Rustic cottages and log huts overlooking the Nilgiris mountains.
Inspired by the jungle and perfect for nature lovers, The Serai Bandipur is located on the edge of Bandipur National Park in the southern state of Karnataka. It is located a five hour drive from Bangalore Airport or an hour’s drive from the hill station of Ooty.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are 24 rooms at The Serai Bandipur including 12 Courtyard Rooms, six Superior Courtyard Rooms, four Mountain View Log Huts and two Residences. All rooms are decked out with wood-beamed ceilings, wooden or stone tiled floors, large French windows, a front garden and back verandah with panoramic views over the surrounding landscapes. Facilities at the resort include an elevated swimming pool and spa along with a library and games room.
The restaurant serves a variety of cuisines, both buffet and a la carte, and at sundown guests can share their stories from the day around a crackling bonfire. You can enjoy cocktails at Moyar’s Edge Bar, with views over the Blue Mountains at sunset.
Jeep Safaris are the most popular activity at The Serai Bandipur, with guided tours of the Bandipur National Park available. The national park supports a good population of endangered species including Asiatic elephants, tigers and jackals. It isn’t unusual to observe a variety of wildlife just metres from the lodge, and at night you can watch from your balcony as deer graze on the land. Cycling and nature walks are also available from the lodge.