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Country  India
State Karnataka
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bisle is a small village in the heart of south-western India's 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[edit]

Bisle reserve forest is a rainforest area.

It 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 and beautiful Uchangi village. 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. Though Bisle is given the status of reserve Forest, the stretch from Kulkunda to Bisle gate is undisturbed by human activities except for the following constructions by forest department

  • A check post & related residential hutments at Budi Choudi.
  • Three km ahead of Budi Choudi, a reception room on the roadside.
  • Down on the riverside of Addahole few Dormitories with a rope bridge.
  • An inspection bungalow at Addahole bridge.
  • A round sun shade at a view point and watch tower at a place called "Beauty spot".

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.[1]


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