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Situated in the midst of the Western Ghats of Chikmangalur 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.

ACCOMODATION
Falcon Tours and TravelsThe River Tern Lodge has currently 24 twin-bedded 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.
FOOD & RESTAURANT
Falcon Tours and TravelsA 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.
FACILITIES
Falcon Tours and TravelsApart 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.
ACTIVITIES
Falcon Tours and TravelsJungle Safari, Elephant Safari (Subject to Availability), Coracle Ride, Bird Watching, Kayaking, Sailing, Water Cycle, Water Trampoline, Joy Fishing, Nature Walk, Guided Trekking & Wildlife Documentary.
WILDLIFE
Falcon Tours and TravelsThe Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of rich avian life with birds like the Grey jungle fowl, Red spur fowl, 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.
PROGRAMME
Day 01 Day 02
12:00 Noon: Check in & Freshen up 06:00 - 06:30 Hrs:Wake up call with a cup of Tea/Coffee
13:30 - 14:30 Hrs: Lunch at the Ghol Ghar 06:30 - 08:30 Hrs: Guided Trekking / Boat Ride
16:00 Hrs: Coffee / Tea & Safari Briefing 10:00 Hrs: Breakfast at Ghol Ghar.
16:30 - 18:30 Hrs: Jeep Safari into Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary with a trained naturalist can be a refreshing experience. 11:00 Hrs: Check out of the Resort
19:30 Hrs: Wild Life Film Show  
20:30 - 21:30 Hrs: Campfire and Barbecue  
21:30 Hrs: Dinner at the Gol Ghar and share your experience with other guests.  

NOTE: The water based activities such as Sailing, Kayaking, Water Cycle, Water Trampoline, and Water Sea - Saw are subject to weather conditions and are offered at extra cost.
DISTANCE CHART
Bangalore 285 Kms
Shimoga 38 Kms
Tarikere 14 Kms
LOCATION
The River Tern Lodge
Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple
Bhadra Project, Lakkavalli
Chickmangalur - 577 115
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