Valley of flowers, is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed bloom bounded by white peaks. It is an Indian national park, in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand, is famous for its meadow of prevalent alpine flowers, the variety of flora. At the meeting point of the Himalayan ranges, Western and Eastern Himalayas and Zanskar, the valley of flowers discovered by “Mountaineer Frank S Smith” in 1931 has been declared a world heritage site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.
This richly diverse area is also home o rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, red fox, musk deer, brown bear, snow leopard, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also supposed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers. A perfect place to laze around the umpteen number of Himalayan water-falls, streams and paddocks and let the beauty of the place sink in.
Best tourism places in Valley of Flowers National Park :
- Hemkuund Sahib
- Bedini Bugyal
- Badrinath Temple
- Vashundhra Falls
- Bheem Pul
- Lakaham Ganga River
- Nanda Devi National Park
- Narsingh Temple
- Pushpawati River
- Valley of Flowers National Park
Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to Vishnu which is located in the town of “Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India”. The temple is situated in Garhwal hill track in Chamoli region along the bank of “Alaknanda River” at an height of 3,133 m above the mean sea level. It is one of the most visited pilgrimage centre of India, having record 1,060,000 visits. The temple and town form one of the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites and Char Dham. The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams devoted to “Vishnu”, who is worshipped as Badrinath holy shrine for Vaishnavites. It is unlock for six month every year (Between Nov to April), because of extreme weather condition in the Himalayan region.
Hemkund Sahib, famous as “Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji”, is a Sikh place of adoration and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, and find mention in Dasam Granth, a work dictate by Guruji himself.
Ghangaria is a small village on the way to Hemkund Sahib, a famous pilgrimage place for Sikhs which is approximately 6 km away from here and the Valley of Flowers, a national park poplar for its variety of flowers approximately 3 km away from here. It is situated in the northern Himalayan ranges at an height of 3049 metres in Uttarakhand state of India.
A wide trace follow the “Pushpawati River”, first on the left, then on the right bank. Kundalinisen Plateau is sitauted on the bank of this river. At Ghangharia, the Pushpavati River meets the Lakshman Ganga flowing from Hemkund.
Best Time to Visit Valley of Flowers National Park
Valley of Flowers is snow clad for the majority of the year, it becomes easy to get to only in the month of June. Officially it opens 1st June every year. It always looks beautiful, it depends upon your taste that what you would like to see.
How to reach the Valley of Flowers National Park
By Air : There is no direct flight linked to the Valley of Flowers. “Jolly Grant Airport” in Dehradun is the nearest commercial airport. You can take or hire a cab from the airport which will take you directly to Valley of Flowers.
By Road : Buses ply through well connected, motorable roads to Govindghat, the nearest bus stop about 12 km away from the actual site. Regular buses ply between Rishikesh and Valley of Flowers
By Train : Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to the same about 272 km away from the Valley. You can take a bus or taxi from Rishikesh.