Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshpur

Manjarabad Fort

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About 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.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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11 traveller reviews for Manjarabad Fort

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Brahamanapalle Murthy

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  • Brahamanapalle Murthy
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  7765 readers

"Good location of Manjarabad Fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Fort was worth visiting. Only one problem, there is no toilet facility at this place causing embarrassment especially to women. Karnataka Tourism to take action to install bio toilets.
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  • Peter
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  6425 readers


  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2016
Let our fellow countrymen know that there's a relic nearby and you can be sure that they will go there by the hordes. They will go, they will leave their mark and how Morons.

An otherwise nice location is destroyed by visitors and the lack of maintenance by any authorities. It still offers a great view of the Shiradi Ghats and Sakleshpur but it is crying for some attention and cleaning.
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Archit Sharma

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  • Archit Sharma
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 10 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  10149 readers

"A Hidden Fort"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2015
It's hidden away from the road, not a difficult climb like most of the forts. It was all green as we travelled after Monsoon. Great view of the Western Ghats, it was soothing to eyes.
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Kavya kashyap

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  • Kavya kashyap
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  17544 readers

"Nice photography place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 6, 2015
The place is good and is a nice place for photography. The place needs to be cleaned up as there is lot of plastic thrown all around. The valleys around are just breath taking and is just so windy that you feel good and nice in the entire area.
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Yogee Raghavendra

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  • Yogee Raghavendra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  9351 readers

"The fort is very much worth during Monsoon"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
This place is left abandoned. There are no signboard to this place. Its just beside Bangalore - Mangalore highway after Sakleshpur town. You can only take bikes / need to walk about 500 meters from Highway and then you will find this place. There is nothing much to see during the summer but during the monsoon it would be really worth visiting to this star shaped Fort that was constructed by Tippu Sultan, the scenery will be very good.
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Sharath S

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  • Sharath S
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  9850 readers

"Tippu built fort is very elegant looking"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2014
Its excellent, however maintenance required by government authority. Its on the way to Mangalore and 3 km from Sakleshpur. There is no board however you can find the many vehicles stopped there with many pity shops around.
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Prashant Rotti

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  • Prashant Rotti
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  13457 readers

"Nice place to visit, carry water"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2014
Trekking for 15 Min to Spot no risk, you will not find even drinking water in Spot. Better to carry water and some snacks. If you interested in Photography, kindly visit this place.
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  • 21 votes

Ravish jangamkota

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  • Ravish jangamkota
  • Critic
  • 4 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  11354 readers

"Nice Place But Maintained Badly."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 14, 2014
Good Place to visit, good panoramic view of the hills around the ghat. It is maintained very bad, lots of litter, and no parking slot. You need to trek up the trail and climb about 500 steps to reach the fort. But it is worth a visit.
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Neeta Mahajan

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  • Neeta Mahajan
  • 5 Reviews
  •  52 helpful votes
  •  19073 readers

"Average place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2013
Average place, not as great as suggested. Not much impressed.
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  • 21 votes

Mr gopal

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  • Mr gopal
  • Heritage seeker
  • 6 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  16238 readers

"Majarabad Fort."

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Sep 24, 2013
Place to visit one time. It is situated close to Mangalore highway.
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  • 22 votes

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