Mysore To GopalaSwamy Betta – Pickup from arrival @ Mysore Railway Station / Buss Station/Home. Transfer to a hotel, after Refresh and Breakfast Later Visit – Chamundi Hill, Big Nandi Bull,Rock Point, Nanjangud Nanjundeshwara Temple, After Lunch in Gundlupet then Visit Place Gopalaswamy Betta Afterwards Transfer to Mysore to catch the Train/Buss/ Drop To Home.
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 India and is extensively wooded. 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 of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.
The hill is home to wild animals like Elephants, Gaur, Sloth Bear and the elusive Tiger. There are places uphill where you get a birds eye view of the forests below, so while driving up or down. stopget out of the vehicle armed with camera and binoculars and screen the forests below. Some Times, the elephants are visible even to the naked eye. It is fascinating to see the Elephants from above move with their little ones slowly eating their way into the forests. We have also spotted Sambar, Gaur and an abandoned Tiger cave.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 huntthe tiger.