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#6 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 6 km from Sakleshpur Bus Stand, Manjarabad Fort is an ancient fort situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the historical forts in Karnataka and among the best places to visit as part of Sakleshpur Tour Packages.
Situated at an altitude of 3, 240 feet, Manjarabad Fort is a star-shaped fort built in 1792 by Tippu Sultan, the then ruler of Mysore. It is one of the best heritage places to visit in Sakleshpur. Built as a frontier to store ammunition, Manjarabad Fort was used as a protection for Tippu Sultan's army against the British. The fort, when built, was inspected by Tippu Sultan who then found it enveloped in fog and hence named it as Manjarabad fort. The name Manjara is the corrupted version of 'manju' which means 'fog or mist' in Kannada.
This star-shaped fort was built on the pattern of the military .....
#7 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 1.5 km from Sakleshpur Bus Stand, Sakleshwara Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Sakleshpura town in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka, and among the top places to visit in Sakleshpur.
Situated on the banks of River Hemavathi, Sakleshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the must-visit places as part of Sakleshpur Tour Packages. Constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries, Sakleshwara Temple is a great remnant of the time when the Hoysala Empire was at its peak in South India. It is a beautiful temple that stands as a testimony to the excellent craftsmanship of Hoysala architecture.
Located at the entrance of the town, the temple is a very renowned place for pilgrims in the region and the town got its .....
#8 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 5 km from Hanbal and 21 km from Sakleshpur, Magajahalli Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated at Magajahalli Village in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the picturesque waterfalls in Sakleshpur and among the best Sakleshpur tourist places.
Also known as Hanbal Falls and Abbi Gundi Falls, the waterfall falling from a height of about 20 feet and is a popular spot one can visit as part of Sakleshpur Tour Packages. Wrapped up under the lush greeneries, the whole place is filled with serenity and tranquility. Visitors can even get into the waters and enjoy themselves but need to be more cautious about the slippery rocks. Visitors can get a breathtaking view of the Pushpagiri Mountain range from the waterfall as it is situated just at the foothills of the mountain.
The best time to visit Magajahalli waterfalls is .....
#9 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 35 km from Sakleshpur, Betta Byraveshwara Temple is ancient temple situated near Mekanagadde in Sakleshpur Taluk of Hassan district, Karnataka. Surrounded by serenity, it is one of the top places to visit in Sakleshpur.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Betta Byraveshwara Temple is located atop Pandavar Gudda Hill and is considered approximately 600 years old. The temple is nestled in the beautiful Western Ghats and offers a panoramic view of the landscape. According to the mythology, the Pandavas in Mahabharata stayed here for a short while during their exile. Also known as Bettada Bhairaveshwara Prasanna Temple, this is an excellent tourist spot for those who like the calm and beauty of nature. One can see some big grinding stones at the temple.
An annual Abhisheka will be held once in a year in January month where all the people from surrounding places come here to take the blessings of Lord Bhairava. There are also many popular hills of Sakleshpur which are located .....
#1 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 100 km from Mangalore, Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is a sacred Hindu temple located at Kukke near Mangalore. It is one of the most famous temples in Karnataka and among the must-visit places as part of Mangalore holiday packages.
Dedicated to Lord Murugan, Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is one of the important temples of Lord Subrahmanya (Lord Murugan), and among the famous pilgrimage places to visit near Mangalore. This temple is famous for Sarpa Dosha. Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the protector of all serpents. The epics mention that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refugee under Lord Subrahmanya when attacked by Garuda.
Pilgrims visiting the temple have to cross the Kumaradhara River and take a holy dip in it before entering the temple. According to Mythology, Lord Kumaraswamy killed the demon rulers Taraka, Shoorapadmasura .....
Distance (From Sakleshpur): 75 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sakleshpur - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
#2 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 25 km from Chikmagalur, 40 km from Hassan, 154 km from Mysore, 165 km from Mangalore, and 217 km from Bangalore, Belur is a historical temple town situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the best heritage sites in Karnataka, and among the most famous places to visit near Mangalore.
Belur is one of the well-known Karnataka tourist places as it is home to the renowned Hoysala Temple dedicated to Lord Chennakesava. It is the best of three Hoysala temples nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the other two being the temples at Halebid & Somnathpur). The Hoysala temples are known for minute & intricate carvings and sculptures with metal-like polishing. Sri Chennakesava Temple is one of the must-visit places as part of Belur tour packages.
Among the most popular tourist places to visit near Bangalore, Belur .....
Distance (From Sakleshpur): 35 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sakleshpur - Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
#3 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 17 km from Belur, 32 km from Hassan, 34 km from Chikmagalur, 148 km from Mysore, & 211 km from Bangalore, Halebidu is located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the most popular tourist places in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Chikmagalur tour packages.
