"Serendipity - the word that best describes the arrival of my great great grandfather and his brothers, in 1830 to The Nilgiris. They, like the brothers in the Persian fairytale, The Three Princes of Serendip, had the gift of making happy discoveries by chance and Ootacamund was one of them.
Nearly ten years ago, we decided to lovingly restore some of the beautiful properties they once owned and open them as guest houses and boutique hotels, under the name SerendipityO. O is for Ooty, our home in the hills for over one hundred and seventy five years."
- Junaid Ali Sait
Picturesque Locales. Adventure. Good Cheer
SerentipityO has seven resorts under its umbrella. Each property is unique and has plenty to offer for a fabulous holiday. The history preserved in each place adds more value to your experience. Soak in the old world charm at Lymond House, wilderness at Northern Hay, good cheer at Amberina, stunning view at 180° McIver, serenity at Cassiopeia, quiet charm at Richmond and the misty mountains at Eta Carinae. Each place is located in different parts of The Nilgiris Biosphere, so you will get to experience the best of every place.
Surrounded by misty mountains on all sides, Eta Carinae is a page straight out of a fairy tale book. A babbling brook and mist draped mountains are what your eyes can feast upon all day long. A few miles away from Kotagiri, this quiet little cottage, offers you breathtaking views of valleys and ravines.Book Now
At SerendipityO, we always follow the simple but powerful rule in the words of Nelson Boswell, "Always give people more than what they expect to get." This has been our driving force. We put all our energy into providing you a memorable stay with us and in turn get energised by your satisfied smiles.
The lush green of The Nilgiri Biosphere with its abundant flora and fauna, do we have to say more?
We take a lot of care to provide a safe and secure environment to ensure you a hassle-free holiday.
We serve a tasteful combination of fresh produce, chef's expertise and lots of love!
We go an extra mile to bring that extra smile on your face!
Whether you need some quiet time or an adventurous experience, our places cater to your needs.
We have a strict 'no compromise on comfort' policy, which we adhere to stringently.
"We had a great vacation in and around Ooty. We enjoyed every moment of our stay both at Lymond House and Northern Hay. Even our visit to McIver at Coonoor for lunch was great. We liked the way your staff took care of each and every thing that we needed and made us feel at home. Your visit to meet us is appreciated. Coming across elephants and the majestic tiger on Northern Hay safari was the icing on the cake. We missed out on Amberina, we are sure we will come back for that."
“Northern Hay has given us the ultimate getaway from our city. The rich mix of English Style resorts nestled among the quiet coffee plantation is a dream. From the king size beds to the minute attention to detail, everything pleased us to the core. The safari was thrilling. The silence and the noise of the forest with such comfort of multi-cuisine food also added to the entire experience.”
"Had a nice and pleasant stay at your properties. Had an excellent and adventurous vacation. We especially loved the antique decor that adorns every corner of The Wilds at Northern Hay. Our stay at Devala too was beyond our expectations. The friendly and efficient staff made our trip more memorable."