With its expansive marigold and sunflower farms, Gundlupet is the flower pot of Karnataka and is the perfect pit stop for a weekend getaway. If you are a sucker for aesthetic flower fields or Dutch tulip fields that bloom fully every spring, what awaits you at Gundlupet will be heaven to your eyes. Located amidst the Mysore- Ooty highway, this place is just 200 kms from Bangalore and is situated in a small town in the Chamarajanagar district.
As the flower pot of the state, it houses the most eye shatteringly stunning flower farms and is like a colour palette of scenic beauty for tourists and photo enthusiasts. This small piece of aesthetic heaven looks straight out of a movie and lives up to every hype!
Lit up with vibrant shades of orange and yellow, these fields are best visited from June to September when the sunflowers and marigolds are at their finest which makes it a perfect backdrop for photoshoots or amazing selfies for social media! With its bewildering beauty, the vibrant field stretches up to a long trail which makes it a picturesquely stunning drive.
You can have your own DDLJ moment by running past the vibrant fields or have a leisurely stroll taking in the hauntingly beautiful creations of nature. Whilst marvelling at the sight of the gorgeous flower farms, be sure to make your way to the
Gopalaswamy Hills to cherish the scenic beauty of the floating clouds amidst the pleasant weather. The soothing drive to the higher altitude and having a peek of the flower fields from the peak is worth every hassle. It provides a sense of calm to your soul and renders you with momentary bliss. There are other spots like the Bandipur National Park which harbours a wide range of rare flora and fauna along with the Manchalli Cave Temple, which you can visit after you are done soaking in the vibrant beauty of the fields. Lying at the heart of tourist spots, it is located extremely close to other famous destinations like Ooty, Mysore, Coorg, etc., so if you ever plan on a long weekend getaway, this long list solves your dilemma as you find a piece of heaven at every step you take!