Halebidu (or Halebid) is famous for the beautiful Hoysala Temples of Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara built in 1121 AD. These are the most important places to visit as part of Halebidu tour packages. It is one of the three Hoysala temples nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the other two being the Belur temple & Somnathpur temple. The Hoysala temples are known for minute & intricate carvings and sculptures with metal-like polishing.
Halebidu was the glorified royal capital of the Hoysala kingdom in the 12th Century. .....
Distance (From Sakleshpur): 52 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sakleshpur - Including Travel): 2 Hours
#4 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 40 km from Kadur, 62 km from Hassan, 148 km from Mangalore, 178 km from Mysore, and 240 km from Bangalore, Chikmagalur (also known as Chikkamagaluru) is a hill town located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Situated at an altitude of 3,400 feet at the foothills of Mulliyangiri range, Chikmagalur is one of the best hill stations near Bangalore and among the must include places in Karnataka packages.
Situated in the Deccan plateau, Chikmagalur city belongs to the Malnad region of Karnataka. The Western Ghats start from this area. The Yagachi River is originated from the surrounding hills. Chikmagalur is famous for its serene environment, lush green forests and tall mountains. Baba Budangiri, Mulliyangiri, and Kemmanagundi are among the must include places in your Chikmagalur Tour Packages.
Distance (From Sakleshpur): 62 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sakleshpur - Including Travel): Full Day
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#5 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 132 km from Coorg, 251 km from Mysore, 275 km from Karwar, 345 km from Bangalore, 372 km from Goa, 413 km from Coimbatore, 420 km from Kochi, and 682 km from Chennai, Mangalore (or Mangaluru) is an important port city on the west coast and the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. Located at the confluence of Nethravathi and Gurupura Rivers, it is one of the popular tourist places in Karnataka, and among the stunning places to visit near Bangalore.
Lying between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Mangalore is one of the major ports of India. The city derives its name from the deity of Mangaladevi Temple, among the must include places in Mangalore tour packages. The sultans of Mangalore built the city as a strategic shipbuilding base. Today, the city is one of the major ports involved .....
Distance (From Sakleshpur): 151 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sakleshpur - Including Travel): Full Day
#10 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 28 km from Sakleshpur, Hosahalli Gutta or Hosahalli Betta is a mountain peak situated near Jedigadde village in the Sakleshpur region of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places for trekking enthusiasts as part of Sakleshpur tour packages.
Situated at an altitude of 2500 ft, Hosahalli Gudda Hill is often called a trekker's delight. Embrace the sheer force of nature by visiting Hosahalli Peak on a vacation to Sakleshpur. It is flocked by tourists who are interested in trekking and challenge their spirits for an adventure. The hill is surrounded by thick evergreen forests and many coffee and cardamom plantations that make it just a haven for nature lovers to retreat in a serene landscape.
Hosahalli Gutta is also known as Gajakesari Hill after the Kannada movie Gajakesari which was shot here. The breathtaking view from Hosahalli 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 .....
#11 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 21 km from Sakleshpura, and 33 km from Hassan, Parvathamma Betta is a scenic hill located at Dyathapura village in Karnataka. It is one of the popular places to visit near Hassan, and among the popular places for trekking in Karnataka.
Parvathamma Betta is well known amongst trekkers. The uneven and rough terrain of the attraction is deemed apt by many adventure seekers. There is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, and Lord Shiva atop the hill hence the hill got its name Parvathamma Betta. The temple has some artistic stone carvings. The hill is visited by many travelers from Hassan, Bangalore, and nearby areas to get a fabulous view of the surroundings.
Climbing up this rocky hill is easy by foot and it is quite entertaining for all age groups. Usually, kids enjoy this climb immensely as it is an easy trek. The view is from the top is very scenic, can see a line of mountains of the Western Ghats from here. And, it is best to go here during sunset as it .....
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#12 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 20 km from Kukke Subrahmanya and 55 km from Sakleshpur, Bisle Ghat is a ghat situated between Kukke Subrahmanya and Sakleshpura in Karnataka. It is one of the top adventurous spots in Karnataka and among the popular Sakleshpur Tourist Places.
Bisle is part of Western Ghats and situated in the border of Hassan district and Dakshina Kannada district. Bisle Viewpoint, about 5 Km from Bisle village, is popular as a view point to get the beautiful and astonishing views of three mountain ranges including Kumara Parvatha, Pushpagiri and Dodda Betta. The highlight of this point is that the view has a valley, with Giri River separating the beauty point and these mountain ranges. The forest department has erected a shelter here to sit and enjoy the view.
Besides breathtaking views, it is also a perfect destination for the trekkers. Bisle Reserve Forest is also situated here which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The forest remains protected and unexploited as there .....
