Valley of Flowers is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers,richly diverse wildlife and the variety of flora. The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park is part of the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserves, located in West Himalaya of Uttarakhand.The inland of the region comprises Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve along with the flower valley. This region is blessed by a rich flora and fauna which covers a vast area of 87.50 sq kms of alpine flowers. Mesmerized by its virgin beauty, the Valley of Flowers was declared as a National Park of India in 1982. At present, the valley enjoys the privileges of a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visit In Place
Govindghat is the beginning point for trek to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. It is around 22 km from Joshimath at the confluence of Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers. Mules and Porters are available for hire at the place and it is also the parking point for tourists. It is situated at NH58 at an elevation of 1828 kilometres above the sea level.
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand Joshimath is among the sacred temples for Hindus and the abode of Lord Badrinarayan when the Badrinath temple closes for winter. It is among the four peethas established�
Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above the sea level in the Himalayan ranges of northern India, Sri Hemkunt Sahib has emerged as a popular centre of Sikh Pilgrimage which is visited by thousands of devotees from all over the world every summer. According to Bachitra Natak, the autobiographical account of the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, it was at Hemkunt ‘adorned with seven snow peaks’ that he meditated in his previous birth.