The fort was built by tippu sultan. The work started 1785 and completed in 1792. The main purpose of the fort was for defense and to store ammunition. One can reach the fort after walking on a muddy path next to the hotel and climbing stairs. The huge area around the fort and the cloudy skies gives fresh feelings. The fort is ideal for a short stopover on the way to Mangalore and this can be clubbed with other places such as Bisile Ghat. Can take few snaps with friends. This place is a viewpoint in the Western Ghat, which offers a panoramic view of the hills packed one behind the other.
This place is beautiful for photography. Blazing sunrise and sunset gives a marvelous amount of happiness. Its a photographers paradise since we can valley of hills next to one another. The giant Jenukal Gudda is next to this Pandavar Gudda. Air distance to Jenukal is very near and want to reach there a full fledged planning is required for one whole day.
Sakleshpur is also famous for the Agni Gudda mountain, which has been named thus because of its volcanic properties. Agni Gudda literally means ‘Fiery Mountain’, and is a favourite spot for adventure activities in Sakleshpur like trekking, hiking, picnicking and also for outdoor camping.
Bisle Ghat and View Point
Bisle Ghat is the best picturesque destination of Karnataka and is rewarded as ‘heaven on the earth’. Bisle Ghat is stretch of beautiful adventurous spot between Kukke Subrahmanya and Sakleshpura. Bisle is part of Western Ghats and situated in the border of Hassan district and Dakshina Kannada district.
Bisle Ghat is a perfect destination for the trekkers. Not only because of its breathtaking view but also it is one of the toughest trekking routes in Karnataka.
Bisle Ghat view point near Bisle Ghat (5 Km from Bisle village) offers you the magnificent view of the three mountain ranges – Yenikallu Betta (Hassan district), Doddabetta and Pushpagiri (Kodagu district) and Kumaraparvatha (Dakshina Kannada district). A lot of mountains and forest can be viewed from here.
Travelling via Bisle Ghat gives you a thrilling experience. The stretch passes through the reserve forest. You can see and enjoy many waterfalls (especially during rainy season) you can also enjoy by seeing peacocks, monkeys, deer’s and snakes.
Kaginahare Village and Kaginahare Fort
Kaginahare near Hongadahalla is a very small populated village far from Sakleshpur town. The ruins of a fort built by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, Kaginahare stands atop a hill that overlooks rolling mountains carpeted with lemongrass and interspersed with palm trees and scattered rocks. The view is to live for. Climb atop the fort and enjoy a stunning view of the gorgeous locale. Spend some time reveling in nature and don’t forget to take your cameras.
The route up the hills to reach Kaginahare is tricky and can only be accessed by four-wheel-driven vehicles, so be sure to ask the homestay or resort for a jeep on hire.