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Manjarabad Fort

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

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.


Bisle View Point

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.


Agni Gudda Hill

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.


Manjehalli Waterfalls

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.


Kukke Subramanya Temple

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.


Betta Byraveshwara Temple

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.


Pandavar Gudda

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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How to Reach

  • By Air: You can reach Sakleshpur through all major cities in India and outside. The nearest airport is the Bajpe Airport (IXE) in Mangalore, which is at a distance of 101 kms from Sakleshpur. After getting off here, you can easily take a bus or book a cab to Sakleshpur. Flights can be availed on a regular basis from the Bajpe Airport.
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  • By Rail: The nearest station is Sakleshpur (SKLR), located within the city. It is very well – connected to all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc. via regular trains.
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  • By Car/Bike: From Bangalore- Bangalore is situated at a distance of 223 kms from Sakleshpur. The fastest way to reach Sakleshpur from Bangalore is by making a small road trip in a car or a bike. The distance can be covered comfortably within 4 hours and 30 minutes.
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  • From Chikmagalur- Located on the north side of Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur is a little above 60 kms away. If you are going by car or a bike, it should take you about an hour to reach your destination.
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  • From Mysore- The distance from Mysore to Sakleshpur is about 151 kms which can be travelled within 3 hrs and 30minutes approximately if you are going by car or a bike. There are plenty of car rentals available and around travel, booking should cost you around Rs. 2100.
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  • By Bus: From Bangalore- Buses ply regularly from Bangalore to Sakleshpur. A distance of 223 kms is usually covered in approximately 5 hours. You can opt for regular or Volvo buses and the fare is generally around Rs. 600.
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  • From Chikmagalur- Though technically speaking, Chikmagalur is only a measly 41 kms from Sakleshpur, the curvature of the road makes the total travel distance a little more than 60 kms. The Government, as well as Private buses, can be easily booked at the bus stand. Most buses maintain a steady pace and cover the distance in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
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  • From Mysore- Buses can be booked at the bus stand on the day of travel itself. Buses usually take about 3 hours to 3.5 hours to reach Sakleshpur.

Best Time To Visit

  • Tucked away in the soft green mountain ranges of the Western Ghats lies a serene hill station, in the state of Karnataka, called Sakleshpur. The long ranging slopes are covered in numerous tea and coffee plantations that boast of a pleasant and soothing weather all throughout the year.
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  • This beautiful place is brimming with easy trails that take you through the well-known Bisle Reserve forest which is home to a few unique species of flora and fauna, including the Pagoda flower, also known as Rakta Pushp, which flowers only in the wet seasons of June and July.
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  • November to April (Winter) - Known for its salubrious weather, Sakleshpur maintains a cool and misty climate all year round but we consider the best time to visit this cosy hill station is from November up until April, when humidity levels are low, making for a comfortable travel experience. But do keep in mind that peak seasons bring in crowds from in and around the area, so plan in advance and make prior hotel reservations for a hassle free trip.
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  • June to August (Monsoon) - Alternatively, if you are die hard fan of the rainy season and do not mind the slightly clammy weather or a few puddles, you should totally plan your trip somewhere between June and August, the wettest months of the year. So if you have made peace with these two little problems and have finally arrived in Sakleshpur, the majestic hills will greet you with a picture – perfect, lush carpet of greenery making you forget all your troubles at once and the smell of coffee in the air will make you want to never leave this place.

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...

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Gajabahu Dubashi

30 December 2015

The home stay was truly blissful and serene and we enjoyed this place a lot.


Rachana K

30 October 2016

"Awesome but short trip. Homestay service was superb. The guide ramees was cool & friendly. Loved the trek to Agni gudda"

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21 October 2019

What an amazing homestay it is- Very beautiful as well as affordable. I recently visited this homestay and I loved everything about it from the outside view to the inside look. Everything looks perfect...



21 October 2019

Recently bought this trip and went there TRUST ME it was just amazing to visit a place that is so close to nature and away from every sort of pollution and warming. It was a beautiful stay at Mugilu Ho...



30 August 2019

It was an amazing experience. I just loved it. Thank you Thrillophilia for arranging such an amazing tour.


Raunaq Suri

13 August 2018

Beautiful place, delicious food with great views. The hosts were very helpful. I went with 4 of my friends and we all had a great time.


Balachandra Bhattathiri

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...

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Amarnath Pillai

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

What You Should Know More About Sakleshpur

  • Q. Travel Advice

    • Karnataka is not a high rated crime state, but one must still opt for a certain level of care regarding cash and personal belongings.
    • While enjoying certain activities, make sure to take as good care of your fellow travellers as you would for yourself.
    • Opt for a stay in the beautiful resorts and homestays here. You can also avail for camps for a great night experience as well.
    • Stay away from strangers that act an extra level of friendly.
    • It is advisable that you carry all that you require and any items of personal nature as it is extremely difficult.
    • Make sure your valuables are kept somewhere safe, preferably at your place of stay before you leave for your sightseeing session.
    • It is advised to no go out in the night on your own. Also for a true experience of the beauty and hospitality of the area, avoid the consumption of alcohol or any intoxicants.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Sakleshpur?

