A trip to Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills 

A trip to Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills 

A trip to Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills

Kozhikode to Thamarassery> Vythiri > Kalpetta> Sultanbatheri > Muthanga> Gundalpeta> Sri Hamala [Gundalpetta-Ooty Road] Gopalaswami Betta .

A trip to Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills 

A trip to Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills

It can also be reached via Nilambur> Khyengakadav>Gudalur Theppakkad>Bandipur>. It is 160 km by this route and 165 km by Sultan Batheri.

For those who want to enjoy nature bungee and forest more, it is better to choose Muthanga forest. Gopalaswamy Betta is a good place to include for Mysore-Bangalore trip.

Remember that it is dry from February to May. Monsoon or winter is better.

How far is gopalaswamy betta from bandipur?
At a distance of 9 km from Hangla, and 19 km from Bandipur, Gopalaswamy Betta is a majestic and lofty hill lying in the core area of the Bandipur National Park.

KSRTC introduced several mini buses after it was found that drivers of buses with long chassis were finding it difficult to negotiate the hairpin bends along the 6km route.

Visitors are allowed to Temple only between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Last Bus from the Top of the Hill will be at around 4:30 PM. So plan your trip accordingly.

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta history

The popular sage Agastya once performed penance at this place. Lord Vishnu even blessed the spot and made his mind to stay here. The place named as Hamsatheertha, meaning Lake of swans, because of penance and worshipping practiced here.

The mythological significance of the swan is symbolic to bring in the harmony, salvation and knowledge.

The temple situated on the hilltop built by the Cholas, under the reign of Ballala in 1315 AD.  The enthusiastic devotee of the Lord Venugopala showed much interest in maintaining the shrine.

Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills | Gundlupet | Bandipur Tiger Reserve| Ooty of Karnataka| Gopalaswamy Betta

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta opening time

The timings are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm every day.

Planning out a one day trip from Bangalore to Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is going to add to your cherishable memory.  It is a treat to your eyes to explore the beauty of nature like a bird’s eye. Carrying a binocular is a great idea to explore the place from the hilltop.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *