The campsite is situated on a hilltop in Sakleshpur. The site is surrounded by lush greenery and deep valleys which are sure to take your breath away. A natural waterfall in the vicinity makes the breeze cool and the environment pleasant. The serene aura and natural beauty this place behold take the heart away of each and every traveller. It is one of the must-visit places if you are a nature lover.
Stay in tents on a sharing basis. You will be provided with mattresses, pillows, and blankets with your tents. The tents will be allocated on a double or triple sharing basis based on availability. The site features common washrooms for visitors. There are multiple activities that are available at the site. You can go for trekking to the nearby scenic locations or let your adrenaline pump by ziplining in the mountains, take a bath in the natural waterfall and swimming pool or indulge in the rope course.
Various indoor and outdoor games like volleyball, football and board games are also available for playing. If you're lucky enough, you can have fun with rain dancing with some music. And as you come tired back to the camp, a warm bonfire with music will be ready for you to relax by. The property is ready to leave you amazed with all the activities it houses in. Book now and come along with your loved ones.
Minimum 2 people are required to book the package.
Location: Sakleshpur, Karnataka
Timing: Between 7 AM to 4 PM
Duration: 5 Hours
Located 250 km from Bangalore, Sakleshpur, one of the scenic hill stations in the Western Ghats, is the home to the Murkannu Gudda and Hadlu Waterfalls. Showcasing rich biodiversity, an 8 kilometres guided trek is one of the most beautiful and popular treks of the region.
Arrive at the campsite early morning before sunrise and attend a briefing session wherein an instructor will tell you about the dos and don’ts of trekking in Sakleshpur. Post this, start your trek to Murkannu Gudda and And Hadlu Waterfalls and enjoy swimming in the picturesque Manmade Lake. Also, witness the spectacular views of the sunset, make your way through plantation and forest and be rewarded by bathing in the icy waterfalls. Enjoy bird watching and catch the glimpses of the colourful avifauna of Sakleshpur before you leave for Bangalore again.
Murkannu Gudda & Hadlu Waterfalls Trek Variant Offers:
Murkannu Gudda and Hadlu Waterfalls Trek
Distance: 10 KM || Level: Easy/Moderate || Duration: 4-5hours
Difficulty Level of Trek is easy/moderate, therefore an individual above 11 years can book this package.
Minimum 5 people are required to book this trek.
Bangalore->Sakleshpur->Murkannu Gudda and Hadlu Waterfalls.
The location is approximately 250 Km from Bangalore, you can easily reach by public and private
Ombattu Gudda Trekking
For those of you who are looking for some fun-filled trekking expedition than Ombattu Gudda Trekking is the perfect option for you. Out of the things to do in Sakleshpur, this is a favourite option for all. OG or Ombattu Gudda meaning Nine Hills in the local dialect, Kannada, is in actuality a mixture of 9 bumps which is in line shaping a mountain extend.
Standing tall at around 971 meters above ocean level Ombattu Gudda is located inside the Kabbinale Reserved Forest. This trek is considered as the most interesting trek as you get to explore a lot of wildlife away from civilization.
The woods are to a great degree Virgin with immense bamboos and thick foliage playing host to a scope of wildlife here like tiger, leopard, jungle cat, barking deer to gaur, sloth bear and, of course, the wild elephant. Head out for this amazing trek and get ready to experience the fun.
Location: Byrapura Estate, Karnataka 577132
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Situated in the Western Ghats near Sakleshpur, the property nestles in an area owning numerous species of flowering plants, non-flowering plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects and freshwater fishes. With a river in the vicinity, the property is one of the best choices for a getaway in Sakhleshpur. Stay in a cosy and comfortable tent on a sharing basis and create worth-sharing memories.
Several indoor games and outdoor games are available at the property to never let you feel bored or unoccupied. You can also go for a refreshing walk amidst the plantations and let yourself rejuvenate. The bonfire during evening will help you share stories with other members. A place away from the bustle of the city, find time to connect to nature and create perfect memories. Book the package now.
Places to Visit Nearby:
Bisle Ghat View Point- 18.6 Km
Manjarabad Fort - 30 Km
How to Reach:
The nearest Railway Station is Sakleshpur, 29 km from the stay. Location is accessible through public and private transportation.
Variant 1: Couple Tent Stay
Stay Type: Tented stay with sleeping bags on a sharing basis.
Min. Pax Required to book: 2
Variant 2 : Family Tent Stay
Stay Type: Tented stay with sleeping bags on a sharing basis.
Min: 3 Pax
Max: 4 Pax
Explore Manjarabad Fort
Built-in the year 1792 by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, this star-shaped fort is known to be an architectural marvel. It is situated on the top of a hill and offers stunning views of the surroundings. On a clear day, you can also expect to see the Arabian Sea at a distance.
