2. Ishier Rahote
3. Guru Prasad
Date: 15th Feb, 2009
Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc, Bajaj Pulsar, Hero Honda Splendor
Gopalaswamy Betta (Himavad) is located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka and is the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park.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 of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.
It is approximately 220 km from Bangalore, 75 km from Mysore on the Mysore Ooty road and 10 km away from Gundlupet. After Gundlupet, continue in the same Ooty-Mysore road towards Bandipur. Nearly 8Kms after Gundlupet, a place called Hangala is available. Take right turn at this place to proceed towards Gopalaswamy Betta. One can drive all along the way to the top of the hill. The forest department maintains a check post on the foot of the hill, wherein they collect entry fees.
Bangalore – Mysore – Gundlupet – Gopalaswamy Betta