How to Reach Valley of Flowers?
There are more people ask a general question that How To Reach Valley of Flowers From Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Lucknow etc. To reach valley of flowers, Govindghat is the nearest stop that allows you to have a quick (18kms away) journey to the valley of flowers. From Govindghat, you need to reach Ghangaria (13Kms away) that can be done through any of the means like: trekking, hiring porter or pony, through helicopter. Trekking or hiring a porter/pony is an easy choice as compared to hiring a helicopter as helicopter hiring idea might fail due to bad weather, whereas trekking or hiring porter can easily be available despite of the bad weather conditions. Once you are at Ghangaria, you need to cover trek of 3kms more to reach the valley of flowers.
Valley of Flowers By Road
Valley of flowers is connected through roads till Govindghat that is smoothly connected with motor-able roads with the major destinations of the Uttarakhand State. You can reach to famous destinations of Uttarakhand State such as Srinagar, Rishikesh, Haridwar with the help of buses or private vehicles. Even the destinations of the State such as Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Srinagar and Chamoli offers easy transport facility through buses and privately owned vehicles to reach Govindghat, which is located on NH-58. Route to valley of flowers from Delhi goes like: Delhi-Haridwar- Rishikesh- Rudraprayag- Joshimath-Govindghat- Ghangaria (Trekking)-Valley of flowers (Trekking). Route to Valley of flowers from Haldwani Ranikhet goes like: Haldwani- Ranikhet- Karnaprayag-Joshimath- Govindghat- Ghangaria (trekking) - Valley of flowers (trekking).
Valley of Flowers By Train
To reach Valley of flowers, you can also encompass the rail route. Rishikesh is the closet railway station to Valley of Flowers from where, you can take the road route to reach Govindghat and then follow up with the trekking of around 16 kms (13 kms for Govindghat + 3kms) to reach Valley of flowers via Ghangaria. Rishikesh railway line is located at a distance of 273 kms from Govindghat and easily connected with the other major railway networks spread in India.
Valley of Flowers By Helicopter
The nearest airport connecting the visitors to Valley of Flowers is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Again you need to cover the 292 kms distance from the Jolly Grant airport to Govindghat from where the trek to Valley of Flowers begins via Ghangaria. However, the air connection in the city is easily connected with Delhi via regular flights.
We visited Valley of Flowers with 4 of family members in July 2016 with Global Connect Hospitality. We arrived at Haridwar by train & stayed in pre-booked hotel, the hotel was good enough for one night stay. Next day early morning, we left hotel for Joshimath. Almost full day travel by Innova.
We got drop from Joshimath to Govind Ghat to start the trek for Ghangharia, which is moderate and can be done comfortably by anyone with normal fitness, the best thing was that entry ticket was pre-booked for us, it enables us to start early morning for the Valley. It took just 4 hours to reach the valley. Surrounding was amazing. At few points, the trek was wet and slippery. So, better to take walking sticks during the trekking.
We enjoyed there the beauty of the valley which was beyond our expectation & since none can stay at the valley in the night so we had returned back to Ghangharia at 4:30 PM.
It was certainly a whole life experience……thanks for everything arranged for the amazing trip!!