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VALLEY OF FLOWERS
Location : Bhyundar Ganga in Chamoli District
Known As : World Heritage Site
Best Time to Visit : July - September
Major Attraction : Wild Flowers, Trekking
Clouds Camouflaging the Valley of Flowers
|Discovered In :||1931.|
|Area Covered :||87.5 Sq. Km.|
|Altitude :||3,250 mt Above the Sea Level.|
|Major Attractions :||National Park Himalayan Smallest National Park, Flowers - Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy and Cobra Lily.|
|Flora Attractions :||Orchids, Poppies, Primulas, Calendulas, Daisies and Anemones.|
|Fauna Attractions :||Tahr, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Fox, Common Langur, Bharal, Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Brown Bear.|
|Adventure Options :||Trekking|
|Trekking Route :||Govindghat to
Ghangria 14 kms.
Ghangria to Valley of Flowers 3 kms Climb.
|Getting Around :||Badrinath 16 kms, Govindghat 24 kms.|
|Important Distance :||Dehradun 315 kms, Rishikesh 270 kms.|
|Getting There :||Air - The Nearest
Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (315 Km).
Rail - The nearest Railhead is at Rishikesh, 270 Km from Joshimath.
Road - Off the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, 17 km from Govindghat, 25 km from Badrinath. From Govindghat the Distance has to be Trekked. Bus services are Available to Govindghat.
The term valley of Flowers instantly brings a smile to the face and an endless sight of red, yellow and multi colored flowers in the mind. This is exactly what the valley of flowers is all about. Having the largest concentration of various species of wild flowers, this is the most important attraction of Uttaranchal. This valley is world famous and was given the status of a reserve in the year 1982. sprawling on an area of 87.5 Sq. Km and at an altitude of 3,250 mt above the sea level, this valley finds its reference in history as well. This is indeed the land of milk and honey that we thought never existed. Enjoy tours of Valley of Flowers in Uttaranchal and get overwhelmed by the enchanting beauty of the flowers.
Enjoy trips to Valley of Flowers to give a smashing, out
of the world treat to your eyes and senses. This fairy land comes straight
from the pages of Red Riding Hood. Forming a part of Nanda Devi Park, this
valley has been given the status of World Heritage by UNESCO. The main
attraction of this valley lies in the flower full of pastures with clear
running streams that are set against the sliver birches and snow clad
peaks. Here you should visit a park that is said to be the smallest park
in Himalayas, that was primarily created to protect the catchment area of
the Pushpavati river. The backdrop from this river, that emerges from a
glacier is stunning. The fauna in the national park comprises the snow
leopard, musk deer, red fox, common langur, bharal, serow, Himalayan black
bear. The flora includes orchids, poppies, primulas, calendulas, daisies
and anemones, that carpets the ground.
The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is during the months of July and August, when the flowers bloom to the maximum.
The World Heritage Site of Valley of Flowers
All good thing come to life at a cost, but for the adventure savvy, reaching Valley of Flowers is more of a delight rather than a strain. All the trekker have a wonderful time. As one needs to indulge in a strenuous 20 km trek to reach this fairy tale land. The trip starts by reaching Rishikesh from Delhi. For logistic reasons everybody seems to pass through Delhi. It is followed by an 11 hrs bus journey from Rishikesh to Joshimath. Then, 1 hr bus ride from Joshimath to Govindghat. Then on one has to indulge in the 14 km trek from Govindghat to Ghangria, along the river Lakshman Ganga. This is the difficult, but also the most enjoyable part of the trip. From the base camp Ghangria, the Valley of Flowers is a 3 km climb, where one has to go daily and come back the same day.
Top 5 Reasons To See Valley of Flowers
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The Tag of World Heritage Site
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