The Serai Bandipur

Serai Bandipur, unlike any other resort in the region, is situated very close to the Bandipur National Park. Bandipur as you know, teems with wildlife, and provides a safe haven to a wide swathe of wildlife, which includes the Four horned Antelope, Gaur, Asiatic Elephant, Leopard, Sloth bear, black napped hare, black leopard and a host of bird species like the Barbet, Babbler, Warbler and the Indian Peafowl.

Among other things, Serai-Bandipur offers a panoramic breathtaking view of the magnificent Nilgiris. Look out of your bedroom and you'll be presented with a perpetually changing view of the Nilgiris. One moment it's misty, the other it's shrouded in shadows. Then when you least expect it, it's jaw-droppingly spectacular. While soaking in the view is an activity in itself, you'll see that the list of things to do is limited only by the time you have.

Accommodation

Loghut: Overlooking the wilderness, this single bedded Ac room is designed with wooden floors and sloping ceilings. A Sofa set is also maintained in this room and is also provided with a mini-bar, a telephone and a fridge.

Room: This is also a 300 Sq feet room designed with the floors. Double bedded, the décor includes a writing desk and a ward -robe. A mini-bar, a telephone and a fridge are also provided in this room.

Activities

Jungle Safari

Land safari into the tourism zone of the National Park are conducted twice a day. A qualified naturalist accompanies you on every trip to help you interpret the exotic flora and fauna of the region.

Nature Walk

Getting up-close to nature is fully experienced only when you venture out and feel the emotions she exudes. Learn everything about the flora and fauna of the region from the naturalists who will lead you on the trail.

Bird Watching

Bird watching in Bandipur is an excellent pastime with over 300 species of birds being recorded here.

The Bandipur region is dominated by deciduous forests, but you can also find patches of scrubs around the periphery as well as a lot of cultivation around the area. The backwaters of the Bandipur act as a huge water body attracting a wide variety of water birds. Even when the river recedes, it leaves isolated pools of water that attract a multitude of birds as fish are trapped in them.

Some of the birds that can be found in this region are the Osprey, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Malabar Trogon, White-bellied Woodpecker, White-rumped Shama and the Plum-headed Parakeet.

Bicycle Trails

Resort is located on acres of swaying palm trees and lush, tall grass (home to dozens of different birds) and a good way to explore it would be on a bicycle.

Star Gazing

One of the nicest things about a resort in the wilderness is the beautiful clear sky above. Resort will provide a telescope and with the help of trained naturalists, you can embark on a cosmic trip and discover the mysteries that lie beyond our planet.

Bonfires

We have bonfires every evening where you can huddle round and the naturalists entertain you with jungle yarns. Sip a drink. Greet your fellow guests. Make new friends.

Facilities at Serai - Bandipur

  • A large-sized swimming pool, with poolside service on call.
  • A well-equipped gym.
  • Flames, a multi-cuisine restaurant, which serves excellent vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare.
  • Mist, a bar stocked with a wide selection of beverages, spirits and wines.
  • Huddle, a state-of-the-art conference hall in the most inspiring environs.
  • Cloud 9, where you can enjoy western holistic therapies.
  • Activity / Information Centre.

Cuisine

Delectable buffet spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

  • Breakfast is a combination of Continental and Indian varieties.
  • Lunch and Dinner is Indian cuisine.
  • Excellent options even in the vegetarian fare.
  • Food that tastes as good as home cooked food.
  • Food can be made non-spicy for visiting foreigners on special request.
  • Special Kids' menu comprising of food that is non-spicy and exciting for children is available from 6.30 pm onwards.
  • Extra Meals can be organized on special request.

Tariff Per Night

Valid till 15th Jun 2016
Accommodation Per Night Double Occupancy(APAI) 2 Nights Package Double Occupancy(APAI) 3 Nights Package Double Occupancy(APAI)
COURTYARD Rs.20260 Rs. 37500 Rs. 53500
SUPERIOR COURTYARD Rs.21464 Rs. 39500 Rs. 56500
LOG HUT Rs.23270 Rs. 42500 Rs. 61500
The Residence Rs.28088 Rs. 51000 Rs. 73500

Extra Adult - Rs. 3500 per head per night APAI.
Child between 6 to 12 years - Rs.1900 per head per night APAI without extra bed.
Child between 6 to 12 years - Rs.2750 per head per night APAI with extra bed.

  • The above rates mentioned are for 02 Adults.
  • The above mentioned rates are exclusive of taxes – Tax 20.43%
  • Check In - 12:00 Noon & Check Out - 11:00 AM.
  • Welcome Drink on arrival.
  • The rates are on APAI - Includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner & all taxes.
  • Package starts with lunch & ends with breakfast.
  • Children below 5 years is complimentary.
  • Complimentary Use of Swimming Pool / Wildlife Library / Wildlife Movie in the evening
  • Complimentary Nature Activities such as bird watching, nature walks, star gazing (on request).
  • Complimentary evening bonfires (subject to weather conditions).

Activities & Charges are subject to change

Canter Safari Rs.1600 per adults per trip for Indian nationals.
Rs. 2500 per adults per trip for foreign nationals.
Child below 6 is not encouraged, below 3 years is strictly not allowed.
Video Camera/Handicam (entry charges) Rs. 1000 per person per trip (safari).
Binocular
(rent)
Rs.50 per binocular per trip (safari).

Note: Transportation is not included in the package. However, transportation can be arranged on request, at an extra cost.

Cancellation Rules

Prior to commencement of tour and counted from a working day.

  • 30 days prior to commencement of tour, cancellation fee, 10 percent
  • 29 to 15 days prior to commencement of tour, cancellation fee, 50 percent
  • No refund for cancellation with less than 15 days

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Trips in open-top jeeps and on foot into the Park

The highest peak (1455m) in Bandipur

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