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Explore Manjarabad Fort, Pray at Sakleshwara Temple, Railway Bridge Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing at Bisle View Point, Ombattu Gudda Trekking, Hike to Agni Gudda Hill, Get Delighted at Manjehalli Waterfalls, Stroll near River Hemavati, Go to Pandavar Gudda, Witness the View of Hadlu Waterfall, Camping at Aclat Meadows and many more.

Sakleshpur is largely known for its pristine natural landscapes and unparalleled natural beauty. When in Sakleshpur, you can enjoy trekking through canopied rainforests, trek up hills, camping, visit forts or go to see submerged churches. Whether you are an adrenaline-loving adventure enthusiast or a here to invigorate yourself, you will find the right activity for yourself in Sakleshpur. 

The place is home to rainforests that spread over thousands of acres of land, has rice plantations and abandoned railway tracks which go on for several kilometres. Sakleshpur is the perfect example of nature co-existing with human civilization to offer some incredible experiences.

Here are some of the best things to do in Sakleshpur:

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Location: Hanbal, Sakleshpur

If you wish to enjoy the 
fresh air and serene surroundings, this campsite is one of the best choices in Sakleshpur. Being situated amidst magnificent hills of the biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats allows visitors to be in a cool environment. Green hills full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca plantations can be found in the vicinity. There are rivers passing through Ghats making it a perfect view for all the visitors.

The stay is in tents which are spacious and comfortable. With the tent stays, you are provided with mattresses, pillows, and blankets to help you have a comfortable stay. Based on the availability, the tents are offered on a double or triple sharing basis. The tents are nestled in a spot where you will be able to see the surrounding beauty and will be able to undergo a perfect rejuvenation experience. Sip a cup of tea or read a book and indulge in activities to make it an experience worth sharing.

There are multiple activities available at the site, which will help you have a perfect time here. Games like Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Badminton and Mud Volleyball and indoor activities like Chess, Carrom, and Playing cards come included with the package. Also, there are adrenaline rushing rope activities like Rope skywalk, Swing, and Hammocks. You can also go on a guided trek of 2 km and visit Pandav Guda, Bettada Byraveshwara Temple and more places. Sunset point Guided Trekking for 3 hours to Jenukallu Guda and Natures Walk can be availed as well. The evenings are scheduled with campfire and music. Book now and spend time in the serene beauty.

Places To Visit Nearby: Jenukallu View Point (7 km), Manjarabad Fort (30 km), Abbe Gundi Falls (10 km), Sri Sakleshwara Swamy Temple (33 km), Sri Malali Suggi Temple (34 km), Malleshwara Temple (53 km)

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The campsite is located around 73 km from Hassan Division City Bus Terminal at Devaladakere, Hanbal. You can reach the campsite by public or private transport.

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Explore Manjarabad Fort

Explore Manjarabad Fort
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Built-in the year 1792 by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, this star-shaped fort is known to be an architectural marvel. It is situated on the top of a hill and offers stunning views of the surroundings. On a clear day, you can also expect to see the Arabian Sea at a distance.

Its distinct European architecture can be credited to French engineers who helped to build the fort. You can enjoy a scenic hike up to the fort and then spend the day discovering the army barracks, armoury, stores and cellars of the structure. The fort also offers some of the most spectacular sunset and sunrise views in the area, making it a definite thing to do in Sakleshpur.

 Manjarabad Fort is located at  Bengaluru - Mangaluru Highway, Donigal, Karnataka

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Pray at Sakleshwara Temple

Pray at Sakleshwara Temple
As old as 600 years, the Sakleshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is said to have been built by the Hoysala Dynasty, that adhered to the architecture of Hoysala. It is this brilliant architecture that steals all the limelight and is one of the places to see in Sakleshpur.

The temple sits pretty on the calming banks of Hemavathi River and is quite popular amongst tourists, who visit the place to seek blessings and bliss. The temple might be small as compared to the other temples in South India, but holds immense importance when it comes to ripping craftsmanship and fine detailing.

