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One of the unique forts in the country, Manjarabad Fort was built by Tipu Sultan and showcases the brilliance of Islamic architecture in India. It boasts of its interesting octagonal design with eight walls and attracts a number of visitors.
Another unique feature of this fort is that has the only level in contrast to the general forts which are based on multiple levels. The aerial view of this fort offers a wonderful star-shaped appearance. Built as a frontier to store ammunition, Manjarabad Fort was used as a protection for Tipu Sultan’s army against the British.
It is one of the few sightseeing places in Sakleshpur that offers an unforgettable view of the Western Ghats. One can also be overwhelmed at the sight of Arabian Sea from this fort which is located at an elevation of about 3200 feet above sea level.
Some of the other exciting things which tourists can spot here the numerous chambers built within the fort and the tunnel that leads to Srirangapatna Fort.
Location: Bengaluru - Mangaluru Highway, Donigal, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: June to February are the best months to visit here
Timings: It is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Distance from Bus Stand: It is at a distance of 6 kilometres from the bus stand
Sakleshwara Temple is famous as one of the most prominent attractions in Sakleshpur and is a must visit for everyone. It is a beautiful temple that is stands as a testimony to the excellent craftsmanship of Hoysala architecture.
Although it is smaller than the most temples of South India, Saklashwara Temple boasts of many things that include its architecture. Constructed between the 11th and 14th century, Sakalashwara Temple is a great remnant of the time when the Hoysala empire was at its peak in South India.
The temple offers a wonderful view as it is situated along the banks of River Hemavathi and has a gigantic statue of Lord Shiva that captures the eye of everyone.
The temple is located at just the entrance of the city and offers a spiritual escape to everyone who visit. Interestingly, the temple is the place from where the city of Sakleshpur derives its name and a very renowned place for pilgrims in the region.
Location: BM Road, Near Hemavathi Bridge, Sakleshpur, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: The temple can be visited anytime throughout the year
Timings: It is open 24 hours
Distance from Bus Stand: Sakleshwara Temple is just 500 metres away from the bus stand.
Get ready to be mesmerised by some enchanting views of the Western Ghats from Bisle View Point when you are touring Sakleshpur. It is among the most mesmerising places to visit in Sakleshpur for sightseeing and escape the humdrum affairs of life.
Located near Bisle Ghat, this place offers a breathtaking view of three mountain ranges which are Yenikallu Betta, Doddabetta and Pushpagiri and Kumaraparvatha.
Bisle View Point offers an adventurous getaway as one can enjoy trekking up to the vantage point and explore the heavenly scenery that surrounds you.
Tourists here can also enjoy spotting some diverse wild animals like peacocks, monkeys, spotted deer, elephants when passing through the reserve forest. With a blanket of greenery all around dotted with waterfalls and streams, Bisle View Point takes the term postcard-perfect landscape to its highest honour and offers an unforgettable time for nature lovers in Sakleshpur.
Location: Bisle Ghat View Point, Bisle Ghat Road, Bisle State Forest, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: The months from September to December is the ideal time to visit here
Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 55 kilometres.
Embrace the sheer force of nature by visiting Agni Gudda Hill on a vacation to Sakleshpur. One of the most awe-inspiring places to visit in Sakleshpur, Agni Gudda Hill is often called a trekker’s delight.
The name ‘Agni Gudda’ means ‘Fiery Mountain’ and is called so due to the extreme volcanic nature of this hill in the region. However, if you are looking to find the most exhilarating spot to unleash your adventurous spirit, Agni Gudda Hill is sure to get you all fired up.
Surrounded by lush green rice terraces, this tourist spot offers a calming respite from the monotony. This place is a favourite among the youth and offers many thrilling activities.
Apart from trekking which is the most exciting thing to do here, tourists can look forward to indulging in camping, picnicking etc. when visiting Agni Gudda Hill.
Location: Agni Gudda Hill, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: Tourists are advised to visit here from October to March
Distance from Bus Stand: It is about 10 kilometres away from Sakleshpur bus stand.
Bask in the serenity of nature at Manjehalli Waterfalls with your family and friends on an unforgettable retreat. Also known as Abbi Falls, Manjehalli Waterfalls is one of the most gorgeous Sakleshpur tourist places.
A cool bathe beneath the gurgling stream is a refreshing activity and one can look forward to see the beauty of monsoons in India at Manjehalli Waterfalls.
Enjoying standing beneath the waterfall is an activity of sheer joy and excitement for everyone. However, one needs to be careful of the slippery rocks and heed with caution when going under the waterfalls.
It offers a wonderful landscape for the shutterbugs and also serves as a rejuvenating picnic spot for the tourists in Sakleshpur.
Location: Manjehalli Waterfalls, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: The monsoon months are the best season to visit this waterfall as the water dries up during the summers and winters.
Timings: The waterfall can be visited from the morning up to 5:30 pm in the evening.
Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 6 kilometres.
Among the spiritual places to visit in Sakleshpur, Kukke Subramanya Temple is one of the notable Hindu temples in Karnataka. This serene temple is surrounded by astounding natural beauty and boasts of a landscape that will get etched in your memories forever.
The main deity of this temple is Lord Subrahmanya and the place is considered to the abode of nagas. According to one myth, it is said that here Lord Subramanya offered refuge to the divine serpent Vasuki and others when Garuda threatened them.
Kukke Subramanya Temple is renowned among the pilgrims for offering the two important Sarpa Dosha Poojas known as Ashlesha Bali Pooja & Sarpa Samskara.
The temple makes for a delightful attraction among places to visit in Sakleshpur whether you are intrigued by Indian mythology or wish to explore the wonderful natural landscape that surrounds this place.
