Sakleshpur is situated in the Western Ghats region of Malnad Karnataka in the southern part of India. The climate condition of this region is temperate and convenient for growing several types of crops. Including the agriculture, Sakleshpur is well known as a market place for crops like Coffee, Pepper, Cardamom... for neighbouring places.
This city is located in the National Highway NH -48 which connects Mangalore and Bangalore. This popular holiday destination in Karnataka is most liked by travelers from different walks of life residing pan India.
This picturesque place is located in the Western Ghats belt that stretches from Kerala to Gujarat and in the southern range Bisle Reserve Forest.
The region around Sakleshpur is one of the richest places in terms of flora and fauna and is also listed among 18 most diverse spots in the world in terms of natural habitats. This is a perfect place for weekend getaway from Bangalore for people who would love to indulge themselves in the nature's splendid beauty.
The tourism in this region has been improving every year. There are resorts and homestays mushroomed in this region to help travellers get decent accommodation and a real experience of staying amidst the nature.
The Bisle reserve forest is a nice place for trekkers. Besides these, travellers going in trains can see tunnels, waterfalls and valleys of Western Ghats.
Homestays in Sakleshpur
The green pastures of Sakleshpur welcome the traveler with open arms throughout the year. The lush green landscapes and the estates in the hilly regions are a real feast to the eyes. Nature lovers coming to Sakleshpur will be thrilled by its picturesque beauty. The homestays in Sakleshpura are an added advantage for the travelers where they can get a chance to taste the typical cuisines and experience the ethnicity of the place. These homestays are located in hilly, estate, plantation or green meadows and offer top class facilities. You can expect quality hospitality provided at the homestays along with the modern amenities in your rooms.
Resorts in Sakleshpur
The resorts in Sakleshpur are nestled in the most beautiful landscapes of the region. As the number of tourists or holiday planners has increased over the years to Sakleshpur, the number of resorts in this region has also increased. There are many resorts in Sakleshpura with attractive packages to help tourists enjoy their holiday in malnad region. You can book a resort in Sakleshpur online using your credit/debit card or net banking access though it is remotely located or amidst the green woods of Malnad. There is a prior reservation facility available for visitors with special discount vouchers. Plan your holiday and take a confirmation of the room reservation well in advance and have a memorable stay.
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Mangalore (132 km),Bangalore (224 Km).
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Sakleshpur (1 km).Mangalore (132 Kms).
By Road: Sakleshpur is well connected by roadways with allmajor cities in Karnataka. Cities like Shimoga (159 km), Mangalore (132 km),Bangalore (224 km)) are linked by roadways with Sakleshpura.
Distance to Chikmagalur from major Cities
This place is a complete blend of history, nature and adventure. Those who would love to see the achievement of Tippu Sultan can visit Manjarabad Fort. This fort was built in the year 1752 by Tippu Sultan and is at an altitude of 3240 ft.
Highlight: Photography, Nature, Trekking.
This Ghat is bordered by Bisle Reserve Forest and is one of the magnificent rainforest in India. It's a must visit destination for Nature lovers. There is a rich habitat of flora and fauna in this region. This is a great place for trekkers and bird watchers.
Highlight: This is an apt place to see the panoramic view of the mountain region in Sakleshpur.
Belur, also known popularly as Velapuri is a place located in the Hassan Disrict close to Sakleshpur. This is one of the popular tourist destinations in Karnataka. Belur has a prominent historical background and it was the capital of Hoysala Empire. Halebidu, another tourist destination is just 16 Kms from Belur.
Highlight: The major attraction in Belur is the Chennakesava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple.
Halebidu, was earlier called as Dwarasamudra and the factual meaning of Halebidu is ruined city. Since the city was broke twice by the Bahman Sultanate it was named as Halebidu. It was the royal capital of Hoysala Empire and has the history that dates back to the 12th century.
Highlight: It is one of the best examples of Hoysala structural design.
Shravanabelagola is one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka. It has the historical and architectural fame and travelers from pan India visit this magnificent spot. This place is also considered as one of the major Jain pilgrimage place.
Highlight: There is a 17 meter tall monolith sculpture of Lord Bahubali and it is believed to be world's largest monolith sculpture.
Around 1860 Shettihalli was built by French missionaries. The Holy Rosary Church in this place was built using mortar, bricks, jiggery and eggs. This church is in its ruins and standing tall in the backwaters of hemavathi reservoirs.
Highlight: Photography, Nature, Trekking.
Jenu in English means Honey and Gudda means Hill. This is the second highest peak in Karnataka. This place offers a panoramic view of Western Ghats. This place is also called as Hadachalli and is a popular tourist spot in Sakleshpur.
Highlight: Nature lovers will find this a very soothing and solacing place in Sakleshpur.
Trekking on the railway track in Sakleshpur is quite popular among travelers and trekking enthusiasts who come from different parts of India. "Trek on the railway track" is now popularly called as railway trekking in Sakleshpur
Highlight: Photography, Nature, Bird watching, Trekking.
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