5 Reasons to Visit India's Valley of Flowers


The Valley of Flowers is an astonishing attraction with a heavenly spell. It forms a part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and was accorded the status of a National Park in 1982 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Although there are numerous reasons to visit this beautiful natural site, we bring forth the top 5 reasons to visit the Valley of Flowers:

The most beautiful trek

The trek to the Valley of flowers is one of the most extraordinary, incredible, and filled with panoramic surroundings. Located at an elevation of 15,200 feet, the trek normally takes 4-5 days which can be easily accomplished by both beginners as well as experienced hikers. The trek starts from Govindghat and makes way through some amazing locations including Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib.

En route, you can expect a variety of flora and fauna, the rich diversity of flowers, and the majestic Himalayas as the backdrop.

The Guarding Mighty Himalayas

Enveloped in the cradle of the majestic Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers is one of the best places to explore the grandeur of the snow-covered mighty guards. The surrounding mountains also border Nepal and China, while being flanked by the incredible Zanskar and other Great Himalayan Peaks from all sides. On the way through the mountains, you will see many gushing falls and, expansive grassland, and of course the exotic flora and fauna.

The Holy Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara


Situated at an altitude of around 4,329 m, Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara is one of the holiest Sikh sites in India. Situated on the banks of the pristine Hemkund (Lokpal) lake, it is the very spot where the tenth guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji meditated in one of his earlier births. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks and a natural setting, the Gurudwara opens during the summer months and remains closed during harsh winters.

It is also believed that Lord Lakshman meditated by the river banks and regained his health from war injuries. The Lakshmana temple is built at the exact spot in his honour.

A Photographer’s Paradise

The unparallel beauty of the Valley of Flowers offers unlimited opportunities to capture natural beauty at its best. The valley is a paradise for photography lovers with breath-taking vistas and mesmerizing views that will leave you in awe. Every year photographers from all over the world visit the Valley of Flowers to capture its surplus beauty.

Fits into your Budget

Well! With the kind of opportunities, the Valley of flowers has in store for its visitors it often gets confused as an expensive destination. You can easily find affordable Uttarakhand honeymoon packages from Mumbai and budget Uttarakhand Tour packages that can help you travel within your budget. From accommodation, transport, meals to guides, an inclusive package will cater to all your travel needs. 


Best time to visit

The Valley of Flowers National Park can be accessed from 1st June to 31st October. However, the best time to explore the valley is from July to September.

Dispersed all over with the most colorful variety of flowers, the Valley of Flowers is a reflection of heaven, with one of the most beautiful renditions of celestial colors. With a wide range of affordable Uttarakhand tour packages from Delhi, you can easily discover this beautiful destination even during your weekend getaway.

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