Just over 200 km from Bangalore, situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats is the beautiful hill station of Sakleshpur. It is a dreamland for people living in Bangalore and other nearby cities. Sakleshpur offers a great deal of rejuvenation and beauty. It is also known to offer a balance between thrill and beauty to all visitors. Although the best time to visit Sakleshpur is between September and February; you will still see a good crowd here throughout the year. From high mountain summits offering trekking trails and hiking bases- to visiting the campsites and exploring the city; all of it is quite enjoyable here.
Places to visit in Sakleshpur are quite good in number and families also find their joyous spots. Moreover, you can spot many couples and groups of friends visiting here to give a break from their monotonous daily schedules. Anyways, here are some of the amazing attractions of Sakleshpur that you shouldn’t miss at any cost. Also, if you visiting Sakleshpur for 1 day, try and visit as many of these places as possible.
Here is a list of 5 beautiful places to visit in Sakleshpur that you should not miss out on this summer!
1. Sri Sakleshwara Swamy Temple
If you are creating an itinerary of Sakleshpur places to visit in One day, then do not forget to include Sri Sakleshwara Swamy temple. This is one of the best and most peaceful places in the entire city. It won’t be wrong to say that this temple is quite old and amongst the oldest temples in the entire state. Sitting on the banks of the Hemavathi River; this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. While visiting here you not only get a chance to offer your prayers to the lord but also embrace some peace within.
The temple is around the city center and you will not have to travel far from there. The best time to visit the temple is on the Mahashivratri. The entire place is decorated and the festival dedicated to Lord Shiva is celebrated here with a lot of zeal and interest by the locals. Indulging in the festivity will surely elevate your experience and enjoyment.
2. Manjarabad Fort
The Manjarabad Fort is also one of the key attractions of Sakleshpur and explorers love to visit here. This is an octagonal-shaped fort that was built by Tipu Sultan in 1792 as a storehouse of arms and ammunition. This masterclass structure not only stored the arms but was a great defense for the ruler against the Britishers. And the star-shaped structure also offered a great view of the surroundings.
This uniquely designed and constructed fort now serves as a tourist spot with hundreds of visitors every year. The walls of the fort were constructed with granite and in today’s time you get to see the environment of the past encapsulated in the vicinity of this fort. There are tunnels and passages passing from this fort to Srirangapatna Fort.
3. Ayyappa Swamy Temple
For all those visiting Sakelshpur; there is another important temple that you should visit and that’s Ayyappa Swamy Temple. This is an attraction of the hill station and a perfect place to visit for nature lovers too. The temple is surrounded by river and forest from all sides and when you reach here, it is bliss for all. The Ayyappa Swamy Temple is quite distant from the city of Sakleshpur but is worth visiting here. The location of this temple is in the Sakleshpur Lake Park which again is another important attraction of the city.
You will find people visiting here throughout the year and for pilgrims, it is a must-visit place in the hill station. Even if you are on a 2-day trip to Sakleshpur, do not exclude Ayappa Swamy Temple from your list of attractions. It is also one of the best places to visit in Sakleshpur with family.
4. Manjehalli Falls
Finding Manjehalli Falls on Google Maps is quite easy and this has become a prime location for explorers and nature lovers. This waterfall shows a blissful and enchanting side of the place when visited in the monsoon or right after the season. The gushing water and purified environment give amusement to the visitors. People staying around the place often visit here for some adventurous time. On the other hand, if you are planning on visiting Sakleshpur in the summer, this place might not be a good pick for that time.
Over time, Manjehalli Falls has become a great family destination as well. Here you will be able to enjoy yourself with your family as well. But because there are no food stalls or something; it is better to pack your lunch and enough water while visiting here.
5. Donigal Small Falls
As the name suggests, Donigal Small Falls is a petite waterfall but one good place to spend time. It is quite peaceful and rejuvenating here. You can sit with your partner, friends, and even family member; enjoying the streams falling from a small cliff. If you are moving ahead this place can serve as a stopping place.
And it is also a tourist destination of Sakleshpur. If you visit here on a rainy day, the place looks phenomenal. Families also visit at such times and children love to play with the water stream. And this waterfall is also a good place for visitors on a rejuvenating trip to Sakleshpur.
Sakleshpur has always been a great and popular attraction in Karnataka for all kinds of visitors. It serves visitors of all ages and you will surely love to spend some time here with your family or friends. Be it the weather or the surroundings; each and every part of this place is quite pleasing to the eye. Also, create your list in such a manner that you don’t miss out on the leading or important attractions of this place.
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