The Serai Bandipur Dining


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 accommodation 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
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Jungle Safari
In & Around: Glimpse into Ooty
Nature Walk
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Wildlife Library
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Winter Offers at The Serai and Barefoot Resorts
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Book online and get a voucher worth of Rs.3000*, redeemable at the bar, spa, merchandise store or restaurant at any of The Serai resorts.
Terms and conditions
  • Offers available for online booking only.
  • Offer is valid in The Serai Bandipur, Chikmagalur & Kabini.
  • Offer is valid for one - time use only.
  • Offer cannot be refunded - exchanged for cash.
  • Offer cannot be redeemed on the overall bill.
  • Two offers cannot be clubbed together.
  • Offer valid only for stay between 1st Nov - 20th Dec and
    3rd Jan - 31st Mar
Choose between mountain courtyards, log huts and premium residences.
Mountain View Courtyard

Positioned in its own private plot, with a little garden at the front as well as a verandah with a view at the back, the Mountain View Courtyard is your perfect settlement. 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 not uncommon 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 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 out at and look at the blue hills beyond the dense forests and for the various birds that drop by.

The Residence

Tastefully appointed 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.

Glimpse at 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 may be.
Moyars Edge the wilderness bar at The Serai Bandipur
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.
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 secreted 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.
Getting here
Guest reviews
"Truly hospitable"
The Serai Bandipur is situated in the Bandipur wildlife reserve. The rooms are huge , comfortable and spacious. They also have a spacious sit out with rocking chairs. The bathroom is big and well stocked with all the toileteries. Minibar is complimentary, which no other resort offers. The resort is quite big with greenery all around. Food is awesome. Wonderful spread. Staff is friendly and hospitable. Lots of activities. Nature walk and safaris are offered at serai.Good fun for the kids. One can see lovely birds in and around the resort. Great fun for all ages . We all had a great time.
November 2016
"Luxury. Peace. Holiday."
Have been there to celebrate wife's birthday. "The Residence" cottage lives up to the price it commands. Super spacious rooms, nice forest view from terrace, best part is you get a bed on the terrace to make your nature watch super comfy. We were fortunate to be there on one of their least occupied days, felt like entire resort was ours. Food was on a la carte so we had the pleasure of ordering as per our taste. Entire team was supportive for every request. They managed to prepare a super awesome cake and arrange a surprise dinner for us. We didn't even ask for it. That shows their concern for guests. We managed to pull off a guided trip to tribal village and visit local farms. You can see carrot, turmeric, cabbage farms near by.
Vivekananda P
September 2016
"Great stay... excellent, courteous & luxurious!"
This is a great resort to stay and njoy the great Bandipur forest... excellent location, rooms are spacious, all amenities available as required, activities are nice, best amongst cycling within the resort, very courteous staff...
Nishant J
October 2016
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The Crest

Our guests at the Serai are special, exclusive and discerning, like the resorts themselves and for you- we offer our loyalty programme- The Crest.
The Serai Shutterbug
The Serai Shutterbug 2016 workshop is the photography experience. We encourage and train budding photographers to capture nature in all her beauty without disturbing life in the wilderness.