it's the literature by the mountaineers and
botanists or the Hindu mythology, the Valley of
Flowers has its own unique place. It is a strikingly
expressive high altitude Himalayan valley. As a
popular national park in India, it is known for its
variety of flora and fauna and is internationally
recognised for the diverse alpine flora. The Valley
of Flowers wonderfully represents the West Himalayan
bio-geographic zone. Since it was declared a
national park in 1982, the Indian government has
been taking vatious measures to preserve the
pristine beauty of the valley. Gauri Parbat, at
6,719 m above sea level, has the eminence of being
the highest point in the national park.
To reach the Valley of Flowers, visitors first need
to get to Joshimath, the closest major town from the
valley. You can easily reach Joshimath either from
Haridwar or Dehradun. Hire a vehicle from Joshimath
to get to Gobindghat. From here, the Valley of
Flowers is a 17 km trek. Get your lodging
arrangements done at Ghangharia itself. Apart from
being home to a diverse flora, the national park is
also home to animal species like Asiatic black bear,
snow leopard, brown bear, blue sheep etc.
Cool during the day and cold at night.
Snow-bound touching sub-zero.
Summer-Light woollens, Winter- Heavy woollens.
Hindi, Garhwali, English.
How to Reach
Airport is Jolly Grant, 18 kms form Rishikesh.
railhead is Rsihikesh 250 kms, Haridwar 270 kms.
Road: The Road
to Yamunorti diverts at Dharasu, on way to
Uttarkashi. Important road distance are:
Hanumanchatti 14 kms, Dharasu 107 kms. Tehri 149 kms.