The Serai, 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.
And because it rubs shoulders with the National Park, it provides for an experience quite unlike anything you've ever experienced. It isn't uncommon to hear the calls of animals and the trumpeting of elephants as they pass by the resort. Moreover, they aim to enhance the experience in just a little while; when they hope animals will stop by at the water-hole and salt lick that's right within the resort itself.
Among other things, the resort 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 its 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.
The Residence: The Residence is a villa in its own right. Tastefully appointed and carefully designed, it is that just right fusion of privacy and a fantastic view. The Residence has a vast living room cum bedroom, with separate bathing and dressing areas. In front, a flight of stairs leads to its own terrace with an amazing view of the forest and hills, and even a massive daybed to sink into. King of all you survey! Even if only for one day.
Jungle safari: Jungle safaris into the tourism zone of the Bandipur National Park, accompanied by a trained naturalist, are conducted twice a day through Jungle Lodges and Resorts, Bandipur.
Nature walks:Venture out with a trained naturalist, whose keen eye will point out different pugmarks, spoor, ferns, trails and other interesting aspects of wild living, that a city-dweller would find fascinating.
Bonfires: Get around a crackling bonfire and trade stories and drinks - under a starlit sky.
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