This is a fort built by Tippu suiltan which is around 6 km from Sakleshpur. It is at a
height of 3420 ft above the sea level.
It is said that the fort is Covered by fog most of the times and hence it is named as
'Manjarabad'. In kannada 'manju' means 'fog. The local taluka headquarters is still known
by this name despite the town being renamed Sakleshpur.
It is not worth going till there just to see this fort. It is good enough to go once
when you visit sakleshpur or nearby. The fort is constructed using stones and lime mortar
in a 8 pointed star shape with a huge mout('kandaka' in kannada) all around.It is also believed that there is a tunnel that connects the Manjarabad Fort to another fort in Srirangapattana near Mysore.
Sakleshpur is a beautiful place which is cool, green and filled all the sides by the
mountains of western ghats. It is a trekkers' paradise. walking through the railway track
from sakleshpur to subramanya, also known as 'green route trekking' is very famous.
Since it is very near to the city, one need not have to worry about the food and accomodation. sakleshpur to hassan road is too good to drive.
Bangalore ---> Hassan ---> Sakleshpur
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went by : jeep