Places to Visit in Sakleshpur while on Your Healing Journey

Places to Visit in Sakleshpur while on Your Healing Journey

Sakleshpur, or Sakleshpura, is one of the best places for a perfect weekend getaway. Surrounded by tea, coffee and spice plantations, the mystic allure of Sakleshpura lies in its mighty hills and serene valleys. Sakleshpura is where nature beckons you to its lap to escape the din and bustle of the city and to recharge, rejuvenate and revitalize with Niraa Wellness.

Niraa Wellness, as a centre for holistic healing and wellness, relies on the technique of naturopathy to help our guests embark on their healing journey. Our treatment modalities include an in-depth consultation which helps our practitioners learn more about the symptoms and their causes, and design a treatment that addresses the condition in its roots.

So, as you set out on your journey to healing and well-being at Niraa Wellness, there are some amazing places you can visit at Sakleshpur to connect with history, culture and nature. 

Manjrabad Fort 

Manjrabad Fort is one of the top destinations in Sakleshpur. It is an octagonal structure built by the famous ruler Tipu Sultan in 1792. This fort is situated at an elevation of 3,241 ft and built by the ruler to protect his army from the British. 

At this historical destination, you can explore the decorated chambers and tunnels within the fort, cannon mounts and musket holes that are present on the walls, and the granite and mud walls that have been standing strong for centuries. Apart from that, the misty and foggy environment of Manjrabad makes this place look enchanting and gives a picturesque view from the top. 

Distance – 6km from Sakleshpur

Timings – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (all the days)

Manjehalli Waterfalls

Manjehalli Waterfalls, popularly known as the Abbi Falls, cascades from a height of 20 feet and is one of the most visited places in Sakleshpur during or immediately after the rainy season. Manjehalli Waterfalls is a perfect place to plan a picnic with your family and friends, where you can spend your day swimming in the natural pool formed under the waterfalls.

To reach the Manjehalli waterfalls, you have to trek for about a kilometre through the Manjehalli village. During this trek, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the coffee plantation and the flora. 

Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the beauty of the falls and the marvellous view of the lush green forest on the Pushpagiri Mountains. At the top of the falls, you also have a camping facility where you can put up your tents and enjoy the beauty even after sunset.

Distance – 21km from Sakleshpur

Timings – 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM (all the days)

Shettihalli Rosary Chruch

Shettihalli Rosary Church, famously called the ‘Floating Church’, is an ancient church built by the French Missionaries. The church was abandoned after the construction of Hemavathi Reservoir and Dam in 1960, and during the rainy season, this church gets submerged as the water level rises. 

The best time to visit this place is during the summer as you revel in the beauty of this Gothic architecture. It is the perfect place for nature lovers or bird-watchers as they can find various species of birds and take some amazing snaps. 

Distance – 55km from Sakleshpur

Timings – 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (all the days)

Green Route Trek

The Green Route Trek in Sakleshpur, also popularly known as the Railway Trek, is one of the most adventurous trek that will give you an unforgettable experience with nature. The Green Route Trek is an amazing trail amid the Western Ghats along the Sakleshpur Railway Line from Mangalore. 

This Green Route Trek begins from a small village in Sakleshpur and runs up to the Kukke Subramanya Temple. The Green Route encompasses Waterfalls, Mountains, Valleys, Tunnels, Bridges, and a thick blanket of lush green trees. Remember to seek local help to map out your trek before you start, as entry to some tunnels and railway crossings is banned. 

Distance – 8km from Sakleshpur town

Trek Timings – Begins around 6:00 AM-7:00 AM

Sri Sakleshwar Swamy Temple

Sri Sakleshwar Swamy Temple is the most visited place in Sakleshpur as it is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka, constructed during the 13th or 14th century. This temple is on the banks of the river Hemavathi and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the God of Destruction. 

Sakaleshwara Temple is a remnant and an example of the excellent craftsmanship of the Hoysala Empire. The famous Rath Yatra of this temple takes places in the month of February every year. 

Distance – 1.5 km from Sakleshpur

Trek Timings – 6 AM – 6 PM

Bisle Ghat Viewpoint

Bisle Ghat viewpoint is one of the most popular tourist attractions and the famous sanctuary in the Western Ghats to various exquisite plant and animal species. The locals call this place the ‘Bisle Betta’, and the top of the trek gives you an extraordinary view of the surroundings. 

While one end serves as a trekking spot, the other end of the Bisle Ghat viewpoint serves as a natural porch, connecting the Puspagiri Sanctuary. 

Distance – 48.1 km from Sakleshpur

Trek Timings – 6 AM- 6 PM

How to Reach Sakleshpura

Sakleshpur is situated in the Hassan District on the foothills of the Western Ghats. It is just 220 kilometres from Bangalore and well connected by roads and rail by many towns and metropolitan areas in Karnataka.



What are some unique activities to do in Sakleshpur?

Some unique activities that you can do in Sakleshpur are- 

  • Coffee Plantation Tours – Coffee plantation tours help you learn about coffee production and sample fresh coffee.
  • Camping and Homestays – The camping and homestays will help you experience local hospitality and the beauty of nature by staying in a homestay or camping under the stars.
Why is Sakleshpur a good destination for adventure enthusiasts?

Sakleshpur is a hill town situated on the base of the Western Ghats, offering numerous treks like the Green Route Trek and Ombattu Gudda Trek, and adventure activities like camping, off-roading, and river crossing, making it a perfect and popular destination for adventure enthusiasts.

What is the best time to visit Sakleshpur for trekking?

The best time for trekking in Sakleshpur is just after the monsoon season, from September to December when the landscape is lush and green and the weather is pleasant.

Can Sakleshpur be visited throughout the year?

Sakleshpur can be visited year-round, but your experience may vary depending on the time of your visit. The monsoon season, from June to August showcases the region’s lush beauty but trekking can be challenging due to slippery paths. Post-monsoon and winter months from September to February have the best climate for outdoor activities.

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