valley of flowers

Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers Overview

A natural beauty and an amazing spot, the valley of flowers is an UNESCO World Heritage Site (alongside the Nanda Devi National Park) and an extremely renowned place known for its excellence the world over. Arranged in the transitional place where there is Zanskar Valley and the Himalayas, the valley of flower is situated in the Chamoli locale of Uttarakhand state, India.


The Valley of Flowers was found by an English mountain dweller and botanist named Frank S. Smythe, who inadvertently found the place while climbing through the mountains. So charmed was he from the place that after some time he composed a book about it, titled, 'The Valley of Flowers'. Smythe's book, subsequently, acquainted with the world the excellence that lay resting subtly in the goliath Himalayas.

Local people, then again, dependably thought about the presence of the place, however since it was so astoundingly lovely, felt that pixies must live here, and did not set out set foot on it.

After the distributing of the book, the entire world found the magnificence that Valley of Flowers was and botanists, enterprise searchers, nature sweethearts and all the inquisitive spirits came racing to observe this staggering appeal.


Valley of flowers has probably the most captivating greenery of the Himalayas including the observed Brahma Kamal, which is likewise the state bloom of Uttarakhand. Different acclaimed blooms found here are blue poppy and the cobra lily. As per an examination there are around 520 types of higher plants and around 498 types of blooming plants found in the valley.

Aside from that, there are numerous plants of therapeutic esteem like, the Picrorhiza kurrooa, Aconitum violaceum, Polygonatum multiflorum, Podophyllum hexandrum and so on.


The Valley is home to a substantial number of uncommon types of creatures, some of which are discovered especially here. These incorporate the Asiatic Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Brown bear, Musk deer, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Common Langur, Bharal, Mouse Hare (Pika), Serow, Tahr and Brown Bear and so on. The flying species found in the valley of flowers include: Snow pigeon, Griffon vulture, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Snowcock, Snow Partridge, and Sparrow Hawk and so forth. There are likewise a wide assortment of butterflies found here.

Valley of Flowers Trek

It is open just through a 17 kilometers in length trek from Gobindghat, a town a little separation far from Joshimath. There's a little settlement around 3 kilometers from the valley referred to as Ghangharia which fills in as the resting place for the trekkers going to the Valley.

A passage allow is acquired from Forest Check post at Ghangaria, which enables individuals to go past the settlement. The allow is substantial up to 3 days and an ostensible expense is charged for making it.

Best Time To Visit

The Valley is open just in the mid year amongst June and October and stays secured with snow whatever is left of the winter months. Summer sees these concealed flowers sprouting to their most extreme excellence, rendering the place an amazing appeal.


There is no convenience at the valley and medium-term stays are not permitted. Joshimath and in addition Ghangharia have some state run cabins and visitor houses which can be taken; there are a few inns and also private hotels accessible at Joshimath.


Air: The closest Airport is Jolly Grant at a separation of 295 kilometers.

Rail: The closest Railway Station is Rishikesh at a separation of 276 kilometers.