: 75 kms from Mysore
Main Feature : Abundant Rare Flora and a
Variety of Medicinal Plants
Altitude : 1454 m Above Sea Level
Nearby Attraction : 13th Century fort of
at a height of 1454 m the relatively unknown Gopalaswamy Betta is an
idyllic and especially beautiful hill station tucked 75 km away from Mysore
Enveloped in mist most of the time, the hills are literally an abode in
the clouds giving one an ethereal feeling of walking in them. As the
mist rises from the hillock, the surroundings become visible offering
There are many scenic valleys, gorges and hills like Neeladri, Hamsadri,
Garudadri, Pallava and Mallikajunagiri. Abounding in rare flora, the
region is virtually a storehouse of medicinal plants.
more wooded and quiet than many other hill stations, Gopalaswamy Betta
is like a watch tower for the Bandipur
and is an ideal
A 13th century fort of the Palegars of Terakanambi and a temple within
is believed to have been patronised by the Mysore Maharajas.
HOW TO GET THERE
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses ply from Mysore
to Hangala. The hill station is situated 16 km southwest of Gundulpet.
From Hangala a deviation to the right is taken. There are two routes
leading to the spot. They are Gopalapura - Kumagahalli and Gundi -
A tarred stretch of road, 18 km long makes it very convenient for
vehicles to reach the summit.