Explore the beautiful valley "Valley of flowers" in Uttarakhand state. The valley "Valley of flowers" was founded circumstantially by Frank S. Smith in 9131. It is the valley which was announced as a National Park 1982. The valley of flowers occupies an area of 87.50 sq. kilo meters in the state of Uttarakhand. The uniqueness of the valley attracts the people from all major part of the country. The valley is placed in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. In 1988 it was admitted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley is totally covered with full of fragrances flowers. It is so close to Nanda Devi national Park.
The valley is surrounded by natural peaks. S. Smith also wrote a book named "Valley of Flowers" entirely based on the valley. The valley was known "Bhyundar Valley" in the past. In this valley you also view some kind of Himalayan Musk deer, bear, snow Leopard and butterflies. The place is not allowed for tourist's accommodation, because there is no place to stay
Location: On the upper extension of Bhyundar Ganga in Uttarakhand
Temperature: Maximum 17 degree, Minimum 7 degree Celsius
Best time to reach: Mid July to mid of August
Elevation: 3,250 - 6,750 m above sea level. Coverage area: 87.50 sq. meters
The valley itself is a scenic paradise of a wide range of wild colored flowers. Due to its exquisite beauty, the valley attracts tourists in large numbers from across the world. Not only tourists, even botanists and naturalists also visit here for exploration. The valley features 300 different species of wild flowers. Some of the most popular species of flowers in the Valley of Flowers include Ranunculus, Inula, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Lilium, Asters, Thermopsis, Morina, Corydalis, Braham Kamal etc. There are many natural waterfalls that further add to the beauty of valley.
Accommodation Tourists are not permitted to stay here in the park. At Ghangharia, there are private hotels to spend nights. The Govt. rest houses also provide stay facilities to visitors, close to the Valley of Flowers. At Ghangharia, there is a Gurudwara which also provides facilities for accommodation. You will have medium quality of food in dinner or in lunch.
How to Reach You can travel by air; Jolly Grant (located in Dehradun) is the nearest airport from the Valley of Flowers. It is 183 miles away from the valley. And the closets railway station is in Rishikesh, which is about 276 kilometer away. Govind Ghat is the closest destination to reach Valley of Flowers by road. From Govind Ghat, you can reach Ghangharia. From Ghangharia, finally 3 kilometer of scenic trekking takes you to the Valley of Flowers.