Valley of Flowers

"Serene valley of Flowers"

Valley of Flowers Tourism

Valley of flowers, discovered in 1931 is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.

At the meeting point of the Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas, the valley of flowers discovered by Mountaineer Frank S Smith in 1931 has been declared a world heritage site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks. Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers. A perfect place to laze around the umpteen number of Himalayan water-falls, streams and paddocks and let the beauty of the place sink in.

Upcoming Events in Valley of Flowers

Trek to Hemkund Sahib

May - September

Hotels in Valley of Flowers

Visitors need to find accommodation in Ghangari only as staying back in not allowed in neither Valley of Flowers nor Hemkund Sahib.

Top Hotels in Valley of Flowers

Himalayan Abode Homestay

INR 4,550 - 4,550

What's Great?

A heavenly abode of nature in Garhwal. A delight for a flower lover.

What's not so Great?

Difficult to reach. Hostile in winters.

For Whom

Almost tailor-made for nature lovers and fearless trekkers. Suitable for backpackers touring nearby sites like Dehradun, Mussoorie etc.

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Day 1 - Reach Govindghat, the nearest motorable stop to the Valley of Flowers, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a tour of the Govindghat, where you can buy some handicrafts and souvenirs for yourself.
Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through the Valley of Flowers. The trek from Govindghat to the Valley of Flowers is nearly 12 - 13 km in distance. However, once you reach the beautiful valley, the exhaustion will vanish in a jiffy on seeing the beauty of the blooming flowers in the once snow-clad valley, especially in the summer months.

An abode of flowers

The Valley of Flowers is a beautiful destination situated in the Joshimath area of the Garhwal region, almost next to the Nanda Devi National Park. Accessible from June onwards, this beautiful valley is filled with blooming flowers of rare varieties, especially the endemic alpine flowers such as golden lily, which make it a place worth visiting. Now a World Heritage Site, this site was accidentally discovered in 1931 by three tourists, Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton & RS Holsworth, while returning from a successful expedition to Mt. Karmet. So if you're touring the Garhwal region, be sure to visit this place.

The area does not offer many choices in food and hence it is best to pack some food for your trip here or make personal arrangements. Some hotels and lodges nearby might serve typical Indian food.

Reviews for Valley of Flowers

Best Place in uttrakhand. Scene changes in every 10 minutes. Its 16 km trek from govind ghat. 13 km ghagria village than 3 km from there.


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