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River Tern Lodge
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Excellent place to stay with family. Beautiful scenic beauty, peaceful tourist place for spending a nice holiday,

Ala-carte food options may be included, coffee & tea may be served with better options

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

very nice experience mainly we get a positive vibe and since its safe too
it was my first experience and looking forward to visit all the properties drive to bhadra was also plesent even though i was travelling from Maharashtra Pune .

Room Tip: ask for cottage its better than loghut
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Approach to resort is scenic. Views from cottages and loghuts are amazing. If you stay in a cottage its a bit on the far end of the resort, so it could take a bit of climbing/walking to reach reception/food area. Service staff is very courteous and helpful. Food is decent. If you are looking for wild life spotting, I suggest to travel in summers. My trip was in rainy season, so never had any sightings of animals on both Boat and Jeep safaris.

Room Tip: Cottages could be far from food zone. if you want quick access to food zone and less of climbing/wal...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

I am one of the member in a group of todays 35. This is a very nice place to chill out. The river view is really awesome. Couldnt see any animals as it was raining. Food is good. Good time with water sports. Value for money.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Great place for taking a weekend break. You have mountains, water sports and the jungle safari, what else do you need? Food is good. The views from the cottages and Loghuts are simply amazing, overlooking the dam backwaters and the Chickamagalur mountain ranges. the staff is wonderful and courteous. I go there every year for the last 5 years!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

The resort was just the right place for a much needed break. Its on the bank of huge reservoir and at the edge of dense jungle...We booked a cottage and all the money spent was for sure worth it. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Food might be a problem for a north indian foodie like me...Chances of sighting any fauna in safari are very low...

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This was the first time we went out to any of the Jungle Lodges properties. I had heard a lot about the flagship Kabini resort but not much about this one at Bhadra. Frankly, I was not sure if this would turn out to be that great. But boy was I wrong.

The drive to River Tern was amazing with excellent markings and drirections towards River Tern Resort. We had absolutely no difficulty in finding the the place. It is situated on a small hill overlooking the HUGE and SWELLING Bhadra reservoir which looks great. All the cottages are beautifully made with enough privacy from the adjacent cottages that comes with a thick growth of trees all around. Every cottage comes with a great view of the reservoir and one can spend hours sitting in the balcony admiring the beauty of the place.

Staff (as is the standard at all ungle Lodges, I am told) is great. Very polite and eager to help. We were travelling with a toddler and the kitchen staff made all efforts to help us in all ways possible to cater to the needs of the little one.

Food was very nice too. Although I think a couple of dishes if added to the menu would have made it even better. I found the breakfast a little limited and not sufficient. having said that, it is not very disappointing at all and the taste makes up for everything else that may be missing.

With this visit, we are very sure to travel to another Jungle Lodges Resorts very soon.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about River Tern Lodge

Address: Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bhadra Project | Lakkavalli, Chikkamagalur 577115, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Chikkamagaluru District > Chikkamagalur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 164 Speciality Lodging in Chikkamagalur
Price Range: £149 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the Western Ghats the River tern lodge gets its name from the nearby island that attracts hundreds of river terns during the breeding season. It is located on a hillock on the edge of the Bhadra reservoir, near Lakkavali: a stone's throw away from the northern boundary of the Bhadra Tiger Reserve, in the Chikmaglur district. Chikmaglur was once a princess' dowry - and still holds the charms of a place that a king's favourite daughter once took as her dowry. Amongst all this, is a perfect place to form a whole new bond with nature. ... more   less 
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