Gundlupet sunflower

Gundlupet sunflower fields(Exact locations, tips)

Gundlupet sunflower fields are a paradise for nature lovers. Gundlupet is also known as The flower pot of India. Nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats, Gundlupet boasts expansive fields of golden sunflowers that paint the landscape with unparalleled beauty. The vastness of the gundlupet sunflower fields against the backdrop of the rolling hills creates a postcard-perfect setting. If you are planning a trip for Sunflower fields in Karnataka or nearby wayanad sunflower fields, this blog post is for you. In this blog post, we will guide you through the best spots to see enchanting Gundlupet sunflower fields, as well as some tips for planning your visit like when to visit, what to expect, and how to get there, places to visit nearby. So, grab your camera and get ready to bask in the vibrant glory of these sun-kissed fields.

It’s an amazing opportunity for the photographer, model or instagrammer in you and also to take memorable pics with your family and loved ones. Considering the tourist rush, farmers are charging Rs 50 for entering the field and taking pics. But, trust me it’s totally worth it. We are spending so much on transport to reach there. So consider this small would be helpful for them to maintain the fields.

After the season, sunflowers are taken to Mysuru where sunflower oil is extracted. Marigolds are widely used during Onam festival in kerala for pookalam (flower carpet)

How to reach Gundlupet

Gundlupet is a municipal town situated in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. Its approximately 200 km from Bangalore. Its direct road from Mysore (60 kms). Gundlupet is the last town in Karnataka on the National Highway 766 which goes through Mysore -> Wayanad -> Calicut. It is situated very close to the Tamil Nadu and Kerala state borders. NH 181 begins from Gundlupet and ends in Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu via Ooty and Coimbatore.

The best time to visit gundlupet sunflower garden is between June last week to Aug mid, when the sunflowers are in full bloom and the weather is pleasant.

Gundlupet sunflower garden location

If you are planning a sunflower trip from Bangalore, best would be to club sunflower fields and Gopalaswamy hills as a day trip or few days trip. You can find gundlupet sunflower gardens on the way to Gopalaswamy betta from Gundlupet. Mysore to Gundlupet to Gopalaswamy betta. This route also leads to Ooty.

  • A. Bangalore
  • B. Gundlupet
  • C. Sunflower field near Gopalaswamy jeep point (One of my friend has visited this location recently. You can find many fields on the way too)
  • D. Gopalaswamy hills

Just click on the location (A,B etc) and open it with google maps. Now you can easily navigate from your location to the respective destination

If you are going / coming from Wayanad or Calicut side towards Bandipur -> Gundlupet to Mysore, bandipur to gundlupet (5-10 km) stretch we found many beautiful flower fields including sunflowers and marigolds. Even though, we were hungry, we couldn’t resist parking the car and getting down in one of the fields to enjoy this beautiful colorful painting by nature.

Just click on the location (A,B etc) and open it with google maps. Now you can easily navigate from your location to the respective destination

Gundlupet sunflower garden season

Gundlupet sunflower season 2023 is between July to mid Aug

Things to do in Gundlupet

Gopalaswamy Hills

You can visit the famous Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta or Gopalaswamy Hill in the Bandipur National Park here (situated about 16 km south-west of Gundlupet), which is a majestic loft hill at a height of 1450m above sea level. From the top of this hill, you can get an amazing view of the marigold and sunflower fields of Gundlupet.

Gundlupet sunflower, Gopalswamy Hills
Aerial view of Himawad Gopalaswamy Hills Picture credit : KshitizBathwal

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is covered with mist for most parts of the year and hence the first part of the name is Himvad meaning mist and the presence of the ascetic ancient temple on the top of the hill dedicated to Gopalaswamy or Lord Krishna forms the second part of the name and the third part is contributed by the fact that it is a hill or Betta.There is an old fort on the hill said to have been constructed during the 13th century. Inside the fort is the Gopalaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

From the foot of the hill, visitors need to take shuttle buses to reach Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta. Private vehicles are not allowed on the hills.Visitors are allowed to Temple only between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Last Bus from the Top of the Hill will be at around 4:30 PM. So plan your trip accordingly.

IMPORTANT

Find more details in the official website

Bandipur National Park

The Bandipur National Park is situated 17 km away from Gundlupet, giving the town the epithet also known as “Land of Tigers”. Gundlupet was previously known as Vijayapura, named after the ancient Vijayanarayana Temple.

Stays near Gundlupet Sunflower Fields

Tips for Exploring Gundlupet Sunflower Fields

  • Timing is crucial: To witness the sunflower fields in all their glory, visit during the peak blooming season June last week to August mid.
  • Visit before evening: Sunflowers will be more energetic with good sunlight. So visit earlier as possible.
  • Respect nature: While capturing stunning photographs is undoubtedly tempting, it’s important to tread lightly and respect the surroundings. Avoid damaging the flowers or disturbing the ecosystem. Be respectful of the farmers and their property.
  • Dress appropriately: Since sunflower fields are usually located in open areas, ensure you wear comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Deepa

    Hai
    I am a solo lady traveller , planning to go to Gundulpet by bus from Mysore. Can u please suggest me how I can reach there in bus, were to elight . Where to to go – which sunflower field?
    Can I go to Bandipur from there and return to Mysore by 7 p.m.
    Can I have ur contact No

    Any suggestions for the trip

    1. wellplannedtrip.com

      Hi Deepa,
      Thank you for reaching out. Will try to help you as much as possible.
      Firstly, we went by car, so not sure about the bus mode travel.

      Best would be to go towards gopalaswamy hills. In that road you will find many fields. It’s a vast area. Also, please note the season is about to end. So you might find less fields now. You can find one location mentioned in the blog.

      Again, going to bandipur before noon and returning to mysore, looks feasible with the distance in map. Also, check once with the bus people about the bus availability etc.
      You can get in touch with me in instagram @wellplannedtrip

      Thanks

  2. Deepa

    Thank you so much for the tips

    1. wellplannedtrip.com

      Most welcome Deepa 🙂 Very glad that the tips was helpful. Cheers for dropping a comment 🙂

  3. John

    If we visit now , can we get the view of sunflower ?

    1. wellplannedtrip.com

      Hi John,
      Thanks for reaching out
      Season is almost ending. But still you might fine few fields towards Gopalaswamy hills route.
      Have mentioned a location in the blog
      Thanks

  4. Pragathi

    Heyy, it was a beautiful article.
    Thanks for all the information. I’m sure your are blisses out seeing the beautiful sunflowers.

    My birthday is in month of April and i wish to celebrate it admist those beautiful sunflowers can i visit in April. Will those flowers be blooming in the month of April as well?

    1. wellplannedtrip.com

      Thank you Pragathi for the lovely comment 🙂 Very happy to know that it was helpful and beautiful. Happy birthday in advance 🙂 Sunflower season is around July, August. So chances of seeing sunflower fields in April is less.

  5. Sindhu

    Hello there,Any chances of spotting the flowers this month?

    1. wellplannedtrip.com

      Hi Sindhu,
      July to mid Aug is the sunflower season. Now you might not find flowers.
      Please follow me on insta : @wellplannedtrip. I will update, once the flowers are blooming 🙂
      You can plan accordingly.
      Thanks,
      Rajesh

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