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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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is very nice, the food is delicious, the location is fantastic, the rooms are lovely! The birding is very good even on the resort premises. Do not miss the boat ride - great views and good birding! The Osprey sighting was our highlight! Do the boat ride in the evening and the Jungle safari in the morning. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third trip to River Tern Lodge and the experience was as fullfilling as ever. This time we opted to stay in a cottage (instead of a log hut) for the sake of a different experience. They have 10 log huts and 15 cottages - all cottages are on the far end of the resort (on another island)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best of all JLR properties in terms of location. All rooms have a stunning view of the reservoir. Some rooms are a long walk away from the reception (5 mins+). Do not go in the rainy season as it rains very very heavily and no animals stray out of their dens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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 February 1, 2015

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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