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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited River Tern lodge atleast 4 times earlier, I had witnessed the gradual deterioration of the standard/quality of food etc over couple of years.One was pleasently surprised to see the definitive allround improvement in the place this time.I presume it is the interest taken by the present Manager Mr Pampapathy who was anywhere and everywhere enquiring and interacting with... More 

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Bengaluru, India
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved everything about this place, the room with its awesome view of bhadra backwater, courteous staff and delicious food . Would definitely want to come back and spend may be a weak or so without any hustle and bustle of a city

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The two nights that we spent in River Tern Lodge was a wonderful experience.The forest on one side & the Bhadra on the other is a perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. Nice clean A.C.rooms ,spacious bathrooms, clean bed linens & towels ,tea & coffee maker in every room.The best feature is the private verandha where you can sit in... More 

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Thank tawgori
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and accommodation is excellent. Staff are very helpful. Best part of this place is you will have road and water safari. Both safaris are very different in experience. And one must experience and enjoy both. There are things that need improvement for the boat/jeep safari - 1. Binocular to be made available for jeep safari. 2. Avoid deploying... More 

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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is really beautiful and this is my 3rd visit to river tern lodge. nothing changed. 1) Excellent staff 2) Good Food 3) Beautiful place 4) Amazing view from rooms 5) Excellent service 6) Bhadra tiger reserve forest is beautiful ...

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Bijapur, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The approach road can be improved.The reception is very pleasant. And they said that they will keep my lunch packed as we arrived late.The cottages are wonderfully located and if your mobility is not restricted you can opt for a cottage away from dining place.It may take 10-15 minutes of trekking.The rooms are very clean and elegant.The food is good... More 

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Bengaluru, India
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place as well as the service is excellent. The staff was very courteous and friendly and the food also is very good. We enjoyed the boat safari as well as jeep safari. Overall it was a great trip for my family

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Thank Prakasan O
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome location and good rooms.Hospitality and the restaurant service r good and the staff are friendly.Climate in this month is quite not good at this time but at the evening time it's so good but the room feels so good bcoz it's equipped with good A/c

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an excellent place to visit with family if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city,they offer two kinds of accommodations 1)log huts 2) cottages, those who do not prefer to walk around much (elderly people or those with toddlers etc ) can opt for log huts as it is closer to dining... More 

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Thank Smitha P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for 3 days & 2 nights - Clean and Good Rooms with basic facilities / Staff were caring and friedly / Food was average - Jeep and Boat safari were good - We were not lucky enough to spot any tiger / Elephant ... If some one who stayed in only metropolitan cities will get excited -... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: $175 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“The young traveller can choose a cottage away from recption”
 of 5 bubbles YATAGIRI, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Do not choose the Cottages if you are unable to walk/trek. Loghuts are a better choice”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Cottages on the Second Island are a little farther but provide Breathtaking Views and Experience”
 of 5 bubbles rashrangwala, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All Log huts and Cottages have the same view...Try getting a Loghut a little away from the Golghar which is the dining area.”
  • View from the Loghuts
  • Just awesome
  • Backwater Paradise
 of 5 bubbles Chandrawithu, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Take a riverside cottage which is also nearer to dining”
 of 5 bubbles guruprasadk2014, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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