Sakleshpur is located in the Malnad region of Hassan district in Karnataka. It is surrounded by several lofty green hills and mountains of the Western Ghats. It also has coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations. This town experiences a lot of rainfall and travelers prefer to visit the town after this period.
Places to Stay
Some good budget hotels in Sakleshpur are Bhadri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sri Lakshmidas Lodge (Tariff – Rs.600), Sri Balaji Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Wild Wagtail Adventure (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Sakleshpur is Kannada. The other languages spoken include Malayalam, Tamil, English and Marathi.
The major festival in Sakleshpur is the Sakaleshwara Swami's Ratha Yatra held in Sakaleshwara Temple every year in the month of February on Purnima day.
Places of Interest
Some of the major places to visit in Sakleshpur include Sakaleswara Temple (1 km from Sakleshpur), The Manjarabad fort (6 kms from Sakleshpur), Belur (37 kms from Sakleshpur), Hassan (41 kms from Sakleshpur), Halebidu (53 kms from Sakleshpur), Bisle ghat (54 kms from Sakleshpur), Kukke Subrahmanya temple (60 kms from Sakleshpur), Bisle View Point (61 kms from Sakleshpur), Chikmagalur (62 kms from Sakleshpur), Dharmasthala (77 from Sakleshpur) and Shravanabelagola (90 kms from Sakleshpur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sakleshpur is Mangalore International Airport. It is located about 101 kms away from the town.
Sakleshpur does not have any railway station and Hassan is the nearest station at a distance of 34kms. IRCTC runs Kannur and Karwar Express from Bangalore to Mangalore that passes through Sakaleshpur. There are trains from Bangalore and Mangalore for every 3 days a week.
Sakleshpur is located on National Highway 48 (NH-48) connecting Mangalore to Bangalore city. Some of the major bus operators offering good travel service for passengers include Canara Travels, Lia Travels and Tours, Yatra Travels and Mythri Travels. Now, you can easily log on to ticketgoose.com, look up for your favourite operator