Eternity made so realistic amidst the nature
“Gavi” in Kannada stands for “Cave” and “Betta” for a “hill” – this is the secret of the name this hill has. Getting to the last part of the cave is really hard; it requires us to creep through low and narrow opening between the rocks, move on slippery rock to finally get to the cave. This cave has a religious significance and villagers come here to offer their prayers to the deity here.
Getting there: The roads are only accessed by a four-wheel-driven vehicle, so it’s best to hire a jeep. We will be happy to do this for you at additional cost.
What to do there: Trek to the peak and enjoy a stunning view of the western Ghats. Look for huge rocks standing on another rock with very little support .Spend some time reveling in nature and don’t forget to capture the sunset with your cameras.
The meeting point of the mountain ranges of three districts – Dakshina Kannada, Coorg and Hassan, Bisle Ghat is a natural link between Pushpagiri and Kudremukh. Adjoined by some of the most spectacular rain forests in India, the Bisle Reserve Forest, and with the beautiful Giri River flowing through the valley, Bisle Ghat is a must for nature lovers everywhere.
Getting there: Bisle Ghat is situated at the 18th kilometre on Bisle Ghat Road, after you turn right from State Highway 107. Roads are bumpy but travelable with a normal car.
What to do there: Pack some sandwiches and tea, park yourself in the watchtower and leisurely take in the spectacular view as low-lying clouds drift in slow motion beneath your feet and sunlit peaks sparkle in the sky.
Built in 1782 by Tipu Sultan as security against infiltrators from Madikeri, this imposing fort stands atop a hill called Anaigudda on the road to Mangalore.
Getting there: Manzarabad Fort is 5 KMS from Sakleshpur on the Bangalore – Mangalore Highway and are travelable with a normal car.
What to do there: Explore the intrigue of the old fort and admire stonewalls guarded by a deep trench all around and the inner part, built with burnt bricks and lime mortar. Don’t forget to check out the plus-shaped well at the centre, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.