Chetana and Shridhar Kinger from Pune loved Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace as a backdrop for a music festival

Chetana and Shridhar Kinger from Pune loved the Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace as a backdrop for a music festival. Ferrnhills Royaal Palace has been hosting goM.A.D music festival that was recently held in Ooty for the past 2 years and it has been an awesome experience for us too! We love the amalgamation of music, art and dance at such a historical place and at such a beautiful location. Watch the video to know these youngsters views

Drummers in the woods having some great time at goM.A.D festival, Fernhills Palace Ooty

As the bands played on stage, a few others created their own music in the woods at Ferrnhills Royale Palace Ooty. They used waste drums, bottles, sprays, PVC pipes! Everything seemed to create some music, and how the crowds enjoyed it! Take a look at one such fun evening, during the goM.A.D festival 2013 in Ooty

Glimpses of the M.A.D festival 2013 held at Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace Ooty

The goMAD festival at The Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace Ooty

The goMAD festival at The Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace Ooty

The festivities in Ooty have just come to an end. The hills were alive with music, art and dance for 3 days and now as the quiet and calmness descends on the hills we bring to you the glimpses of the day in photos and videos. So those who couldn’t make it to the M.A.D festival this year, here’s something to bring you some solace.

M.A.D festival held at Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace Ooty

The crowd was fantastic and as the weather held up and the rains didn’t play a spoilsport the bass, jazz, rock, metal, fusion, reggae  and classical – all came together to bring about a mesmerizing and an unforgettable experience in music and dance. The woods was the place to catch up your breath, as two stages had bands performing continuously from morning 11 to way past midnight every day. While en-route to the second stage people could buy knickknacks and kitsch stuff – some useful and some for pure fun! People stayed in tents or close by accommodations and the drive upto Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace was always breathtaking.IMG_2808

The backdrop of a palace for a music festival was intimidating and the lovely lawns proposed the perfect area to lounge around as music lovers heard their favorite band perform.   Bands like Jeramiah Ferrari Sean Ronald and Friends, sky rabbit, 1001 ways, Agam and many others performed at the M.A.D festival at Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace Ooty.

Having Fun can be soooo tiring at goMAD in Ooty

The goMAD festival at The Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace Ooty

The goMAD festival at The Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace Ooty

As Day 2 at goM.A.D culminates, we have already heard almost 32 bands! The atmosphere is electric and the woods are alive with music and art! So many new talents have performed and so many interesting stories to share.

007The huge lawns at the Fernhills Palace are the perfect setting for such a unique concept- 2 stages with continuous live performances, lovely art instillations in the woods, relaxed atmosphere and great food and drinks… what more could you ask for? The mornings are spent hearing great music while lazing on the grass. But that’s not all, there’s a fun Photo Booth from Pictureculate who offer you amazing props! Wear the props + get wacky+ and a cool pic is ready in no time! What a fun way to remember the M.A.D festival J

People have come from various backgrounds and races, but what unites them is the goM.A.D festival. Enthusiastic photographers and professional ones are having the time of their life capturing the vibrancy, the spontaneity of it all!

The woods through which one has to pass to reach the other stage, just adds a different dimension to the whole atmosphere. It is almost like being in a fairy tale, where art installations peep from every branch of the tree and the moist earth adds freshness to the flea market here. If you want to have some fun, there is a caricature stall! Have a caricature done of yourself or your gang at M.A.D, It’s all about having fun! There was even a cool group that created music with empty drums, paint cans, empty bottles and PVC pipes!

As night sets in, the music comes alive with lovely lights playing on the stage! The chill in the air does not matter and evenings offer the perfect ambience for some mad dance moves, while the bonfire in the night offers a place to make new friends. It is Music… Masti and Madness all the way

When it rains in Ooty… Holiday deals are galore :)

When it rains in Ooty... Holiday deals are galore :)

As the whole of India is being covered by the monsoon season, the hill sides and the valleys are exuberant . The green canopy that covers the hills, the chilling wind, winding roads and the incessant pitter patter, all create a lovely picture for a lazy traveller! The time feels stagnated and the little rivulets that run amok down the road have a distinct charm! For those who would love to halt and smell the flowers, Ooty in the rains is the place to be.

For more holiday packages visit – http://www.fernhillspalace.co.in/Ooty_Holiday_Packages.aspx

This summer be ready for a grand music treat as M.A.D 2013 beckons Ooty

2C7K8970As summer arrives in India, people start finalizing their travel plans. If you are looking for a unique experience, you will love the M.A.D Festival. Started in 2012 by Cobalt, this is the second year of this festival. We are proud to be hosting this event second time in a row.

Spread over three long days of summer; The goMAD Festival – a Music, Arts and Dance festival, is an annual extravaganza that will showcase an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music, arts, dance and other performing arts; cutting across genres, from across and beyond the country.

 

The festival promises to be bigger and better than last year. It has established itself as a green brand and has a strict no drug policy in place. The 2013 goMAD festival is scheduled between 10-12 May.Thermal&aquarter

With 3 days of Music, Dance, short film contest, music competition for new bands, flea markets, jamming sessions, Bar in the woods, art instillation’s and much more, this is one of the Maddest, electric and happening music festivals of this year. There is a special offer for bikers who wish to ride to the festival . For more information visit – http://www.gomadfestival.com/

To know what it is to be like to be MAD about Music, here’s a peek 🙂

Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace MAD Festival 2012

How do you plan to celebrate your Valentine’s Day?

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Valentine’s Day is a day of love and bonding. Though many people might argue that  a particular day is not necessary to show your love to your dear one’s but you can    always try and make them feel special on this day.

If loud celebrations, late-night parties and flowers and chocolates are not your thing, then why not sweep her away on a short break?

Enjoy the beautiful scenic drive to Ooty. Walk in the woods while you share some quality time together or go cycling and horse riding if you want some fun time.Have a quiet lunch in your room or in the banquet hall and be amazed at the plethora of culinary delights that await you.

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Picnic in the Wo

Walk by the corridors and experience a slice of royalty or have a picnic lunch in the woods and discover each other again while you laze around in the lap of mother nature.

There’s so much to do and discover in Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace, that you can’t visit just once. Discover Ooty in a new light and reignite the romance that is typically lost in the daily humdrum of a chaotic city life. Fernhill offers you luxury, comfort, abundance, beauty and a lot more. But most importantly, it offers you the quiet time where you can listen to your heart.

So have a song in your heart and a spring in your step and join us to make your Valentine’s Day a memorable celebration of love.