Bestowed with the rare and exotic Himalayan flora, the Valley of Flowers is a bouquet of life peacefully nestled in the West Himalayan range of Uttarakhand. The trek of Valley of herbs goes through dense forests, along with Pushpawati river and can be reached by traversing many bridges, glaciers and falls on the way.
About Valley of Flowers National Park
The region of Valley of Flowers is rich in varied flora and fauna. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The virgin charm of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature enthusiasts and experienced lovers.
Tucked at 3,658 metres in Bhyundar Valley, the Valley of Flowers in Chamoli region sprawls over a vast area of 87.50 square km, measuring 8 km long and 2 km wide. Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve blessed with various cascading waterfalls, silvery glaciers and thickets that greet the visitors at every step. Ghangaria, a tiny hamlet situated 13 km from Govindghat is the end human habitation centre on the way to Valley of Flowers.
The valley of flowers seems to improve its colours throughout the season from May to October, as blooms hundreds of different flowers, taking on various shades and hues as time progresses. The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much-sought destination for flower-lovers, botanists, trekkers, photographers, bird watchers and wildlife photographers. This valley is very popular among International tourists and thousands of foreigners flock to Valley of Flowers every year.
Activities in Valley of Flowers National Park
Trekking – Adventurers and nature lovers
visit beautiful Valley of Flowers which offer travellers with abundant natural beauty in the form of waterfalls, verdant hills covered with pine and oak trees, gushing rivulets and streams and of course, myriad flowers
Pilgrimage – Hemkund Sahib is one of the most revered Sikh shrines in Uttarakhand and thousands of pilgrims partake in arduous pilgrimage every year. The shrine sleeps under a thick blanket of snow during winters.
Village Tourism – Ghangaria is the last
inhabited village one encounters on the Valley of Flowers trek. One can explore the beautiful village situated at the confluence and learn about their rustic way of life, customs and beliefs. You can also visit Byundar Village enroute Ghangharia from Govindghat.