Valley of flowers is located in Uttrakhand in the Chamoli District of Garhwal region. It is a great place for nature lovers with a variety of blooming flowers. The splendid national park with the green grasslands, an abundance of flora and fauna with a diversity of flowers like anemones, marsh marigolds, primulas, asters, Brahma kamal, Cobra Lilly, geraniums, Blue poppy, and other species of flowers.
The valley is home to other animals like blue sheep, brown bears, Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, and birds. Visiting the amazing UNESCO world heritage site with the view of the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and pleasant surroundings of the place will take your heart away. It is situated at an altitude of 4,389m.
The valley of flowers is well connected to all the major cities. You can reach her by various modes of transport like train, the nearest railway station is Rishikesh which is connected up to Govind Ghat.
The railway station is situated at a distance of 273km before Govindghat. You can also drive on your own. The roads are well connected up to Pulna village and then it is a 13km hike to reach the valley of flowers. You can also visit Hemkund Sahib adding beauty to the journey and the best way to reach is by using Helicopter from Govindghat to Ghangharia.
The best time to visit valley of flowers national park is from mid-July to August. The beauty of the place from the top is mesmerizing. The difficulty level of the trek is moderate to easy with some steep and gentle climb that makes the trail interesting. The trails are well-marked and beautiful.
Reasons to visit the valley of flowers are:
Brings close to Nature
The beauty of the place cannot be described in words. The clean air is something that you get to experience away from the crowded and polluted cities. When you are close to nature you experience a different kind of energy, freeness, and liveliness. You should definitely visit to such places which rejuvenate, refreshes and boost your mood up.
A Unesco World Heritage site
UNESCO world heritage site includes to national park that are Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National park. The area covered by the Valley of flowers is 33.8sq meters.
Panoramic views of Himalayas
The view of Himalayas is breathtaking and the atmosphere of the place is perfect to spend some quality time amidst nature. The fresh air will refresh you and fill you with enthusiasm.
Variety of flowers
The valley of flowers is loaded with a variety of flowers like anemones, marsh marigolds, primulas, asters, Brahma kamal, Cobra Lilly, geraniums, Blue poppy, and other species of flowers.
Valley of flowers the name itself justify the beauty of the place. It is a perfect place to have some really good shots with captivating nature’s beauty. Every corner, spot is just perfect for pictures, the colorful flowers add so much liveliness in the picture. Visit the place to experience the beauty at its best.
Chance to visit Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara
Hemkund Gurdwara is one of the holiest places worshipped by Sikhs. It great destination giving the scenic view of snowcapped mountains and the valley. There are two routes from Ghangharia one leads to the Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara and the other leads to the valley of flower. You should definitely visit Hemkund Sahib while visiting the valley of flowers. The place is a complete package of beauty and peace.
- Home to endangered animals and Species
Valley of flowers is home to some of the endangered animals and species like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, red fox, blue sheep, snow leopards. You will get opportunities to spot some unique animals and species along the trail.
Things to remember
- Carry a good pair of trekking shoes as you will trekking for 13km from Pulna village.
- Carry some energy bars and drinks to fuel yourself.
- Hydrate yourself throughout the trek.
- Carry woolen clothes as the temperature falls at night.
- Carry all the necessary equipment for trekking like trek pants and shoes.
- Do not litter, keep your surroundings clean.
- Do not make noise and maintain the decorum of the place.