This site is noted for its scenic beauty and holds great religious significance. The plain tracts on the hills are covered with lush grass, and is home to elephants, deer and rabbit, while the slopes are covered with thick forests, home to tigers and leopards.
If you have ever dreamt of walking into the clouds or touching the cloud, then this is the place to realize your dreams and be literally on cloud 9! The branches of trees are covered with sphagnum moss and many species of Orchids endemic to Western Ghats are embedded in the moss-covered branches.
The forest of Himavad Gopalaswamy Hill is covered with rosewood, teakwood and other such valuable wood. Being a part of the Bandipur wildilife sanctuary, the hills are frequented by grazing wild elephants. The hills are also home to some rich bird life including peacocks, parrots, forest hens and pelicans. There is no doubt that anyone who visits this place will fall in love with it instantly.
The best part of this place is you will not find any crows, the legend says that once a crow had a dip in the near by pond and it turned into a swan and henceforth, no crows are to be seen here.
The place is also known for its picturesque views of the surrounding hills, valleys and visitors may also see the spectacular sunrise and sunset from the top.