Places To Visit In Sakleshpur

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Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Sakleshpur:

1. Manjarabad Fort

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4 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

Manjarabad Fort stands at an elevation of 3240 ft on the outskirts of Sakleshpur. The star- shaped fort was built by Tipu Sultan as a protection. The fort is a must visit to witness the grandeur of Islamic-style architecture. The trek up to the fort is a little bit difficult but the view of the Western Ghats from the top is spell-bounding.

2. Sakleshwara Temple

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1 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

Famed for the annual rath yatra in February, the Sri Sakleshwara Swamy Temple is located only 1.5 kilometres from the bus stand of Sakleshpur and is one of the oldest in the state. Visit anytime between 6 AM and 6 PM and you can explore both the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Hemavathy River by which the temple is constructed.

3. Bisle Reserve Forest

3.9 /5

3 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

Located at a distance of around 65 km from Sakleshpur. The Bisle Reserve Forest is a biodiversity hotspot. During the monsoon season, this forest looks splendid covered with mist and the dews that settle on plants make them look stupendous. If you want a bird’s eye view of the place, do not forget to go to Bisle View Point.

4. Agni Gudda Hill

4 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

The Agani Peak in Agni Gudda or ‘fiery mountain’ (for its volcanic nature) is accessible from Agani village by a moderate 3 kilometres trek of one hour and from the summit, you can have the clear view of the green pasture lands and plains filled with paddy fields. You can pitch your tent and camp overnight at the summit to enjoy the magical starlit view of the sky.

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5. Manjehalli Waterfalls

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5 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

Manjehalli Waterfalls is 20 ft long Waterfall nestled between the lush green hills at a distance of 8 km from Sakleshpur. Also known locally as Abbi Falls cascading from 20 feet are best visited during monsoon but you have to be careful while taking a dip in the gurgling stream or walking on the slippery rocks.

6. Kukke Subramanya Temple

36 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

Built-in reverence to Lord Kartikeya by the subramanya, this 600 year old temple is at a distance of 74 km from Sakleshpur. Kukke Subramanya Temple or Subrahmanya Temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya or Subramanyeshwara, also known as Lord Murugan or Kartikeya, who is the son of Lord Shiva. It not only offers the mesmerizing view of the forested mountains and river but also attracts pilgrims for the Sarpa Samskara and Ashlesha Bali Puja. It is located along the Railway Bridge Trek in the Subrahmanya village of the Sullia Taluk, south Kanara.

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7. Jenukal Gudda

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places to visit in Sakleshpur

From Pandavar Gudda or the Betta Byraveshwara Temple, you can trek to Jenukallu Peak, the second-highest in the state. Also known as ‘honey stone mountain’ or “Hodachalli”, Jenukal Trek of 8 kilometres will challenge your skill and treat you with the coffee plantations, green woods and the views of the Arabian Sea and the peaks namely Sheshaparvata, Kumara Parvata and Ettina Bhuja.

8. Pandavar Gudda

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19 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

Pandavar Gudda has enormous relevance to Hindu mythology. It is believed that the Pandavas stayed here during their exile. This is currently one of the more popular treks in Sakleshpur. The Betta Byraveshwara Temple is here and it is said to be over 1000 years old. Located right next to the massive Jenukal Gudda, visit here if you wish to have a beautiful view of the sunset and sunrise. 

9. Temples of Halebid and Belur

9 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

About 37 kilometres from Sakleshpur, Belur was earlier known as Velapuri according to the ancient inscriptions, and with its marvellous temples, it earned the name Dakshina Varanasi (South Varanasi). The Hoysala Temples with intricate carving and polished metalwork are dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Visnu, Chennakesava. Overlooking the Yagachi River, Chennakesava Temple with Hoysala architecture marks the victory of king Vishnuvardhana over the Cholas during 1117 CE.

10. Raxidi Estate

10 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

Raxidi Estate located at a distance of 10 km from Sakleshpur is a place where coffee and different spices are cultivated. Take a tour around the green plantation where a sweet fragrance floats in the air. Interact with the cultivators and get to know about the onerous tasks that they perform. If you want to know the process that takes into making the coffee and the spices that you consume every day, make sure to visit this place. 

11. Hemavathi Dam

11 out of 11
places to visit in Sakleshpur

The Hemavathy River, a tributary of the Cauvery River is originated from the Western Ghats at an elevation of 1219 meters. Flowing on the eastern Sakleshpur, Hemavathy River is famous for kayaking, swimming, boating, banana-boat riding, rope crossing and even a peaceful picnic at the lush garden on its banks surrounded by lush forestry.

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How can I commute within Sakleshpur?

As most of the attractions in Sakleshpur are close to the bus stand of the town, bus services can be among the most affordable options. Although the train service is limited to Hassan Junction and only two trains ruin daily, visitors can first reach Hassan by train and then take a rented car or taxi to reach Sakleshpur. You can either drive your own car through the small hill station of Sakleshpur or take a private cab service.

If you are not skilled enough to drive in mountainous roads, it is better to check out the private car services provided by Nivalink and Sri Satyanarayana Transport. Air-conditioned cars are available and some of the common cars used for transportation are Toyota Innova and Maruti Swift Dzire.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Sakleshpur?

The top sightseeing places in Sakleshpur are Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshwara Temple, Bisle Reserve Forest, Agni Gudda Hill, Manjehalli Waterfalls, Kukke Subramanya Temple.
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