We stayed at River Tern Lodge, managed by the iconic Jungle Lodge resorts, a fully owned resorts chain by Karnataka Tourism Board. You can book online in advance, and enjoy stay, inclusive of safari, buffet meals and other activities in the nature.
The rooms at the property are well spaced out, making it suitable for travelling during the pandemic. The staff takes care of hygiene and safety measures. We were greeted with a temperature check and a smile on arrival.
Also, the best part about this property is the view from the balcony. Ask for the cottage stay on the other side of the island to get the best view. You will have to walk a bit more, but through a beautiful bridge. In case you are travelling with older people or babies, stay on the side near the reception.
Things to Do Around The Property:
The property is self-sufficient in terms of satiating your travel needs with multiple options. The naturalists are well-informed making your safaris more engaging, and are a great way to learn about wildlife conservation and responsible tourism.
1. Boat Safari
The boat safari is a very different experience, and happens early in the morning or late afternoon. The boat crosses the dense forests on both sides, through the blue waters of Bhadra Dam. The sunset is quite a spectacular experience here.