Valley of Flowers is one of the most beautiful and picturesque valley of lower Himalayas which is sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar hills.
Valley Of Flowers Uttaranchal India
Location: Nestled in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga near Joshimath in Gharwal region.
Area: 87.50 sq km
Famous For: Alpine flora species
Activities: Trekking, Photography,
Valley Of Flowers Uttranchal
Nestled in the high Himalayas of Chamoli district of Garwhal regions in Uttaranchal, Valley of flowers is a picture perfect valley of colorful flowers. As the name reflects, Valley of flowers is a fairy land of innumerable flowers that bloom to create a heavenly sight.
Trip To Valley Of Flowers
This enchanting valley remained hidden for several centuries. During winter season, the entire Valley of flowers lay frozen but as soon as summer season begins, the valley is splashed with colors of various kinds of alpine flowers. Thanks to Frank S. Smythe, a mountaineer, explorer, botanist has discovered this alluring valley in the monsoon of 1937 and brought it to limelight. He had also authored a book named " The Valley of Flowers" that unveil the floral splendors of the region.
Places To See In And Around Valley Of Flowers
Valley of flowers is also surrounded by some of the most exotic locales. Some of the nearby excursion to Valley of Flowers are:
Hemkund Sahib: Hemkund Sahib is a popular trekking destination. It is just 15 km trek from Govindghat. A tranquil lake named Hemkund(4329) is also located here. It is a highly revered pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Sikhs. A pious Gurudwara and a Laxman temple is built very near to this lake that woo lots of pilgrims every year.
Joshimath: It is one of the most famous pilgrimage destination for Hindus in Uttaranchal. It was established by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in 8th century. Temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh can be visited here. Joshimath also serves as the base camp for trek to Valley of flowers.
Auli : The best skiing and paragliding destination of India, Auli is quite popular among the domestic as well as international travelers.
Mana Village : This village is located very close to the Tibet border. Those travelers or pilgrims who come to Badrinath, do visit Mana village.
Best Time To Visit Valley Of flowers
The best suitable time to visit this enchanting flower pastures is from July to August. During this period, the snow of the area start melting and weather become very pleasant. It is the time when flowers also blossom.
Activities To Do During Valley Of Flowers Trek
Trekking: Valley of flowers is a paradise for trekkers. The well defined mountainous trails provide an ample of opportunity to explore each and every nook and corner of this floral valley. Trekking is a best option for such an excellent visual treat. Trek to Valley of flowers will take us to:
Joshimath (It is a 7 hr trek route)
Ghangaria (It is approx 7-8 hrs of tek route)
Valley of Flowers park
Photography: Valley of flowers is a picture perfect land and photography is an ideal way to lock the mesmerizing beauty of this valley into one's memory. Photography will also help you to cherish the scenic beauty of the region in later years.
Hotels And Wildlife Resorts:
Ghangaria near Valley of Flowers has some accommodation facility. Some of the hotels and wildlife resorts of the region are
Forest Rest House at Ghangaria
How To Reach There:
By Road: Valley of flowers is well connected by road. Joshimath is the nearest town to Valley of Flowers. After a 10 hour drive from Joshimath to Govind ghat and 1 hour drive from Govind Ghat one will get closer to Valley of Flowers.
By Rail: Tourists can also reach to Valley of Flowers by train . The nearest railway head to Valley of flowers is in Rishikesh, which is at distance of 276 km(170 miles).
By Air: The nearest airport is in Dehradun, 295 kilometers (183 miles) away from Valley of Flowers.
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