. Once you reach the airport, you can take a taxi or bus to Ooty, The journey from the airport to Destiny will take you up to three hours.
Hit the road: You can also self-drive or catch overnight buses from Bangalore, Chennai or Mysore, as Ooty is a famous tourist hub and there are plenty of buses running to this destination every single day.
Travel in a train: There are trains from Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore and Bangalore connecting Mettupalayam Railway Station, which is 40km away from Ooty.
Even though you may feel that the price is a tad bit in the expensive side, the experience, however, is completely priceless. To add to it, you will have memories to cherish all your life.