Bisle Ghat HeavenSituated at the Sakaleshpura taluk of Hassan district, Bisle is a small village adjoining a reserve forest. This is a picturesque destination of Karnataka where one can enjoy the beautiful view of the Western Ghats. Bisle ghat is a perfect place for adventure lovers and trekkers, as it has the toughest trekking routes in entire Karnataka. The sub tropical climate and heavy monsoon shower make this place heavenly and suitable for diverse flora and fauna.
Tourists can trek and enjoy a panoramic view of three mountain ranges of three districts from the “Bisle View Point” or “Bisle Betta” which is about 5kms from the village. The ranges are namely, Kumara Parvatha (1319 m) of Dakshina Kannada district, Puspha Giri (1712 m) and Dodda Betta (1119 m) of Coorg district and Patta Betta (1112 m) and Enni Kallu (900 m) of Hassan district.
What makes Bisle Ghat more adventurous is the presence of the Reserve forest, running for a stretch of 30kms, east of the village. This is a rain forest and is the abode of King Cobras, Sambar Deer, Peacocks, numerous species of birds, Spotted Deer, Brown Fox, Tiger, Mahasheer fish etc. The forest merges with Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary of Kodagu district to the south and Kukke Subramanya forest range to the west.
During monsoon, tourists can enjoy the misty weather and umpteen numbers of natural waterfalls running through the forest. Best time to visit this place is between September to December and be prepared to go wild as there are very few accommodations.
Apart from the natural beauty and forest, Bisle Ghat is also visited by tourists for Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped here in the form of a serpent. It is located about 18kms from the Bisle village.