1. Valley of flowers National Park, Uttarakhand
Counted as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this National Park is blessed with the best Himalayan flora blanketed with a bouquet.
A short trek along the Pushpawati river, passing through dense forests, and crossing several bridges and waterfalls will lead to a valley of plush green meadows blossomed with diverse fauna.
Situated in the Chamoli district of the state, it is spread over a land of 87sq. km.
Flora: Orchids, Poppies, Primulas, Calendulas, Daisies and Anemones.
Fauna: Tahr, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Fox, Common Langur, Bharal, Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Brown Bear.
How to Reach :
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is nearest to the valley (300kms).
By Train: The nearest railway station is 270kms away in Rishikesh.
By Road: A motor-able road ends at Govindghat from where the actual trek to the valley starts.
Best Time to Visit: July to Mid-August
Time : 7am to 2pm