Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple is built on the top of the Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta which is a hill (betta in Kannada) located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka. It at a height of 1454 m India and is extensively wooded. The Hill also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wild life including Elephants and Tigers. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad (in the native language of Kannada) and the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) gives the full name of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.