Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill located in the Gundlupete Taluk, Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka, at a height of 1450m India and is extensively wooded. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park.
Distance (From Bandipur National Park): 19 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Timings: 6 AM – 5 PM
At a distance of 19 Kms from Bandipur & 9 Kms from Hangla (which is between Bandipur & Gundlupet/Mysore), Gopalaswamy Betta is famous for 13th century Gopalaswamy temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Situated at an altitude of 1454 meters, Gopalaswamy Betta has pleasant weather throughout the year. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. This Gopalaswamy temple was built by the King Chola Ballala during 1315 AD. There are several lakes around the hill.
The temple on top of the hill is well connected by road. A car festival is celebrated for 7 days in March / April. Entry fee is collected at the forest checkpost at foot of the hill (4 Kms before the temple).