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 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 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
"Nature and man at their best"
Some 19-20 beautiful cottages. Very safe from the point of view of insects etc. Stunning jungle Safari. We sighted the tiger on our first visit to the Nagarhole National Park. That too with cubs. Also the rare pack of wild dogs.
The Kabini river Safari was equally amazing. Some 20-30 rare birds. And lots of elephants in the wild including Tuskers. I was satiated. But wait, there’s more in store.
The sumptuous food to begin with. Warm people. Smiling and very helpful. Go for morning walks and return invigorated. Visit the waterfront during sunsets.
The Serai property is inconspicuously, beautifully done up. Beautiful decor along simple lines. Do bird watching in the backyards with hammocks. The boats, however, could have been better. A sure must visit. I might repeat my visit.
Ms. Namrata T, Mumbai, India
March 2018
"The Serrai, Kabini"
I stayed at The Serai Kabini in the 2nd week of January . We had stayed in the waterfront villa which was a very comfortable with complimentary goodies.
We had a warm welcome on arrival from the friendly staff at the reception. We were given a brief by the jovial Marilyn very sweetly explained to us about the various activities in the property. After we rested we went and said around the bonfire where we met the very charming and knowledgeable General Manager Mr.Brian who shared with us the history of the Resort,While we were having a nice time at the bonfire our children were well taken n entertained by the front office team.
Dinner was a pleasant experience with good food n coutesy staff, would like to make a special mention of Prabhakar, Abhi and Rajesh.
Our stay at kabini was memorable time had just gone by and didnt relise it was time to leave. We are definitely coming back thanks to the courteous and friendly staff.. Another visite to kabini is definitely on the cards.
Archanachabria, Bengaluru, India
March 2018
"Best stay during the entire Karnataka Vacation"
We stayed at the Serai for 2 nights from March 22-24 during our week long Karnataka trip. This was one of the most memorable stay our family had in recent times. The resort is located right on the banks of Kabini.
Rooms were exceptionally well maintained. Bathrooms were cleaned. we had minor problem of leaking water geyser that was fixed by the service staff after a couple of calls. Except this the stay was very enjoyable. We enjoyed Coracle rides, bicycle rides, wild life movie show, Badminton and other indoor games. Every night they lit bonfire near the bar area.
Food wise there was no other option as this place is far off. However restaurant was good. There were not many guests on the first day so we ordered whatever we needed for the breakfast and on the second day since resort was nearly full they gave us buffet option. For the other meals - lunch and dinner same pattern was followed.
Resort management even provided complementary evening tea and snacks considering the fact that this place is in remote area.
We took safari in the morning however did not sight any tiger. Resort Manager Mr. Brian doubles up as forest guide and he even managed jeep for the safari.
Thank you Serai - keep up the good work.
Mr. Niraj S, Ahmedabad, India
March 2018

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