From Bangalore: Drive towards Tumkur. Take the Shimoga bypass 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 14 km 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 38 km from Shimoga and is located by the Bhadra Reservoir.