Valley of Flowers, Ghangaria - Uttarakhand

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Nestled in the west Himalayan region, Valley of Flowers covers a vast expanse of 87.50 sqkms with myriad alpine flowers. Valley of Flowers is situated in Bhyundar Valley at an elevation of 3,658 mts above sea level. You will encounter numerous cascading waterfalls on the route to Valley of Flowers. The region of Valley of Flowers is rich in varied flora and fauna. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers.

Ghangaria is the last human habitation centre on the way to Valley of Flowers. Ghangharia (3,046 mts) is a scenic hamlet, situated 13 kms from Govindghat. Valley of Flowers lies in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state offering diversified beauty of nature. The region remains completely covered with thick blankets of snow during winters and with blooming flowers from June to October. The Valley of Flowers is the home of over 500 species of wild flowers of unique design and colors. The best of Valley of Flowers can be seen during August and September.

The pristine water of Pushpawati River divides this enchanting valley into two parts. Capture thick dew drops on the vivid flowers, listen to the chirping of birds and enjoy the salubrious air of the Himalayas. This Valley was introduced to the world as the Valley of Flowers by Frank S, Smith, a mountaineer, explorer and botanist who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937. The locals always knew about the existence of the valley and believed that it was inhabited by fairies. The region is also rich in varied fauna and you might encounter Himalayan bear, snow leapord, musk deer, blue sheep and several colorful butterflies.

Note: Tourists are not allowed to stay in the Valley of Flowers and therefore there is no accommodation in the Park. You can stay at private lodges and hotels in Ghangaria, the base camp for your trek to the Valley of Flowers..

Valley of Flowers India travel guide with latest information of Valley of Flowers Tourism. Valley of Flower trekking trek starts from Govindghat with halt at Ghangaria, is famous for blooming flowers from June to October. Best deals in Valley of Flowers tours travel packages, Plan your Valley of Flowers trip with eUttaranchal in Uttarakhand India.

Places to see in ghangaria Valley of Flowers National Park is can be reached by a short trek of 4 km from Ghangaria. The valley is entirely covered with blooming flowers from June to October and with the sheets of snow during winters. The Valley of Flowers was declared as the national park in the year 1982 and it is now a world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this valley lures the botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers as well.It is the home of over 500 species of wild flowers. Hemkund Sahib: The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Govind Singhji mediated at Hemkund Sahib for years. The word Hemkund literally suggests Lake of snow& and the immaculate water of this lake is as cold as snow. Hemkund Saheb is located at an elevation of 4,329mts above sea level amidst several snow capped peaks, which are collectively called Hemkund Parvat. A star shaped gurudwara near the lake is visited by thousands of devotees every month. A temple dedicated to Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama is also located here. One must complete a trek of 6 km from Ghangharia to reach Hemkund Sahib. The best time to visit this place is from July to November.


Reaching Valley Of Flowers


From Meerut, Uttar Pradesh to Valley of Flowers National Park, Ghangaria (438 Km)

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From Chandigarh to Valley of Flowers National Park, Ghangaria (491 Km)

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From Dehradun, Uttarakhand to Valley of Flowers National Park, Ghangaria ( 320 Km)

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