Bisle Reserve Forest, Sakleshpur Overview

Located at a distance of around 65 km from Sakleshpur. The Bisle Reserve Forest is a biodiversity hotspot. During the monsoon season, this forest looks splendid covered with mist and the dews that settle on plants make them look stupendous. If you want a bird’s eye view of the place, do not forget to go to Bisle View Point.

A trekker’s paradise surrounded by green forest, streams and waterfalls, Bisle Ghat Viewpoint in the Bisle Reserve Forest attracts tourists for the panoramic views of the three mountain ranges namely Dodda Betta-Yenikallu Betta, Pushpagiri and Kumara Parvatha along with the Giri River passing through the valley. It is located 55 kilometres from the bus stand of Sakleshpur, 5 kilometres from Bisle village and around 20 kilometres from Kukke Subramanya Temple. The forest is a protected region without human occupancy and the forest department created a shelter at the viewpoint to enjoy the mountains.

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Flora and Fauna at Bisle Reserve Forest

As a part of the Shola Forest, this is also a place of biodiversity where you can spot various birds, reptiles and animals including Malabar Pied Hornbill, peacock, Malabar Giant Squirrel, king cobra, elephant, leopard, brown fox, langur, tiger, Kadave, sambar deer, spotted deer, Nilgiri marten and Mahasheer fish. This rainforest is best visited between September and December. Trekking to the Sunny Mountain or Bisle Gudda can be quite an adventurous task and on reaching the summit, you can enjoy the panoramic Western Ghat vistas while enjoying picnic or biking along the marked trail. You won't get network coverage here. Avoid visiting in monsoon as roads are often closed due to fallen trees.

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