Planning To Visit Uttarakhand’s Valley Of Flowers? Here’s A Guide

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Planning To Visit Uttarakhand’s Valley Of Flowers? Here’s A Guide

One of the most mesmerizing places in the West Himalayan region is the Valley of Flowers or also known as Phoolon ki Ghaati in Uttarakhand. Flowers of different sizes, colours, species and shapes with beautiful streams flowing down from giant mountains and green lush meadows, this place will give you unforgettable glimpses of nature. No wonder why this place comes under UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here is a quick guide to visiting this Valley of Flowers

How To Reach Valley Of Flowers?

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest one to the Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand. Next is you can rent a car or hire a taxi to reach Joshimath which is an 11-hour drive. The Treks to the valley mostly begin from Pulna, near Govindghat. 

Things To Remember

As the place is difficult to reach and has a trek included, there a few things that you  must note:

  1. Once you leave Govindghat most of the cellular networks go Nil. 
  2. The famous Badrinath temple is just 14Kms away from the Valley, so you can also think of visiting it as a side trip. 
  3. Make sure to carry a water bottle and other essentials with you like water bottles or medicines.
  4. Make sure to not create any plastic waste and maintain the beauty of the place
  5. Do not pluck flowers or try to cause any harm to the place in any way.
  6. Do not forget to visit the Valley of Flowers National park to experience the rich flora and fauna of the place. 
  7. If possible book your accommodation in advance. 

Best Time to visit

You can access the valley only between June and October because it is otherwise covered in snow. The valley of flowers must be visited from June to mid-August as the flowers are in full bloom during this time. 

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