Location: Chamarajnagar, Karnataka, India. Highest peak in Bandipur. 220 km from Bangalore Route: Bangalore – Mysore – Gundulpet – Himavat Gopalswamy betta We were: 4 families, 3 generations More pictures: My Gallery
We went to this clouded (Himavat) hill on our way to Wayanad. There was a sudden change in the plan when a friend suggested, we need to visit this place. We got the same recommendations from many. So we decided to check this out.
Many things went wrong:
We should have reached the hills with the sun, to see the himavat clouds!
We should have made it one single trip by itself to spend the day on the hills!
We should not have gone in the peak of summer, for a cooler experience!
Yet, the hills impressed me. I would definitely come back here.
I liked walking up and down, lakes, flowers, trees…relaxed, cracking jokes…happy.
There is a forest guesthouse. Looks like a decent place. But we could gather that no one uses it and no food is available here. Otherwise we would have planned a night trip to stay here and wake up to the misty himavat sun!
Now that I have found this place, I will come back here. Next time – early morning; with lots of food and water; to spend time till evening.