Things to know before you visit Valley of Flowers

Top things to understand about Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. It is positioned at roughly 3000 metres above sea level and is open to the public from June to October each year. It’s covered with snow for the remainder of the year. The valley covers an area of 87 square kilometres. It is a part of both Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks. Things to do in the Valley of Flowers can be found here.

Why is Valley of flowers famous?

  • It is home to more than 600 flowering species, including the alpine flowers and the state flower of Uttarakhand i.e. Brahmkamal.
  • Many animal species are also found such as leopard, Asiatic black bear, brown bear, musk deer, blue sheep, etc.
  • Pushpawati river flows alongside the snow-clad mountains, the cliffs, glaciers, the waterfalls and the thrilling beauty.
  • It is a declared National Park.
  • The dense forest and the fresh air are blessings to the lungs and mesmerising to the eyes.
  • The mountains and the scenic beauty are experiences of a lifetime.

History of Valley of Flowers

The valley is said to have been discovered in 1931 by a British mountaineer- Francis Sydney Smythe. He along with his friends lost their way and accidentally discovered this valley. In 1982, this valley was discovered as a National Park. In 2005, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Things to know before visiting the Valley

  • The valley is accessible only on foot.
  • It is accessible only from June to October.
  • One should start early from Ghangaria to have more time.
  • Entry for the valley opens at 7 a.m. and the last entry is till 2 p.m.
  • A permit is required from the state forest department to visit the Valley.
  • The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
  • The nearest railway station is Rishikesh and from here one can take taxis or buses to reach Govind ghat.
  • One can also take a bus directly to Govind ghat.
  • Water-resistance trekking pants, warm clothes, raincoat, sunglasses,
  • Some snacks, water bottles, etc. should be carried along.

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