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A start shaped fort - a French architectural marvel

The Manjarabad fort in Sakleshpur district is nothing sort of an architectural marvel. Built by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sauravp2014
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Bengaluru, India
Nice fort ,skip if you have seen Fort Aguada,Goa

Be ready to climb around 300 steps .The fort has the same architecture as fort Aguada, Goa. A view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Soumitra001
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Bengaluru, India
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National Highway 48, Sakleshpur 573134, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manjarabad fort in Sakleshpur district is nothing sort of an architectural marvel. Built by the French on orders of the great Tipu Sultan, this fort is a true star-shaped fort and probably the only one of it's kind in India. There are not much...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be ready to climb around 300 steps .The fort has the same architecture as fort Aguada, Goa. A view of the western ghats can be seen from fort

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Manjarabad fort built by Tipu Sultan is beautifully designed like a star. There is a climb of about 250-300 steps to reach the top. The fort was covered by mist the day we visited which multipled the beauty of the fort. The fort is partially...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

This fort is said to be the only Octogonal fort built by Tipu. Those can be explored well in this spacious and well maintained fort. Though outside is not that clean and it takes a long walk and climb to reach the entrance, the inside...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Located on the top of the hill. This fort let's you enjoy the serenity. In order to relish the view, one should trek for a few meters.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

nice to see the start of ghat , now the roads are closed to mangalore from this fort.However tourist can visit this fort.built by tippu there are many underground caves which are closed now. need better maintaince

Thank manjunathaky
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

This is hidden gem on Bangalore-Mangalore Highway, located outskirts of sakleshpur near place called Dongal. We need hike around 100 steps to reach this small but awesome fort which is actually in star shape.

Thank Rakesh G
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Manjarabad fort is a decent fort to visit. Although there are like 400 steps that you need to climb to make it up till the fort. Once you reach at the top the view is pretty good.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

So much had been said about the star-shaped fort in Sakleshpur. Well, it might actually be star-shaped, as the pointy triangular tips of the roof hint. However, there's not much to marvel at if you are not able to get a bird's eye view. The...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Plastic covers, bottles, wastes scattered everywhere. Steps to climb the fort is really bad. One good news is, the Concrete road is getting ready before you takes the stairs to climb which helps Auto, car and pvt vehicles could reach till the stairs. Helpful for...More

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Iranna U
February 27, 2017|
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Response from manju s | Reviewed this property |
winter is the best time to visit that too early morning ...near by places are around 30 kms you can visit malahalli falls, bisle ghat view point...
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reubenvg
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Gampi1969 | Reviewed this property |
Just travelled yesterday.. Shiradi stretch after the concrete road is really bad. As you might be aware, 23 km is concretized. There is talk of making next lot of 23 km and work is expected to commence in 1st week of... More
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VijayKishore
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Debarati D | Reviewed this property |
Only with a drone camera I guess (which I believe is not allowed as per law) . There is no vantage point high enough in the vicinity to take in the star shape. You can see the view in Google Earth.
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