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Sakleshpur is a town in Karnataka.
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.
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. There are various companies in Bangalore who conduct these treks. One needs to take permission from forest department prior to this trek. Also there are good home stays where you can stay during this trek.
Trek: Sakaleshpur (starting near Donigal Station) to Yedakumeri Station (20km).
Once on the tracks, after the Highway-bridge over the tracks near Donigal, There are only 2 access points to the Highway One, 4km trek thru' jeep tracks from the Base Camp of the workers, just before the First Tunnel which is at 55th km-mark (the trek starts near 48th km.) The Next access to highway is a 5km trek down the jungle-slopes behind Yedakumeri Station. Have to cross a shallow river next to the Ghat-highway, with rocky, slippery riverbed. This trek is part of 147 km meter gauge rail track from Sakleshpur to Mangalore (Kankanadi).
Coffee powder,spices like cardamom,cinnamon,cashew & pepper.
Akki rotti & Chicken,pork curry is the speciality of the region.
Homestays are popular here. Rottikallu is one of the home-stays present in the region to stay.
Trains & Buses are available to Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore & Hassan