This place was known little those days. Tourists used to talk about the tedious and dangerous journey, however they could’nt stop passing exhilarating remarks. Many years ago this place was in clutches of Veerappan and his gang. A notorious and intelligent poacher who evaded many attacks from brave STF men. He made sure to kill senior police officers who targeted him. His business was to kill elephants, deer and sell the skin in black market. Hence, as this place was/is more of elephant and tiger habitat, conditions were favorable for him to settle down. So, forest people and the government thought it was not safe for civilians to get inside this abundant green region.
Not so far from Gundlupet, by passing a small village, a check-post can be found. “Welcome to Himvad Gopalaswamy wild life sanctuary” a big board is attached to the check-post. Like any other range, this also has timings for visitors. Forest guards claim that elephants come in many number and relax near the check post till sunlight hits the ground.