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#2 of 6 Places To Visit in Chamoli
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Near Nanda Devi National Park, Joshimath, Govind Ghat, Ghangaria, Chamoli, Uttaranchal, 246443, India
+91-1372-253185 +91-1389-222179
entry fee
per person for Indians
All days of the week
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
visit duration
4 to 5 hours

how to reach valley of flowers

The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Rishikesh is the nearest railhead. Take State and interstate buses to Govindghat. A trek of about 17 km from Govindghat will take you to the Valley of flowers. From Haridwar, you can take a bus to Govindghat via Rishikesh.

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about valley of flowers

A significant part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, the gorgeous Valley of Flowers in Rishikesh is truly spellbinding. Said to be a thrilling trekking destination, the valley was declared a National Park in 1982. The valley had long held a place in local legend, and was called Nandan Kanan — the garden of Lord Indra. 

House to some extremely rare flora and fauna, the park is a delight to visit. As perfect as a painting, the valley can be compared to a kaleidoscope of colours. You will find here anemones, geraniums, marsh marigolds, primulas, asters, inulas, Brahmakamals, strawberries, epilobiums and rhododendrons. Many of the flowers found here have medicinal value. 

Apart from the flowers, you are likely to come across many butterflies and, if you are lucky, you may even spot the musk deer, blue sheep, bear, Himalayan mouse hare and the elusive snow leopard. The bird life is rich in the valley. If you stand at the foot of the valley, grassy meadows run down to the cleft of the stream, which, even in August, is still fringed by ice. 

On both sides, green slopes turn to dark rock as they vault into deep blue skies. Rising gently, the valley ends as a notch on the horizon, crested by the snows of the Rataban (6,166 m) and Nilgiri (6,474 m) peaks. And underfoot, you will find the flowers that give the valley its name.

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Valley of Flowers traveller reviews

5 Valley of Flowers reviews
Schentrsetr Steven
Schentrsetr Steven
World of Flowers.
Jun 25 2014
A picture flawless spot secured in surreal regular excellence, the dynamite valley will unquestionably blow your mind. A noteworthy a piece of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, the ravishing Valley of Flowers is genuinely hypnotizing. S ...... read more
Sana Khan
Sana Khan
Fairy Place- Valley of Flowers
Jun 25 2014
Valley of Flowers lies in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Getting here was very tough. The journey to Ghangaria was not at all easy or fun but reaching here makes it all seem worthwhile. This place was completely covered with blooming flowers. ...... read more