River Tern Lodge
Bhadra Reservoir, Karnataka.
Situated in the midst of the Western Ghats of Chikmaglur district in Karnataka, surrounded by the lofty hill ranges of Babubudangiri. The River Tern Lodge is a perfect blend of nature and wildlife. The lodge gets its name from the congregation of thousands of River Terns during their breeding on a nearby island. Indeed a spectacular sight to behold! You can get mesmerized by observing their preening, feeding, cackling and many interesting antics. It is located on a hillock, at the edge of the picturesque Bhadra River, near Lakkavalli, adjoining the northern boundaries of the Bhadra Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary. Soft waves of backwaters of the river lash the edge periodically, harmonizing the sounds of nature, to put you in a perfect state of bliss. The River Tern Lodge is the ideal spot to get acquainted with nature in its serene beauty.
The River Tern Lodge has currently 24 twin-beded accommodations with cozy interiors to ensure nothing but pure serenity and privacy. Each room has a veranda overlooking the tranquil waters of the Bhadra Reservoir and not to mention the spectacular view of the sunset over the backwaters. To appreciate nature, it is consciously decided not to have TVs in the rooms.

Apart from the comfortable accommodation, the Gol Ghar which is a circular, open-to-sides gazebo is the guests dining area, providing an extraordinary close to nature experience. The resort also features wildlife documentaries in the evenings, for those interested. All water activity equipments and instructors are present at the Lodge and adhere to high safety guidelines.

The Cuisine

A delicious spread of South and North Indian dishes, buffet style is served at the Ghol ghar. A choice of both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian is available.


Apart from wildlife viewing through exciting jeep rides into the Bhadra Tiger Reserve Wildlife Sanctuary, which is about 4km from the resort, there are water based adventures such as sailing, kayaking, water cycle, water trampoline, joy fishing on offer. A boat ride on the backwaters of the Bhadra Reservoir can also yield great wildlife viewing opportunities. Other activities include guided trekking, bird watching, mountain biking, rock climbing for children and star gazing. Visits to Tyverekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari and to the Sakkrebyle Elephant camp are also options at the River Tern Lodge.
The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of rich avian life with birds like the Grey junglefowl, Red spurfowl, Painted bush quail, Emerald dove, Southern green imperial pigeon, Great black woodpecker, Malabar parakeet and Hill myna just to name a few. While among the reptiles, the Marsh crocodiles are usually found in the upstream stretches of the Bhadra River and Monitor lizards are also a common sight. The Common otter and the Smooth Indian otter can usually be sighted at the Bhadra Reservoir. Gaur certainly are the pride of Bhadra which is a common sight. Leopards are also fairly common, particularly in the Lakkavalli area. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary has been recently adopted under‘Project Tiger’.

This is an ideal tiger habitat although it is rare to see one! Wild dog tracks are also found all over the area. Elephants occur in all parts of the sanctuary and seem to migrate locally between Muthodi and Lakkavalli. Other mammals found in the area are common Palm civet, Stripe necked mongoose, Sloth bear, Large brown flying squirrel, Sambar, Spotted deer and the Wild boar.

The climate is generally pleasant all through the year, while the bulk of the rainfall occurs during the Southwest Monsoon, between June and September, leaving the entire sanctuary lush and green. Summer months of March, April and May would be slightly warm.
Day One :
12 noon - Check-in
01.30 p.m - Lunch
04.00 p.m - Safari briefing with Tea/Coffee
04.30 p.m - Drive to Bhadra Wildlife Santuary
07.30 p.m - Wildlife film show
08.30 p.m - Campfire and Barbecue
09.30 p.m - Dinner

Day Two :
06.00 a.m - Wake-up call, tea/coffee
06.30 a.m - Guided trekking / Boating
09.30 a.m - Breakfast
11.00 a.m - Checkout
The water based activities such as sailing, kayaking, water cycle, water trampoline, water sea-saw are subject to weather conditions and are offered at extra.

From Bangalore: Drive towards Tumkur. Take the Shimoga bye-pass road at Tumkur (instead of going to Tumkur town) and cross Gubbi, Tiptur, Arsikere, Kadur, Birur, Tarikere. After crossing Tarikere, take the left that also has a Kuvempu University direction board. Travel 14Km till you reach Lakkavalli. At Lakkavalli you will find a sign board to the River Tern Lodge, which is about 4km away. Alternately you can contact the Range Forest Office at Lakkavalli for enquiries. The River Tern Lodge is 38km from Shimoga and is located by the Bhadra Reservoir.
Tariff Valid till 31st August 2012
Applicable only on weekdays (Monday to Thyrsday) and stay package only.
No other offer can be combined.
Discount is on basic rate only.
JLR has all rights to modify or cancel the offer with out prior notice.
Corporate offer is for the registered corporate client with group of minimum 15 member.
It should be ensured that the benefit of discount is passed on to the customer to help to popularized JLR.
Misuse of the discounts provided for the customers will result in serious action.
Travel agents should provide booking voucher with the number of guests and collected amount.
If any addition(Extra Pax) in the existing reservation need be booked it should either be done in the reservation system or mailed to the sales executive before check-in.
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile: 9810112772, 9910003772.