VALLEY OF FLOWER
Whether it's the literature by the
mountaineers and botanists or the Hindu
mythology, the Valley of Flowers has its own
unique place. It is a strikingly expressive
high altitude Himalayan valley. As a popular
national park in India, it is known for its
variety of flora and fauna and is
internationally recognised for the diverse
The Valley of Flowers wonderfully represents
the West Himalayan bio-geographic zone.
Since it was declared a national park in
1982, the Indian government has been taking
vatious measures to preserve the pristine
beauty of the valley. Gauri Parbat, at 6,719
m above sea level, has the eminence of being
the highest point in the national park.
The Valley of Flowers National Park spreads
over an area of 87.50 sq km. Monsoon months
between July and August is the ideal time to
experience the beauty of the park at its
best.To reach the Valley of Flowers,
visitors first need to get to Joshimath, the
closest major town from the valley. You can
easily reach Joshimath either from Haridwar
or Dehradun. Hire a vehicle from Joshimath
to get to Gobindghat.
From here, the Valley of Flowers is a 17 km
trek. Get your lodging arrangements done at
Ghangharia itself. Apart from being home to
a diverse flora, the national park is also
home to animal species like Asiatic black
bear, snow leopard, brown bear, blue sheep
Summer: Cool during the day and cold at
Snow-bound touching sub-zero.
Summer-Light woollens, Winter- Heavy
Hindi, Garhwali, English.
How to Reach
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, 18 kms form
Nearest railhead is Rsihikesh 250 kms,
Haridwar 270 kms.
The Road to Yamunorti diverts at Dharasu, on
way to Uttarkashi. Important road distance
are: Hanumanchatti 14 kms, Dharasu 107 kms.
Tehri 149 kms.