Situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka, Sakleshpur is a quaint hill station that boasts a scenic environment, pleasant climate and a lofty green hills that is full of cardamom, coffee, pepper and areca plantations. It's a spectacular town tucked away in the Western Ghats on Bangalore-Mangalore Highway. Situated at an average elevation of 949 metres, this beautiful holiday destination is very popular for its fascinating mountains, scenic beauty and pleasant weather as well. It offers a revising getaway from the busy city life. Besides, trekking to Bisle Reserve Forest Trial and Kumara Parvatha are also the best ways to explore the rich biodiversity of the place.
As per the legend, the region was ruled by the Chalukyas, Hoysalas and the kings of Mysore in yesteryears. During the rule of the Hoysalas, a shivalingam which was found in this town was broken and named it as Shakaleshwara. Since then, the localities of the city have called it as Sakaleshwara.
Distance from Bangalore: 221km (four hours)
Route: Take the Bengaluru–Mangaluru highway or NH-48 via Nelamangala, Kunigal, Hassan and Channarayapatna.