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Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill (betta in Kannada) located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka, at a height of 1454 m above the sea level located about 220 km from Bangalore and 80 km from Mysore and very near to Bandipur national park, Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is a famous tourist destination place which boasts the Venu Gopala Swamy temple (Lord Krishna) on top of the hill. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills around 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. This place feels like a hillstation. One will witness large part of thick forests surrounding the hill. Elephant herds roam around the temple during night time. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wildlife including elephants.