 Sakleshwara temple is situated at the entrance of the hill-station. The temple is the first that you get to see when entering Sakleshwara.

Railway Bridge Trekking

Railway Bridge Trekking
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Sakleshpur offers many trekking opportunities but none can be compared to the thrill of trekking along the abandoned railway tracks which stretch from Sakleshpur to Kukke Subramanya. This 52-kilometre long route is one of the most popular things to do in Sakleshpur and offers excellent views of the Western Ghats.

If you decide to cover the entire route, you get to pass through 58 tunnels, walk on 109 bridges and witness 25 waterfalls. You get to pass through pristine wilderness and spot denizens of the wild including elephants, snakes, insects, etc. in their natural habitat. Even if you decide to cover a fraction of the whole trek, the path offers great opportunities for photography and picnics. 

Location: The trek starts from Donegal Railway Station and ends at Yedakumeri Station.

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Sightseeing at Bisle View Point

Sightseeing at Bisle View Point
One of India’s outstanding rainforests, Bisle View Point overtakes a sweeping view of the encircling ranges of mountains. Witnessing a glorifying view from this place is one of the sought-after things to do in Sakleshpur. Bisle View Point is known as one of the eighteen most diversified places in the world in terms of blooming beauties.

It is the heavy downpour and sub-tropical weather that favours a variety of exotic plants and wildlife species to emerge. The viewpoint is situated in the Bisle village and offers pleasant sightings of mountain ranges including Pushpagiri, Dodda Betta, Kumara Parvatha etc.

 Bisle View Point is 5kms away from the quaint Bisle hamlet and is situated near the Hassan district of Karnataka. The distance between Bisle View Point and Sakleshpur bus stand is about 61kms or 37.9 miles which take about 1 hour and 13 minutes to reach.

Ombattu Gudda Trekking

Ombattu Gudda Trekking

For those of you who are looking for some fun-filled trekking expedition than Ombattu Gudda Trekking is the perfect option for you. Out of the things to do in Sakleshpur, this is a favourite option for all. OG or Ombattu Gudda meaning Nine Hills in the local dialect, Kannada, is in actuality a mixture of 9 bumps which is in line shaping a mountain extend. 

Standing tall at around 971 meters above ocean level Ombattu Gudda is located inside the Kabbinale Reserved Forest. This trek is considered as the most interesting trek as you get to explore a lot of wildlife away from civilization. 

The woods are to a great degree Virgin with immense bamboos and thick foliage playing host to a scope of wildlife here like tiger, leopard, jungle cat, barking deer to gaur, sloth bear and, of course, the wild elephant. Head out for this amazing trek and get ready to experience the fun.

Location: Byrapura Estate, Karnataka 577132

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Hike to Agni Gudda Hill

Hike to Agni Gudda Hill
The Agni Gudda trek is one of the better-known treks of the region and can take anywhere between 4 hours to half a day. The trek itself is moderate and if you decide to start trekking from the Agni Gudda village, you can cover the 3 kilometres in an hour, one-way.

But most of the people like to spend longer on the hills due to its scenic views and if you choose, you can also camp on the summit to experience some spectacular views of the night sky. The name of the mountain translates to ‘Fiery Mountain’ in English as the hill is volcanic in nature, making it a must-visit place for people interested in geology. 

Agni Gudda is situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka. The distance between Agni Gudda and Sakleshpur bus stand is near about 10 km.

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Temple of Halebid and Belur

Temple of Halebid and Belur
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Halebid which is also termed as Dwarasamudra or the gateway to the seas in age-old times is situated in the Hassan district. Halebid was previously the capital of Hoysala Dynasty and generally means an old city.

Belur, on the other hand, is situated on the River Yagachi and as per the inscriptions explored, Belur was also coined as Velapuri and is known as Dakshina Varanasi or South Benarasi, courtesy of its temples.

