The town Sakleshpur lies in the Malnad region on the hills of the biodiversity hot spot, the Western Ghats. It has a temperate climate surrounded with lofty green hills full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca plantations. These crops which contribute mainly to the economy of the taluk are grown in the surrounding villages and the entire taluk are brought to Sakleshpur city for sale. The town lies on the National Highway 75 (NH 75) which connects the port city of Mangalore (128 km), with the capital city Bangalore (224 km) of Karnataka state. The nearest airport to Sakleshpur is Mangalore International Airport, situated at a distance of 128 km (80 mi).