Himvad Gopalaswamy Betta is covered with mist through out the year . The first part of the name is Himvad meaning mist.
The second part is an ancient temple on top dedicated to Gopalaswamy that is Lord Krishna .
and the third part is contributed by the fact that it is a hill/Betta, which is 2800 feet above sea level. The place is surrounded with a lot of greenery which is very soothing to the eyes.
You can visit this region to see the temple, herds of elephants, and expect a lot of fog.
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill (betta in Kannada) located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka, at a height of 1454 m .
It lies in the core area and is the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park .
These regions were a favorite hunting ground for the Mysore Maharajahs and their British guests. The royals have built a guest house on top of the hills and there are some rare pictures of the
Maharajahs and their guests with their prized hunted tiger.
It is approximately 220 km from Bangalore and 75 km from Mysore on the Mysore Ooty road. The hill station is situated 16 km southwest of Gundulpet.
There are two routes leading to the spot. They are Gopalapura - Kumagahalli and Gundi - Vijayapura- Hangala.
Starting from Gundlupet, continue in the same Ooty-Mysore road towards Bandipur.
There is a motorable road all the way to the top of the hill..
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