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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttrakhand

22 Jan

A Beautiful View of Valley Of Flowers

A Beautiful View of Valley Of Flowers

Introduction:   

Valley of Flowers – As the name indicates, it’s a place covered with attractive and coloured flowers which are so gorgeous that this place is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located along with world famous Nanda DeviNational Park, this Valley of Flowers was discovered by Frank S. Smythe who was a mountaineer and botanist. He found it when he was rock climbing the mountains in India. Nanda Devi National Park is well secluded due to its remoteness from the people. The reason can be its late discovery or the very tough trek which take you to both the parks.

Nanda Devi  Peak

A Miraculous View Of Nanda Devi Peak

The place is so enchanted and magical that this God’s splendour which is resting on the sly in the colossal Himalayas is being made a Heritage Site in India. After the world came to know across this fact, all botanists, nature lovers and other people who were interested in this amazing miracle run to the valley to experience its beauty. It is positioned in the Chamoli district, midway between the attractive ZanskarValley and The Great Himalayas, in the state Uttrakhand of India.

Location and Accessibility:

You can reach the valley/park only through a long trek which is about 17 kms long and starts from Gobindghat. Gobindghat is a village which is situated near Joshimath. Just before 3 kms from the valley, there is a place named Ghangharia, where the trekkers can rest after their long trek.

Nanda Devi Peak

Nanda Devi Peak (Image By Flickr.com)

To visit the valley, you will require a Forest Check Post’s permit at Ghangharia, only then you will be able to go to the valley. This permission is chargeable at a very nominal fee and is only valid for 3 days. You can visit it only in the summers, i.e., from June to October as it is covered fully with snow in the winters but in summers the valley is full with blossoming flowers, rendering the gorge a splendid charisma.

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard in Nanda Devi National Park(Image From Flickr.com)

Flora and Fauna:

About 1,000 species of plants are found in the park, including the 550 species of trees and 450 species of pinnacle or blooming plants. Apart from the medicinal plants like Polygonatum Multiflorum and Picrorhiza Kurrooa etc, there are beautiful flowers like blue poppy, calendulas, orchids, daisies and cobra lily. Pink lotus is also very common in the valley.

himalaya snowcock

Himalayan Snowcock (Image From Flickr.com)

Endangered animals which can be seen in the park are Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Black Bear, Hare, Langur and Serow etc. Birds like Himalayan Snowcock, Golden Eagle, Vulture, Snow Pigeon and Sparrow Hawk can also be found. Above all that, thousands of multicoloured striking butterflies will surely take your gasp away.

Lodgings and Distance:

Overnight stay is not allowed in the valley. Quite a few hotels are provided by state government in Ghangharia and Joshimath where you can stay. You will not find any accommodation in the valley itself. You can travel by flight or by train as the airport is 295 kms away and railway station is 276 kms away.

Valley Of Flower

An Eye Catching View Of Valley Of Flowers(Image By Pinterest)

This National Park and its Valley are a heritage amongst other Indian Heritages as there is a lot to explore here for the visitors.

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16 responses to “Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttrakhand

  1. sindhoooo

    January 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Awesome post regarding a heavenly place! Thanks for those wonderful pictures!

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

     
  2. Rusha Sams

    January 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve never heard of Valley of Flowers, but now I want to go there. Absolutely stunning.

     
  3. Pat

    January 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Fabulous color!

     
  4. TexWisGirl

    January 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    remarkable, rugged beauty!

     
  5. Minoru

    January 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Hi,Swati. Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

     
  6. Swati Singh

    January 24, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Thank you friends! I enjoying to read your thoughts…Hope keep visiting..

     
  7. Nikhil

    January 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Even I did my engineering from Doon. Those 4 years were in all ways one of the best years of my life. This place is a true heaven indeed! 🙂
    Thanks for the lovely share Swati! 🙂

     
  8. Niranjan

    January 24, 2014 at 11:42 am

    It undoubtedly is a spectacular place. Hope it is back in shape after the disaster.

     
  9. Carver

    January 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Fantastic shots. Very beautiful scenery and great shots of the animals.

     
  10. Giga

    January 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Pierwsze zdjęcie zapiera dech w piersiach, jest cudowne. Góry też się pięknie prezentują. Pozdrawiam.
    The first picture is breathtaking, it is wonderful. Mountains also beautifully presented. Yours.

     
  11. Nevin

    January 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Stunning place!

     
  12. itsallaboutpurple

    January 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    you picked some beautiful images to share. looks like a wonderful place to visit!! the first picture was my favorite, flowers always steal the show for me!!!

     
  13. Betsyfromtennessee

    January 25, 2014 at 1:18 am

    What a gorgeous place. I especially love the photos of the mountain and peak…. WOW—how fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

     
  14. Swati Singh

    January 25, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Thank you friends!

     
  15. bettyl

    January 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Wow, those are some amazing shots! Love all the wonderful color.

     
  16. Nandadevi Mountain

    April 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Nice to see HD quality images and interestingly curated post with magical view of nature related to Nandadevi Mountain Vally

     

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