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.
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
Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 13,332 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 6,556 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 16,780 Non-stop|
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.
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.
Walking is the only option here.