Western Ghats is one of the World’s 25 biological hot-spots, in terms of sheer nature beauty and rich biological diversity. Bisle Ghat(Bisilu in Kannada Language translates to hot sun) is part of Western Ghats and situated in the border of Hassan district and Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka State, India.The wild mountain jungles of Bisle Ghat will take you on an enchanting journey into one of 18 of the world’s most diverse destinations. One of the many unique features of this Western Ghat range is that it commands the largest area of Shola forests in Karnataka. Another being that this region holds an unimaginable range of wild animals and birds, the largest variety to be found in the Western Ghats. Such great degrees of biodiversity are truly a thing to reckon with. To enhance its appeal, it is a region that is not only unexplored but wholly devoid of human habitation.
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Bisle Ghat Trekking
Bisle Ghat is a perfect destination for the trekkers. Bisle Ghat is one of Karnataka’s toughest trekking trails. Situated between Sakleshpura and Kukke Subrahmanya on the borders of Hassan and Dakshina Kannada districts, the starting point of this trail is from within the forest reserve at a place called Kukke Subramanya (Near famous Kukke Subramanya Tample). Bisle view point, which is about 5 km from Bisle village offers you the magnificent view of the three mountain peaks namely Yenikallu Betta (In Hassan district), Doddabetta and Pushpagiri (In Kodagu district) and Kumara Parvatha (In Dakshina Kannada district). A lot of mountains and forest can be viewed from Bisle view point. Travelling via Bisle Ghat gives you a thrilling experience. The stretch passes through the reserve forest of Western Ghat. You can see and enjoy many waterfalls, especially during rainy season. In general, you walk through tall grass for most of your trek. While on the trail of Bisle Ghat, you will encounter raging rivers that gurgle into waterfalls, crumbling bridges flapping in the wind over the water it once lay across, Shola forests abuzz with a rich variety of animals and birds. Western Ghat range is completely transformed during the monsoons, when the forests burst to life and are rampant with herds of elephants in the wild. You can also see tigers, leopards, wild boars, spotted deer, sambhar, peacocks and a variety of snakes and birds.
Best Time to Visit
Any time is the fine to enjoy the beauty of Bisle Ghat but September to December is the perfect time. This Ghat is so difficult to navigate during its torrential monsoon that the forest department bans public access between June and October each year.
Distance from Bisle Ghat and How to Get There
Kukke Subrahmanya: 18 Km
Sakleshpur: 55 Km
Hassan: 89 Km
Mangalore: 119 Km
Bangalore: 252 Km
Nearest Airport Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railway Station Subrahmanya Road, daily train comes from Mangalore and Bangalore
Route Map and Driving direction to reach Bisle Ghat