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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vaniyambadi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed at the RTL in end Nov 14. The Bhadra reservoir had nearly reached its full level of 186 feet. Lucky to be given the last cottage in the second island - the balcony provided a great view of the expanse of pristine water and the background forested hills. Sitting out here in the later hours of the night, one... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the JLR-River Tern and it was a totally refreshing experience. The picturesque landscape combined with the great hospitality of the JLR staff makes me want to visit this place again. Food-great, location - excellent, rooms - excellent, staff - very courteous.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the end of July 2014. For a nature lover this place is precisely what the doctor ordered. The cottages are stunning. So is the view from the cottages and the view from around the property. Food is excellent and is served with great warmth by the staff. We had some special requests regarding the food and those... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very rustic,natural and scenic.Wonderfully designed log cottages in keeping with the natural landscape.We had a good experience except for a large number of lizards that hang over your head - if you are not a lizard person, this is'nt a place for you! The food was good and staff very friendly and polite.Overall a good experience with very scenic room... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Bhadra specially River Tern Lodge (JLR) had always been a long awaited plan.On reaching the lodge overwhelmed us to extend our stay .The Lodge merges with the surroundings,exotic ambiance,breathtaking views of the Bhadra Reserveour and the Bhadra Range takes one to paradise.Lovely cottages with effecient housekeeping.The sound of birds and the water hitting the banks. Good food and most... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The nature around the lodge is very beautiful. Accommodation in the hill and the river surrounding the hill is very nice. The wire bridge between the hills to pass the river is memorable. It is beautiful place for the nature lovers. Food is also very good and tasty.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not too difficult to look for them on the website, though it doesn't tell you how the property is. We travelled from Bangalore by the car few weeks back. The road is really nice if you take the Mangalore-Bangalore highway till chikmagalur. After that there are 2 different routes towards the property. The last 15kms towards the property is... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the resort makes all the difference. Situated right at the edge of the lakvalli dam every room has an amazing view of the backwaters and numerous islands. The jeep and boat safaris are excellent.water sports is the icing on the cake.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the Diwali weekend at the JLR's River Tern Lodge. We stayed in the cottage on 'the Island'. The location is fantastic, with the dam on one side and the Bhadra river flowing majestically by, on the other. The entire property has been built with utmost thought for the environment.Only the roofs of the cottages are (barely)visible from outside... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us picked this resort based on one of our friends recommendation. Online reservation was smooth and e-mail response for any questions was quick. The property is reasonably isolated. View from any room is serene and breathtaking. You are right in the reservoir and post-monsoon the reservoir is full. Pictures can't do justice to how you feel when you... 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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