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  • Things to do in Sakleshpur includes 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 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.

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    Whether you are an adrenaline-loving adventure enthusiast or a here to invigorate yourself, you will find the right activity for yourself in Sakleshpur. 

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    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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    About Sakleshpur:
    Sakleshpur is a beautiful hill-station in Karnataka and loaded with natural beauty like slopes of tea, dense canopies hill, coffee plantations, fog, botanical beauty, wooded forest, water flowing streams, chirping birds and variety of flora and fauna. The beautiful trekking trails and canopy of trees are wonderful to look at and attracts thousands at a time.

    About the Camping:
    Sakleshpur is one getaway that will charm you to no end and the campsite is perched at a high altitude. It has a temperate climate surrounded with lofty green hills full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca nut plantations and you can enjoy scenic beauty of the untouched nature right here.


    About the Stay:
    The stay is marked with 1 standard room that can have 5 persons at a time, 3 economy rooms that can have 12 persons at a time and 15 tents that have to be shared among 3-4 people. The campsite can accommodate 101 people at a time.
    Check in: 12.00 PM
    Check out: 11.00 AM

    About the activities:
    The activities that can be undertaken in the campsite are games like volleyball, cricket, badminton etc. Along with outdoor games, indoor activities like chess, carom, cards are also here. For some trilling time, you can go for a 2 km guided trekking, campfire, music and nature walk to refresh your time away from the city life.

    How to reach?
    The campsite is located at a distinct location and can be reached by private or shared vehicle as public transportation will not help you in reaching here. The details will be shared with you right after the booking confirmation.
    - Minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.
  • 02Explore 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.

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

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  • 03Pray 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.

    Location:
     Sakleshwara temple is situated at the entrance of the hill-station. The temple is the first that you get to see when entering Sakleshwara.
  • 04Railway 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.

    Also Read: 15 Best Resorts in Sakleshpur
  • 05Sightseeing 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.

    Location:
     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.
  • 06Ombattu 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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  • 07Hike 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. 

    Location: 
    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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  • 08Temple 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.

    Distance between Sakleshpur and Halebid:
    52km.

    Distance between Sakleshpur and Belur:
    36.2km.
  • 09Get 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.

    Location:
     Manjehalli waterfall is just a kilometre away from the Manjehalli hamlet. The distance between Manjehalli waterfall and Sakleshpur bus stand is about 8 km.
  • 10Pray 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.

    Location:
     Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Subrahamanya, Karnataka 574238. The distance between Kukke Subramanya temple and Sakleshpur is about 73.8km.
  • 11Stroll 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. 

    Location
    : 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.

  • 12Seek 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.

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

  • 13Visit 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.

    Location: 
    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.
  • 14Go 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.

    Location: 
    Pandavar Gudda, Mekanagadde, Mekanagadde Post, Mudigere, Karnataka

  • 15Witness 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.

  • 16Camping 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

  • 17Trekking 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.

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

  • 18Sakleshpur Trek with Waterfalls

    Sakleshpur Trek with Waterfalls
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    About the Activity:

    • 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

    Difficulty Level: Easy

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    A private tour can be arranged on any day with a minimum group 8 on weekdays and 20 on weekends.


  • 19Stay 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.

    What more? 
    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.

    Location: 
    Vanagoor, 2kms on Kudrastae-Bisle Road, Saklespur taluk, Vanagoor Estate, Karnataka 573134.
  • 20Bisle 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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Hadlu Waterfall

Plan your summer retreat to Hadlu Waterfalls when you are thinking of visiting the town of Sakleshpur on your next vacation. 

This place is a postcard-perfect landscape that offers the most wonderful sight of nature at its best. Hadlu Waterfalls is a famous trekking destination and offers a great opportunity for those who are looking to get their pulse racing at this exciting location.

The icy waterfalls is reached after a memorable trek through the verdant coffee plantations and forests that decorate the trail. Hadlu waterfalls cascades through six stages and for the tourists the most fun activity is taking a bath in the chilly waters. 

A trip to Hadlu waterfalls is a total rejuvenating experience where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Visiting Hadlu Waterfall is a great recreational experience for everyone who comes along with their friends and families among places to visit in Sakleshpur.

Location: Hadlu Waterfall, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Hadlu waterfall is during the season of rains when you can see the landscape at its best.

Timings: It is advisable to visit Hadlu Waterfall in Sakleshpur during the day time

Distance from Bus Stand: N/A

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Temple of Halebid and Belur

Showcasing the finest designs of Hindu temples built under the Hoysala empire, Temple of Halebid and Belur is known among the best Sakleshpur tourist places. These ornate temples offer a peaceful respite away from the hassles of modern life and also narrate some interesting historical stories. 

The temple of Halebid and Belur were designed by the famous architect Jakkanna Acharya and carved with many exquisite designs. Tourists here can find a number of carvings at this temple that relates to the Puranas, the Upanishads and many popular characters from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. 

Belur and Halebid are often considered as twin cities and attracts a number of tourists in South India who wish to take a step down the lanes of history to explore the wonderful sculptures and architecture.

Location: While Belur is located approximately 37 kilometres from Sakleshpur, the distance between Halebid and Sakleshpur is about 50 kilometres.

Best Time to visit: The ideal time for visiting the temple of Halebid and Belur are the months from October to March

Timings: It is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day. Fridays are closed for tourists.

Distance from Bus Stand: The approximate distance you need to travel to reach here from Sakleshpur is 35 kilometres

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Jenukal Gudda

To capture the most enchanting views of the Western Ghats on a trip to Sakleshpur, Jenukal Gudda is one of the most notable places to add to your bucket list. It is flocked by tourists who are interested in trekking and challenge their spirits for an adventure. 

