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Gopalaswamy Betta

Gopalaswamy Betta

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Location info:India>Karnataka>Mysore

Distances:Mysore 89 km
Camping Sites: At the temple or Camping is possible, with the permission of the Range officer, at the Bandipur National Park
Trek Length: One day

Route Info:

Take the NH-212 towards Gundulpet from Mysore. Just outside of Gundulpet there is a fork in the road. One towards Sultan Bateri, Waynad (NH-212 continued) and the other towards Bandipur (NH-66). Take the fork towards Bandipur. As you proceed towards Bandipur, take a right turn at Hangala village. (There should be a big Karnataka Tourism board abutting the road). From this point, the hill top should be 15 km. 4 km further, there is a forest department check post at the base of the hill. It is a 10 km winding, steep road, with a few hairpin bends that take you to the hill top.

Best Time To Visit:

During monsoon,since it will be covered with mist all over the mountains and trek through one mountain to other will show you the beauty of the nature

Worst Time To Visit:

During summer since the place will be dry and all the green would have gone

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate


Betta in Kannada means a hill. It’s a nice calm place with a small temple on the hill top and nothing else. You can go by a vehicle till the temple, then park your vehicle there and go exploring the surrounding area. Or else you can go trekking all the way to the hill top. We preferred going by vehicle and the journey upward was very picturesque.The temple and the surrounding area were covered in mist and the view was simply beautiful.

Gopalswamy Betta is one of the highest peaks in the Bandipur National Park and location of an ancient (13th century) fort of the Palegars of Terakanambi.

The view from top of this hill is truly breath-taking. It is one of the highest peaks (1454 meters above sea level) in the Bandipur National Park, Karnataka, India. It is also called Himada Gopalswamy Betta, as it is covered in mist (hima means mist in Kannada), for most of the months. (Betta means hill in Kannada). Another attraction at this peak is the fabled perpetual wind, that greets anyone who cares to climb it.

There is an enterance fee that needs to be paid at the forest department check post. The fees varies depending on type of vehicle you intened to climb the hill.

Things To Look for:

The Beauty of the place at sunrise covered with clouds all over.

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