If you want to experience the best of what Chikmagalur has to offer, then try out the curated experiences services that are offered by The Serai, Chikmagalur. You are never short of things to do in Chikmagalur and you will feel energetic and inspired by the beauty that Chikmagalur has to offer.
You can also stay at the resort and experience the things that resort offers you even though it does not include you to take a walk/explore the beautiful city of Chikmagalur.
Families staying here can choose the experiences that are specially curated for kids and adults who wish to experience a safe and friendly environment. The Serai, Family experience provided here include
- Coffee Plantation Walk:
The duration of the coffee plantation walk at The Serai is around 1 hour and this family experience is a must to know how the coffee plantations originated in Chikmagalur and how the growth happened and is now one of the largest coffee producing places in the state of Karnataka. You can learn more about cacao, coffee beans and how they are grown, harvested and taken for production of coffee at The Serai.
- A Journey from Bean to Cup: After the plantation tour, you are in for the next step of coffee production where you would witness the journey of the bean from plantation to the cup. The Journey begins with a tour of how the beans are cured of the coffee fruit and you are taken to the roasting units which is where you can witness and also experience the aroma of fresh coffee beans being roasted. Enjoy the sip of fresh coffee which you had just witnessed being roasted at The Bar in The Serai, which will be an exhilarating experience if you are a coffee addict. The entire journey will be educational for your kids who will learn the complete process of coffee production. The time taken for the tour of The Journey to Bean to the Cup is around 3 hours.
- Kid Chefs: An exciting way where you can know the capability and interesting activity of your kid where The Serai, teaches them simple culinary dishes with fun and safe cooking surrounding. The kids learning here in addition to cooking skill will learn a little bit of Maths and vocabulary of some of the dishes here which will, in turn, make them a good cook later on. The duration of the Kid Chef activity is 1 hour and it will be an interactive session.
A wildlife enthusiast can also take a special tour from The Serai where he will be in for a treat, as Chikmagalur lies in the Western Ghats region. The area has a lot of flora and fauna and with the help of The Serai, curated experiences you can learn more about the animals/birds and trees of Chikmagalur.
Mountain Bike Trail Are you a fan of cycling (biking) then the experience of Mountain Bike Trail (MBT) is curated for the cycling enthusiasts. No matter if you are an amateur or a professional, you are welcome to MBT where The Serai, offers you an exceptional view of Chikmagalur. The duration of the trail is around 2 hours and you can expect to cover around 15-20km of the trail road covering some of the scenic places of Chikmagalur.
Mullayanagiri Trek: For the hike/trekking enthusiasts, a trek to Mullayanagiri is worth it. It is one of the highest peaks in the state of Karnataka which is situated around 1,930m above sea level and offers picturesque views of Chikmagalur district. The duration takes around half of the day where you can either choose to trek from the base or take a vehicle until stipulated area or trek the rest of the journey. However, if you are adventurous then this is a must to-do-activity when you are at The Serai, Chikmagalur.
Bird watching: Explore drongos, parakeets, minivets, golden orioles and more of the birds at the forests of Chikmagalur and take photographs of the same. The forests of Chikmagalur are home to over 100 species of birds which can easily be spotted during the guided tour and you can take photographs of them.
If you want to experience a nice day in the resort you can also do the same by utilizing the in house activities that The Serai provides.
Yoga: You can try the in house Yoga classes provided by The Serai which is conducted all days of the week by a certified Yoga Instructor. The duration of Yoga is 1 hour and you need to register beforehand to be a part of the group.
SPA: Oma Spa at The Serai where the name is derived from Sanskrit word of Oma which means life-giver. True to its name, a therapeutic session at Oma Spa provides a fresh life with a sense of rejuvenated body. The spa is based on holistic and natural therapies which make one feel stress-free after sessions.