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Shree Himavad Gopalaswamy



Why do you worry unnecessarily? What are you afraid of? Who can kill destroy you? A soul is never born, so it never dies. Your body doesn't belong to you and vice versa. Body is composed of five elements - Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Sky; one day it will perish in these elements. Offer yourself to the Almighty Lord. This is the best support. One who knows this unconditional support gains freedom from fear, worry and despair.

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How to Reach Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills

How to Reach Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills:

Himavad Gopalaswamy Hill is situated approximately 220 km from Bangalore and 75 km from Mysore on the Mysore Ooty road. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses ply from Mysore, Gundlupet to Hangala. The hill station is located 16 km southwest of Gundulpet. Travellers planning Ooty trip from Mysore by private vehicle can include this scenic place in their list. Leaving Mysore early in the morning, one can complete visiting this place and proceed towards Ooty.

There are two routes leading to the spot.

1. Gopalapura - Kumagahalli

2. Gundi - Vijayapura - Hangala.

Start from Gundlupet, just continue on the same Ooty-Mysore road towards Bandipur. Nearly 8 Kms after Gundlupet, your will reach a place called "Hangala". Here, you will see the welcome arch at right side of the main road saying "Way to Gopalaswamy Hills". Just you have to take right turn at this place to proceed towards Gopalaswamy betta. This is a motorable single road all the way to the top of the hill.

Just before starting of the hill, there is a Forest Check post. Private vehicles are not allowed to the top of the hill from this check post. You have to park your private / tourist vehicle in the parking area nearby to this check post and have to opt Only KSRTC Buses (facility provided) to reach the top of the hill. 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.

Very frequent buses are available from Mysore to Gundlupet. From Gundlupet, Karnataka State Government Buses are available to top of the temple. Private vehicles are available from Gundlupet to Forest Check Post on hire basis. From Check post, Private Vehicles are not allowed to the Temple. So plan your trip accordingly.