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Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

Sunflowers. They were everywhere. For as far as the eyes could see. And beyond were the green hills and a pretty rainbow. And I just had to stop by and take pictures.

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

Now let me tell you the whole story. The ride from Wayanad to Mysuru has always given me a lot of surprises. This time was no different. This beautiful sunflower farm at Gundlupet in full bloom was what caught my attention this time.

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet The yellow against a canopy of green. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

Farming is one of the major source of income in Gundlupet. And sunflower is one of the crops they harvest.

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet Does this not paint a pretty picture? Photo: Rahul R Pattom

There are plenty of travelers who stop by at Gundlupet to take in the beauty of this farm in full bloom.

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet Can you see that farmer? Photo: Rahul R Pattom

I stuck up a conversation with one of the farmers we found on the field. He told us that it takes three months for the harvest.

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet Sunflowers. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

'Earlier, he said, there were more people who grew sunflowers.' 'It used to cover the whole area.'

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet A different view. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

But, like with every other produce, the climate change and fall in prices are responsible for dwindling crops. 'It is not feasible to make gains anymore,' he said.

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet The blooms. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

The sunflowers are plucked once they are ready and taken to Mysuru where sunflower oil will be extracted.

Sunflowers bloom at Gundlupet The bloom. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

You have about one more month before these flowers are ready to be plucked. Why not plan a trip through these sunflower farms?

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