Destiny Farmstay

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

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Tucked in lap of valleys is this scenic beauty, a heaven of a place – Destiny Farmstay. This was my second visit to the place, I have been longing to go there after the 1st visit a few years back. Destiny is situated in the faultless valley of Avalanchi, about 25 km past Ooty, Destiny The Farmstay hotel is a modern farm with revolutionary, eco-friendly cultivation methods. It offers a scenic view of the nearby lake and is guarded by mountains around.

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To reach there is another adventure all together. Once you reach the parking spot the final destination is a 2km drive from there in the Jungle van and it is a crazy bumpy right through the forest. Head-up if you have a back ache, I would suggest not to go for it.

 

Being said that, Destiny is not a regular farmstay, the rooms scream of luxury with wooden flooring, balcony opening to the valley and the lake which gives an ethereal view of the nature enveloping the place.

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The view at dusk and hours following is like therapy, the sheer numbers of stars on the clouded mountains is a sight you can’t take your eyes off.

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The food is good with variety on menu and with most ingredients which are grown right there! The property is stupendous, with lot if activities to keep you busy- trekking to the woods, volleyball court surrounded by mountains, indoor sports, born fire list goes on. If you are looking to have an moment alone with nature and just sit and enjoy the view and probably introspect a little, well, you will find lot of spots for that 😛

The weather in January is a blessing, not to cold but cloudy and breezy.  To add to the experience are the staff here who are extremely friendly and helping. They will always greet you with a smile on their faces and will make sure that your stay is comfortable and fun. My interaction with Mahalakshmi, Saurav and all other staff was a happy one.

I would recommend this place to all nature lovers, who want to leave the city buzz for sometime and have a peaceful getaway. So if you visit, do let me know how was your experience, would be great to hear.

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Cheers guys! Hope this year is treating all of you well 🙂

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PROJECT ALOFT STAR MTV – Finale at Aloft Cessna Business Park

ALOFT Hotel, a quintessence of modern architecture and vibrant ambiance hosted the finale for the aloft star in collaboration with MTV. I got a chance to witness some breath-taking live music performance by budding artists from across India.

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The contest has been running for a while and the top 5 finalist got the opportunity of a lifetime to perform live at the venue on 18th of September at Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park. The winner was crowned Project Aloft Star and won US$10,000!

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The finalist

Bachpan – Sylvio Olvin – India

Tujhko Dekhe Toh– Divya Venugopal –India

Main Hoon Tera Radio – Rohan negi – India

Veda*-TheBand – India

Inertia Kills – Run Pussy Run- India

The judges for the event were-

Clinton Cerejo the award winning composer, producer and singer. He made an memorable impact on Coke Studio with Sufi Pop.

Aditya Swami the EVP, Viacom18 Media and Business Head of MTV & MTV Indies

Hazel Ooi the Manager, Brand Management Asia-Pacific of Aloft Hotel.

The night went better than I imagined, beautiful ambiance, wonderful artist and to add to it lip-smacking food and drink. Couldn’t have asked for more. 🙂

Here, are some sneak peek from the event.

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And The winner!

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A evening well spent 🙂

Cheers!