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How to reach valley of flowers in Uttarakhand?

Discussion in 'Uttarakhand' started by Himanshu, Apr 25, 2023.

  1. Himanshu

    Himanshu New Member

    I am in the process of pre-planning my holiday with the family to Uttarakhand, in particular going to the valley of Flowers.

    Some guidance on how to reach the Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand would be great.

    Please mention of modes of transport, the final way of traveling would be decided upon how easy or quickest way to reach the destination.

  2. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    The Valley of Flowers is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. It is a lush alpine meadow with a variety of flowers, including more than 500 species of rhododendrons. The valley is also home to a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer.

    The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is during the summer months, from June to September. During this time, the flowers are in bloom and the weather is mild. However, it is important to note that the valley can be crowded during this time of year.

    There are a few different ways to reach the Valley of Flowers.

    By air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 300 kilometers from the valley. From the airport, you can take a taxi or bus to Govindghat, which is the starting point for the trek to the valley.

    By train: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh, which is about 270 kilometers from the valley. From the station, you can take a taxi or bus to Govindghat.

    By road: The valley is accessible by road from Govindghat, which is about 16 kilometers away. The road is well-maintained and can be traveled by car, bus, or taxi.

    Once you reach Govindghat, you will need to trek for about 16 kilometers to reach the valley. The trek is relatively easy and can be completed in about 4-5 hours. However, it is important to note that the altitude of the valley is about 3,300 meters, so it is important to acclimatize to the altitude before you start the trek.

    The Valley of Flowers is a beautiful and unique place that is well worth a visit. However, it is important to plan your trip carefully and to be aware of the altitude and the weather conditions.