The Serai Kabini
Inspired by the Waterfront
The protected land of the wild – the home ground where birds trill and deer roam unafraid – the banks of the river running by - the magical point where the three wildlife parks meet – this is where you arrive for adventure

Local Temperature

Local Time

  • :
  • :
Trek into the evergreen forests or rest by the river at your Waterfront Verandah for a moment of respite. Walk alongside nature and enjoy every chance you get to be enchanted. With leaping leopards and tigers on the prowl, Kabini opens its doors to anyone with a keen eye for adventure.
  • Kabini is home to Asia’s largest herd of elephants
  • 200 kms away from Bangalore
  • More than 300 species of birds are spotted throughout the year
Activities & Attractions
Jungle Safari Nature Walk At The Serai Kabini
Jungle Safari & Nature Walk
Bonfires At The Serai Kabini
Kayaking At The Serai Kabini
Kayaking At The Serai Kabini
Romantic Dinners At The Serai Kabini
Romantic Dinners
Bicycle Trails At The Serai Kabini
Bicycle Trails
Rest by the riverbed as the waters calm your senses. Each cottage at The Serai Kabini is designed to give you a unique view of the waterfront with nothing but birds coming in the way.
Waterfront Verandah

Twin cottages, each with cozy warm wood interiors, spotless white linens and a pretty little sit-out. The designedner bathroom inside is fitted with a fibre-glass top for an open sky shower.

Waterfront Villa

Stone walls, wooden floors, tiled roofs and a lovely patch of green to call your own. The exquisitely decorated interiors will leave you enchanted.

The residence

Enjoy a spacious bedroom, living room, two private verandahs and a private Jacuzzi. Wake up to the sounds of the mighty river on one side and a truant little creek flowing by on the other.

Feast between the hills and misty forests. Enjoy scrumptious spreads and fine wine at a secluded spot, reserved just for you.
Wildgrass At The Serai Kabini
Living close to nature is a luxury only a few can afford. For those who can, our restaurant, Wildgrass, puts out a wide range of multi cuisine delicacies and food favourites that delight you.
The Outpost
Call it old fashioned but the wooden beams and tables really bring out the charm of this watering hole. Sip your drink and savour each moment under the starlight at our open-air bar, The Outpost.
utpost At The Serai Kabini
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.
Guest Reviews
"Excellent hospitality"
Everything about the hotel was exceptional, friendly and helpful staff, Rooms were clean & stylish, itself was well equipped and comfortable.Excellent service at the bar and restaurant, Food was beyond good and great value for money and service in both places attentive and efficient. Room I could go on but suffice it to say we were very pleased with our stay, and although short and sweet this time, I hope to be back for a longer visit in the future.
Mukesh G - Mumbai
June 2017
"Secluded Serai Kabini"
We visited this place last week for brief 2 nights and about a day n half. And wished we could have stay a little longer.This place is extremely peaceful n serene. We were welcomed with light shower on the first day and it remained nice n pleasant afterwards. It was so breezy and cool that all my husband did was sleep. Coming from Mumbai I could not complain either as this weather was nothing but blissful. All the villas are river facing and you can stare at the bank aimlessly or, read endlessly.  The staff is extremely polite and at your service, with wide spread of buffet and, enough activities to let you relax n have fun. The 1st day post clearing our jet lag we took an evening boat ride at the kabini river & did spot different bird varieties. Followed by early dinner and a glass of wine by the bonfire. 2nd day we decided on an early morning safari which starts at about 6:15. If your in kabini for the safari then I am sorry to say its kind of disappointing. You will hardly get a jungle experience your looking for. Though we did spot some peacocks, 100's of spotted deers, bathing sambhar, and couple of tuskers.
Following the safari we did nothing but relax. In the evening I did visit the Oma spa for their signature coffee scrub. Well that certainly was divine n treat to my senses. Followed by wine n dine & peaceful sleep. The only disappointment was the travel time from Banglore to get here which is about 5-5:30 hours.
Next time we are here it would be to try the river safari. And spend the rest hours doing nothing but relaxing by the kabini.
Priynka G - Mumbai
June 2017
"Surprise Anniversary Weekday getaway"
The Weekday getaway to Kabini - The Serai. We drove down from Bangalore in our own vehicle to Kabini. The location was easily identified with help of GoogleMaps. Drive was also very smooth- roads pretty good and weather also was in our favour. Our drive way was just awesome- nature at its best. Both our sides was filled with nice greenery and farms.. there was a serenity in the air itself.  My hubby had booked American Meal
Plan (inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner) and was for 2nights. We were welcomed with a drink, a brief on the timings for food, activities etc and check in process was pretty easy and straight forward.  We stayed in a waterfront villa which overlooks a river. The room and the amenities awesome. There is no TV available but we wanted something like that only. Else during vacation also instead of spending time with each other we will sit infront of TV. The staffs were really good and very helpful. The food also is really good. If you need any specific dish they will make it for you. The other amenities include Indoor and outdoor games, spa and jungle safari. We took spa and it was one of best in our experience.

Looking forward for my next trip to Serai Kabini.
Laks Vinu - Bangalore
June 2017

Make a Reservation

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
Photography Contest
Last year's Shutterbug Photography Contest showcased some of the most beautiful photographs ever taken at The Serai & Barefoot Resorts. Now it's your turn to submit your best snapshots using #inspiredresorts and stand a chance to win ₹1 lakh.