The Serai, Chikmagalur-Karnataka


The Turkish interpretation of ‘Serai’ is ‘a palace of the Sultan’ whereas the Persian version means a comfortable, accommodative place where intrepid travellers and battle-weary soldiers rested. ‘The Serai’ is the perfect blend of both those definitions! A luxury oasis of peace and tranquility that refreshes mind and body; a well deserved respite from modern day trials and tribulations.

The Serai is unique for the fact it is luxury perfectly in tune with the richness of nature, and a one-of-a-kind destination where you will discover ‘the Lap of Luxury’ and ‘the Lap of Nature’ in the self-same instant.


  • Odyssey - The World Cuisine Restaurant 
  • Blue Sky Lounge- Open view lounge serving choicest of liquors & wines.


  • 29 independent villas

    -Estate villas with private pools
    -Estate villas with Jacuzzis
    -Estate terrace with private pool
    -The Residence-Presidential villa with private pool,
    dining room & more.



Activities at The Serai have been carefully designed keeping in mind the myriad tastes of the guests. 

  • Oma Spa: With a unique blend of Indian and international treatments and approaches, Oma is the place for physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation.  
  • Treks to Mullayanagiri – the highest peak in Karnataka with arrangements for adventure sports like white water rafting.
  • Plantation walks.
  • Infinity Pool.


The nearest international airport is in Bangalore which is 250kms from Chikmagalur.