The small town of Sakleshpur is situated in the district of Hassan in the state of Karnataka, South India. Located in the southern section of the Western Ghats, the town enjoys heavy rainfall providing an ideal climate for the growth of coffee, pepper, cardamom, ginger, paddy and tea.The abundance and wide variety of flora and fauna has led Sakleshpur to be listed as one among the 18 most diverse spots on earth
The Sakleshwara Temple built right at the entrance to the town is a fine example of the magnificent Hoysala architecture. Manjarabad Fort, situated a short distance from Sakleshpur, was built by Tipu Sultan in 1752 A.D and stands at an altitude of 3240 ft. above sea level.
From Sakleshpur, one can easily travel to Bisle Ghat or the Bisle Gudda or Sunny Mountain which is a popular picnic spot while the Bisle Betta or Bisle View Point offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Bisle Reserve Forest, one of the rainforests extant in India, is a nature lover’s delight, offering facilities for trekking and bird watching the terrain of Sakleshpur is ideal for back packing, trekking and camping.
One of the most well known trekking routes here is the Railway track trek along an unused railway track from Sakleshpur to Kukke Subramanya. The experience is awesome with around 109 bridges and 25 water falls and many tunnels and streams to cross while drinking in the beauty of Nature at her best.