Sakleshpur is a hill station town and headquarters of Sakleshpur Taluk in Hassan district in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The town lies in the Malnad region on the magnificent hills of the biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats. It has an average elevation of 949 metres (3113 feet). Hemavathi river flows in Sakleshpur town. The southern range, which includes Bisle reserve forest and the region around Sakleshpur is listed as one of the 18 most diverse spots in the world in terms of flora and fauna.