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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was on my must visit place list for a long time. So finally got the chance to visit this place on my Wedding anniversary. A place that was totally worth all the wait. This is a place that makes you fall in love with the Nature and appreciate the beauty that our country has to offer. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a regular visitor to jlr kabini and k gudi since 18 years the experience in river tern was same except for not liking distance from cottage 11 12 13 14 to gol ghar and reception as it is very far. Other wise jlr is the best for there services like safari stay and great food...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we group of 5 people started our journey from Bangalore to this place. Good decision to start early in the night we reached the place @ 9 am even our check in is from 12.30 there is good water sports in the property, we enjoyed playing from kayaking,Trampling,Jetski,and Seesaw, in water it was wonderful and safe one of our friend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You should visit this place for the wild and secluded nature of this property. We took cottages, which are new and you have to cross a hanging bridge to another island. Which makes it 10min walk every time you want to come to reception, food and other activities. But the for the view you get from those cottages it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is located near Bhadra dam. The location was incredible. Boat safari was out of the world. Jeep safari was also good. We were able to see the river tern birds which can’t be seen during monsoon season I guess. Overall stay and food was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, nice, clean cottages, nice view, great food and closeness to nature - what else could we have asked for? The boat safari takes the cake in our stay at the JLR at Bhadra. When the boat stops in the backwaters with wild animals nearby and all one hears is nature's sound: time stops there! It is pure magic!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a day's stay at River Tern Lodge on 1st of May 2015. The location is something which cannot be described in simple words. It is simply beyond serene. Badra River with its amazing islands looks like Heaven on earth. The hospitality of the staffs are very pleasant and customer centric. The rooms were perfectly clean and most importantly,... More 

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottages at River Tern Lodge were very nice. The entire staff was polite and courteous -please keep it up. The experience was very refreshing and pleasant. The only suggesion I have for the folks at River Tern Lodge is to give a number to reach at (keep business cards like how other hotels keep) since there are no phones... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, recently went for a trip with family to the River Tern Lodge, the facilities and the tours are excellent and the staff, very courteous and helpful. The food served was excellent though the spread could have been a little more than what was available. The safari trips, particularly the boat safari was very fruitful for the many sightings we... More 

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