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Sakleshpur is a town in Karnataka.

Views from a train passing through Sakleshpur
Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshpur

Get in[edit]

It is 230 km from Bangalore, 125 km from Mangalore and about 55 km from Hassan.

By bus[edit]

Buses are available from Bengaluru from KSRTC and RedBus sites.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Shetthully Old Church
  • 1 Manjarabad fort.
  • Bisle ghat.
  • Jenukal Gudda.
  • Hemavathi Backwater.
  • 2 Kukke Subrahmanya Temple.
  • Belur-Halebid.
  • Dharmastala Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple (Sree Kshetra Dharmastala).

Do[edit]

  • Hiking - Various short and long treks make this a trekkers' favorite, the most famous being "The Green Route Trek", on railway tracks traversing high bridges and numerous tunnels. There are various companies in Bangalore who conduct these treks. One needs to have prior permission from the Forest Department. Also there are good home stays where you can stay during this trek. The route from Sakaleshpur (starting near Donigal Station) to Yedakumeri Station (20 km): after the highway-bridge over the tracks near Donigal, there are only 2 access points to the highway - one 4-km trek through jeep tracks from the base camp of the workers, just before the first tunnel which is at 55th km-mark (the trek starts near 48th km.) The other access to highway is a 5-km trek down the jungle-slopes behind Yedakumeri Station, crossing a shallow river next to the ghat-highway, with a rocky, slippery riverbed. This trek is part of 147 km of meter gauge rail track from Sakleshpur to Mangalore (Kankanadi).

Buy[edit]

Coffee powder, and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cashew & pepper.

Eat[edit]

Akki rotti & chicken, pork curry is the specialty of the region.

Drink[edit]

  • Planters club.
  • Cosmo club.
  • Manjarabad club.

Sleep[edit]

Homestays are popular here.

Go next[edit]

Trains and buses are available to Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore & Hassan


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