Valley of Flowers
It is a famous wildlife and trekking location, sprawling around 87 square kilometers. It belongs to Chamoli district of Uttarkhand in India. The majestic Zanskar ranges set the beautiful backdrop of Valley of Flowers. The earth paradise was discovered by great Mountaineer Frank S Smith in the year of 1931. The Valley is otherwise called as Bhyundar valley by locals. The entire valley is filled with rare and exotic herbal varieties. It is a common belief that the valley was from Sanjivani mount which was brought by Lord Hanuman. The loads of rare herbs add the value to this belief. The fairyland is protected by snowy peaks of majestic Himalays which unfurls the rustic beauty and charisma of this place. It is in pristine state and rich in flora and fauna. It requires tedious but lovely stroll to enjoy the entire scenic beauty of Valley of Flowers.
Places to visit
It is the famous Sikh pilgrimage center and several legends claims that the holy Granth Sahib that the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh mediated on the banks of Hemkund. It is flocked by numerous visitors and devotees throughout the year.
Nanda Devi NationalPark
It is large expanse of variety of wildlife species and a lovely destination of trekkers, mountaineers and nature lovers. It is also a perfect place for bird watchers to enjoy numerous bird species. One can get a glimpse of rare species like Asiatic black bear, leopard, blue sheep and brown bear.
Activities to do
Trekking, mountaineering and bird watching are the mush loved tourist activities in Valley of Flowers.
How to reach Valley of Flowers
Jollygrant airport is 319 km from Valley of Flowers is the nearest airport.
Rishikesh railway junction is the nearest railway station, around 302 km from Valley of Flowers.
Valley of Flowers must be reached by trekking of 17 km from Joshimath which is well connected via road to Rishikesh and Dehradun.
In summer 13-27 C and in winter 7-20 C and best visited from March to October.