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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers is one of the most searched places to visit in Uttarakhand. And there is more to it than just being a Valley with flowers. Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli District and you can also visit Ghangharia, Govindghat and Hemkund Sahib as well. Check out some the the reasons to Visit Valley of Flowers.

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Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Valley of Flowers.

1. A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Board by forest department at Valley of flowers saying that you can't compare this natural heritage with any artificial park. UNESCO declared its a world heritage in the year of 2005

There are a handful of reasons why it was declared a part of the  Nanda Devi National Park & Reserve which is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Valley of Flowers opens for visitors in the Month of June every year.

2. It’s like entering the world of Jurassic Park.

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Gushing small river streams & a beautiful waterfall on the way to the valley of flower.

Yes, that’s right. The first thing you’ll notice while hiking upwards from Govind Ghat is that it looks exactly like the dense forests you must have seen in Jurassic Park franchise.

3. Do it Yourself Trek, Best for Solo Travellers

Bird's Eye view of Ghangaria. Lots of Budget Hotels options are available at Ghangaria en-route valley of flowers.

Valley of Flowers is one of those treks that you can do on your own. There are budget hotels and premium camp / properties in Ghangaria and the trail is well made hence making It easier to plan on your own. However, if you want to explore the best spots of Valley of Flowers and are an enthusiast then you can go for tour packages as well. From 1st to 20th Aug it is peak season hence do make your arrangements in advance if traveling during this time.

There are budget and deluxe stays available during the trek route at Pulna, Bhyundar & Ghangaria.

4. One of the most wish-listed treks in India

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The beautiful trail covered with flowers while hiking towards valley of flowers national park.

7 out of 10 trekkers will have Valley of Flowers on their wish list, this beautiful trek is on everybody’s mind. The reason being that the valley attracts all types of travellers like nature lovers, botanists, photographers, scientists, documentary filmmakers, trekkers and more. Do you have it on your wishlist too?

5. The land where Brahmakamal's bloom

The "Brahma Kamal" flower in backdrop of a waterfall is captured on the way to valley of flowers.

'Brahma Kamal' is one of the rare, legendary and mythological Himalayan flower found from 3500 mt. to 4500 mt. altitude and usually bloomed in monsoon season. Brahmakamal is also the state flower of Uttarakhand state.

6. Rare and endangered animal & birds species in Valley of Flowers

Himalayan Monal - the State bird of Uttarakhand & National bird of Nepal.

Asiatic black bears, brown bears, blue sheep, Himalayan Monal, red fox, snow leopard, musk deer are some of the animals found in the Valley of Flowers. All of the animals found in the Valley of Flowers are either rare or endangered. You will be able to see the animals nearby your trekking trail.

7. Surrounded by magnificent Himalayas - Panoramic views of the Himalayas

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Scenic view of Valley of Mountains in Valley of Flowers Trek. On Trek From Govindghat To Ghangaria towards To Valley Of Flowers.

8. Heaven for photographers

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A colorful bed of flowers in Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand.

The stunning landscape, the rare fauna, and the diverse fauna is a dream come true for photographers. The whole area of Valley of Flowers is so captivating that you will want to capture the whole of it. Each part has its own special features and honestly, a day isn’t enough to capture the beauty of this wonder.

9. Sikh Pilgrimage Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara

Reflection of snow-covered mountains on Hemkund Lake at Hemkund Sahib, Chamoli.

Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara is one of the holiest places of worship of Sikhs. The calm and peace of the gurudwara along with the delicious Guru Prasad caters soothingly to the tired body of the trekkers. From Ghangaria, the trek towards the Valley of Flowers splits into two routes, one goes towards Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and the other towards Valley of Flowers. The deviation towards the gurudwara is worth taking as the trek is incomplete without visiting the gurudwara. Hemkund is one of the most beautiful lakes in Uttarakhand.

10. The joy of being with nature and breathing fresh air

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Valley of flowers national park Uttarakhand

The hustle and bustle of city life has taken a toll on all of us. Trek to Valley of Flowers helps you to get away from the busy life and spend quality time in nature. Valley of Flowers provides the much needed space for people who love solitude. And nature is always a lovely companion. The gentle chirping of the birds, the aroma of flowers, the refreshing air, and the ever giving nature; all beautifully blend together to let you have the time of your life. Valley of Flowers is a place you really shouldn’t miss.  Top it up with the fact that there is no pollution here. 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Valley of Flowers Travel Tips

  • We recommend to book Valley of Flowers tour package in advance, as during peak it might get difficult to find stay in Ghangaria or Guide for the trek

Valley of Flowers Tour Packages

Valley Of Flowers Deluxe Package ex-Joshimath
6 Days / 5 Nights
₹. 20,000.00
Valley of Flowers Budget Tour with Badrinath ex-Haridwar
6 Days / 5 Nights
₹. 28,000.00    ₹ 25,000.00

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