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The Serai Bandipur

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
International cuisine
View from room
Body treatments, body wraps, body scrubs, facials

Overview of The Serai Bandipur

The Serai Bandipur

5.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Kaniyanpura Village, Mangala Post, Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur, Gundlupet, Karnataka, 571126

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMudumalai National Park16 min drive
  • Popular LocationNeedle Rock View Point41 min drive
  • Popular LocationHimavad Gopalaswamy Temple80 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Gundlupet, The Serai Bandipur is in a rural area. Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai National Park.

What's nearby

  • Bandipur National Park - 7 min drive
  • Mudumalai National Park - 16 min drive
  • Needle Rock View Point - 41 min drive
  • Raj Bhavan - 57 min drive
  • Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple - 80 min drive

Getting around

  • Ooty Udhagamandalam Station - 55 min drive


  • Pugmark Restaurant - JLR - 15 min drive
  • Safari Garden Restaurant - 27 min drive
  • Navaruchi Veg Restaurant - 27 min drive
  • Priya Snacks - 27 min drive
  • Indira Mess - 27 min drive

About this property

The Serai Bandipur

5-star luxury resort in a rural location
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a return airport shuttle and a poolside bar at The Serai Bandipur. Indulge in a body treatment, a massage and a body wrap at Oma, the on-site spa. The on-site restaurant, Sanctuary, features international cuisine. In addition to a terrace and a garden, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, smoke-free property and tour/ticket information
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk and newspapers in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, bar and helpful staff
Room features
All 24 rooms boast comforts, such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches, such as separate sitting areas and dressing gowns.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Balconies, separate sitting areas and fridges


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Moyar's edge
  • Sanctuary

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court

Family friendly

  • Fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Library
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • A meeting room
  • Business centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 3540.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 3540.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Serai Bandipur Hotel
Serai Bandipur Resort Gundlupet
The Serai Bandipur Karnataka
Serai Bandipur Gundlupet
Serai Banpur Resort Gundlupet
The Serai Bandipur Resort
The Serai Bandipur Gundlupet
The Serai Bandipur Resort Gundlupet

Frequently asked questions

Does The Serai Bandipur have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 31 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 5 Apr 2023 start from ₹19,530.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Serai Bandipur pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Serai Bandipur?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Serai Bandipur?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 2 PM.

What time is check-out at The Serai Bandipur?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Does The Serai Bandipur provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is The Serai Bandipur located?

Situated in a rural location, this luxury resort is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Bandipur National Park and 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from Mudumalai National Park. Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple and Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church are also within 25 miles (40 km).




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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Get lost
It is easy to get lost here (literally and figuratively) as you're in middle of the great wilderness with pretty poor cellular connectivity, hence always better to carry a book. (A loaded iPad if you don't read.) The above two applies only if you don't walk and explore the forest you choose to be in. Great place for families coz kids have more than enough area to run around and explore. Spacious rooms (and bathrooms) mean they can continue running around indoor as well. Pros: Location. This is quite a dichotomy coz there's actually nothing to do in or around the property other than to immerse in the forest. Cons: If you are like me, you would have wished for the restaurant rates to be a bit more tame. Or for a Zomato/Swiggy delivery.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is amazing. The cottages are huge and beautiful. Staff is very polite and helpful. Food is great. Sometime you can see some deers from your balcony. Very big property. I would definitely recommend this property.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was 2days stay with the Kid , staff are very friendly and resort is well maintained. Front Office : Office Manager Nixon was very helpful . Since we were the only booking other than a large group that has booked rest of resort , he arranged for safari in an open jeep safari just for us. Restaurant: Staff Madesh and NagShetty were very accommodative with the kid , provided us with the items that were not on the menu but asked by the kid.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
Like: Great infinity pool. Dislike: they begrudged me packing up (taking home) an empty (small) glass cookie jar which I had refilled with almonds for my 9yr old to eat on the 5 hour drive back home - they stopped me post checkout & confiscated said amenity - beyond petty when considered in context of the 2 courtyard rooms costing rs.18-24k each I had booked 🙄
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely property. Allthough a bit inconvienient if you want to do the safari given the location, the main safari point is about 45 mins drive up and back all the way with not very good roads
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very serene and relaxing . Friendly and attentive staff
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent stay, beautiful nature walk, tasty food
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020