Located on the border of Bayaluseeme and Malnad, Sakleshpur one of the most beautiful hill stations in Karnataka.
Situated in Hassan district, the town lies on NH-48 and has an average elevation of 949 m. According to history, the region was under the rule of the Chalukyas, Hoysalas and the kings of Mysore.
It has several attractions like the Manjarabad Fort constructed by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore as a strategic defensive location.
The Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, the another attraction believed to be the residence of Lord Subramanyeswara.
Moodabidri an ancient centre of Jain learning.
listed in the world as one of the 18 most diverse spots that harbour rich flora and fauna.
The sub-tropical climate and heavy rains during monsoons favour the growth of several unique plant and animal species.
Trekking a popular activity in the city.
Tourists can scale the Bisle Ghat or trek up the Bisle Forest Reserve.
Food and Shopping in Sakleshpur
Deriving influence from communities from the three neighbouring South Indian states, as well as the state of Maharashtra,
the cuisine comprises both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.
Traditional dishes include bisibelebath, jolada rotti, ragi rotti, akki rotti, saaru, huli etc.
several restaurants and eateries on B.M. Road, Ashoka Road and near Bus Station.
Bakeries and food joints are clustered on Main Road, K.H. Road, Hethur and Vanagoor.
Since this city also known for its plantations, tourists can buy coffee, rice, pepper, cardamom, ginger and tea.
Highly demanded in domestic and international markets, coffee the most popular purchase here.
Things To Do in Sakleshpur
About 221 km from Bangalore. To reach this city, tourists can drive down through Hassan and Ballupet.
Mangalore, 100 km away, the closest airport. The town has a railway station and has trains connecting it to Mangalore and Bangalore.
Sakleshpur is linked with Hassan, Kodlipet, Alur, Sanivarsante, Kurubathur, Bolgod and nearby places by an extensive bus network.
Situated in the Hassan District, the bus station operated by KSRTC.
Between Bangalore and Mangalore via Sakleshpur, regular AC and non AC buses ply operated by the KSRTC.
These buses also link the town with Hassan and Halebid.
The best time to visit from October to March.