The temples of Belur and Halebid are best known for their intricate carvings and architecture and were both built by famous architect Jakkanna Acharya. The temples are crafted with Hindu mythological carvings and are home to several figurines known as dancers or Madanikas.

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Get Delighted at Manjehalli Waterfalls

Get Delighted at Manjehalli Waterfalls
The perfect and ideal time to reach Manjehalli waterfall is during the rainy months. Travellers and enthusiasts also get the chance and opportunity to get drenched in rain during this time. The waterfall is preferred and frequented by a hundred tourists round the year for its attractive cascading falls, which makes it the key features of the place.

Clad in lush greeneries, the entire region is soaked in
tranquillity and divine serenity. Witnessing the glorifying Pushpagiri mountains from Manjehalli waterfall is surely one of the things to do in Sakleshpur, as because the famous waterfall is located right at the foothills of the mountain.

 Manjehalli waterfall is just a kilometre away from the Manjehalli hamlet. The distance between Manjehalli waterfall and Sakleshpur bus stand is about 8 km.

Pray at Kukke Subramanya Temple

Pray at Kukke Subramanya Temple
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A divine and holy Hindu temple situated in the hamlet of Subramanya, in the state of Karnataka, Kukke Subramanya Temple is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya who is worshipped as Subramanya-The Lord of All Serpents.

The temple is lapped in nature’s bounty and the hamlet is situated in the Sullia Talik of Dakshina Kannada, which is a sanctity sanctorum, a handful of place can take pride in owning. The temple is encircled by the untouched beauty of the mother nature in the form of mountains, forests, and rivers.

The temple was earlier known as Kukke Patana and is said to have been made famous after Sri Shankaracharya camped here for several years during the holy expedition. Sri Shankaracharya coined this place as Bhaje Kukke Lingam, in his Subrahmanya Bhujangaprayata Stotram.

 Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Subrahamanya, Karnataka 574238. The distance between Kukke Subramanya temple and Sakleshpur is about 73.8km.

Stroll near River Hemavati

Stroll near River Hemavati
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River Hemavathi is an important tributary to the Kaveri River and is visiting it is amongst the most popular things to do in Sakleshpur. Originating from the Chikmagalur district, it is considered one of the most beautiful tributaries of Kaveri.

There are several spots to enjoy boating, banana boat rides, kayaking, swimming, rope crossing and other fun activities along the river. If you are after a quieter time, you can choose a picturesque spot for a picnic spread amidst the lush greenery of its banks.

You can also visit the ruins of a Gothic church which was submerged during the construction of a dam. Coracles or small circular boats are used during low tide to visit the ruins. 

: River Hemavathi is located in the eastern region of Sakleshpur in Karnataka  573120, India. The distance from River Hemavathi and Sakleshpur is 83.6kms which takes about 1 hour 53 minutes.


Seek Blessings at Betta Byraveshwara Temple

Seek Blessings at Betta Byraveshwara Temple

Betta Byraveshwara is one of the best places to see in Sakleshpur. Itas an 600 years old ancient and time-worn temple which is situated atop the hill and offers a mesmerizing view of the surrounding valleys.

The place is clad with ample mystery and historical significance and was previously infamous for the amputation offerings and strange practices. Upon reaching the top of the hill, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the surrounding sightings and view of the beautiful Western Ghats.

The temple sides are encircled by the Pandavar gudda and quaint hamlets are situated in the front. Standing atop the hills, you are sure to feel as if you are floating in the air, besides marveling at the thought of temple construction in this strange region.

 It is located in the Mudigere region of Sakleshpur. The place is near to the Jenukallu region.


Visit Hemavathi Backwaters

Visit Hemavathi Backwaters
A drive and enjoying the experiences at Hemavathi backwaters is one of the must things to do in Sakleshpur. Hemavathi backwaters are one of the truly beautiful regions, that offers a sweeping view of the mesmerizing Western Ghats, an ancient star-like fort, a church that is partially submerged, furniture made of a coffee tree, a quaint Tibetan hamlet, a 12th century rare Brahma temple with detailed carvings and craftsmanship etc.

