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Green Route Railway Trek

Hiking Destination Green Route Railway Trek or Yedakumeri Trek
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 237 KMS
Hike Time 3-5 Hours
Trekking Distance 3-5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3856 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Walking on railway line, Tunnels, Waterfalls, streams, scenic beauty, and panoramic view of western Ghats


This is a station on the railway track known as "green route" from Sakalesh Pura to the Subramanya Road station This railway station is a unique beautiful spot in the whole railway track because of the dense green forest in which it is situated. This stretch of the track with length about 52+kms has around 50+ tunnels and bridges with length varying from few meters to 0.5km and height varying from few meters to few hundred meters. Not to forget numerous streams en route.

This is one of the most picturesque spot (route) in the Western Ghats of the South Kanara . You can either start from the Sakalesh Pura or Subramanya Road Station.

Located in the virgin part of the Western Ghats, which is often referred to as "trekkers paradise", the trek has unprecedented surprises lined up for you.

Running along the Sakleshpura to Kukke Subramanaya Railway Route, the trek is situated in the hub of dense green forests. But, be prepared to stride it out and later, camp it out, for a couple of days.

Trekking Route
Also known as the Sakleshpura trek, the trek runs along the 147 km long meter gauge railway line from Sakleshpur to Mangalore.

The trail starts from Donigal stations and ends at Yedakumeri station, which is 20 km away. Along the way, the trail takes you through interesting caves, forests, caves full of bats and other interesting experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

You even get to cross a shallow river along the trail across a bed of slippery rocks, which adds to the adventure.
You can start your trek from Donigal station. The other option you could explore is to mark Sakleshpur as your start point which is about 8 kilometers before the Donigal Railway Station or mark Yethanalla as your start point which is about 5 kilometers before the Donigal Railway Station.
The moment you begin, you’re set to see fabulous waterfalls, walk your way through multiple bridges and explore plenty of tunnels which run along the railway line.


Location Hanbal, Sakleshpur, Hassan district, Karnataka, India
Distance from Bangalore 250 KMS
Travel Time 4 Hrs 30 Mins
Facilities 2 & 3 Bed Room Cottages, Tented accommodation, Camping, Open party hall, Machan (Dining area)
Activities Campfire, Music, Outdoor games - Archery, Target shooting, volley ball, shuttle cock, Guided Trekking to Hadlu falls ( 6 water falls at different stages), Murkan gudda, kallu gudda etc,.swimming in man made lake, raft building, rope activities, Zip Line
Sight Seeing Manjarabad Fort, Belur, Halebeedu.


Swimming : Take a dip in the manmade lake amidst the valleys of Murkan Gudda & explore a water fall near the lake.

Indoor & outdoor games : Archery, Dart, Target shooting, shuttle cock, mud Volley ball, beach volley ball, Cricket, Chess, Carom

Rope activity : Zipline

Trampoline : A trampoline is a device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs. People bounce on trampolines for recreational and competitive purposes.


Let's go for a ride in the surroundings of Saklepur and Bisile. Let's pedal our way along the water. Let's twist our way through mountain single track. Feast our eyes on breathtaking views of the tea estates and untouched wilderness of the Western Ghats. Let's go touring on bike trails of Western Ghats.

Hadlu Waterfalls trekking

Trek through the plantation and forest to reach the cascades of 6 stages of hadlu falls. Enthrall yourself by bathing in the icy waterfalls.

Visit to MaavinaGandi Falls

Trek through the plantation to reach this fall which falls from 70 feet high and is just 5 minutes walk from the Resort. Enthrall yourself by bathing in the icy waterfalls.

Bird watching Unwind your passion of bird watching, pull out your binoculars and try to capture with your digital eye, over 50 species of migratory and resident birds. The Western Ghats are home to over 500 species of birds.

Angling Unlock your fishing gears, relax on the banks of wide flowing river hemavathi, cast bait and hook the fresh water fish.

