Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta,the highest peak in Bandipur National Park.this is where we decided to trek...We were a troup of 4 with 2 bikes.En route Himavad Gopalaswamy betta we could find plenty of Sunflower gardens with flowers blossoming in the early sunshine morning...
It took 3 complete hours with Usual photography sessions to reach the peak of the hills where the temple is situated..Atop the hill is a temple of Lord Venugopala Swamy built seven centuries ago.
One of the speciality of this place is that inner walls of the temple were idol is situated is encovered with mist all over the day..There is a veil of mist covering the whole area,and winds blowing through the trees are like a song in praise of the lord with green grass engulfed all over the place.It was one of the beauty spots i had ever seen.
The lone tree, twisted and bent withstanding the strong winds,salt air has become the symbol.This is perhaps one of the most photographed trees around.
Its better to be Equipped with a Camera along with a binoculars to capture and enjoy the herds of wild Elephants that roam around the hills...Since we had visited in day light we could not find any herds of Elephant except one or two nor much of the anticipated fog ,but We never saw the sun once we left Nanjangud for any period of time ..A visit to this place around 6 AM or
4 PM would be ultimate as one could enjoy the nature with blazing winds and mist engulfed all around the place
From the moment you step outside and take a deep breath of air- the feeling starts. One minute it's foggy and misty. The next minute, the sun peeks through the clouds. The air smells like the Sea. Salt gets on your lips. The winds start to blow, and tosses your hair. And the next thing you know, your having a good time! And sometimes you find magic!