Sakleshpur is a hill station around 250 KMS from Bangalore . It recieves highest rainfall in the region due to which its green almost throughout the year. The true beauty of Sakleshpur can be explored in Oct to Jan timeframe which is just after the rains are over. Weather is good throughout the year and its neither very hot or very cold. In winter you will have to carry sweaters, jackets etc. Sakleshput is surrounded with lofty green hills (of western ghats) full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca plantations. The sheer Bio-diversity of the region will excite you.
Here is my Travelouge, of Waynad in Oct 2009. Day1: Left Blore 6:10 AM, reach mysore 8:15 AM had breakfast in some hotel there. Headed to Wayanad from there. Roads where good almost entire way. After Mysore it was only 2 lane road. It was raining but that did not slow us down. Total distance to Wayanad would be around 290 kms.Upon reaching the border of Kerala (Wayanad) you will start seeing good greenary, and bamboo plantations. Stop there take some pics.
What is the secret to enjoying Nandi Hills? The secret is to get there before sunrise, see the spelindid view of sunrise and then go bird watching on the hills. Ever thought about this plan? You can enjoy the cool weather of the hills and it seems like you are on one of the top hill stations in India.
Our initial plan was to go to Kemmangundi, but since we did not find any accomodation in the homestays or resorts of our choice, we decide to goto Kudremukh. Of course Kudremukh is not as good as Kemmandagundi , but still we enjoyed a lot. This township was built for the Government owned Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) for its activities. Mining have been stopped now and a National Park have been set up with name Kudremukh National Park. The town is sorrounded by lofty peaks and dense forests on all sides. Kudremukh is in Chikmaglur district.