You can also come across few notable sites within the driving distance between Saklespur and Mugilu. Most visitors enjoy enjoying and basking in the tranquillity of the immediate surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Hemavathi backwaters are situated is 20 minutes away from Mugilu, 36km from Madakasira, 70km from Hindupur, 513 from Hyderabad, 156 km from Anantapur, 158 km from Bangalore and 627 km from Vijayawada.The distance between Sakleshpur bus stand and Hemavathi backwaters is 10kms.

Go to Pandavar Gudda

Go to Pandavar Gudda

Another historical places to visit in Sakleshpur which attracts a lot of tourists is the Pandavar Gudda.  As the name of the place of goes, this place was believed to be an abode for the Pandavas during their vanavas.

One can also find a temple here which is said to be 1000 years of age by the archaeological review of India. This place is known for offering the majestic sight of sunset and sunrise. Marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of this region.

Also, this place is very famous among photographers since there is a valley of hills next to one another. The giant Jenukal Gudda is next to this Pandavar Gudda. The place is genuine naturalistic as it is situated inside the Western Ghats. As the rainy season sets its one can see that the whole place brightens up beckoning the travellers from far and wide.

Pandavar Gudda, Mekanagadde, Mekanagadde Post, Mudigere, Karnataka


Witness the View of Hadlu Waterfall

Witness the View of Hadlu Waterfall

Hadlu waterfalls are one of the cinematic spots in Saklespur and offer sweeping views of vivid biodiversity. Frequented by trek-enthusiasts from all across the country, the Hadlu waterfalls is encircled with rich plantation and thick woods followed with icy waterfalls. 

Upon reaching there, you can have a pleasant bird watching session and catch glimpses of the vivid avifauna that is famous in Saklespur. The famous waterfall gives way to thrilling trek facilities. The trek includes a full-experience of watching the rich biodiversity.

Location: Hadlu waterfall takes about 8 hours to reach from Sakleshpur.


Camping at Aclat Meadows

Camping at Aclat Meadows
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If you an adventure buff and planning to head out for Sakleshpur this weekend than camping is definitely the best things to do in Sakleshpur for you. After your busy schedules at work bring back that peace of mind as you camp under a starlit night. 

There are many camping grounds in Sakleshpur which offers you with the best facilities and comfortable stay and aclat meadows are one of them. A heaven for the nature lovers and the trekking enthusiast this destination also offers a wide range of adventure and activities.

Spend some time close to nature and let the magic of nature cure you of all your sickness. Splurge some time talking with your group over a campfire. Whether you are with your friends or family you will always find solace while you head out for camping in Sakleshpur. Get ready to capture each and every moment in your camera this time along with your loved ones.

Location: Aclat Meadows, Ramegowda Guesthouse Road, Kumathahalli, Karnataka 573123


Trekking to Jenukal Gudda

Trekking to Jenukal Gudda
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A fun-loving and thrill-filled trek to Jenukal Gudda is one of the things to do in Sakleshpur. Karnataka’s second highest peak-Jenukal Gudda offers a sweeping view of the great Arabian coast in Mangalore, on days when the sky is clear.

Jenukal Gudda is lapped amidst the thick green woods and rich plantations of coffee and is often frequented by trek-lovers from all parts of India.

Jenukal Gudda hushed away in the Western Ghats is also termed as a homey stone mountain. The trek to this place is a good walk of about 2-3 km which comprises of green lush grasses with yellow tinge in between.

 Jenukal Gudda is about 369 km from Sakleshpur and takes about 7 hours, 22 minutes to reach.

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  • Trekking and camping enthusiasts swear by the serenity that Agni Gudda in Sakleshpur offers.
  • From the mountain, vistas of the surrounding rice terraces astound!
  • The volcanic activities in the region gives it the name, which means the ‘fiery mountain’.
  • The Manjarabad Fort which was constructed under Tipu Sultan’s reign, commands a view of the plateau beyond Sakleshpur from the coast.
  • Magajihalli waterfalls is one of the most scenic in the region, allowing enthusiasts to revel for hours in the water on this wonderful trekking experience.

