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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Bangalore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Any visit to the Bhadra River Project is not complete unless you go to this exceptionally beautiful resort run by the Karnataka Government establishment called Jungle Resorts and Lodges. Located on nearly the opposite side of the Dam (probably in the Chikmagalore District side of the reservoir) this resort is a place packed with activities to keep you occupied the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was very clean and the view was facing the reservoir. From here you would almost see nature at its best! the food was great with more options than i had anticipated. Ppl are hospitable and the guided safari was very exciting.

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Dear Guest, I am extremely happy to note that you had a great time at the resort and enjoyed the food and hospitality of our staff. Thanks for staying at our resort, your review is much appreciated. Please make another visit soon. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went in a group last weekend. Booked online and got a small discount. Didn't have much idea about the place other than the explanation in website and the phone at lodge was not reachable. The place is bit interior and is really well maintained. We had a look at both loghut and cottage and cottages are lot better as... More 

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JungleLodgesResorts, Guest Relations Manager at River Tern Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your response. We agree that it was raining a lot and will infact be raining for the next three months. It is challenge for us to continue operating in such heavy rains and we shall strive to make your experience better in the future trips. Please make a trip again, later in the year as sightings... More 

Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a very great time at River tern. The resort had a great view and the activities were fun. Food were good and ever smiling helpers... We have already decided to go again the next year... I strongly recommend this place for those who have not tried..

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Thanks for visited our Resort. Kindly visit again. More 

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

Great view, great property, great hospitality, great activities....... just awesome! This property is merely 275km from Bangalore...... a 5 hour easy drive with good NH and SH (max Rs 100 toll) end to end Pre-monsoon, winters would be a good time Cottages (esp room 16,17, 18) will offer good view of water Boat safari can throw pleasant surprises with more... More 

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Bangalore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My expectations from Jungle Lodges were not very high, given that it was owned by the Govt. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Well maintained property, polite and caring staff, responsible use of resources, respect for wildlife - everything at River Tern Lodge was excellent.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Boat safari is good, got to see the leopards. Good place for Kayaking too. Good options for water sports overall. Food is very average. It was too spicy also. As compared to Kabini River Lodge, room quality is not that good. Also the campus area is smaller and therefore not much space for walk. So overall a good experience, but... More 

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Bengalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Hospitality - Excellent, Staff is courteous and helpful Food - Don't expect great cuisines. It was ordinary but it can't replace the joy, rich experience that comes with this place Place - Kids friendly, Sr. Citizen friendly. The resort is located on the banks of Bhadra reservoir. To see Rivertern birds and relate to the thousand stories is amazing. This... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Located on the bhadra reservoir , it's gives quite an unique experience . Since the dam is govt property no other private resort is there anywhere near it's vicinity , so for all aspects this is quite an unique place . Recommend for a 2 day stay Positives : good food , great staff (like in all jungle lodges ),... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was our first experience of Jungle Lodges & Resorts. Pleasantly surprised seeing such professionalism from a government company. The property is quite beautiful, fantastic views from the cottages, simple but excellent food, very courteous & helpful staff. Both safaris (jeep & boat) have their own charm. Spotted several birds, deer, bison. Got lucky & spotted a group of elephants... More 

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