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.

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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
The Serai
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
Winter Offers at The Serai and Barefoot Resorts
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Book online and get a voucher worth of Rs.3000*, redeemable at the bar, spa, merchandise store or restaurant at any of The Serai resorts.
Terms and conditions
  • Offers available for online booking only.
  • Offer is valid in The Serai Bandipur, Chikmagalur & Kabini.
  • Offer is valid for one - time use only.
  • Offer cannot be refunded - exchanged for cash.
  • Offer cannot be redeemed on the overall bill.
  • Two offers cannot be clubbed together.
  • Offer valid only for stay between 1st Nov - 20th Dec and
    3rd Jan - 31st Mar
Rest by the riverbed as the waters calm your senses. Each cottage at The Serai is designed to give you a unique view of the river Kabini 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 designer 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 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 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
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.
Getting here
Guest reviews
"Very well maintained and luxury stay"
He had a great team outing (OBL) at the place, This just on the Kabini river bed and we can use the Kayaking facility, Boating, Nagarhole Safari, One can spot some Deers, Elephants, if lucky Tiger on safari ! Very green and well maintained facility, Good stay and Great food too, very polite staff we come across at each places around the resort, Strongly re command,
September 2016
"An overall Amazing Stay!"
A great place to stay, very good location and amazing service. The resort meets all the requirements for a luxury stay.
Rooms were decently big facing the lake, and clean.
The staff is very warm and cordial, always ready to assist with a smile on their face.
Our requirement was Jain food, and they gave us good variety along with good taste. Thanks to Mr.Rajesh for that.
October 2016
"Fantastic Time in Kabini - Thanks to The Serai!!"
Used to think that Kabini was just another Jungle area in Karnataka but it far outlived our expectations. The view of the backwaters against a clear blue sky makes for a fantastic backdrop against which you have the amazing Jungle. The Sun Rise and Sun Set were just spectacular!
For the Wildlife Enthusiasts, this is Tiger Country - in fact it has the largest concentration! Sightings of the elusive cat are frequent in the right seasons. And then you have the very rare Black Panthers too!!
We did a Jeep Safari and the Boat Safari which gives different perspectives to viewing wildlife in the Jungle. The Boat Safari actually has the Bandipur Forest on one side and the Nagarhole Forest on the opposite. For those who don't know, Kabini is where the world famous Khedda Operations used to be held - to capture wild Elephants and then train them for work. These were stopped in the early 70's.
Wildlife sightings are many and we were lucky to see a pack of 10 Dholes (Wild Dogs) stalk and hunt a hear of spotted deer. Amazing planning and discipline ensures they can succeed at landing larger animals by outwitting and working as a team.
For people longing for peace away from the maddening city life, The Serai brand is known to provide a release and we were not at all disappointed. The awesome location, spacious and luxurious accommodation with independent villa - sit out - hammock, fantastic food and most helpful staff left nothing to be desired. The pool, movie room, Games for kids and adults, bicycles, campfire, well equipped library made the stay extremely comfy.
Must mention that Mr. Devaiah (Manager) personally ensures the comfort of each guest. His staff of Nixon, Chamraj, Yoganand, Shekar, everyone ensured that everything including the well planned Safari's are all taken care of.
Best of all, it's just 210 Kms from Bangalore and the road is excellent!! Would highly recommend The Serai!!
October 2016
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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
The Serai Shutterbug 2016 workshop is the photography experience. We encourage and train budding photographers to capture nature in all her beauty without disturbing life in the wilderness.