Travel Valley Of Flowers (फूलों की घाटी ) – Uttrakhand By Ankita Garg Posted on July 5, 20176 min read0 2 540 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr A nature lover’s paradise, Uttarakhand allures with a dramatic landscape of quaint lakes, meandering rivers, lofty mountains and rising peaks of Himalayas. The serene atmosphere further lends in a distinct character.The walk from the valley gateway to Mary’s grave opens up to a huge number of unknown flowers and orchids. Starting day to beautiful nature, and then this place is a sight that is a feast to the eyes and treat for one’s soulAt 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Being an inner Himalayan valley, the Nanda Devi Basin has a distinctive micro-climate.The beauty of the towering Himalayan peaks is gigantic. It is so beautiful as if the mountain is protecting the tranquil environment. With some amazing species all around, there are a million of species of wild flowers. Some of the worthy flowers were saxifrags, lilies, sediams, poppy, daisies, calendular, geranium, zinnia and petunia.ANOTHER NAME: Valley of Flowers is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer,brown bear, red fox and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.CLIMATE:Valley of Flowers is in full bloom from mid August to Early September as there is heavy monsoon rainfall from late June to early September but conditions are generally dry with low annual precipitation.Prevailing mist and low cloud during the monsoon keeps the soil moist, hence the vegetation is lusher than is usual in the drier inner Himalayan valleys.From mid April to June temperatures are moderate to cool (19 °C maximum).The Valley of Flowers also has the micro-climate of an enclosed inner Himalayan valley, and is shielded from the full impact of the southwest summer monsoon by the Greater Himalaya range to its south. There is often dense fog and rain especially during the late summer monsoon.Both Basin and Valley are usually snow-bound for six to seven months between late October and late March, the snow accumulating deeper and at lower altitudes on the shadowed southern than on the northern side of the valleys.TREK: One of the streams that cuts the trek route getting to the Valley of Flowers requires a trek of about 17 km (10.5 mi). The trek from Gobindghat to Ghangaria is common to the Sikh Temple at Hemkund and a trekker is likely to find many Sikh pilgrims on the route.As one nears Ghangaria one is greeted by fields of perfumed wild flowers, wild rose bushes and wild strawberries by the sides of the path.The visitors to Valley of Flowers need to get a permit from Forest Department, at Ghangaria and the permit is valid for three days and visiting and trekking is allowed only during day time as visitors are not allowed to stay inside the National park, accommodation can be obtained at Gangaria. To be continued…HOW TO REACH THIS STUNNING BEAUTY OF WORLD HERITAGE SITE OF VALLEY OF FLOWERS? Get updates on Gettintouch for more!