The Serai Bandipur
Bandipur National Park
Built seamlessly into the lush surrounding forests, The Serai Bandipur is the perfect setting for nature lovers and those are fascinated by wildlife. Sitting on the edge of Bandipur National Park, a forested reserve in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, The Serai Bandipur reserves half its land for the wild and has planted over 100 different species of trees across the 19-acre property.
The Serai Bandipur has a wonderful variety of facilities, including an elevated pool, a modern restaurant and bar, which serves a variety of cuisines, both buffet and a la carte. The rooms range from a Mountain View Courtyard with a veranda to a private terrace above The Residence. During the day guests have ample opportunity to explore the breath taking natural beauty of the Nilgiri mountains and to see its vast array of wildlife, and at sundown guests share their stories from the day around a crackling bonfire.
This peaceful and atmospheric resort combines subtle romantic décor with local art work to create a luxurious environment where every comfort is taken care of. The bedrooms are spacious and modern and are designed sympathetically to blend in with the wild surroundings. The friendly staff encourage guests to explore the great outdoors and provide binoculars, books on the local flora and fauna, and one of the best nature guides around is on hand to inspire and inform. It isn’t unusual to spot a range of wildlife just metres from the property and at night guests can watch from their balconies as deer jump the fences and graze on the land.
Bandipur National Park is one of the oldest tiger reserves in India and with four rivers flowing through it, it is an area of overwhelming natural beauty, which can be experienced up close and personal at The Serai Bandipur.
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The Serai Bandipur
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