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The River Tern Lodge

A Gorgeous Lodge Nestled In The Western Ghats

Lakkavalli, Chikmagalur
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
With the soft ripples of the river’s backwaters providing a subtle background score, rest and tranquility are what this experience is about. The River Tern Lodge is a pleasurable experience from the word goes! The Bhadra Tiger Reserve is about 4 km from the Lodge. A jeep safari in the evenings offers the opportunity to sight leopards, tigers, gaurs, elephants, crocodiles, deer, wild boars, monitor lizards, etc. Bird-lovers are in for a treat with over 200 species including, grey junglefowl, Whit show more

A photo walkthrough

A Thrilling Stay

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River Tern Lodge
This accommodation is the perfect blend of nature and wildlife amidst the Western Ghats in Chikmagalur.
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Attached balcony
Sip on beverages and chill with your loved ones here while gazing at the beautiful issues.
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The property is ideally located on a hillock, at the edge of the picturesque Bhadra River.
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All rooms of the property are well-furnished and equipped with modern room amenities.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Indulge in thrilling water activities and wildlife safaris.

Where is this?

  • The property 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.

With whom?

  • You'll have an independent room with access to common amenities.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • Meals are included in the cost.
  • There is a free bonfire session every night.

Things to remember

  • They organize activities and experiences on a chargeable basis.
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services are available at an additional cost.
  • Arrangement for barbeque can be made on request.

Something unique

Chikmaglur was once a princess' dowry - and still holds the charms of a place that a king's favorite daughter once took as her dowry.

Tips from insiders

  • Apply sunscreen before you leave your room.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • Do avoid bright colours and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Avoid smoking – anything can start a forest fire.
  • You’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors.
  • Avoid plastics.