River Tern Lodge

Road to Bhadra Forest Resort, Behind Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Lakkavalli, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka - 577135

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    About Cottage  

    Cottages have a double bed and a private balcony to take in the views

    Facilities at Cottage  

    Hot and Cold Running Water, Private Balcony/Verandah




     

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    Loghuts give a feeling of being in a tree house due to the elevation. They have attached decks to take in the view and the bedroom has a double bed.

    Facilities at Loghut  

    Hot and Cold Running Water, Private Balcony/Verandah




     

General

Cottage at River Tern Lodge

An exotic Vista offered in a panoramic vision from your private deck that resembles a tree house atop a cliff at the River Tern Lodge

The sight of  the blissful  Bhadra Reservoir stretching till the glorious mountains of the Western Ghats, beautiful islands all around peeking above the waters, a myriad melody of birds, the perfectly clear sky above you changing hues at every turn of the day. These are just some of the scenes visible from the Lodge that are sure to set your heart racing.

The moment you enter the premises of  River Tern Lodge and walk down the long flight of wooden steps that descend gracefully to the reservoir you will begin to realize that this is a  one in a million holiday experience. As you stay wonder struck at nature’s marvelous poetry, a  suspension bridge invites you to the island right in the middle of the reservoir to your nest as cozy as the nests of  River Tern birds in the neighboring islands.

Perched atop a hillock, like an oasis of calm, the River Tern Lodge is a  haven to put up your feet and unwind. If you are an outdoors person, a  safari into the neighboring  Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Tyaverekoppa Lion, and Tiger Reserve or  Sakkrebailu Elephant Camp to experience wild animals up and close are some activities that are sure to interest you. Kayaking, water trampoline, and boat safari are some other interesting things to try out.

The log huts and cottages offer an experience that combines being in a tree house and in a house boat. The elevation due to the logs that support the bases provides an illusion of being high up in a  tree house and  the  decks overlooking the  water manipulate your senses into thinking  you are on a docked house boat. Huge glass windows make sure there is nothing to keep you away from the stunning scenery around.

Accommodation inclusions

  • Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis (Inclusive of all)
  • Package Includes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Jeep Safari into the Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Boat Ride, Bird watching.
  • Taxes

Accommodation exclusions

All activities not mentioned in inclusion.

Terms & Conditions

  • A government approved identity document is required at the time of check-in.
  • Foreign tourists will also need to have proof of identity as per regulations.
  • Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis.
  • Transfers to and from the resort is not included in the tariff.
  • Single occupancy charges are applicable.
  • Tariff for children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50% discount on the tariff.
  • Tariff may be changed without prior notice.

General tips:

  • Dress for comfort. Do avoid bright colors and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown. The more you meld with the background, the better.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Avoid smoking - anything can start a forest fire.
  • You'll be spending a lot of time outdoors. Don't forget your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, etc.
  • Avoid plastics. We're really trying to cut down on plastics.

Cancellation policy

  • 100% advance for confirmation.
  • 10% of the tariff, if cancelled two or more than two weeks before check in date/time.
  • 50% of the tariff, if cancelled between 48hours to two weeks before check in date/time.
  • No refund if cancelled less than 48hours before check in date/time.

Postpone or Prepone booking:

  • One postponement / preponement is free if requested two or more than two weeks before check in date/time (Once postponed /preponed there is no further change or cancellation).
  • 10% of the tariff, if requested between 48hours to two weeks before check in date/time.
  • 50% of the tariff, if requested within 24hours to 48 hours before check in date/time.
  • No modification, if requested within 24 hours to check in.

Facilities

  • Bird Watching
  • Car Parking
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Guide Service
  • Hot and Cold Running Water
  • Photography
  • Private Balcony/Verandah
  • Restaurant

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Things to do

Hop aboard a jeep to safari through the Bhadra Tiger Reserve , Tyaverekoppa Lion and Tiger reserve, or the Sakkrebailu Elephant Camp and experience the thrill of witnessing the daily routines of these wild giants in their natural habitats. The possibility of spotting the Black Panther will keep your nerves engaged and is sure to awaken the shutterbug in you . Set out on a nature walk through the jungle, bird watching, or simply to breathe in the pristine air . In winter, the Hunal trees that grow abundantly in the jungles lend a deep-red shade to the forest.

Boat safaris through the Bhadra Reservoir, around the islands and jungles, open up a world of diversity of birds and mammal life. During the breeding and nesting season, watch countless River Terns flock to these islands. Observing their mannerisms like washing a fish before it is eaten, is a show in its own.

Enthralling water activities such as kayaking , water trampoline, and speed boating are experiences never to be missed at the Bhadra Reservoir. Well-trained experts make sure that the safety of the guests is never compromised during water activities.

If your mind and body yearns for more tranquility, detox and rejuvenate yourself with an Ayurvedic massage that comes at extra cost. And if the traveller in you refuses to head home , then pack your bags to nearby Jog Falls, Amruthapura - heritage site, Kalatagiri Falls, or Kemmanagundi Hill station.

How to reach

From Bangalore, River Tern Lodge is at a distance of 275 kms (approx 3 hrs). Start driving towards Tumku and instead of entering Tumkur town, go along the Shimoga bypass road at Tumkur . Pass Gubbi, Tiptur, Arsikere, Kadur, Birur, and Tarikere after which is a left that has a Kuvempu University direction board. Travel 14 km (approx 20 mins) to reach Lakkavalli. At Lakkavalli, you will find a sign board to the River Tern Lodge, which is about 4 kms (approx 6 mins) away. Alternately, you can contact the Range Forest Office at Lakkavalli for information. The River Tern Lodge is 38 kms (approx 45 mins) from Shimoga and is located by the Bhadra Reservoir.

How to reach

From Bangalore, River Tern Lodge is at a distance of 275 kms (approx 3 hrs). Start driving towards Tumku and instead of entering Tumkur town, go along the Shimoga bypass road at Tumkur . Pass Gubbi, Tiptur, Arsikere, Kadur, Birur, and Tarikere after which is a left that has a Kuvempu University direction board. Travel 14 km (approx 20 mins) to reach Lakkavalli. At Lakkavalli, you will find a sign board to the River Tern Lodge, which is about 4 kms (approx 6 mins) away. Alternately, you can contact the Range Forest Office at Lakkavalli for information. The River Tern Lodge is 38 kms (approx 45 mins) from Shimoga and is located by the Bhadra Reservoir.