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
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.
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Guest Reviews
"Super Staff and Great Property!"
The resort is located on the banks of the Kabini next to the JLR resort. You can be rest assured of being cut off from the hustle of the city once you check-in. All the rooms overlook the river, since it was a pretty bad summer this time, one really had to strain the eyes to sight the water! But I'm told, post a good monsoon, the river comes literally up to the edge of the resort. Would definitely want to visit then! The rooms were spacious enough for our family of three and there's enough to keep one occupied for a couple of days. The staff was absolutely amazing, it would be unfair to name any one of them as all of them were equally great - from the front office, to the restaurant, the housekeeping, the guides, the valets, the boatman, everyone. The FOM - Nixon, doubles up as the jungle safari guide and is a great tracker! Got my first sighting of a predator (a leopard) courtesy him alone. Would return, probably when it's not so hot and there's more water in the river.
Sujith N
April 2017
"Nice hotel, nice safari, great service"
We spent 2 nights in this hotel and liked it very much. The cabins are very comfortable, the food is great and everyone was very kind. It's a quite small hotel so not crowded and therefore very quiet, perfect to relax in the hamacs. The safari was great, we were lucky to see tigers !! The could improve by expanding the wifi connection but other than that, it's hard to ask for more in such a remote location.
David, Dubai - UAE
April 2017
"Luxury in Nature's lap"
Fabulous property on the banks of the Kabini. It is an exclusive place with about 20 rooms/villas. The rooms are very well appointed (Waterfront Villa) and comfortable for 2+1 (though might need an extra bed for a child). The property itself is a couple of kilometres from Nagarhole National Park and hence safari's are quite accessible.
One over par, San Jose - CA
March 2017

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