Valley Of Flowers



Valley of flower nestled in West Himalayas in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Valley of flower was declared a national park in 1982, and in 1988 valley of flower was inscribed under UNESCO World Heritage List.
Since 2004, valley of flower along with Nanda Devi Biosphere reserves listed in UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Valley boosts various endemic alpine flowers & sustains around 300 species of flower like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Himalayan lue poppy, Aconitum, Delphinium, Ranunculus, Morina, Geum, Asters, Braham kamal and many others. The valley of flower gets various blooming colorful flowers from July till September. At different altitude, the valley embraces different alpine vegetation which makes it richly diverse area & home to variety Fauna and Flora. It also houses the rare and endangered animals as Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. Valley Of Flowers covers an area of 87.5 sq km. The entire region is adorned with sparkling waterfalls, glittering glaciers, soaring mountains & glorious rivers.

Activities can be enjoyed at Valley of flower

  • Boon for Botanist: Valley is rich source of knowledge for botany related all professionals.
  • Trekking: Valley of flower is the popular trek route & also renowned among the nature enthusiast. Valley of flower has shown huge surge in tourists count since year 2015.

How to reach to Valley of flower

Valley of flower Route: Motorable road is accessible till Govindghat which is 275 kms from Haridwar. From Govindghat to Ghangaria, trek for 14 Kms need to be undertaken which is base camp for Valley of flower. Further from Ghangaria to Valley of flower, the trekking for 05 Kms is required (one way) & same day return to Ghangaria since overnight halt is not allowed at Valley of flower.

  • Nearest railway station to Govindghat is Rishikesh located at distance of 275 Kms approx.
  • Jolly Grant airport is closest airport to Govindghat which is 290 Kms approx

Best time to visit

July – September

Opening Months: June till October

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