The Manjarabad Fort situated at a distance of about six kilometer south east of Sakleshpur town from the Bangalore- Mangalore Highway is about 988m height above sea level. It was the headquarters of the Balam(Belur) chiefs. It was constructed of stones and mud and has trenches all round. The fort is in the shape of an eight pointed star. Its parapet was well provided with cannon mouth and musket holes. It is said that Tippu Sulthan who visited the fort in 1792 A.D. after its construction observed the beautiful landscape around from its top with manju (snow) and called it Manjarabad(Manjar meaning beautiful site).