The southern Indian state of Karnataka has many isolated yet accessible spots of tourist interests, and the Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is surely one of them. It’s a popular hill temple spot located in the Chamaraja Nagar district. It catches the attention of visitors for its scenic beauty, religious importance and also be being an idyllic picnic spot. What’s more, it’s located atop the height of 1450 meter.
The Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is an expansively wooded hill and falls in the Bandipur National Park. It’s, in fact, also houses the highest peak of the iconic park. The hill is visited by nature lovers and devotees alike as it has the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna). Scenic beauty and stunning environs attract visitors to Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta where wildlife such as elephants can be seen roaming around freely.
The hill is covered with dense fog right through the year which gives it a unique aura. The real attraction of the hill is the temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, which was built in AD 1315 by the erstwhile Chola King Ballala. More so, devotees of Lord Krishna visit the temple in big numbers and pay their reverence at this beautiful hill temple.