Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta - A Awesome Place...



Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill (betta in Kannada) located near Gundlupet, Mysore, in the Chamarajanagar district. At a height of 1450m sea level, and is extensively has thick forest It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wild life including elephants. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad(in the native language of Kannada) and the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) gives the full name ofHimavad Gopalaswamy Betta. It is approximately 220 km from Bangalore and 75 km from Mysore on the Mysore Ooty road -10 km away from Gundlupet,which is 60 km away from Mysore. 
View of top of the hill
There is a motorable road all the way to the top of the hill. Entry fee is collected at the forest department checkpost at foot of the hill. Entry fee has been revised wef Feb 01 2011. Entry fee is flat 100 Rs. You have to report back at the entrance after 1 hour. Visitors are allowed from around 8:30am till 5pm. Overnight stay on top is not allowed. Trekking and videography in the surrounding hills are allowed only with prior permission and to be accompanied by the forest department guides. There is a forest department guest house at the top of the picturesque hill, which can be reserved in advance through the forest office in Mysore or Bandipur. The guest house provides basic accommodation, food and other ...

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