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Sakleshpur - The Lesser Known Tourist Spot


A pleasant little hill station tucked away in the Western Ghats, Sakleshwar offers a refreshing getaway. The town lies at an elevation of 949 meters and is easily accessible as it is located on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. Sakeshwar is a part of Hassan district and is a major producer of India's coffee and cardamom output.

Tourist places in and around Sakleshpur

Sakleshwar was under the rule of the Mysore kings. Before that it had seen the reign of the Hoysalas as well as the Chalukyas. It was during the time of the Hoysalas that the town received its name. Legends claim that the Hoysalas found a broken Shiva Linga when they arrived in the little town and promptly named it Sakleshwar. However, some locals claim that the town was so-named because it was extremely wealthy in terms of agricultural output.

Sakleshwar has a rich biodiversity and one of the popular activities for tourists is trekking. The Bisle reserve forest trek as well as the Kumara Parvatha trek can be rewarding for they give a glimpse into the varied ecology of the area. Even if you are not an enthusiastic trekker, a walk around the picturesque town can be very rewarding.

How to reach Sakleshpur

To reach Sakleshpur, you would have to take a train to Hassan, 35 kilometers away. The nearest airport is the one in Mangalore.

Best time to visit Sakleshpur

The place can be visited any time of the year except during monsoon season.

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How to Reach Sakleshpur

  • By Road
    The hill station town of Sakleshpur is easily accessible by buses. State owned and private buses are regular from cities like Bangalore and Mysore.
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  • By Train
    Sakleshpur has its own railway station which is well connected to Bangalore, Mangalore and other major cities. Sakleshpur Railway Station is situated at a distance of about 2 km from the city centre. On reaching the destination, tourists can hire auto rickshaws to visit the nearby places.
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  • By Air
    Sakleshpur is located near Mangalore International Airport, which caters to domestic as well as international tourists. Earlier known as Bajpe Airport, it is situated at a distance of about 133 km from Kodachadri. The flights connect to major Middle East countries like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha, Kuwait and Bahrain. Tourists from Indian cities, such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Kochi and Calicut can also easily reach Sakleshpur through this airport
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