Meal Details: 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 High Tea, and 1 Dinner

Accommodation Type: Homestay on Double or Triple Sharing

Transportation Types: To & Fro Transport from Bangalore

Activities: Trekking, Magajihalli Waterfalls, Campfire, Manjarabad Fort

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Stay at Kasaragali Nature Homestay

Stay at Kasaragali Nature Homestay
A stay at the peaceful Kasaragali is one of the best things to do in Sakleshpur. The nature homestay is situated amidst the paddy fields on one of the sides and has a hillock behind which offers for an awesome stay.

The place shares a close affinity with nature and hosts a wide array of places to visit from there. The place is famous for delectable Malnaad food, clean washrooms, affectionate caregivers that turn your stay at Kasaragali a memorable and a sweet one,  and dormitory facilities.

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Kasaragali is one of the places which is situated in the heart of Saklespur, amidst the lush greenery and bracketed by the mountains. The guides of the homestay are ever-enthusiastic in planning your weekend gateways followed by treks and other trips to the nearby tourist attractions.

Vanagoor, 2kms on Kudrastae-Bisle Road, Saklespur taluk, Vanagoor Estate, Karnataka 573134.

Bisle Ghat Trekking

Bisle Ghat Trekking
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Sprawled over a landmass of over 3,135 hectares, Bisle is a rainforest situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It offers many trekking opportunities, from climbing up Bisle Gudda or the Sunny Mountain or walking through the dense Bisle Reserve Forest.

The place offers some amazing viewpoints from where you can witness breathtaking sunsets over the area’s jungles, plantations and rivers. It also offers some excellent spots for animal and bird watching as Bisle Ghat is home to some rare species of birds, animals and plants.

You can visit one of the many observation decks or enjoy a picnic spread while on a trek in the area.

Location: The village is located in Hassan District's Sakleshpur Taluk
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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 that we all spent together at the outdoor activities. The day camp at Rd nature resort allowed us to get a really thrilling and adrenaline rush effect. The spirit of the activities shines of goodness, laughter, and delight! Food was also of excellent taste, actually, it tingles your non-veg taste buds to the highest order. Biryani to naan and gravy, everything was tasty of course. I am confident to refer this wonderful thrilling and fun place to others who are looking for an absolute day fun as this place nurtures the values of environmental stewardship, fun and play in the outdoors! Thank you for all the wonderful memories and experiences that have followed us back home. See you again!
30 December 2015
The home stay was truly blissful and serene and we enjoyed this place a lot.
The place is so beautiful... Met a lot a nice people.. Staff was very helpful
"Awesome but short trip. Homestay service was superb. The guide ramees was cool & friendly. Loved the trek to Agni gudda"
Very nice experience... Met a lot of nice people
25 February 2020
Beautiful location.. enjoyed all the activities, especially the trekking trip was awesome. Food was also good and room was cleaned. Overall great experience.
"nice place to stay and enjoy the nature"
04 January 2019
It was one of the best Christmas celebrations that I had with m office colleagues. We were total 9 folks and were given 5 camps. We had a lot of fun seriously. at the time of bonfire, we played music and danced till late night which was the best part. it was all fun. other people were so friendly and even the camp staff was very humble. It was one of the best parties I have ever had. Thanks thrillophilia for such amazing arrangements.
What an unforgettable New year party it was. Last year was amazing a perfect combo of Christmas and New year filled with full energy and made my last day of 2018 a memorable one. Also, the location, adventurous new year activities, and bonfire have added more fun to the party. Thank you Thrillophilia and team for this thrilling New Year Party.
It was one of my best new year celebration in Sakleshpur 2018, Wonderful place, felt at one with Nature. We did camping in Sakleshpur and it was my best experience.They arranged the new year party very well.

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