How to Reach Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers is not connected by any motorable road. The nearest place which is connected to rest of the world is Govindghat (near Joshimath) which is approximately 17 km from Valley of Flowers. This distance can be covered by trekking. On nearing Gangaria (which is roughly 3 km from the valley), the perfume of the flowers start coming and visitors are mesmerised by the experience. The visitors need to take a permit from Gangaria to enter Valley of Flowers. The permit is for 3 days and you can trek only during daytime. Reaching Joshimath is not a tough task as it is connected from rest of the places in Uttarakhand and New Delhi.

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How to reach Valley of Flowers by flight

There is no direct flight connectivity to the Valley of Flowers. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest commercial airport. You can hire a cab from the airport which will take you directly to Valley of Flowers.

Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 158 kms from Valley of Flowers

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Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 8,821 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 5,729 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 12,009 View
Chennai ₹ 12,842 View
Hyderabad ₹ 8,600 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 12,669 View

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How to reach Valley of Flowers by road

There is no direct road connectivity to the Valley of Flowers. Buses ply through well connected, motorable roads to Govindghat, the nearest bus stop, approximately 12 km away from the actual site.

How to reach Valley of Flowers by train

There is no direct rail connectivity to the Valley of Flowers. Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to the same, 272 km away from the Valley. Regular buses ply between Rishikesh and Valley of Flowers. Alternatively, you can also take a taxi from Rishikesh.

Local transport in Valley of Flowers

Walking is the only option here.

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