Valley of Flowers is one of those places which one has to visit atleast once in lifetime. Located at varied height of more than 3200 metres, this UNESCO world heritage site (for natural biosphere) is in Uttarakhand state of India. On way to Badrinath from Rishikesh is famous temple town of Joshimath. Another 12 kilometres from there is Govindghat. From here is a trek to Ghangharia along the Laxman Ganga river. From Ghangharia, there are two route- one takes uphill right to Hemkund and another one left to Valley of Flowers, one of the most beautiful places on this earth, known for high altitude valley carpeted by a rare mix of natural flowers, herbs and shrubs.
This is actually the time of the year, August-September, when valley is at its full bloom. Cloudburst in June this year, made most of this area inaccessible this time, but things are improving . A place to cherish.
A look at the vastness and beauty of the valley…
A gallery of the some of the flowers found in the Valley of Flowers and the Bhyundar valley.