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A luxurious retreat to the Coffee Country from The Serai Resorts

The Serai Chikmagalur is the crown jewel of The Serai Resorts chain and is located amidst a vast plantation set in the heart of the coffee land of Karnataka. A luxury getaway unlike any other you have experienced before, The Serai Resort in Chikmagalur is a supreme choice bar none when it comes to an ultimate holiday this monsoon. The Serai Chikmagalur is a goto place for making memories, enjoying a sip of the fabled Chikmagaluru coffee or the Malenadu cuisine, taking a dip in at the private pool by your room or simply taking a plantation walk to enjoy mother nature at its best. With the rains also coming into play this season, everything in and around The Serai Resort is more beautiful than ever.


The monsoons bring with it the rains of joy transforming everything with surreal charm to its glorious best. The ideal place to experience all this in India is the Western Ghats where the rains work their magic to create a lush green paradise which is a true treat to the eyes of the beholder. Ask any pluviophile and they would simply nod in approval. An amazing feeling every traveler should experience once in their lifetime atleast.


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A lakeside view of the hills surrounding Chikmagalur


The Malenadu region of Karnataka is located along the Sahyadri mountain range, popularly called the Western Ghats of India. The Western Ghats are an ecological hotspot due to their rich flora and fauna. And Chikmagaluru lies at the heart of this beautiful paradise. To add to this, the region is also known for its rich culture and heritage dating back to glorious days of the Hoysala and Vijayanagar empires. The grandeur of the Belur and Halebidu temples will certainly transport you back to this era, not mention the goosebumps you will get looking at the temple architecture.



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The Belur Channakeshava Temple


Love caffeine? Then you would be pleased to know that the origin of coffee in India is said to have taken place in Chikmagaluru. Several centuries ago, Baba Budan, a Sufi saint brought with him seven raw coffee beans from the port of Yemen. He then sowed these seeds in the mountain ranges surrounding Chikmagaluru transforming it into a Utopia for coffee lovers. Mullayanagiri at 1930 m is the highest peak in Karnataka and is part of the Baba Budan Giri hill range. The mountain trail between Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri is a favourite among hikers.


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Malenadu Food at The Serai Chikmagalur


Have a craving for yummy food on your trips? The Serai Chikmagalur will not disappoint you on this aspect either with its multi cuisine restaurant serving you some delectable Malenadu treats. The Malenadu food is a speciality of this area. Owing to spices grown in this region and the traditional cooking techniques, it is distinct in its flavour in comparison to the other cuisines of Karnataka. Kaalu Kadabu, Chattituttu, Kotte Kadabu, Voththu Shaavige with chicken curry, Akki Rotti, Bamboo shoot pickle and curry, Kaayi Holige, Kesuvina Gantu, Aralu Pudi and the renowned south Indian filter coffee are the traditional dishes that one can savour here.


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Akki Rotti at The Serai Chikmagalur


Looking to experience all this and much more this season? Look no further because The Serai Resorts has the perfect answer for you.The Serai Cappuccino. Interested? Download our brochure here….


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A luxurious bath amidst a coffee plantation anyone?


For starters this, specially curated package from The Serai Chikmagalur has a blend of the best that Chikmagaluru has to offer and is completely customizable to your needs and likings. A two night package for a couple, there are plenty of options for you to choose from to make your experience at The Serai Chikmagalur unique and exciting. The Chikmagalur Explorer, Magic Moments and While Away Time are among the three experience offered with this package, all of which can be personalized to suit your taste.


The While Away Time package is all about relaxation and togetherness. Dream of getting pampered and rejuvenating in the warm lap of luxury. Then this package will definetly bowl you over.


The Magic Moments package is all about creating those special romantic moments. If candle lit dinners, lazy breakfasts in bed and some sparkling wine are what you and your partner always dream about, this one is perfect for you.


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The Sarpadari trail to the peak of Mullayanagiri is cherished by trekkers


The Chikmagalur Explorer package is all about stepping out and seeing what this land has to offer. History, nature and adventure await you, waiting to tell you tales of an era bygone.


If you are a history buff, you could visit Bellur and Halebedu during your stay at The Serai. For the wildlife enthusiast a visit to the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a must. For the adventurers, a day outing to Mullayangiri hills, Butter Milk/Jhari Falls, Baba Budan Giri Datta Petta is in order. However, for someone looking to slow things down, a visit to the Kudregundi Coffee Estate to live a planter’s day is a whole new experience you should try.


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The Serai Chikmagalur is a luxury retreat unlike any other


Inspired by coffee, The Serai Chikmagalur is a getaway unlike anything you have experienced so far to take home some mesmerizing memories this season!

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