Sakleshpur is an adventure junkie’s best bet. Bisle Ghat is where you should head for small hikes in forests and drives to capture stunning views of Western ghats. Sakleshpur is especially alive during the monsoon season.
One can visit the historic Manjarabad Fort or pay their respects at the Kukke Subramanya Temple here. The vast expanses of meadows make for exquisite pictures that look straight out of a postcard.
The drive from Sakleshpur to Bisle Ghat is an enjoyable and pleasant one, because of the beautiful views along the way. One can opt for homestays near Bisle region and then continue to drive along Bisle Ghat. Scene struck: Keep your cameras ready to capture views of backwaters of Hemavathi reservoir on the way back from Bisle Ghat towards Ballupet (an alternative road to skip Sakleshpur town).
Sakleshpur is very popular among trekking enthusiasts. Known as The Green Route, a stretch from Sakleshpur to the Subramanya railroad station, traverses the Western Ghats. The trekking route is exciting as a tourist passes through approx 58 tunnels, 109 bridges and about 25 waterfalls. Another place to trek in Sakleshpur taluk is Bisle Ghat or Bisle Reserve Forest. Get ready to trek up!
TRAVEL TIME AND DISTANCE: (225 Kms, 4 HRS)
The distance to Sakleshpur town is 225 kms and it takes 4 hours on car. The 4 lane highway is under development and once completed, Sakleshpur will be a quickest getaway from Bangalore and is going to be a tourist buzz. And again you require 30 mins to one hour drive to your favorite homestay where one can enjoy the beautiful curvy roads.
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