The Serai Bandipur
Bandipur
Inspired by the Jungle
Built seamlessly into the forests around, we reserve half our land for the wild. For the shy deer that peer through your window, for the wild squirrels that dart by, the astounding birds who swoop around and for the elephants that call from a far.

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The sheer abundance of adventure you partake at the Serai Bandipur is what makes it special. Here, you’ll find exciting quests in the most unexpected places. Step outside the comfort of your stay to uncover a world of mystery hidden under every rock.
  • Only 2 hours away from Mysuru and an hour’s drive from Ooty
  • Bandipur National Park harbours one of the largest population of the endangered tigers
Activities & Attractions
Jungle Safari
In & Around: Glimpse into Ooty
Cycling
Nature Walk
Wildlife Library
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Accommodation
Choose between sprawling mountain courtyard views, rustic log huts and our premium residences surrounded by the lush greenery of the Western Ghats.
Mountain View Courtyard

The mountain view courtyard is your perfect settlement with a little garden at the front as well as a verandah with a view at the back. Wooden or stone-tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings, large glass french windows, a large, luxuriously appointed bathing area - and the softest of beds to sink into after a trek in the jungles around.

Mountain View Courtyard Superior

The corner courtyards boast an extra living room along with a bedroom, a garden and a verandah. This living room attached to the bedroom, has floor to ceiling glass windows, and it is common to find deer on the other side, peering up at you.

Mountain View Log Hut

A quaint log hut raised on stilts and fully wood-panelled inside, this is a memory to cherish for a long time after your holiday is over. In addition to the usual amenities like a cosy bedroom and large bathing areas, the Mountain View Log Hut also has a well-stocked Mini Bar. Its very own back verandah is wood-beamed and perfect to sit and look at the blue hills beyond the dense forests and for the various birds that drop by.

The Residence

Tastefully crafted and carefully designed, it is just the right mix of privacy and pleasure. The Residence has a vast living room cum bedroom, with separate bathing and dressing areas and an additional outdoor bathing area. You can find a quiet sit-out at the back and a flight of stairs at the front which leads you to a terrace with a sensational view of the forest and hills, and even a massive day-bed to sink into.

Dining
Gaze upon the great outdoors and satisfy your tastebuds. Our restaurant and bar is situated on a highland for you to wine and dine in style.
Sanctuary Restaurant at The Serai Bandipur
Sanctuary
The Restaurant
The restaurant is raised a level above, and has both indoor air-conditioned dining facilities as well as an experience of eating out on the deck. The menu is outstanding, with a few multi-cuisine dishes making their appearance next to the most delectable local ones.
Moyar’s Edge
The Wilderness Bar
Gaze at the beautiful blue Nilgiris and enjoy your drink. Our bar serves cocktails wild enough to bring out the party animal in you. The sophisticated wall to wall glass windows keep nature in sight no matter how high in spirit you might be.
Moyars Edge the wilderness bar at The Serai Bandipur
Oma Spa
In Sanskrit Oma means 'life giver'. The Spa is based on holistic and natural, back to the earth wellness and beautification.
Step into a world of pure bliss and energy with the unique spa therapies specialized by the western and eastern holistic techniques. Here you can relax on an altogether deeper dimension, as the therapists' dextrous fingers massage away the tension, cleanse the body and rejuvenate the spirit.
Experiences
The Serai Bandipur Couples Gateway
Couple's Getaway
Take your special someone far away from the crowds, for a 3 day-2 night escape into the coziest nook of nature, secluded and tucked away among Bandipur’s thick trees and hills. The package includes a very romantic pool-side dinner arranged exclusively for you and a 90-minutes signature therapy at our famed spa, OMA. A couple of days spent together to rekindle the love for the rest of your lives.
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Guest Reviews
"Experienced serenity"
After having heard a lot about The Serai, we decided to book this bandipur property for a night stay. We were completely satisfied with the choice we made.
We were looking for a quite getaway from the busy Bangalore which suited a family with toddler's needs. And we got just that.
Incredible green pathways for walks, perfectly delicious food, activities to keep toddler engaged, rejuvenating spa sessions to unwind ourselves,we got all we looked for.
We could not participate in the nature walk and the jungle safari as our kid was way too young . But we found the stay to be worth it despite that.
I would definitely go here again or at least persuade my people to do so. :)
Deepika RS, Bangalore
October 2017
"Best place ever!!!"
We had been to serai bandipur 3 years back and we loved the place so much that we thought let's go again. Needless to say, the property and the quality of service still remains the same even after 3 years. Best place to unwind and be close to nature. Will definitely come back for a third time...
Preethy H, Bangalore
September 2017
"Luxury in the remote forest"
Excellent rooms, with mountain view from the balcony. Had a nice time with the team.. food we pre selected menu for lunch dinner and cocktail party it was excellent. The staff is very courteous and took care of the entire team. Nature walk is arranged by the staff ... which is with in the property... this can be more interesting.
Staff arranged for forest safari.. we could not see much in the safari as it was rainy season and there were many water holes inside the forest and animals were not out from there hideouts... would suggest to plan visit in summer if you visit to spot animals ( we could only spot elephants, deer, wild boar, parakeet and kingfishers)
Net net on the property... Great location great property.
Venkat Prabhu, Singapore
September 2017

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