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Ride to Gopalaswamy Betta


1. K.Parthasarathy
2. Ishier Rahote
3. Guru Prasad
4. Manivannan
5. Myself

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.

Route Information:

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

Sunrise on the way to Gopalaswamy Betta
Sunrise on the way to Gopalaswamy Betta
Approah road to Gopalaswamy Betta
Gopalaswamy Betta Temple Rock formation at Gopalaswamy Betta

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