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Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bhadra Project | Lakkavalli, Chikamagalur 577115, India
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River Tern Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip which has really awakened our interest in animals and birds. The safaris,water sports, hospitality of the staff and the stunning views are exceptional! A must do-at river tern. It will make you go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Journey - Started early from Bangalore at 7 AM, reached there by 2:30 PM Route - Bangalore - Tiptur - Lakavalli 270 KM When - 24 Jul 2014 How - Taken my Car .. (Road is OK, but my Honda City cried in few of the stretches Stay - 2 Nights, 3 Days (Missed to have Boat and Jeep Safari... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this resort on the night of Dec 31, 2014 along with my family and had a wonderful time. The resort is sorrounded by Bhadra reservoir around three sides and hence all rooms (loghuts and cottages) are facing water body. All the rooms are priced same though cottages are much bigger as compared to loghuts. Though we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there just after New Year's day to beat the rush and were pleasantly surprised to see the resort fully booked. We stayed there for 1 night and our stay was quite & peaceful except for few interference by the lizards. The jeep safari gave us a good feel of the denseness of the forest - not much sighting.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideally one should stay for two days enjoying the idle day time watching the vast waterbody. The Lake, the boat ride and the jeep rides are things one will not forget easily. Things that can be improved: 1. Approach roads and direction to Bhadra are inadequate. This makes the drive, literally the only way one can get to Bhadra, frustrating.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and very friendly staff. Pretty keen eyes for the naturalists, jeep and boat drivers. Price is slightly on the higher side. If there weren't lizards in the room, I would've given a 5 for all the questions ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited River Tern lodge for the 2nd time and would rate my first trip being better than the 2nd one. If your trip is primarily for wildlife sighting, I would recommend Kabini Jungle Lodge over this place as chances of sightings are higher and is also run more professionally. Food was ordinary. We traveled as 2 families totaling 8... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights @ the River Tern Lodge last month. The location is fantastic overlooking the Bhadra reservoir and the property is spread across 2 islands connected by a bridge. The rooms could do with better maintenance as they seem a bit run down but they are clean and functional. The staff is courteous but can get better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in for two nights, the location is amazing and so are the people but if you are determined to do everything that they offer (the safari and the boating)both the nights then there is no point in choosing a room with breathtaking view!. The safari was nice (if you have been on others then you should pray for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, Excellent service and wonderful staff. A perfect family outing. Spending 2 nights would be best to fully explore the place. On a minor but not a serious note, it could be best if the tour guides could play more active and informative role to engage the visitors during safari and boat rides.

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Address: Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bhadra Project | Lakkavalli, Chikamagalur 577115, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Chikamagalur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
River Tern Lodge India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur

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