It is surrounded by thick evergreen forests and many coffee and tea plantations that makes it just a haven for nature lovers to retreat in a serene landscape.

Along with a panoramic view of the various hill blanketed with verdant greenery, Jenukal Gudda is a great place where you can bask in the vistas of Arabian Sea in Mangalore on a clear sunny day. 

The breath-taking view from Jenukal Gudda is the best when you wait there till the time of sunset and take back a memory of the trip that you’ll probably remember for life.

Location: Jenukal Gudda, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Jenukal Gudda is from October to March.

Timings: Jenukal Gudda Hill can be visited throughout the year.

Distance from Bus Stand: Jenukal Gudda is at a distance of about 90 kilometres from Sakleshpur Bus stand.

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Ombattu Gudda

Literally translating to Nine Hill, Ombattu Gudda is one of the most treacherous trails that you’ll come across when you are touring the Western Ghats in India. 

For all those who are wishing an adrenaline rush to savour, Ombattu Gudda makes for a compelling visit for your much-needed adventure in Sakleshpur.

The trail of Ombattu Gudda trek is replete with many mesmerising landscapes and one can spot many beautiful gurgling streams cutting across the green valleys. 

The trek can be started in the forest range of Kabinhole Reserve Forest and trekkers can also see many animals and birds who reside in the thick jungles. The trek can be completed in about 2 days and offers the best views to the tourists at the time of sunrise and sunset.

Location: Ombattu Gudda, Kabinhole Reserve Forest, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Ombattu Gudda is from October to March.

Timings: Ombattu Gudda Hill can be visited throughout the year.

Distance from Bus Stand: Ombattu Gudda is at a distance of about 90 kilometres from Sakleshpur Bus stand.

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Green Route Trek (Railway Trek)

Brace yourself for one of the most interesting and exhilarating treks in India with the Green Route Trek in Sakleshpur. 

It is known for offering the most mesmerising view of the Western Ghats and tourists can feel enchanted with a number of waterfalls, verdant valleys, archaic tunnels and old railway bridges that come along the route.

This trek is often called ‘trekkers paradise’ and known for surprising the trekkers every step of the way with the picturesque landscape and so many interesting natural attractions. 

The Green Route Trek is replete with many diverse flora and fauna that have their natural habitat in the charming evergreen forests of Western Ghats. 

Some of the popular things which you can enjoy in the Green Route Trek are a visit to Mallali Falls, a trip with nature at Bisle Forest Reserve, a visit to the famous Jain learning centre at Moodabidri and a rendezvous with history at Manjarabad Fort.

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

Best Time to visit: Any time between the months of September to March is a good time to plan your trip for Green Route Trek

Timings: Tourists are advised to start trekking here at day time for the most pleasant trip

Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the bus stand and the starting point of the trek is approximately 8 kilometres.

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Raxidi Estate

If you’re looking for places where you can feel a serene connection with nature and enjoy some quiet time, Raxidi Estate in Sakleshpur is the place to go. Raxidi Estate is a small hamlet located near Sakleshpur and gives an interesting glimpse of village life. 

It is one of the most beautiful coffee plantations and boasts of some beautiful surroundings. Along with the coffee estate, there are spice and cardamom plantations that are just a soothing delight for the eyes. 

With the panoramic views of the aroma of coffee, Raxidi Estate makes the trip worthwhile for all the nature lovers. The beautiful ambience of this place is accentuated by the lush green landscape that adorns this place in Sakleshpur. 

Add the pleasant climate that is replete with cool and gentle breezes with occasional rainfalls, Raxidi Estate makes a great case for planning a tour when you are exploring Sakleshpur tourist places.

Location: Raxidi Estate, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit Raxidi Estate from Sakleshpur is from the months of October to March.

Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two place is 10 kilometres and takes about 15 minutes to travel by road.

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Ayyappa Swami Temple

When you are visiting Sakleshpur for a vacation, Ayyappa Swami Temple makes for an amazing visit. With its peaceful vibes and a mind-blowing setting, it is visited by many tourists in Sakleshpur for a refreshing getaway. 

Located in Sakleshpur Lake Park, it is also one of the most prominent temples that people can visit here for a spiritual retreat. It is surrounded by an awe-inspiring landscape where people can get a glimpse of many animals, forests and river valleys. 

If you’re looking for one of the most serene attractions in Sakleshpur where you can enjoy a quiet morning or evening stroll with the beautiful sunrays greeting your face, Ayyappa Swami Temple is one of the best places in Sakleshpur to plan your visit with your friends and family.

Location: Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Sakleshpur Lake Park, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: Ayyappa Swamy Temple temple can be visited throughout the year, however, winter season is the ideal time to visit.

Timings: It is open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

Distance from Bus Stand: Ayappa Swami Temple is about 2 km away from Sakleshpur Bus Stand.

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Eshwara Temple

Built in the eleventh century, Eshwara Temple is a beautiful temple in Karnataka that can be found in Anekonda that is a quaint suburb of the city of Davanagare. The temple shows interesting glimpses of Hoysala architecture; however, one can’t help but wonder the peculiar similarities its design showcase with Chalukyan temple architecture. 

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built with the help of mud and plaster originally. The temple now has been completely renovated and converted into a trikuta temple. 

In the garbha griha of Eshwara Temple, there is also an idol of Gajalakshmi while there also idols of other deities in smaller shrines like those of Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Lord Brahma and Lord Subramanya. The temple is a must visit for those who wish to explore more about the unique art and culture of this place.

Location: Eshwara Temple, Nittuvalli, Davanagere, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The temple can be visited throughout the year. However, it is the months from October to March that are considered the best for visiting Eshwara Temple

Distance from Bus Stand: Eshwara Temple is located about 235 kilometres from Sakleshpur bus stand and the journey takes about 5 hours by bus.

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