Tern Lodge (Bhadra Wilderness Retreat) is a Jungle
Lodges Resort located near Bhadra Wildlife
Sanctuary which is situated in the midst of the Western Ghats of Shimoga dist
around Chikmaglur area in Karnataka
is surrounded by the hill ranges of Babudangiri and has a blend of nature and
wildlife. 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.
The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of following Birds and Animals:
Birds : 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.
: 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.
Mammals : Palm civet, Stripe necked mongoose, Sloth bear, Large brown flying squirrel,
Sambar, Spotted deer and the Wild boar.
Jeep rides into Bhadra
Tiger Reserve Wildlife Sanctuary, which is about 4km from the resort.
Sailing, kayaking, water cycle,
water trampoline, joy fishing on offer.
ride on the backwaters of the Bhadra Reservoir.
island camping, bird watching, rock climbing for children and star gazing.
A visit to Tyverekoppa Lion
and Tiger Safari and visits to the Sakkrebyle Elephant camp.
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.Distance
: Shimoga : 38 kms, Mangalore - 200 kms, Chikmagalur : 50 kms, Bangalore : 300
River Tern Lodge is
a Weekend Getaway Ex-Bangalore or
a part of a