Sakleshpur or Sakleshapura is a hill station town and headquarters of Sakleshapura Taluk in Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The town lies in the Malnad region on the magnificent hills of the biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats. It has a temperate climate surrounded with lofty green hills full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca plantations.
The town lies on the National Highway 48 (NH-48) which connects the port city of Mangalore, with the capital city Bangalore of Karnataka state. The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport. Sakaleshapura receives very heavy rainfall from the southwest monsoon.
It is one of the places receiving the most rainfall in Karnataka. The places are like Agani (near Hanbal-here the average rainfall is believed to be more than that of Agumbe, which receives the highest rainfall in South India.
BEST TIME TO VISIT SAKLESHPUR:
Sakleshpur has a tropical climate with very little temperature variation throughout the year. Being a hill station, the weather is usually very pleasant and ranges around 22 – 23 degree Celsius throughout the year.
Rainy Season: The hill station receives a very significant amount of rainfall from the end of May to October. July is usually the wettest month of the year with very high amount of rainfall throughout the month.
Dry Season: Compared to the rainy season, November to mid-May hardly receives any precipitation. An occasional shower may be expected here or there, but apart from that, rainfall is scanty.
The best time to visit Sakleshpur is preferably during the dry months of November to April. Very low precipitation levels make this period an ideal time to visit. But as this is the peak season, thus expect the station to be crowded with tourists.
How to reach Sakleshpur from Bangalore?
Bangalore to Sakleshpur By Bus: Travellers can enjoy the bus journey as they get to see various exciting places on the way. Diverse set of bus types operate on this route. E. g. Volvo AC Multi Axle Semi-sleeper (2+2), AC sleeper (2+1), Volvo A/C Multi Axle Semi-sleeper (2+2). To reach Sakleshpur from Bangalore, you can get into any government and private bus on this route.
Bangalore to Sakleshpur By Train: . Go by train to Sakleshpur from Bangalore to reach in 3 hours. Sakleshpur is the nearest railway station.
Bangalore to Sakleshpur By CarI: if you want to travel by road, it will cost you INR 5 per kilometre, depending on the choice of your car. The toll tax should be paid separately by you.
Bangalore to Sakleshpur By Flight: There are direct flights available to Sakleshpur from Bangalore. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight. You can conveniently book prepaid cabs from the airport to reach your destination in Sakleshpur. Mangalore airport is the nearest airport near Sakleshpur. It is about 97 kms from Mangalore airport to Sakleshpur.
Places to visit in Sakleshpur:
- Manjarabad Fort
- Bisle View Point
- Green Route Trek
- Manjehalli Waterfalls