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The Serai Chikmagalur



Location: The Serai is a luxury oasis and a destination resort situated in a coffee estate at 7 kms from Chikmagalur, Karnataka and Approximately 250 kms from Bangalore.

About: The Serai is part of the Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company, which has 10,000 acres of coffee cultivation in and around Chikmagalur. The resort is set amidst 70 acres of coffee plantation and boasts a built up area spread around 7 acres.


Chikmagalur is a district in Karnataka where coffee was first cultivated in India. Rivers like Tunga and Bhadra have their sources in the mountains here which are part of the Western Ghats. Chikmagalur district also contains Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka. The hill stations, the waterfalls, the historical temples and the wildlife sanctuaries make this region a tourist attraction.



There are 29 Independent Villas


The Residence: 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 You can entertain your family and friends in the private dining room and or in the large pool. Have a great view of the thick green foliage which surrounds the coffee estate, letting you be one with nature.

The Estate Terrace: The two tiered villa has an elevated position with views of the coffee plantations and the surrounding greenery. Room has ample space and a private pool.

The Estate Villa: The villas which have a private pool with a gazebo provide space to contemplate the beauty of life and find inner harmony.


  • Spa

  • Lounge Bar and Restaurant

  • Conference facilities for small and large groups, with a capacity of seating of a 120.

  • Recreation and Activities

How To Reach:


Road: Chickmagalur is reachable by road from Bangalore (240 km). Bus journey takes 5.5 hrs either via Kadur (NH206) or Hassan (NH48). Mangalore is 170 km away.

Rail: Train journey takes almost 3 to 3.5 hrs (till Kadur). As of now there is no direct connectivity by train (Rail line between Kadur and Chikmagalur is under construction), One need to alight at Kadur and take bus to Chikmagalur for (40 km) 45 minutes.

Air: Chikmagalaur is connected by air to Bangalore (240 km) and Mangalore (170 km).

Sightseeing around Chikmagalur:

Kemmangundi: 55 km north of Chikmagalur; height of 1,434 meters; thick forests and a salubrious climate through the year.

Mullayanagiri: 16 km from Chikmagalur; 1930 meters above sea level; tallest peak in Karnataka

Datta Peetha (Baba Budan Giri): North of Chikmagalur; has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.

Manikyadhara Falls: Manikyadhara Falls is a waterfall near Datta Peetha.

Kallathigiri Falls: 10 km from Kemmangundi; also known as Kalahasti falls; 122 meters high

Hebbe Falls: 10 km from Kemmangundi; 168 meters high; Two-stage cascade forming Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls).

Sringeri: 90 km west of Chikmagalur, on the banks of Tunga; Vedic Peetha established by Sri Adi Shankara, exponent of the Advaita philosophy in 9th Century A.D.;

Horanadu: 100 km southwest of Chikmagalur; has an ancient Annapoorneshwari Temple

Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Dargah: On the Baba Budan Giri; Imam Dattatreya Peetha venerated by the Hindus and the Muslims alike

Amritapura: 67 km north of Chikmagalur; known for the Amritheshwara temple built in 1196 A.D by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka

Belavadi: 29 km southeast of Chikmagalur, 10 km north west of Halebidu; famous for ornate temple of Veeranarayana temple and the Udbhava Ganapathi temple

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: 495 sq.km wildlife sanctuary and Project Tiger reserve; the huge reservoir with rich birdlife

Halebid and Belur: Located between Hassan and Chikmagalur, a Set of ancient temples visited by guests to marvel at the hoysala era architecture of the temples.

Tariff :


(Per night on European Plan)

Estate Villas – Rs. 10555 + taxes
Estate Terraces – Rs. 14573 + taxes
The Residence – Rs. 40000 + taxes

The above includes

  • European Plan - Only Room included.

  • Welcome Drink on arrival.

  • Complimentary fruit basket & cookies in the room once during the entire stay.

  • One session of guided plantation walk within the resort plantation.

a) Terms and conditions apply.
b) The above rates are not valid during the period of 23rd Dec' 10 - 02nd Jan' 11
c) Check in – 2:00 P.M. & Check out - 12 Noon.
d) Our Reservation Hrs is between 0930 – 1800 hrs (Monday – Saturday)
e) Rates are subject to change without prior notice.


2 Nights / 3 Days Package




Estate Pool villas or  Estate Jacuzzi Villa (Pvt. Pool or Jacuzzi with bed room & sit out)



Estate Terrace (Pvt. Pool with sitting room bed room & sit out)



3 Nights / 4 Days Package




Estate Pool villas or  Estate Jacuzzi Villa (Pvt. Pool or Jacuzzi with bed room &sit out)



Estate Terrace (Pvt. Pool with sitting room bed room & sit out)



The above includes

  • Welcome Drink on arrival

  • Accomodation (Double occupancy)

  • American Plan - All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

  • Complimentary fruit basket & cookies in the room once during the entire stay

a) Terms and conditions apply
b) Extra child between 5 to 10 years - Rs. 2000/- per night
c) Extra person above 10 years - Rs.3000/- per night
d) Check in - 2:00 p.m & Check out - 12 Noon
e) The above rates valid only during 16th Sept' 10 - 22nd Dec' 10 & 03rd Jan' 11 - 31st Mar' 11
f) Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

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