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Valley of Flowers


Valley of Flowers is a vibrant and splendid national park reposing in West Himalayas. Nestled in Uttarakhand, this alluring place is famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. This lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. ou may spot animals like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear and blue sheep. High in the lofty Himalayas of the Garhwal region sprawls this enchanting valley.

Legends believe it to be the place from where Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for curing Lakshmana. This place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains.A sprawling expanse of 87 square kilometers in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is set in the backdrop of the majestic Zanskar Ranges. This virtual paradise on earth has been unknown to the outside world till the great Mountaineer Frank S Smith discovered it in the year 1931.

Mana

Mana is a small village and is just three kilometers from famous Hindu Pilgrimage, Badrinath. It is the last Indian village on this side. People visiting Badrinath should definitely visit Mana for its natural beauty and historical and mythological importance. Mana is situated at a height of 10500 feet above sea level.

Many treks start from Mana like Vasudhara Falls trek, Swargarohini trek and Satopanth Laks Mana Village. Vasudhara falls trek can be done in a day from Mana. Vasudhara Falls are only 6 km from Mana and are very beautiful. For other treks you need to carry your tents and other materials to camp.
 

Auli

Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is renowned for the fascinating ski resorts and stunning natural vistas. Bounded by the snowy peaks of the mighty Himalayas, this hilly terrain offers the enchanting sceneries of oak fringed slopes and coniferous forests. At an average height of 2800 meters, this might be the single spot where the visitors would get the unusual opportunity of a nice promenade.
 

Joshimath

Joshimath is a popular hill station and a famous centre for pilgrimage located at a height of 1,890 mts above sea level in Chamoli district of Garhwal division in Uttarakhand and is also known as Jyotrimath as well. The rivers Alkananda and Dhauliganga meet at the confluence of Vishnuprayag located just below Joshimath. And the view of Hathi Parvat and other Himalayan Peaks is mystifying. It is also the gateway of many Himalayan expeditions, trekking trails, camping and pilgrimage centres.

Govindghat

Govindghat is situated on NH58 at an elevation of 1828mts above the sea level. It is the commencement point of the trek to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Located on the banks of the holy Alaknanda River, a major part of Govindghat was damaged during the flash floods of 2013, but now it has been restored though not as much as before. There are many hotels, restaurants, resorts and lodges in Govindghat providing good and comfortable accommodation facilities. There is also a large Gurudwara where you can stay and have free meals.



PLACES TO VISIT

Get detailed information on top tourist destinations and Places to visit in uttarakhand.

Dehradun
Dehradun
Mussoorie
Mussoorie
Rishikesh
Rishikesh
Haridwar
Haridwar
Nainital
Nainital
Badrinath
Badrinath
Kedarnath
Kedarnath
Gangotri
Gangotri
Yamunotri
Yamunotri
Kullu
Kullu
Manali
Manali
Agra
Agra
Mathura
Mathura
Auli
Auli
Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib
Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers
Nainital Corbett
Nainital Corbett
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