Bisle

Bisle is a small village in the heart of Western Ghats. The village is located in Hassan District's Sakleshpur (Sakaleshpura) Taluk. It adjoins Bisle reserve forest, which has some of India's most spectacular rain forests.

Around 5 km from Bisle towards Kukke Subramanya there is beauty spot of Bisle called Bisle Betta or Bisle View Point, from here one can see the mountain ranges of 3 districts: 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. The highlight of this point is that the view has a valley, with Giri River separating the beauty point and these mountain ranges. The forest department has erected a shelter here to sit and enjoy the view.

Bisle Reserve Forest
Bisle reserve forest, India's Western Ghats, is in a rainforest area.

Bisle reserve forest is located in Hassan District's Sakleshpur (Sakaleshpura) Taluk. Bisle village adjoins this forest to the east. To the north it is contiguous with Kempuhole Reserve forest. To the south it merges with Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary of Kodagu district. To the west is the Kukke Subramanya forest range. Bisile Ghat is a natural link between Pushpagiri Sanctuary and Kuduremukh National park.

The thick forest is home of king cobras, tigers (rarely seen), Sambar deer, peacocks, numerous species of birds, Spotted deer, brown fox and Mahasheer fish, not to mention a number of flora and fauna which can only be found in this region of Western Ghats. One of the largest and rarest Indian mustelids Nilgiri marten (Martes gwatkinsii) were sighted recently in Bisle forest.

Mookanamane Falls
The Mookanamane falls (Mukanamane falls) is located 35 KMS from Sakleshpur and around 3 KMS from Attihalli village. Water cascades from 12 feet height and is spread over 50 feet. It mesmerises those who flock this natural falls. Rocks are slippery during mansoons and care to be taken not to get too close to the falls.