Gopalaswamy Betta

#1 of 2 things to do in Bandipur national park

Gopalaswamy Betta is the highest peak in Bandipur National Park, at a height of 1450m. It is located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka. It attracts a lot of tourists and pilgrims because of the 700-year old temple of Lord Venugopala Swamy and a travelers’ bungalow which remains locked now and belonged to the Ruler of Mysore. Also, it is a famous trekking spot as it is the highest peak of that area. The forest is extensively wooded and is covered with fog most of the year hence getting the name Himavad. Visitors are allowed from around 8:30 am till 4 pm. Staying overnight is not allowed.

Private vehicles are not allowed up the hill. KSRTC buses have been arranged from the bottom of the hill up to the temple. Ticket fare is 40rs per person for going up and down the hill. Consumables like hot bajjis, tea, churmuri etc. are available for eating and drinking. Mineral water is also available.

 

 

 

Gopalaswamy Betta Photos

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