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Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshpur

(3.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Explore the fortifications built by Tipu Sultan of the Mysore in 1792 to ward off the British invaders at Manjarabad Fort. Observe the clear view of the surroundings all the way to the Arabian Sea from an elevation of 988 m (3,241 ft). The fort is unlike any other fort in Karnataka due to its star-shape which differs from the local standard of square forts. Explore the old armory, barracks, and stores built with fired bricks, and the walls which are made of granite stones and lime mortar. It is rumored to have an underground tunnel to another fort 80 km (50 mi) away. You need to climb the stone stairs to reach the fort. A visit to Manjarabad Fort represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sakleshpur family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I stumbled upon this place during my bike trip. I was coming back on the way from Mangalore and I saw directions being put up and few friends who joined me during the trip suggested that we see this p...  more »
  • The location and the views are good though. The approach to the fort is via coffee plantations and the drive up is pleasurable.  more »
  • It pains to see a national al monument and a possible world heritage site in such a state of ruin. The fort was built by Tippu Sultan and is shaped like a 8-point star. It's about a 500m & 246 step cl...  more »
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  • Why can't people have the basic sense of keeping it clean? The families come here just to create chaos and leave every rubbish up there after they enjoy the picnic instead of carrying it with themselves. Be nice travelers people, don't be the morons and spoil your own historic destinations. The department has to take an initiative and make sure people don't do these stupid things. Keep an entrance fee, that's fine, but make sure the place is presentable. Places like these deserve at least that bit from the 'evolved' ones.
  • There was no proper parking space available, we had to park our 4 wheeler on corner of the road. The name written on the board was Manzrabad Fort. The path to ascend the fort for ~200mtr was smelly. You need to climb ~256 steps to reach the top of the fort. As we see the fort is built in star shape, you can see that every corner of the star has a small dome. The place is secluded not much crowd and there is nothing specially offered to see in this place. The view from top of the fort is good, you can see all green plains, hills etc. We could spot two small rooms on the fort you have to climb down the steps to see better have a torch while you get down those steps (10 steps). On the roads there are some beautifully crafted wooden cravings of elephants, swans, stands made out in the form of tree branches.
  • Good place for halt on the NH-75. nyc views of nature surrounding areas. Bit hard to climb the hill. Local government is not maintaining the access to the fort. Local authorities has to concern about all historical places not the one which gives good revenue for government.
  • Tippu sultan built this fort purpusfully to safeguard his terryterry rand stragically
  • We visited this place in the noon, at the starting it was pretty hot and the initial dirty path way made us to think is it worth visiting. But once you climb around 250 steps you will be greeted with a calm breeze and a pleasant weather. The architecture is good with 2 layers of star shaped fort along with lot of places mean for rain water harvesting