The Serai as a haven to rejuvenate oneself is
an understatement! Here, in its exclusive environs, you reconnect
with yourself - physically, mentally and emotionally. Ensconced
within the embrace of nature, The Serai creates an ambience where
you will feel an innate alignment with nature, all at once transporting
you into a state of tranquility and serenity. The Serai is unique
for the fact it is luxury perfectly in tune with the fecundity
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.
Each residence presents an eclectic combination
of classic and contemporary design, global and local architecture
and material. Each has a private pool and a gazebo, constructed
with “Chapdi” - the stone indigenous to the area.
The floors inside are of rosewood - a novelty in this day &
age - and specially commissioned photographs of areas and subjects
particular to the Western Ghats adorn the walls. In keeping with
our ‘inclusive’ philosophy, over the large windows
are draped Chatais (blinds) hand woven by the physically challenged
and destitute women of rural areas. The trays and flower bowls
in the bath areas are handmade, too!
The Residence is a retreat offering refined elegance along with
exclusivity and privacy. It occupies its own private area at the
end of the central axis of the resort comprising of a master bedroom,
a second bedroom, living & dining room. One can entertain
family and friends in the private dining room and in the large
pool. You have a great view of the thick green foliage which surrounds
the coffee estate, letting you be one with nature.
An epitome of exclusivity and privacy, The Residence is set a
discreet distance away from the central axis of the resort. The
Residence is very tastefully appointed, combining local and contemporary
sensibilities. All in all, a delightful medley of luxury and verdant
Nature to entertain family and friends or indulge in private moments
of quiet contemplation.
The Estate Terrace:
Each of these two tiered villas has elevated positions with glorious
views of the coffee plantations and the surrounding greenery.
The room on the upper tier provides ample space to contemplate
the beauty of your surroundings and find inner harmony. It affords
glorious views of the paddy fields which border one part of the
estate. Below, alongside the sitting room, a private pool beckons
with a personal day bed allowing you to put the vagaries of life
behind and soak in the beauty of the world around you, whilst
the surrounding calm helps dissipate the stress and rigours of
a hectic lifestyle.
The Estate Villa:
These single-floor villas are havens of tranquility. Pick between
villas with private pools or a Jacuzzi – your own path to
relaxation. Sink into the day bed below the gazebo and enjoy the
natural beauty all around thanks to the non intrusive border between
the villas and estate.
The interiors are an elegant combination of modernity and local
architecture. Open large sliding glass doors to reveal the room’s
interiors which feature a combined living room and bedroom with
a generous view of the landscape outside. The tastefully designed
bedroom and luxurious bathroom place onus on privacy and comfort.
Activities for our guests at The Serai has been carefully designed
keeping in mind the myriad tastes of our guests.
History beckons those who visit Chikmagalur. We arrange for trips
to places in and around Chikmagalur. You could visit Belur, Halebid
or take a trip to Sringeri, even!.
Take a trek to Mullayanagiri – the highest peak in Karnataka.
And if you still feel adventurous we can arrange for adventure
sports like white water rafting, amongst others. The wildlife
sanctuary at Bhadra is within an accessible distance.
You can walk around the estate experiencing each and every aspect
nature has to offer, from tall trees to creepers and of course,
coffee. You could go for a cross country jog, too, if you so wish!
For those who would like to know a little more about coffee,
you could also visit Kudregundi – a coffee plantation of
ABCTCL, and get new, fresh perspectives on coffee!
In The Serai:
You can relax in the infinity pool or play a game of
billiards at the resort itself. And if you want a little more
exercise, cycle on the buggy track around the resort.