(Last Updated on : 22/08/2017)
Valley of flowers is an excellent trekking destination for all age groups. Valley of Flowers is a trek where many people start on their journey of trekking
in the Himalayas
. It is one of the exceptional natural botanical gardens in India
. In Valley of Flowers
, the flowers blossom everywhere in a riot of colours. A composed river
moves throughout the middle of the valley. In the year 1982 it was declared as the National Park
and also a popular tourist destination in India. This Himalayan valley is a World Heritage Site. It is also a part of the famous Nanda Devi
Biosphere. During monsoon, July and August, is the best time to do the trek.
Location of Valley of Flowers Trek
Valley of flowers is located in the Garhwal Division
of the Himalayas. Valley of Flowers National Park is situated at the upper region of West Garhwal Himalayan Range bordering the Nanda Devi National Park.
Attractions of Valley of Flowers Trek
Valley of Flowers Trek is a significant pilgrimage
for both Hindus
, as well as for the people from other devotions. There is a Sikh Gurudwara
and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the Hemkund Lake
. It reflects its surroundings wonderfully on its crystal clear composed water.
Valley of Flowers Trek has millions of different types of wild flowers such as saxifrages, sediams, lilies
, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia, along with many other streams of natural beauty. This region is also a home to lots of extraordinary and endangered species of animals
like Asiatic black bear
, brown bear, snow leopard
, blue sheep and more.
Visiting information of Valley of Flowers Trek
The nearest place which connects Valley of Flowers to the rest of the world is Govindghat which is around 17 kilometres away from Valley of Flowers. This space can be covered by trekking. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun
is the nearest airport
. People can hire a cab from the airport which will take them to Valley of Flowers. Rishikesh
is the nearby railway station
which is 272 kilometres away from the Valley. Regular buses carry out between Rishikesh and Valley of Flowers.