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Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of Flowers National Park is a lively and stunning West Himalayan national park. Snuggled in Uttarakhand, this enchanting location is renowned for its beautiful alpine flower’s meadows. Gifted with the uncommon and exotic Himalayan flora, the Valley of Flowers is a comfortably snuggled bouquet of nature in Uttarakhand's western Himalayan region. This lush region also harbours several rare and endangered species of animals. You will spot Asian black wolf, snow leopard, musk wolf, red fox, brown bear and blue sheep, among others. High up in the Garhwal region's elevated Himalayas stretches this enchanting valley. Legends say it is the location from which Hanuman had gathered the Sanjeevani buti to cure Lakshmana.

The Valley of Flowers trek passes through thick forests along with the river Pushpawati, and can be reached by crossing several bridges, glaciers and waterfalls along the way. This stunning piece of nature is an Indian National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring soft meadows blossoming in this valley with exotic alpine flowers and rich fauna.

Valley of Flowers National Park

About Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of Flowers area is rich in diverse flora and fauna. The flowers valley was declared as India's National Park in 1982, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The virgin beauty of this mysterious valley has always attracted tourists, nature lovers and adventure lovers. The valley of flowers spread out over 87.50 square km, 8 km long and 2 km wide at the altitude of 3658 mt. Valley of Flowers is the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve's second core zone blessed with silver glaciers and thickets that welcome the visitor every step of the way. A tiny hamlet situated 13 km from Govindghat is the last point of human residence.

From May to October, the valley of flowers appears to change its colors during the season as hundreds of different flowers bloom, taking on various colors and shades as time progresses. Many famous flowers such as the Brahmakamal, the blue poppy, and the cobra lily are present in the valley. For flower-lovers, botanists, trekkers, artists, bird watchers and wildlife artists, it is a much sought-after destination. This valley is very popular with international tourists and thousands of foreigners flock every year to Valley of Flowers.

Best Time To Visit Valley of Flowers National Park

The valley is shielded from the harsh, dry winds that come from Tibet and from the monsoon winds as well. The valley is snowbound from late December until the end of April and is unavailable. And the monsoons also get too gloomy. The snow begins to thaw in May and between June and September, which is possibly the best time to visit, the valley is smothered with colourful wildflowers, while the snow-clad peaks contrast with the horizon. Walking rough the valley is allowed during the day, but overnight camps are not allowed.

Nearby Location of Valley of Flowers National Park

Hemkund Sahib

For years the Sikhs ' tenth Guru, Guru Govind Singhji, has been mediating at Hemkund Sahib. The word Hemkund literally means' Lake of Snow' and this lake's immaculate water is as cold as stone. Hemkund Saheb is situated in the center of many snow-capped peaks at an elevation of 4,329 m above sea level, collectively called Hemkund Parvat.

Every month thousands of devotees visit a star-shaped gurudwara near the shore. Here too is a temple dedicated to Lakshman, Lord Rama's nephew. To meet Hemkund Sahib one must complete a 6 km trek from Ghangharia. The best time to visit the site is July through November.

Ghangaria

It is the last core of human dwelling on the way to Hemkund Sahib and Flowers Valley. Ghangaria is a scenic hamlet situated at an altitude of 3,050 m above sea level, 13 km from Govind Ghat and 4 km from Flowers Valley. From this point on, the trek should be easy to manage if you are heading towards Hemkund Sahib. The region is vulnerable to heavy winter snowfall; thus, the region remains accessible from May to October. A Gurudwara, GMVN rest houses and a few of hotels in Ghangharia have lodging facilities.

How to Reach Valley of Flowers National Park

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport to Valley of Flowers but the roads are linked only up to Govind Ghat from where you have to start a 16 km trek to reach Valley of Flowers. Govindghat lies 292kms away from Jolly Grant Airport. Its regular flights Jolly Grant Airport is well connected its Delhi. Govindghat is well linked to Jolly Grant Airport by motorable roads. Taxis to Govindghat are accessible from Jolly Grant Airport.

By Train

Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Valley of Flowers, but the roads are linked only up to Govind Ghat from where you have to launch a 16 km trek to reach Valley of Flowers. Rishikesh railway station on NH58 is situated 273 kms from Govindghat. Rishikesh is well connected with major Indian destinations by rail networks. There are regular trains towards Rishikesh. Govindghat is well linked with Rishikesh by motorway. Taxis and bus connections are available to Govindghat from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath and many other destinations.

By Road

Valley of Flowers is connected with motor-driven roads up to Govind Ghat and from here you have to launch a 16 km trek to reach the Flowers Valley. Govindghat is well linked with major Uttarakhand state destinations by motorized highways. Buses from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Haridwar, Rishikesh and Srinagar are open. Busses and taxis to Govindghat are easily accessible from major Uttarakhand state destinations such as Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli etc. Govindghat is located on National Highway 58 which makes it easy to get to.

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