Sakleshpur is a famous hill station town and headquarters of Sakleshpur Taluk situated in Hassan district in Karnataka.Sakleshpur is a beautiful town located in Western Ghats on Bangalore- Mangalore Highway. The terrain of Sakleshpur is ideal for camping, trekking, off-road driving. The local coffee estates also provide great bird-watching opportunities.

Built by the king of Mysore- Tipu Sultan, the Manjarabad Fort is situated about 6.4 kms from Sakaleshpur town, at the height of about 3,240 ft. above the sea level. The fort is constructed of stones and mud accompanied with chambers all around.Bisle is a reserve forest along the border of Hassan and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka. The forest is dense and deep and have lot of lush vegetation. Animals like leopard, chital, Gaur, Malabar giant squirrel etc can be spotted in the forest. There is a view point at Bisle known as the Bisle beauty spot. A lot of mountains and and forest can be viewed from here.Bisle view point near Bisle Ghat (5 Km from Bisle village) offers you the magnificent view of the three mountain ranges - Yenikallu Betta (Hassan district), Doddabetta and Pushpagiri (Kodagu district) and Kumaraparvatha (Dakshina Kannada district). A lot of mountains and forest can be viewed from here.

River Hemavati, which starts in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1,219 m, is the tributary of the Kaveri River. After originating near Ballala rayana durga in the Chikmagalur District of the state of Karnataka, it flows through Chikmagalur, Hassan District and Mysore District.Jenukal Gudda offers views of coast of Arabian Sea in Mangalore, on clear days. The second highest peak in Karnataka, it is also known as 'Hodachalli'. Nestled by thick jungle and coffee estates, the site is frequented by enthusiasts interested in trekking activity.

Bangalore Sakleshpur Distance - 224 kms, Mysore Sakleshpur Distance - 156 kms
Best time to visit Sakleshpur: October to December
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