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* <see name="Manjarabad fort" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Manjarabad Fort was constructed by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore as a strategic defensive location. The fort served this use because it commands the approach to the plateau beyond Sakleshpur from the coast. Situated on a hillock, the fort is on one level, unlike other forts, which are multi-level.
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Only source of water in the fort are cross-shaped pits with steps leading into them. The fort is located just outside Sakleshpur on National Highway (NH) 48. Work on the fort commenced in 1785, and ended in 1792. The star shaped fort was also used to store the ammunitions, during the reign of Tipu Sultan. Its strategic location enables soldiers in the fort to see the British army coming from Mangalore.
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From the fort, tourists can get an aerial view of the Western Ghats. Out of the many chambers in the fort, some were used to house the horses. Certain chambers served the soldiers as kitchen and bathroom. A tunnel in the fort leads to Srirangapatna. Later, the tunnel was used to dump dead bodies. The fort has Islamic style of architecture and arched entrance-ways. The forts sits at an elevation of 3,240 ft above sea level.</see>
  
 
* <see name="Bisle ghat" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
 
* <see name="Bisle ghat" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>

Revision as of 04:29, 30 December 2011

Sakleshpur is a town in Karnataka.

Get in

It is 230km from Bangalore,125km from Mangalore. It is located at 45km from Belur and Halebid are famous for magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. Halebid is 17 km apart, but they have always been referred to in one breath, as belonging together. Yet, upon visiting them, the tourist realizes that the two, though built by the same school (Jakkanna Achari is credited as the architect), are quite different in appearance. Sravanabelagola is the other famous Jain piligrimage spot.

See

  • Manjarabad fort. Manjarabad Fort was constructed by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore as a strategic defensive location. The fort served this use because it commands the approach to the plateau beyond Sakleshpur from the coast. Situated on a hillock, the fort is on one level, unlike other forts, which are multi-level. Only source of water in the fort are cross-shaped pits with steps leading into them. The fort is located just outside Sakleshpur on National Highway (NH) 48. Work on the fort commenced in 1785, and ended in 1792. The star shaped fort was also used to store the ammunitions, during the reign of Tipu Sultan. Its strategic location enables soldiers in the fort to see the British army coming from Mangalore. From the fort, tourists can get an aerial view of the Western Ghats. Out of the many chambers in the fort, some were used to house the horses. Certain chambers served the soldiers as kitchen and bathroom. A tunnel in the fort leads to Srirangapatna. Later, the tunnel was used to dump dead bodies. The fort has Islamic style of architecture and arched entrance-ways. The forts sits at an elevation of 3,240 ft above sea level.
  • Bisle ghat.
  • Jenukal Gudda.
  • Hemavathi Backwater.
  • Kukke Subrahmanya Temple.
  • Belur-Halebid.

Do

Trekking:Various short & long treks make this a trekkers favorite.The most famous being 'The Green Route Trek" on railway tracks traversing high bridges & numerous tunnels.

Buy

Coffee powder,spices like cardamom,cinnamon,cashew & pepper.

Eat

Akki rotti & Chicken,pork curry is the speciality of the region.

Drink

  • Planters club.
  • Cosmo club.
  • Manjarabad club.

Sleep

Homestays are popular here.

Get out

Trains & Buses are available to Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore & Hassan

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