Jeep Offroading - Big Bend Distance : 2.5KMS

Description : Jump into the jeep; take a breathtaking ride on the uneven tracks of murkan gudda, kallu gudda and enjoy the panoramic view of Western Ghats. Stop for swimming at the big manmade lake in the mountain valley and explore a water fall. Don't miss the scenic sunset.

You can also take a ride on your own 4 X 4 vehicle. Wild Wagtail offers riders a place to test their skills and abilities on miles of mountain terrain. We provide riders with challenging and rigorous trails that give people of all expertise levels enjoyment.

See majestic Saklespur mountain scenery, native plants, birds and wildlife in a fully customized 4x4 touring Jeep.

Jeep Offroading - Almost Paradise

Distance : Approx 6 KMS

Description : This trail requires lots more skill to get up to the top. This trail takes you to the top of Murkan Gudda. Enjoy the panoramic view of Western Ghats. Get a picture of yourself with the mountain ranges and tea estate behind you.

Saklespur is perfect for off road fun and adventure and you'll find lots of off road trails for motorcycles, horse, dirt bikes, ATVs(All Terrain Vehicle), and 4 wheel drive vehicles. We at Wild Wagtail offer endless trails to explore along with miles and miles of scenic beauty to enjoy. You can go for off road drive in your 4X4 vehicle or If you don't have an off road vehicle, then you should check out these off road ATV and Jeep tours for a fun adventure. This page is dedicated to off roading so load up the ATV, or Jeep and head to one of these trails and enjoy the miles of off road trails in Western Ghats.

We offer daily one hour to full day tours, or we can create a custom tour with a picnic, hiking, swimming or fishing. Reservations are required.

Night jeep Drive – Put on some warm clothes, get in to the wilderness, point your torches and look out for the reflecting eyes of commonly found mountain goats and herds of bison hiding in the bushes.


Day 1

9.30AM Check-in
10.30AM – 12.20 PM Trekking to 6 stages of Hadlu Falls
1.30 PM Lunch
3.00 - 6.30 PM Jeep Offroading
7.30 PM Bonfire, Music & Snacks
8.30 PM Dinner & retire for the day.


6.30 AM - 7.30 AM Bird watching
8.30 AM Breakfast
8.00 AM - 2.00 PM Green route railway trek
2.30 PM Lunch
3.00 PM – 4.00 PM Outdoor Games
4.30 PM Checkout after tea or coffee.

Getting There

Address : Wild wagtail Adventure Camp, Agani Village, Hanbal post, Sakleshpur Taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka, India. 577119

Getting there : Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur is located on the National Highway 48 which connects Mangalore to Bangalore and hence easily accessible from both the cities. Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 130 km while Bangalore is located at a distance of 225 km. Regular KSRTC bus services are available from both the cities and taking a cab is also an option.

Detailed Directions from Bangalore
  • Take the Tumkur Road from Bangalore.
  • At the junction before Nelmangala take a left turn into the road which goes to Hassan & Mangalore. This is NH 48.
  • You will cross Kunigal, Channarayapatna, Hassan etc. Before reaching Hassan City take the Ring Road and Join the Mangalore highway.
  • After reaching Sakleshpur, travel 2 kms from the New Bus Stand, on the highway towards Mangalore and take a right turn at Anemahal to get into the town of Hanbal which is 18 kms from Sakleshpur.
  • From Hanbal Keep travelling straight for another 2 kms where you will see the signboard of Wild wagtail. Take left at this junction towards Agani Village.
  • From Agani Village, keep travelling straight for 1.2 kms until you reach a signboard directing you to take a right turn into Wild wagtail Adventure Camp

Distance Meter

From Bangalore KMS
Hassan 185
Sakleshpur 226
Hanbal 244
Agani Village 249
Wild Wagtail Adventure Camp 250

Distance Meter

From Mysore KMS
Hassan 115
Sakleshpur 156
Hanbal 174
Agani Village 179
Wild Wagtail Adventure Camp 180

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