Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park which was established in 1982. It is located in Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora.
Which place is known as Valley of Flowers?
Chamoli district of Uttarakhand
A World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers National Park is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. At a colossal expanse of 87 sq. km., it is a majestic valley endowed with endemic alpine flowers and fauna set amidst the transitional zone of the splendid zanskar ranges and the eastern and western Himalayas.
What is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers?
The valley is accessible only between the months of June and October and the best time to visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is between July and mid-August when it is in full bloom
How to Reach Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers is not connected by any motorable road. The nearest place which is connected to rest of the world is Govindghat (near Joshimath) which is approximately 17 km from Valley of Flowers. This distance can be covered by trekking. On nearing Gangaria (which is roughly 3 km from the valley), the perfume of the flowers start coming and visitors are mesmerised by the experience. The visitors need to take a permit from Gangaria to enter Valley of Flowers. The permit is for 3 days and you can trek only during daytime. Reaching Joshimath is not a tough task as it is connected from rest of the places in Uttarakhand and New Delhi.
How to reach Valley of Flowers by flight
There is no direct flight connectivity to the Valley of Flowers. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest commercial airport. You can hire a cab from the airport which will take you directly to Valley of Flowers.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun – 158 kms from Valley of Flowers
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How to reach Valley of Flowers by road
There is no direct road connectivity to the Valley of Flowers. Buses ply through well connected, motorable roads to Govindghat, the nearest bus stop, approximately 12 km away from the actual site.
How to reach Valley of Flowers by train
There is no direct rail connectivity to the Valley of Flowers. Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to the same, 272 km away from the Valley. Regular buses ply between Rishikesh and Valley of Flowers. Alternatively, you can also take a taxi from Rishikesh.