THE SERAI, CHIKMAGLUR
- Address:Mugthihalli Post, K M Road,Chikmagalur,KarnatakaPlace:ChikmaglurCountry:IndiaZip Code:577133
The Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd. saga began in the year 1870, at the Shankara Kudege estate in Chikmagalur. Today, several eventful chapters later, with 10, 000 acres under cultivation, a wide umbrella of activity encompassing coffee exports, commodity trading and retailing, ABC finds itself in exalted company as one of the largest integrated coffee companies in Asia.
ABC tested retail waters with its first Fresh ‘n Ground outlet in 1995 and the first Café Coffee Day on Brigade Road in 1996. Thereon it has broken into a large-stride, rapid take-off run, along the way introducing another retail format - Coffee Day Xpress - and establishing a special Beverage division and a specialized R&D lab!! Presently, with over 600 cafes and outlets in India, Pakistan and Austria, ABC is already one of Asia’s top Integrated coffee companies.
Even as ABC prepares to soar, a sneak preview into future chapters of this saga will reveal plans to expand and extend into a number of other countries, as well. To emerge as one of the top 3 coffee retailing companies of the world.
Whilst the Turkish interpretation of Serai is ‘a palace of the Sultan’, the Persian version means a comfortable, accommodative place where intrepid travellers and battle-weary soldiers rested and recuperated from their rigours and travels across inhospitable terrain. 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 travails, trials and tribulations.
To describe 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.
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.
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The cottages themselves are laid out on the flanks of the central flowing water spine. Planned with utmost care, each fitted out with some of the most modern and luxurious amenities, on par with the best there is! The bathing area is a natural extension of the bedroom. Surrounded by greenery, a glass wall blurs the boundary between Nature and the interiorsThe 30 villas at The Serai are a lesson in interior design and architecture, with exquisite furnishings and views found in each. Villas are available in 3 categories: The Residence, Estate Villa, and Estate Terrace: The Residence offers 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, as well as a large pool. Estate Terrace is an elevated two-tiered villa, with views of the coffee plantation. It consists of one bedroom and a sitting room, as well as private pool and personal sun deck. Estate Villa is designed to relax, and provides a haven for tranquillity. It comprises either a private pool or a Jacuzzi, along with a gazebo, and a beautifully designed bedroom and luxurious bathroom.
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The Serai offers conference facilities for small and large groups, with a seating capacity of 120. The hotel also has a world class spa, called OMA, which physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation with a unique blend of Indian and international treatments and approaches. Activities at The Serai include: plantation walks, and sightseeing trips in and around Chikmagalur. The hotel also has an infinity pool, and an activity centre with billiards, among other things.
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The Serai is located in the midst of a coffee estate in Chikmagalur. Chikmagalur does not have an airport or railway station. The nearest railheads are at Birur, Kadur and Tarikere. Chikmagalur is 55 km from Hassan, and the nearest airport is in Bangalore, 250 km away.
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250 kms Banglore
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55 kms Hassan