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
"Beautiful setting, spacious rooms with balconies and the best bird spotter in India!!!"
If you are vaguely interested in birds then this is THE hotel. Their naturalist can identify 900+ separate birds and offered walks around the hotel and its environs instead of a safari - we had not booked a safari for our first day as we were not expecting to arrive before 2pm. We walked very gently for 2 hours (4pm-6pm) and I lost count of the different species we saw.
The rooms are spacious with a balcony overlooking countryside. The gardens are planted with fruiting and flowering trees to attract birds insects etc - it really is idyllic Food extremely good.
Mr. Duncan P
March 2018
"Homely Forest"
This property is a perfect place to get un tied beside a forest. Beautifully build rooms and common areas. Our family enjoyed the stay like any thing, the staffs are all very friendly and helpfull, especially Mr. Kuttappan. The food is awesome, excellent taste and quality. The bycicle ride through the property will unwind a different world. Over all this is excellent place.
Mr. Libeesh M
March 2018
"AMAZING LUXURY"
Serene and Blissful come to mind when we think about The Serai Bandipur. We had a very spacious and luxurious room with a verandah which overlooked the jungle and had a view of the mountains and Ooty.
Extremely plush surroundings and very luxurious settings.We can recommend this for a honeymoon getaway. We were on our honeymoon and happened to have valentine's day to celebrate. Special mention must be made for Mr Prashant Singh who helped organise a Candlelight dinner and made the evening extremely special for us.
Delicious food and excellent service. 
Mr. Vinay R
February 2018

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