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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Gopalswamy Betta -great weekend getaway

The Gopalswamy Betta is famous for its misty peaks and is well known as "Himada Gopalswamy betta" The hill which is situated near mysore has a panaromic view of the Bandipur forest.Best way to reach the place is by your bike, as no bus service seems to be available. The city of mysore is about 90 kilometers from Gopalswamy Betta, so its a going to be quiet a trip, taking around 2 hours.

The hill has a temple of krishna, or some incarnation therof. It is rather difficult to remember and classify the gods of india as they have a different name at each temple.Swamy vivekananda is said to have mentioned something along the lines that there are 33 crore gods and godesses in india. Well if i remember correctly he told that all these gods were of no vail if a person did not have confidence.

The gail forced winds at Gopalswamy Betta are legendary, they are known to have blown away may jackets, and what not...
The proper name for the place is Venugopalswamy betta with the suffix himadvat.If you visit the place make sure it remains clean, with increasing tourist load the place is slowly but steadily getting dirty.and make sure you carry your own food and water.

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