Vally of Flowers
About Valley of Flowers National Park
The region of Valley of Flowers is rich in varied flora and fauna. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers.
Tucked at 3,658 metres in Bhyundar Valley, the Valley of Flowers in Chamoli district sprawls over a vast expanse of 87.50 square kms, measuring 8 km long and 2 km wide. Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve blessed with numerous cascading waterfalls , silvery glaciers and thickets that greet the visitant at every step. Ghangaria , a tiny hamlet situated 13 km from Govindghat is the last human habitation centre on the way to Valley of Flowers.
The valley of flowers seems to change its colors throughout the season from May to October, as blooms hundreds of different flowers, taking on various colours and shades as time progresses. The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much sought destination for flower-lovers, botanists, trekkers, photographers, bird watchers and wildlife photographers. This valley is very popular among International tourists and thousands of foreigners flock to Valley of Flowers every year.