The Serai Bandipur offers luxurious accommodation seamlessly located at the fringe of the Bandipur National Park. Part of the Nilgiri biosphere, Bandipur National Park is one of the best places to view wildlife in Karnataka. From big cats like the leopard and tigers to wild elephants, gaurs and langurs, one can sight many animals here. Some of the rare birds spotted here are jungle babblers, tawny eagles, shrikes, egrets, sunbirds, parakeets, barbets, warblers and red-wattle lapwings. Bandipur also has reptiles, including marsh crocodiles and pythons.Getting to Serai Bandipur is a comfortable drive from either Bangalore (246 kms) or Mysore ( 90 kms). The nearest airport would be Bangalore. KSRTC buses also ply from Mysore to Bandipur.
Once you get to the Serai Bandipur you are spoilt for choice for accommodation options. Spread across 19 acres of land dotted with trees and leaf-imprinted pathways in between, there are four main categories of accommodation – Mountain View Courtyard, Mountain View Courtyard Superior, Mountain View Log Hut and The Residence.If you are looking for a more quaint experience, opt for the Mountain View Log Hut, which is actually a log hut on stilts, completely made of wood panels. For the ultimate luxury, opt for The Residence, which features a vast living room, a bedroom and a private dressing area. A large sit-out and a private terrace allows for those private moments in the outdoors. The Mountain View Courtyard comes with a little garden and a verandah where you get beautiful views of the forests. For an upgrade to an extra living room, opt for the Mountain View Courtyard Superior with floor to ceiling glass windows.The room amenities include air conditioning, room fans, electronic safe, telephones, LCD television, electric water kettle, hair dryers and even a DVD player.
Apart from the wildlife experience the Serai Bandipur also has a spa experience. The Oma spa offers a range of massages and wraps. The signature therapies are made from pure botanical extracts that help soothe and relax the senses. From a vitamin-rich mud wrap to hot volcanic stones therapy all treatments at the Oma spa uses exotic elements. For dining options, guests can indulge in some international cuisines in the Sanctuary restaurant, which is raised at a higher level for some spectacular views. The bar is called Moyer’s edge, which has stunning glass windows for an almost outdoor feel and towers over the pool.