Hi Friends, Recently I was selected by a social-media company Skreem, for two nights and three days, Experiential Bloggers Retreat at Serai Chikmagalur Resorts. Please Click here to know more about Skreem and the project. Chikmagalur is home to the very first coffee plantations of India. The Serai Resorts is 250 kms away from Bangalore.
Travel Day June 27th:
All the bloggers selected for serai, were asked to assemble at Hebbal bus stop or CCD Square, Lavelle road by 7 am. We had to pick few bloggers travelling from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Delayed flights and shuttling was a experience on its own.
We were bit behind schedule, by the time we boarded and finished burger breakfast it was almost 11.30 am. 3 hour scheduled travel ended up being 7 hours travel, by the time we reached serai it was almost 5.30 pm.
Chocolate based Cold Coffee Welcome Drink
All of us were greeted traditional Indian way with fresh jasmine flowers and kumkum. We were guided to Bluesky Lounge to relax and enjoy some hot coffee and cold coffee, along with refreshments before heading to our villas.
That hot filter coffee served to us was so heavenly...
Traditionally filter coffee was served in brass tumbler, happy to see these traditions are followed at serai...😎
Chilly Bajji, Masala Vada, Samosas and bread sandwiches were so filling...
ABOUT SERAI CHIKMAGALUR:
Enter the world of coffee where lush green plantations fill miles of open land, where sprawling historical ruins hold hidden secrets, where entrancing temples beckon from dynasties of yore – welcomes you to Coffee Country!
When it comes to making memories, nothing comes close to Serai Chikmagalur. Enjoying a sip of delicious homegrown coffee, taking a dip in own private pool or just take a brisk walk around the plantations for an adventure like no other.
ESTATE VILLA WITH JACUZZI
Make the most of your time under water and above the land. Stay at the estate villa that comes with a relaxing Jacuzzi to help you unwind.
ESTATE VILLA WITH POOL
Walk into your single-floored villa, with the undulating plantations as your back garden. Large glass doors and windows allow the sunshine to slant into your subtly sophisticated living area, straight out to your private pool.
Elegance is felt at every inch of this two-tiered villa. Enjoy the view of majestic trees, ferns, plantations and paddy fields from your balcony.
Like a red carpet, the waterside walkway leads to the Residence. It’s exclusive, expansive and enchanting at the same time. It comes with designer bedrooms, separate living and dining spaces as well as a private pool.
Offers wide range of multi cuisine delicacies, the buffet spread had decent selection of Continental and Indian Cuisine
BLUE SKY LOUNGE
Coffee country’s most exquisite lounge bar. Must try are coffee cocktails and starters.
Signature therapy is the coffee cure. Coffee bean oil gently massaged into your back and feet, A famed anti-oxidant which is terrific for your skin, soothing aromas send your senses a tingle. One massage or one scrub - and you’re a coffee addict for life.
For More Info Visit: http://www.theserai.in/
I was hosted at the estate villa with pool, single-floored villa, with the undulating plantations as back garden. Large glass doors and windows allow the sunshine to slant into subtly sophisticated living area, straight out to our private pool. Every corner looked picture perfect, I was living the dream.
We took a short stroll around the property and headed to our allocated villas, We were asked to assemble back at the blue sky for cocktails and conversations with Dr. Pradeep Kenjige, who is well traveled person, knows extensively about coffee and heads the R&D for coffee day. Our conversation with Dr. Pradeep was amazing, we got to know more indepth all about the coffee and different blends of coffee's that people around the world prefer.
Dr. Pradeep Kenjige
(Vice President, R&D Division Coffee Day)
Cocktails and Starters
Beer Batter Fish
I throughly enjoyed the cocktails and conversation with Dr.Pradeep. It was almost 10 pm we headed for dinner at Odyssey, Where i indulged in some kababs, naans and soup and called it a night...
Dinner at Odyssey
Stay tuned for day 2 and 3...😊