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Location : Bhyundar Ganga in Chamoli District
Known As : World Heritage Site
Best Time to Visit : July - September
Major Attraction : Wild Flowers, Trekking

Valley of Flowers
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.

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Valley of Flowers – Walk on the Flower Carpet

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.

The Blooming Attractions of the Flower Valley

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.

Valley of Flowers
The World Heritage Site of Valley of Flowers

Trek to Reach the End of the Rainbow – Getting to 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.

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Top 5 Reasons To See Valley of Flowers

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The Most Scented Valley in the World
Valley of Flowers in Uttaranchal is one of its kind in the world. With long stretches of flower beds to behold your eyes, this valley has the largest concentration of wild species of flowers in the world. Take up tours of Valley of Flowers to drench you mind and senses with aromatic bliss.

The Tag of World Heritage Site
Valley of Flowers along with the Nanda Devi Park jointly has gained the recognition of being a world heritage site. Tourists from all over the world come here during the months of July and September, when the varieties of flowers open their petals for views.

Hail the Bounty Beauty
The dream like sequence that one can feel in Valley of Flower needs a special mention. Claiming it to be the land of snow white and other fairy characters would not be an exaggeration. Take up famous Flower Valley Tours in India and experience a life that you thought never existed in reality.

Come for the Flora and Fauna
On trips to the Flower of Valley, visit the smallest park of Himalayas that has a variety of flora and fauna. In this park you cannot miss seeing the elusive snow leopard and the Himalayan Bear. Among the flora there are various Alpine trees and orchards carpeting the ground.

Trek to Reach This Valley
The major highlight of the Valley of Flowers besides, the abundant rare and wild flowers, is the way to reach this valley. The indispensable part of journey is the 20 kms long stretch that the tourists have to cross through trekking. While enjoying this sport here, one can witness great views.

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