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River Tern Lodge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed recently in River Tern Jungle Lodges for 1 night and found the log cottage to be of good quality, maintenance and layouts. Looking from the Balcony, one can see beautiful misty Dam in the green mountainous background. Drizzle and breeze will make one relish calm confluence with nature. The attention of the staff, especially the restaurant staff are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The River Tern Lodge is probably in one of the best locations in all of Karnataka. It looks over the Lakkavalli Dam on one side and the Bhadra Tiger Reserve on the other. Every view outside your door/window/balcony is stunning beyond imagination. The staff members are mostly from villages around there, so its wonderful to interact with them and chat... More 

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have been to a JLR property before, this is no different in terms of the rooms, service, very helpful staff, safaris etc. In terms of the location of the property and the view each room offers; it is unique. All rooms overlook the Bhadra and it is simply breathtaking. We went in the middle of the monsoon so... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. It is great to know that you had a memorable experience at the resort. Please make another visit soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on a Saturday and it was one the best places we have ever been to till now. As soon as we entered the room, the view we saw was breathtaking. We couldn't take our eyes off it for few minutes. Next was the plan for each day including, safari, kayaking, campfire and more. Also the food... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Wonderful location. The rooms have a view of the reservoir. Lots of nature. Great activities - The boat safari and jeep safari are good. Excellent service. Every person at the resort is very courteous and helpful.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your experience,  We are grateful for your wonderful words of appreciation. Please make another visit soon. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This was the second time I visited the resort, this time with two other friends and their families. Everything was excellent, but I still think their hospitality is excellent on weekdays when there is less crowd. That is when I prefer to go. The boat safari was not as good as it was two years back around the same time... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your experience,  We are grateful for your wonderful words of appreciation. Please make another visit soon. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We literally had no plans and were sitting at a hotel near Kunigal. Just browsed few resorts and finally picked River Tern. The resort is on a beautiful island with a large scenic view for your eyes of the Bhadra backwaters. From the time of welcoming us to the time of our departure, we had really nice experience from the... More 

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Experience was amazing, Beautiful Scenic view, we get a river view in every balcony,.. its really nice place to stay... go to that place, u will not be disappointed...boat safari takes u to another world which u havent experience...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We visited the place and stayed in the resort for a day. The stay was simply superb. Water Activities, Boating , Safari, Nature walk, Food, Hospitality, Neatness...everything was excellent.Enjoyed the stay very much and wish to visit this resort once again. The river view from the balcony of our cottage room is just Amazing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

the resort is named after a beautiful bird called river tern which comes to the island for mating during march april may in a year ,the resort arranges safaris both on water and land on a boat safari you will witness the birds plenty of app thousands of them,this resort has best scenic place,great hospitality,good food,friendly staff,worth for money,wildlife photographer... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the Western Ghats the River tern lodge gets its name from the nearby island that attracts hundreds of river terns during the breeding season. It is located on a hillock on the edge of the Bhadra reservoir, near Lakkavali: a stone's throw away from the northern boundary of the Bhadra Tiger Reserve, in the Chikmaglur district. Chikmaglur was once a princess' dowry - and still holds the charms of a place that a king's favourite daughter once took as her dowry. Amongst all this, is a perfect place to form a whole new bond with nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Tern Lodge

Address: Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bhadra Project | Lakkavalli, Chikamagalur 577115, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Chikamagalur
Price Range: $184 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
River Tern Lodge India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur
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