Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand
A sprawling expanse of 87 square kilometers in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is set in the backdrop of the majestic Zanskar Ranges. This virtual paradise on earth has been unknown to the outside world till the great Mountaineer Frank S Smith discovered it in the year 1931.
A world heritage site, the valley is situated at a very remarkable area, which is the conversion point of Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas. This fairyland located in the high altitudes of Himalayas is protected by snowy mountains. Bounded by the magnificent mountain ranges and glittering glaciers, this place unfolds the charisma and charm of nature at its best.
Unspoiled by human invasions this imposing land lay iced up in the colder months, and burst into its majestic boom on the arrival of hotter months. During these months the valley sheds its somnolent nature with its multitudes of exotic flora. When the monsoon clouds began to drizzle, the valley shows its flowery face and the entire region would glisten like a colorful carpet.
A scenic place where the nature blooms with its entire vista can be accessible by a tedious but lovely stroll. Eye catching spectacles like the cascading waterfalls, small streams and above all the flowery meadows awaits the visitors all through the way. With the flamboyant paddocks, crystalline streams and majestic peaks, this baroque of flowers is a worthy watch spectacle.
Also witness the wildlife in national park: Lime Butterfly, gray Langur, flying squirrel, Himalayan black bear, red fox, and Himalayan weasel.
How to Reach
By Air – Nearest airport is Dehradun airport, about 295 Km from the Valley of Flowers National Park. Dehradun airport is well connected by road network to Valley of Flowers National Park.
By Rail – Nearest railway station is Rishikesh railway station, about 276 Km from the Valley of Flowers National Park. Rishikesh railway station is well connected by road network to Valley of Flowers National Park.
By Road – Valley of Flowers National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Valley of Flowers National Park.
Best time to visitValley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers remains open from June to September. The rest of the year the valley gets covered by snow.
The best time of the year to visit the Valley of Flowers National Park is between the months of July to August.