#13 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 9 km from Hanbal and 25 km from Sakleshpur, Agni Gudda is a hill situated near Agani village in Sakleshpur Taluk of Hassan district, Karnataka. It is one of the beautiful peaks in Karnataka and among the best trekking places in Sakleshpur.
The name 'Agni Gudda' means 'Fiery Mountain' and is called so due to the extreme volcanic nature of this hill in the region. It is frequented by trek enthusiasts and people who are interested in outdoor camping. From the mountain, one can avail the views of the surrounding rice fields. This spot also has been recorded on various South Indian and Bollywood movies.
The peak can be reached by 3 km trek from Agani village. It is fairly moderate climb which will take 1 hour to reach the top of the hill. From the top one can get the postcard view of surrounding plains and lush green fields. Visitors need to carry water and snacks as there are no shops available. One can also pitch their own tent and do camping overnight on the .....
#14 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 8 km from Betta Byraveshwara Temple and 40 km from Sakleshpur, Jenukal Gudda or Jenukallu Gudda is a mountain peak in Hassan district of Karnataka. It is the second highest peak in Karnataka and among the best trekking places in Sakleshpur.
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 Karnataka. Jenukal Gudda is also termed as a honey stone mountain. 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.
Jenukallu Gudda Peak can be reached by trek from Betta Byraveshwara Temple. The trek distance is about 8 km from the temple and it will take 4-5 Hours both ways. The initial part of the trek was gradual and walk was casual while the final stretch was steep. It was bit tricky at couple of places where one needs to navigate narrow .....
#15 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 27 km from Hassan and 63 km from Sakleshpur, Hemavathi Dam is an earthen dam situated at Gorur in Hassan district of Karnataka. Also known as Gorur Dam, it is one of the popular picnic spots in Hassan and among the prime places to visit in Sakleshpura.
The dam is built across the river Hemavathi, an important tributary of River Kaveri. Built in 1979, the reservoir has been providing water supply for drinking and irrigation purposes to the nearby villages. The dam is 58 meters in height, and 4692 meters long, impounding a reservoir of 8502 hectares. The reservoir has 6 large radial spillway gates.
Hemavathi Dam offers a beautiful view to the visitors. The sight is more attractive when the gates of the reservoir are open and the water gushes down in a lovely manner. There is a garden covered in green grass right next to the dam which enhances the beauty of the location. The garden is often used by the locales as a picnic spot. An early morning visit to the dam .....
#16 of 16 Places to Visit in Sakleshpur
At a distance of 16 km from Gorur Dam, 25 km from Hassan and 45 km from Sakleshpur, Shettihalli Rosary Church is an ancient church situated at Shettihalli village in Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places to visit in Hassan and among the best places to visit near Sakleshpur.
Popularly called as Floating Church, Shettihalli Church was built in 1860 by the French missionaries for the wealthy British estate owners. After the construction of the Hemavati Dam and Reservoir in 1960 the church was abandoned. Since then the church submerges in water every year during monsoon season.
The church was built magnificently in the Gothic Architectural style. The uniqueness of the church lies in the fact that the church remains submerged in the backwaters of the Hemavathi River at all times of the year except summer. Even when the church is half under the water, tourists can go near it on a coracle. During the summer season the water recedes and visitors can pay a visit .....
Sakleshpur maintains a cool and misty climate throughout the year. however, post monsoon and winter are best time to visit this quaint hill station. This is also the time for adventure activity and Trekking at the Western Ghats. Homestays in Sakleshpur are the best places for tourists to stay in to feel at home even on a vacation. Summer is the busiest season in Sakleshpur and often hotels & Homestays run full and tourist places are crowded.
Sakleshpur usually requires complete 2 days to visit the most important attractions. However, there are several wonderful places to visit around Sakleshpur like Belur, Halebidu which usually take additional one day. One can also mixed their Sakleshpur trip with some of the popular places to visit near Bangalore like Chikmagalur, Mangalore and Udupi by adding few additional days to your trip.
Budget of Sakleshpur trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Sakleshpur tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5250 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 9250 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Sakleshpur like Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshwara Temple, Agni Gudda Hill, Magajahalli Waterfalls, Betta Byraveshwara Temple, Hemavathi Dam, Pandavar Gudda and Agni Gudda. If you have time, you can dedicate a day to visit near by places like Belur, Halebidu.
Sakleshpur is very famous for Coffee and the hill resort is spread with hundreds of coffee estates. It is also famous for Sakaleshwara Swami's ratha yatra that takes place every year in the month of February (on Purnima).
As mentioned, Sakleshpur is very famous for Coffee and buying local made of Coffee powder is a great idea. Sakleshpur is also well know for spices like cardamom, cloves, pepper, etc, You can get these spices at low prices in Sakleshpur if you bargain a bit. Ensure to check the quality.
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