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River Tern Lodge

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Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bhadra Project | Lakkavalli, Chikamagalur 577115, India
River Tern Lodge

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in a group last weekend. Booked online and got a small discount. Didn't have much idea about the place other than the explanation in website and the phone at lodge was not reachable. The place is bit interior and is really well maintained. We had a look at both loghut and cottage and cottages are lot better as... More 

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your response. We agree that it was raining a lot and will infact be raining for the next three months. It is challenge for us to continue operating in such heavy rains and we shall strive to make your experience better in the future trips. Please make a trip again, later in the year as sightings... More 

Pleasanton, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very great time at River tern. The resort had a great view and the activities were fun. Food were good and ever smiling helpers... We have already decided to go again the next year... I strongly recommend this place for those who have not tried..

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Thanks for visited our Resort. Kindly visit again. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view, great property, great hospitality, great activities....... just awesome! This property is merely 275km from Bangalore...... a 5 hour easy drive with good NH and SH (max Rs 100 toll) end to end Pre-monsoon, winters would be a good time Cottages (esp room 16,17, 18) will offer good view of water Boat safari can throw pleasant surprises with more... More 

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My expectations from Jungle Lodges were not very high, given that it was owned by the Govt. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Well maintained property, polite and caring staff, responsible use of resources, respect for wildlife - everything at River Tern Lodge was excellent.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boat safari is good, got to see the leopards. Good place for Kayaking too. Good options for water sports overall. Food is very average. It was too spicy also. As compared to Kabini River Lodge, room quality is not that good. Also the campus area is smaller and therefore not much space for walk. So overall a good experience, but... More 

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Bengalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hospitality - Excellent, Staff is courteous and helpful Food - Don't expect great cuisines. It was ordinary but it can't replace the joy, rich experience that comes with this place Place - Kids friendly, Sr. Citizen friendly. The resort is located on the banks of Bhadra reservoir. To see Rivertern birds and relate to the thousand stories is amazing. This... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the bhadra reservoir , it's gives quite an unique experience . Since the dam is govt property no other private resort is there anywhere near it's vicinity , so for all aspects this is quite an unique place . Recommend for a 2 day stay Positives : good food , great staff (like in all jungle lodges ),... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first experience of Jungle Lodges & Resorts. Pleasantly surprised seeing such professionalism from a government company. The property is quite beautiful, fantastic views from the cottages, simple but excellent food, very courteous & helpful staff. Both safaris (jeep & boat) have their own charm. Spotted several birds, deer, bison. Got lucky & spotted a group of elephants... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to a jungle resort for the first time, it was a great experience. Resort staff were very courteous and friendly. Animal sighting was rare, however the Jeep and Boat safari are good. Must place to visit.

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Thank you very much for choosing River Tern Lodge. Kindly visit again. More 

Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is blessed with nature's beauty in abundance. The Bhadra river on one side and the forest on the other, makes it so unique and a great experience. It was the breeding season of River terns and my daughter loved seeing the chicks and the numerous birds and wildlife during the boat ride. The safari in the morning was... More 

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