Location: Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Subrahamanya, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: September to March are the best months to visit Kukke Subramanya Temple
Timings: It remains open from 5 am to 8 pm every day of the week.
Distance from Bus Stand: Kukke Subramanya Temple is situated at a distance of about 75 kilometres from Sakleshpur bus stand.
Surrounded by serenity, Betta Byraveshwara Temple is one of the top places to visit in Sakleshpur. It is nestled in the beautiful Western Ghats and offers a panoramic view of the landscape for everyone.
It is known for having a 600-year-old ancient temple that is encompassed by breathtaking hills all around. One of the popular stories associated with this place says that the Pandavas in Mahabharata stayed here for a short while when they were exiled.
Betta Byraveshwaya Temple is an excellent tourist spot for those who like the calm and beauty of nature. There are also many popular hills of Sakleshpur which are located nearby and offer some amazing opportunities for trekking and sightseeing. Some of these hills which you can see here are Pandavar Gudda / Pandavar Betta and Jenkal Gudda.
Location: Bettada Byraveshwara temple, Near Mekangadde Homestay, Sakleshpur, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: Anytime around the year is good to visit here. However, tourists consider the months from October to March to be the best for visiting Betta Byraveshwaya Temple
Timings: The temple can be visited between 6:00 am to 5:00 pm every day.
Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 37 kilometres.
Gear up for an exciting adventure by adding Pandavar Gudda to your itinerary for Sakleshpur vacation. Pandavar Gudda is popular in Indian mythology as a place which was once the abode of Pandavas during their vanavas in Mahabharata.
This tourist spot also incites historical interest among visitors with the presence of one temple that is about a 1000 year old as estimated by Archaeological Survey of India.
This place is one of the most enthralling sightseeing places in Sakleshpur and attracts a number of tourists. One can indulge in enjoying the visual delights at Pandavar Gudda by taking their loved ones on a picnic or challenge their spirits with an exciting trek to the top of the hill.
It is also known to be a favourite spot for avid photographers and offers a majestic vista of the Jenkal Hills. For the best views of the landscape, tourists are recommended to visit Pandavar Gudda at the time of sunrise or sunset when they are in Sakleshpur for a vacation.
Location: Pandavar Gudda, Mekanagadde, Mekanagadde Post, Mudigere, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: Tourists are recommended to visit here during the rainy season as the landscape is most spectacular at that time.
Distance from Bus Stand: It is located about 35 kilometres away from the bus stand in Sakleshpur
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Traveller Tales from Sakleshpur
06 May 2019
Absolutely love this day out!!! Can’t wait to visit again. My 3 cousins who were here to Bangalore from Chennai for their summer holidays are still talking about it! I cannot forget the tremendous time...
30 December 2015
The home stay was truly blissful and serene and we enjoyed this place a lot.
30 October 2016
"Awesome but short trip. Homestay service was superb. The guide ramees was cool & friendly. Loved the trek to Agni gudda"
28 January 2019
Nice place to stay with family and friends
23 January 2019
"the accomodation was good but the beds were not hygienic. We all got bitten by bed bugs and infected now a week. The food was excellent.The trekking to the mountains were thrilling and must be done. T...
18 December 2018
We were a group of 6 friends that visited this home stay in Sakleshpur. We took the 6 bedded room, and though we thought that we would definitely feel uncomfortable and crowded here, the stay was actua...
18 December 2018
Started early in the morning from Bangalore and reached this small homestay in Sakleshpur. We booked it via Thrillophilia and I am fully satisfied with the arrangements. There are many games that helpe
18 December 2018
Homestay in Sakleshpur with friends was a great experience. We got a decent deal, with zero booking fees and a money safe guarantee. The services were satisfactory, and the support from Kiran, the tour...
18 December 2018
After enjoying a fun-filled vacation at this homestay, I think this package is a recipe for a perfect holiday. It not only includes a perfect accommodation with all amenities but also a number of adven
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Sakleshpur is located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. To reach here from Bangalore, the total distance that one has to travel is 221kms.
Things that you should carry while visiting Sakleshpur-
Definitely. With a wide variety of activities and attractions in Sakleshpur, it is a must visit over a weekend from Bangalore. It is a small hill station that you can easily cover over the duration of a weekend.
If you are looking for some really amazing things to do in Sakleshpur, you are looking in the right place. With some of the most scenic and unique treks that you can find in the region, adventure is defined at these places-
And speaking of spots for sightseeing and camping, Sakleshpur is famous for these places to visit
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For the best experience of the region, a weekend is more than enough for covering Sakleshpur on your holiday.
Following are some of the most famous attractions in Sakleshpur that you must cover
One of the best things to do in Sakleshpur is to take on the beautiful treks in the hills and evergreen forests of this place. Following are some names that you must definitely try your hand at-
Yes, Sakleshpur is a really safe destination for trekkers, with all the standard precautions that one must take while trekking.
Like any destination in the naturally beautiful region of western ghats, the best options of stay in Sakleshpur are the resorts, homestays and camps, all of which, you must try your hand at. Following resorts are some of the best
Some good example of Homestays here are-
And if you wish to camp in the nature, you can try to pitch your tent here-
Homestays are the perfect option of staying in a destination that is famous for the loving and caring people and their hospitality, and Sakleshpur is no exception there. Following Homestays are some of the few that you shouldn’t miss-
To enjoy the local taste of Sakleshpur, which is famous for the nearby Coffee, Tea and Spice plantations, you must definitely be hitting these places
Medical Emergencies can arrive anytime. And the first thing is to maintain your calm. Panicking will only worsen the situation. And for a quick opinion and treatment, visit one of these hospitals and health centers