    Being a hill station, Sakleshpur in Karnataka has pleasant climatic conditions throughout the year. The greens keep the environment fresh and vibrant for tourists to visit in any month with an average temperature ranging around 22 to 23-degree celsius. Mid-May to October receives rainfall from the south ends with June being the wettest month that witnesses rainfall almost every day.

    Similarly, November to April barely receives any precipitation making these months dry. Sakleshpur holiday packages sell at peak during the months of October to March when the climate is dry, fresh and the region has no rainfall and thus, this period can be considered as the best time to visit Sakleshpur.

  • Q. Drinking Laws

    The legal age for drinking in Karnataka is 18 and above. Selling or serving alcohol to anyone below the age is illegal and punishable as a criminal offence.

  • Q. Where is Sakleshpur located? How far is Sakleshpur from Bangalore?

    Sakleshpur is located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. To reach here from Bangalore, the total distance that one has to travel is 221kms.

  • Q. What all should I carry while visiting Sakleshpur for a vacation?

    Things that you should carry while visiting Sakleshpur-

    • Backpack with board straps
    • Sunscreen/cap
    • Track pants
    • Full sleeve cotton t-shirt (to avoid getting sun burnt)
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Raincoat/Poncho
    • Personal Medication
    • Necessary toiletries
    • Shoes with a good grip
    • Sweater/Jacket
    • Insect Repellent
    • Any item of personal nature

  • Q. Is Sakleshpur a good weekend getaway option from Bangalore?

    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.

  • Q. What are the different activities one can do in Sakleshpur?

    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-

    • Railway Bridge Trekking
    • Murkannu Gudda And Hadlu Waterfalls Trek
    • Ombattu Gudda Trekking
    • Bisle Ghat Trekking
    • Jenukal Gudda Trekking

    And speaking of spots for sightseeing and camping, Sakleshpur is famous for these places to visit

    • Manjarabad Fort, the star-shaped fort
    • Sakaleshwara Temple
    • Magajahalli waterfalls
    • Hadlu Waterfalls
    • Pandavar Gudda
    • Agni Gudda
    • Mookanamane waterfalls
    • Betta Bhairaveshwara Prasanna Temple, Mekanagadde – Maragunda

    Prasanna Rameshwara Temple, Devarunda

  • Q. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Sakleshpur?

    For the best experience of the region, a weekend is more than enough for covering Sakleshpur on your holiday.

  • Q. What are some famous tourist attractions in Sakleshpur?

    Following are some of the most famous attractions in Sakleshpur that you must cover

    • Manjarabad Fort, the star shaped fort
    • Sakaleshwara Temple
    • Magajahalli waterfalls
    • Hadlu Waterfalls
    • Pandavar Gudda
    • Agni Gudda
    • Mookanamane waterfalls
    • Betta Bhairaveshwara Prasanna Temple, Mekanagadde – Maragunda
    • Prasanna Rameshwara Temple, Devarunda
    • Railway Bridge Trekking
    • Bisle Ghat Trekking

  • Q. What all trekking options we can find in Sakleshpur? Is it a safe destination for trekkers?

    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-

    • Railway Bridge Trekking
    • Bisle Ghat Trekking
    • Ombattu Gudda Trekking
    • Murkannu Gudda And Hadlu Waterfalls Trek
    • Jenukal Gudda Trekking

    Yes, Sakleshpur is a really safe destination for trekkers, with all the standard precautions that one must take while trekking.

  • Q. Which are some famous places to stay in Sakleshpur?

    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

    • Stone Valley Resort
    • The Hills Resort
    • Jenukallu Resort
    • Baalecool Nature Resort
    • Eka Resort

    Some good example of Homestays here are-

    • Kesinamane Homestay
    • Stream Edge Homestay
    • Kadumakki Homestay
    • Brindavan Homestay
    • Ashirwad Estate and Homestay

    And if you wish to camp in the nature, you can try to pitch your tent here-

    • Farmer’s Son Camping Ground
    • Eka Resort
    • Stream Edge Homestay
    • Jenukallu Resort

  • Q. Which are some good homestays options in Sakleshpur?

    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-

    • Kesinamane Homestay
    • Stream Edge Homestay
    • Kadumakki Homestay
    • Brindavan Homestay
    • Ashirwad Estate and Homestay
    • Sirimane Homestay
    • JappadhKallu Homestay
    • Koffeewoods Homestay

  • Q. Which all restaurants are must to visit to taste local cuisines of Sakleshpur?

    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

    • Nyritvilla Homestay in sakleshpur
    • Ossoor Vegetarian Restaurant
    • Mythri Restaurant
    • Surabhi's Nx
    • Imperial Heritage

  • Q. How to deal with any medical emergency we might face in Sakleshpur? Are there any good hospital?

    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

    • Shrinivasa Nursing Home
    • Crawford Hospital
    • Karnataka Clinic