Its distinct European architecture can be credited to French engineers who helped to build the fort. You can enjoy a scenic hike up to the fort and then spend the day discovering the army barracks, armoury, stores and cellars of the structure. The fort also offers some of the most spectacular sunset and sunrise views in the area, making it a definite thing to do in Sakleshpur.
Location: Manjarabad Fort is located at Bengaluru - Mangaluru Highway, Donigal, Karnataka
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Trekking to Jenukal Gudda
A fun-loving and thrill-filled trek to Jenukal Gudda is one of the things to do in Sakleshpur. Karnataka’s second highest peak-Jenukal Gudda offers a sweeping view of the great Arabian coast in Mangalore, on days when the sky is clear.
Jenukal Gudda is lapped amidst the thick green woods and rich plantations of coffee and is often frequented by trek-lovers from all parts of India.
Jenukal Gudda hushed away in the Western Ghats is also termed as a homey stone mountain. The trek to this place is a good walk of about 2-3 km which comprises of green lush grasses with yellow tinge in between.
Location: Jenukal Gudda is about 369 km from Sakleshpur and takes about 7 hours, 22 minutes to reach.
Pray at Sakleshwara Temple
The temple sits pretty on the calming banks of Hemavathi River and is quite popular amongst tourists, who visit the place to seek blessings and bliss. The temple might be small as compared to the other temples in South India, but holds immense importance when it comes to ripping craftsmanship and fine detailing.
Location: Sakleshwara temple is situated at the entrance of the hill-station. The temple is the first that you get to see when entering Sakleshwara.
Railway Bridge Trekking
Sakleshpur offers many trekking opportunities but none can be compared to the thrill of trekking along the abandoned railway tracks which stretch from Sakleshpur to Kukke Subramanya. This 52-kilometre long route is one of the most popular things to do in Sakleshpur and offers excellent views of the Western Ghats.
If you decide to cover the entire route, you get to pass through 58 tunnels, walk on 109 bridges and witness 25 waterfalls. You get to pass through pristine wilderness and spot denizens of the wild including elephants, snakes, insects, etc. in their natural habitat. Even if you decide to cover a fraction of the whole trek, the path offers great opportunities for photography and picnics.
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Sightseeing at Bisle View Point
It is the heavy downpour and sub-tropical weather that favours a variety of exotic plants and wildlife species to emerge. The viewpoint is situated in the Bisle village and offers pleasant sightings of mountain ranges including Pushpagiri, Dodda Betta, Kumara Parvatha etc.
Location: Bisle View Point is 5kms away from the quaint Bisle hamlet and is situated near the Hassan district of Karnataka. The distance between Bisle View Point and Sakleshpur bus stand is about 61kms or 37.9 miles which take about 1 hour and 13 minutes to reach.
Hike to Agni Gudda Hill
But most of the people like to spend longer on the hills due to its scenic views and if you choose, you can also camp on the summit to experience some spectacular views of the night sky. The name of the mountain translates to ‘Fiery Mountain’ in English as the hill is volcanic in nature, making it a must-visit place for people interested in geology.
Location: Agni Gudda is situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka. The distance between Agni Gudda and Sakleshpur bus stand is near about 10 km.
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Temple of Halebid and Belur
Belur, on the other hand, is situated on the River Yagachi and as per the inscriptions explored, Belur was also coined as Velapuri and is known as Dakshina Varanasi or South Benarasi, courtesy of its temples.
The temples of Belur and Halebid are best known for their intricate carvings and architecture and were both built by famous architect Jakkanna Acharya. The temples are crafted with Hindu mythological carvings and are home to several figurines known as dancers or Madanikas.
Distance between Sakleshpur and Halebid: 52km.
Distance between Sakleshpur and Belur: 36.2km.
Get Delighted at Manjehalli Waterfalls
Clad in lush greeneries, the entire region is soaked in tranquillity and divine serenity. Witnessing the glorifying Pushpagiri mountains from Manjehalli waterfall is surely one of the things to do in Sakleshpur, as because the famous waterfall is located right at the foothills of the mountain.
Location: Manjehalli waterfall is just a kilometre away from the Manjehalli hamlet. The distance between Manjehalli waterfall and Sakleshpur bus stand is about 8 km.
Stroll near River Hemavati
River Hemavathi is an important tributary to the Kaveri River and is visiting it is amongst the most popular things to do in Sakleshpur. Originating from the Chikmagalur district, it is considered one of the most beautiful tributaries of Kaveri.
There are several spots to enjoy boating, banana boat rides, kayaking, swimming, rope crossing and other fun activities along the river. If you are after a quieter time, you can choose a picturesque spot for a picnic spread amidst the lush greenery of its banks.
You can also visit the ruins of a Gothic church which was submerged during the construction of a dam. Coracles or small circular boats are used during low tide to visit the ruins.
Location: River Hemavathi is located in the eastern region of Sakleshpur in Karnataka 573120, India. The distance from River Hemavathi and Sakleshpur is 83.6kms which takes about 1 hour 53 minutes.
