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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a couple of nights at River Tern in September this year. The image that stays with me is the view from the room - backwaters of the dam, hills and forests in the distance, the mist rolling in and out, and the "sound" of water below our cottage. If you want a eco-friendly escape from the hustle... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the cottages across the bridge on the island. Awesome views of the Bhadra reservoir and dam from the room balcony. As usual jungle lodges resort met all the expectations set from my previous visits. The walk from reception to the cottage is worth the breath taking views of reservior , the dam and of course the jungle!!. Luxury... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth a visit for its breathtaking view from the resort.if we stand in the balcony of the cottage the only noise you hear other than the chirping of birds is of the movement of waves of the water surrounding you! and the view the river bhadra. At 4:00 pm we were scheduled for Jeep safari - (open,... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views of the Bhadra backwaters and serene atmosphere. The Verdant forest and brimming waters showcased mother nature at her best. The food was very good and staff hospitable. The jeep safari into the Tiger Reserve was extensive but uneventful. Few sightings of Gaur, Monitor Lizard, Wild Boar & lots of spotted deer. The motor Boat safari was pleasant. Due... More

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the fifth JLR property that we are visiting (BR Hills, Kabini, Kali River Camp and Bannerghatta being the others). Our experience was consistently good as with all JLR resorts - great service, knowledgeable naturalists, good food and nature / wildlife at its best!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during the Dussera Weekend. We had booked a Cottage. The booking can be done online through the Jungle Lodges website which easy and hassle free. One can select Cottage or Log Huts. The Cottages are on a small island connected with the mainland.by a cute little green bridge. The roads from Bangalore to River Tern are more or less... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to be..visited in october. Reservoir was full to its brim, converting the cottage location into an island. Only disadvantage of going in winter is that you cant spot much of the wild animals either in the jungle safari or the boat safari, which by the way was excellent. Boat safari was the highlight of the stay. Would love... More

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

At about 300kms from Bangalore, River Tern is not that far off to experience a really relaxing time, a huge lake (backwaters of Bhadra river dam) and a thick jungle to add that extra drama to your stay. the kids loved the place for the water based activities and overall it was a great family time. the food is about... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to note that there are no other resorts in or around this place, and has unique proposition of being the nesting grounds for Birds...I would be planning my next trip here to match the nesting season...and affirm all the good reviews this place has got so far.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the second best (first being Kabini) properties so far that I have visited of the Jungle Lodges and Resorts (Other two being Bandipur and Kabini) .. The best experience was the super awesome breeze on the bridge leading to the island where our cottage was located.. and the island cottage in itself gave a perfect "being in the... More

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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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