Valley of Flowers National Park commonly referred to as the “Valley of Flowers“, is a national park in India, located in the Chamoli district in the Himalayan region of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Park are jointly declared as World Heritage Sites. The Valley of Flowers Park is spread over an area of 87.50 km square. The Valley of Flowers located in Chamoli district was declared a National Park by the World Organization, UNESCO in 1982. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and adorned with over 500 species of flowers, the region has become a world-famous destination for horticulturalists or flower lovers.
The valley was first traced by the British mountaineer Frank S. Smith and his partner RL Holdsworth, who were returning from their trek to Mount Kamet in 1931 by coincidence. Impressed by its sheer beauty, Smith returned to the valley in 1937 and, in 1968, published a book called “Valley of Flowers“. The months of July, August and September are considered best for visiting the Valley of Flowers.
Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand
World of Flowers – Beauty of Nature
More than 500 species of flowers bloom in the Vall. of Flow. between July and October. The special thing is that every 15 days the color of the valley also changes due to the colorful flowers of different species. This is the kind of hypnosis in which everyone wants to be imprisoned.
Valley flowers used in herbalism or in herbal medicine to treat human diseases
It is said that the flowers here have amazing medicinal properties and all the flowers found here are used in medicines. And medicines with the ability to cure terrible diseases like heart disease, asthma, sugar, mental hysteria, kidney, liver, and cancer are also found here. Apart from this, hundreds of valuable herbs and vegetation are found here which are extremely rare and are not found anywhere else in the world, which makes this reduction more beautiful and important. The Valley of Flowers is located on the way to Hemkund Sahib via Govindghat. Located at a distance of 2 km from the village of Ghangharia, the region is surrounded by snow-capped hills.
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Travelers can see here many varieties of flowers like white and yellow Anemones, Dianthus, Calendula, Daisy, Himalayan blue, poppy and snake lily in the valley.
Plastic carry prohibited
Plastic carrying is prohibited in the Vall. of Flow. The garbage that goes with the food items also has to be brought back by the tourists with the cottage. Failure to do so provides a stringent fine. There is no stop in the valley, so tourists have to return to Ghangharia before the day is over.
The entry fee for Indian tourists is Rs 150 for entry into the Vall. of Flow., while it is Rs 650 for foreign tourists. If there are children with you and they are less than five years old, then there is no entry fee.
How to reach
The last bus base of Chamoli district to reach the Vall. of Flow. is 275 km from Govindghat Tirthanagri Rishikesh, which lies between Joshimath-Badrinath. Rishikesh can also be reached by rail, while the nearest airport is at Jollygrant (Dehradun) near Rishikesh. The distance of Ghangharia, the entry point of the Valley of Flowers, from Govindghat is 13 kilometers. From where tourists can see a vall. of flow. three kilometers long and half kilometers wide. The distance from Joshimath to Govindghat is 19 kilometers.