The Serai 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
Nature Walk
Wildlife Library
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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.

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
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.
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.
Guest Reviews
"An Excellent Resort for Relaxing"
We went for a night stay. There was a traditional welcome with nice welcome drink.
The ambiance was wild/forest like and very quiet with bird chirping sounds.
Room was very spacious and impressive with king size bed. All standard facilities like intercom, TV, tea/coffee maker with consumables, limited free snacks, mini refrigerator etc. 
Bath room is very spacious and well maintained. Bath cubicle gives an open feeling at the top with transparent roofing. There is a balcony at the back of the room with good seating. It is a nice experience to sit and relax in the balcony sipping coffee/tea observing different kind of birds visiting.
The Sanctuary restaurant is located at a walkable distance. Food was very tasty. Different activities like nature walk, bird watch, cycling etc are available for free. Bandipur safari will be organised on payment of INR 1700 per head.The staff are courteous and helping.
It was an excellent place for relaxation and the experience was memorable.
Trinetra, Mysore
December 2017
"Good property and brilliant staff"
The property is a little inside from the Bandipur center, but that makes it special! We spotted lots of deers even before we reached the resort. The welcome and check in at the resort was easy, warm and fast. The mountain log hut looked beautiful except that the lighting is really low and is not sound or temperature insulated. The fog from outside was easily seeping into the room through the bathroom. Smallest of sounds was heard outside. The wine, cake and other snacks complimentary was a mood booster. Making the food charged to the room tariff is a good move unless you are a poor eater. The food was pretty good except for the fish on all days. HK was lightning fast and very responsive. Reception though was a little slow to respond. The staff at the restaurant too were very nice. They helped with baby food for my 1 year old quickly and without any fuss. Overall, the service and the property was really good. However, not more than 2-3 days there. I may go to Kabini or Havelock next, but Bandipur not anytime soon only because of the place and not the resort. No spottings anywhere near the resort too. For the resort itself, I would go anytime eyes closed.
Binoy, Coimbatore
January 2018
"Great property with amazing staff...!!"
We were here to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and it certainly lived up to the occasion. 
It took us about 5 hours from Bangalore ( with 2 stops) to reach the resort. The approach road( last 2/4 kms ) to the place isn't that great but doable. 
Beating drums, welcome drink and refreshing towels were our welcome, and we really felt that way. The check-in was seamless... And the manager gave us a short briefing about the property and things to do ( jungle safari/ walks etc) around. 
The room ( we had a courtyard room) was clean and fresh with a great sit out. Only change we would suggest is an addition of brighter lights in the room. It got a little too ambient to search for something in the bag a couple of time. Network coverage is poor, but there is WiFi connectivity throughout the property. 
Restaurant staff was also polite and attentive. We ordered al-a-carte for lunch and dinner the 3 days we were there and everything was delicious. Breakfast buffet was also good. 
Swimming pool was well maintained. Other things to do are indoor games( foos ball, chess, snooker, X-box) , star gazing( they have a great telescope) on a clear night, cycling ( cycles available at the reception, no charge) thru the property and reading( carry along or borrow one from their Collection). 
They help with the jungle safari thru Jungle lodges ( not the govt. run ones), and also help organise bullockcart rides to the nearby village. 
They play wildlife movies before dinner which are good and informative. 
We didn't use the spa, but seeing the staff and service, I am sure it would have been good. 
Overall, time and money well spent. Loved the place and everything about it. Everyone from the front office, restaurant, housekeeping and management were there to help with a smile to make our stay comfortable and memorable. Keep up the good work!!
Natsha Lall, Bangalore
November 2017

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