Pray at Kukke Subramanya Temple
The temple is lapped in nature’s bounty and the hamlet is situated in the Sullia Talik of Dakshina Kannada, which is a sanctity sanctorum, a handful of place can take pride in owning. The temple is encircled by the untouched beauty of the mother nature in the form of mountains, forests, and rivers.
The temple was earlier known as Kukke Patana and is said to have been made famous after Sri Shankaracharya camped here for several years during the holy expedition. Sri Shankaracharya coined this place as Bhaje Kukke Lingam, in his Subrahmanya Bhujangaprayata Stotram.
Location: Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Subrahamanya, Karnataka 574238. The distance between Kukke Subramanya temple and Sakleshpur is about 73.8km.
Seek Blessings at Betta Byraveshwara Temple
Betta Byraveshwara is one of the best places to see in Sakleshpur. Itas an 600 years old ancient and time-worn temple which is situated atop the hill and offers a mesmerizing view of the surrounding valleys.
The place is clad with ample mystery and historical significance and was previously infamous for the amputation offerings and strange practices. Upon reaching the top of the hill, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the surrounding sightings and view of the beautiful Western Ghats.
The temple sides are encircled by the Pandavar gudda and quaint hamlets are situated in the front. Standing atop the hills, you are sure to feel as if you are floating in the air, besides marveling at the thought of temple construction in this strange region.
Location: It is located in the Mudigere region of Sakleshpur. The place is near to the Jenukallu region.
Visit Hemavathi Backwaters
You can also come across few notable sites within the driving distance between Saklespur and Mugilu. Most visitors enjoy enjoying and basking in the tranquillity of the immediate surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Location: Hemavathi backwaters are situated is 20 minutes away from Mugilu, 36km from Madakasira, 70km from Hindupur, 513 from Hyderabad, 156 km from Anantapur, 158 km from Bangalore and 627 km from Vijayawada.The distance between Sakleshpur bus stand and Hemavathi backwaters is 10kms.
Go to Pandavar Gudda
Another historical places to visit in Sakleshpur which attracts a lot of tourists is the Pandavar Gudda. As the name of the place of goes, this place was believed to be an abode for the Pandavas during their vanavas.
One can also find a temple here which is said to be 1000 years of age by the archaeological review of India. This place is known for offering the majestic sight of sunset and sunrise. Marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of this region.
Also, this place is very famous among photographers since there is a valley of hills next to one another. The giant Jenukal Gudda is next to this Pandavar Gudda. The place is genuine naturalistic as it is situated inside the Western Ghats. As the rainy season sets its one can see that the whole place brightens up beckoning the travellers from far and wide.
Location: Pandavar Gudda, Mekanagadde, Mekanagadde Post, Mudigere, Karnataka
Witness the View of Hadlu Waterfall
Hadlu waterfalls are one of the cinematic spots in Saklespur and offer sweeping views of vivid biodiversity. Frequented by trek-enthusiasts from all across the country, the Hadlu waterfalls is encircled with rich plantation and thick woods followed with icy waterfalls.
Upon reaching there, you can have a pleasant bird watching session and catch glimpses of the vivid avifauna that is famous in Saklespur. The famous waterfall gives way to thrilling trek facilities. The trek includes a full-experience of watching the rich biodiversity.
Location: Hadlu waterfall takes about 8 hours to reach from Sakleshpur.
Camping at Aclat Meadows
If you an adventure buff and planning to head out for Sakleshpur this weekend than camping is definitely the best things to do in Sakleshpur for you. After your busy schedules at work bring back that peace of mind as you camp under a starlit night.
There are many camping grounds in Sakleshpur which offers you with the best facilities and comfortable stay and aclat meadows are one of them. A heaven for the nature lovers and the trekking enthusiast this destination also offers a wide range of adventure and activities.
Spend some time close to nature and let the magic of nature cure you of all your sickness. Splurge some time talking with your group over a campfire. Whether you are with your friends or family you will always find solace while you head out for camping in Sakleshpur. Get ready to capture each and every moment in your camera this time along with your loved ones.
Location: Aclat Meadows, Ramegowda Guesthouse Road, Kumathahalli, Karnataka 573123
Stay at Kasaragali Nature Homestay
The place shares a close affinity with nature and hosts a wide array of places to visit from there. The place is famous for delectable Malnaad food, clean washrooms, affectionate caregivers that turn your stay at Kasaragali a memorable and a sweet one, and dormitory facilities.
What more? Kasaragali is one of the places which is situated in the heart of Saklespur, amidst the lush greenery and bracketed by the mountains. The guides of the homestay are ever-enthusiastic in planning your weekend gateways followed by treks and other trips to the nearby tourist attractions.
Location: Vanagoor, 2kms on Kudrastae-Bisle Road, Saklespur taluk, Vanagoor Estate, Karnataka 573134.