The forest is located six kilometres from Hassan bus stand. In the age of digital advancement, you can easily find this place using Google maps. There are no bus stops here hence own vehicle is the only choice. An auto or a taxi might charge you exuberant charges, hence I suggest you to avoid them.
When you start your journey on the Mangalore-Bangalore highway you will come across a board titled "Gendekatte forest" in Kannada only. The board itself is rarely noticable. If you can find it then there is a mud road forward. As you move forward there are many other roads which may confuse you. But don't worry, there are many people out there who will give you the way.
The forest is maintained by the government. The entry fee is ₹5 per person. It is a deciduous forest and dry most of the time. For kids there is a play area which they would love. Elders are not allowed in the play area and a fine of ₹500 will be levied on them if they are found playing in the kids arena. But hey, they can accompany the kids.
The only animal which can be found is deer. They are a few of them. It's a sweet spot for couples. They are the major visitors. It's also good for family and children. There are two watch towers which are good. A few benches to have some sweet talk!
It's a forest and naturally you find a lot of trees. For those who would like to explore more there are many routes within the forest. But they are very lonely and a group of more than ten people would be better.
All these can be done within half day. This is not a must visit place in Hassan. But, if you feel bored and have half day to spare and you have visited many places in Hassan, this is one left out place. Take some snacks, go with many friends and you may like it. A sunny half day trip!