Ten-Second Takeaway

Lush green plantations, private pools in each villa, unparalleled views of the Western Ghats and coffee straight from bean to cup. What’s not to love about the luxurious The Serai?

Live It Up

the serai villa rooms at chikmagalur

Source: The Serai

Ok, let’s face the truth. Everyone deserves and wants some pampering. Tapping into that hedonistic trait we have, The Serai is all about indulgence. From the fact that they only have villas to the dominating swimming pool that welcomes you from the main club house space, you’re in for a real treat. The most basic {as if!} accommodation is the Estate Villa with a relaxing Jacuzzi to unwind in. Step it up a notch in the Estate Villa with pool and waltz straight from your single-storeyed villa to the plantations in your backyard or roll through the glass doors that open onto the private pool. Ideal for a larger group or family, opt for the Estate Terrace which has two floors and a majestic view of the seemingly unending plantations on one side, paddy field on another and the forest on the third. Needless to say, the swimming pool usually is more tempting than the vista!

Lap Of Luxury

The crowning glory though is The Residence. Oh! How we could stay here forever. A water-walkway, like a red carpet, leads the way to a chic and modern villa that comes with separate bedrooms, dining spaces and living area. When you wake up, you’ll feel you’ve woken up on an episode of MTV Cribs! But the aroma of freshly brewed coffee will bring you to reality…only to give you another high though!

Caffeine Kick

the serai spa oma in chikmagalur

Source: The Serai

Once you’re done feeling like a celebrity in your villas, meander around to their bar, located at the top-most floor of the luxury resort. But no matter what your poison is, it’s really the surrounding that will get you inebriated most. Odyssey is the multi-cuisine restaurant, and the buffet, featuring dishes from across the globe as well as local favourites, saves you the hassle of choosing from a menu. Finish off your meal {every meal, in fact} with a strong cup of filter coffee. Then head on to the Oma Spa and without thinking, ask for the signature therapy – Coffee Cure. An anti-oxidant, the coffee beans will leave your skin soft, supple and even helps tighten it. Apparently, it can even trim you down if you do it often enough!

Plantation Life

Still want more out of your holiday? Fear not! There’s nature trails, both guided and without, through the Bababudangiri range to give you that thrill. Archery, bird watching, plantation walks and even a coffee bean-to-cup session can be arranged when there.


If you’re there with your significant other and want to up the romance, ask for the Couple’s Getaway. It’s really super special. In fact, we’ll volunteer to be your SO in case you’re still single!

Where: The Serai Chikmagalur, Mugthihalli Post, K M Road, Chikmagalur

Price: INR 17,000 upwards a night

Contact: 080 40012200

Find out more about them here. Follow them on Facebook here.