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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

I have been to this place in March' 15 with my family. I didn't go there with huge expectations, I just wanted to spend a weekend out of Bangalore in a quite and peaceful place. I chose this place as one of my colleague recommended it. But this place turned out to be an amazing one and beyond my expectations.... More 

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful property overlooking the Bhadra Dam and Back Waters. Will be my choice of stay anytime I go back to Bhadra Forest Reserve again. The stay is inclusive of all meals and a choice of two Safari's a day; bang for the buck at that price. Pros: Location, Comfortable Stay, Basic but Clean and Hot food, Eager to Help... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This being my second visit to this paradise on earth, one was quite impressed to see that things are only improving here unlike some places in our country which starts with a bang and then starts deteriorating as fast. Here the acco has further improved and so has the service and catering. The chefs need a spec mention for the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is about 310Kms from our house in HSR layout Bangalore to River Tern lodge. We used the NICE road avoided all the traffic and reached the place in 4hr 30mins. We were awestruck by the view of the river from the room, a huge glass window, almost was like room opened into the river. The folks at the resort... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed with my family for 2 nights between 10-12 Feb in cottage #15 & log house #5. Excellent view from the cottage & log house. Avoid cottages if you travel with kids or elderly persons. Both boat & jungle safaris are wonderful. But there was no barbeque arranged. Dinner was not satisfactory.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place cannot be better. I stayed with my family and my parents for two nights, in the cottages in the other island (you need to walk down stairs, cross a bridge, and walk up some more). Beautiful views (even from the bathroom - ask for a room with one), very calm surroundings. Great food and great service (they promptly... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First a word of caution: This place is not for people who are not very fit. One needs to walk up and down 200 steps each way every time to get to the cottages to/from reception/dining area/water activities, plus a 50-60 mtrs uphill winding walk. The log huts are slightly better for those not in good form. Also for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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 January 11, 2015

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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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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