Best time to visitMay- September
Things to donature trails, photography
Best MonthsAll year
Rank45 out of 456 attractions in Chamoli
Earlier used as a cattle grazing ground, this was declared as a national park and then later an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2005. This is in the Josimath Region of the Bhyundar Valley and is known for its outstanding scenic beauty. There is a little bit of everything here which makes this place magical. Starting from fresh air and snow clad mountain to colourful flowers and lush greenery, you get everything here. This place along with the Nanda Devi National Park make up the whole nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and is a place extremely rich in natural biodiversity. There is an abundance of alpine shrubs and other plants, it is also known that in the epic of Ramayana, Hanumana brought down the Sanjeevani herb to save the life of lakshmana from this same place. It is still believed that the Sanjeevani herb grows here. The Gauri Parbat is the highest peak here and more than 650 varieties of flowers grow here including rare ones such as cobra lily, Brahmakamal as well as blue poppy. Photographers and nature lovers find their ultimate food for the sould in such a place and tourists find immense bliss and peace out here.
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नियम निर्देश !1. फूलो की घाटी में फूल तोड़ना या उन्हें उखाड़ना प्रतिबंधित है और ऐसे करते पकड़े जाने पर आपसे जुर्माना लिया जा सकता है।2. यहां कोई भी होटल या टेंट की सुविधा नही है इसलिए आपको शाम होते ही वापस घांघरिया जाना पड़ेगा।3. यहां गंदगी फैलाते पकड़े जाने पर आपको कठोर दंड व जुर्माना हो सकता है।इन सब बातों का रखे ध्यान और अपने यात्रा को बनाये महान मिलते है फिर कोई नई जगह और उसके सौंदर्य के साथ, और अगर आपके कोई भी यात्रा से संबंधित सवाल है तो आप हमसे tripoto और इंस्टाग्राम पर पूछ सकते है ।इंस्टाग्राम पर सवाल पूछने के लिए नीचे दिए गए लिंक पर क्लिक करे। धन्यवाद।#tripotoabhindimein #uttrakhand #valleyofflowers #travel #monsoon #destinations #tripototravel #flowers #nature #colouredflowers #india #incredibleindiawww.insragram.com/afsarulhaq
प्लास्टिक है यहां प्रतिबंध !फूलों की घाटी में प्लास्टिक ले जाना प्रतिबंध है।खाने की सामग्री के साथ जाने वाला कचरा भी पर्यटकों को अपने साथ वापस लाना होता है। और ऐसा न करने पर कड़े जुर्माने का प्रावधान भी है।घाटी में रुकने की कोई सुविधा नही है, इसलिए पर्यटकों को सूरज डूबने से पहले घांघरिया वापस लौटना होता है।एंट्री शुल्क !
फूलों की घाटी में जुलाई से अक्टूबर के मध्य में 500 से अधिक प्रजाति के फूल खिलते है। खास बात यह है कि हर 15 दिन में फूलों का रंग बदलने से घाटी का रंग भी बदल जाता है। यह एक ऐसा लम्हा है जिसे हर कोई अपने कैमरे में कैद करने चाहेगा।
उत्तराखंड के सीमांत चमोली जनपद के उच्च हिमालयी छेत्र में समुद्रतल से 3962 मीटर की ऊंचाई पर स्थित 87.5 वर्ग किलोमीटर छेत्र में फैली यह घाटी कुदरत का बेजोड़ नमूना है। यह वही घाटी है, जिसका ज़िक्र रामायण और महाभारत में नंदकानन के नाम से हुआ है, लेकिन वर्तमान में इस घाटी का पता सबसे पहले वर्ष 1931 में ब्रिटिश पर्वतारोही फ्रैंक एस. स्मिथ और उनके साथी आरएल होल्डस्वर्थ ने लगाया। इसकी बेइंतहा खूबसूरती से प्रभावित होकर स्मिथ 1937 में दुबारा घाटी में आये और 1938 में 'वैली ऑफ फ्लावर्स' नाम से एक किताब प्रकाशित करवाई। वर्ष 1982 में फूलों की घाटी को राष्ट्रीय उद्यान घोषित किया गया। हिमाच्छादित पर्वत से घिरी ये घाटी हर साल बर्फ पिघलने के बाद खुद-बखुद बेशुमार फूलों से भर जाती है।
फूलों की घाटी पहुंचने के लिए चमोली जिले का अंतिम बस अड्डा गोविंदघाट तीर्थनगरी ऋषिकेश से 275 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर है, जो कि जोशीमठ-बद्रीनाथ के मध्य पड़ता है। आप ऋषिकेश तक ट्रैन से भी पहुंच सकते है। जबकि इसका नज़दीकी एयरपोर्ट ऋषिकेश के पास जोलीग्रांट (देहरादून) में है। गोविंदघाट से फूलो की घाटी के के प्रवेश स्थल घांघरिया की दूरी 13 किलोमीटर है। यहां से आप तीन किलोमीटर लंबी व आधा किलोमीटर चौड़ी फूलो की घाटी का दीदार कर सकते है।जोशीमठ से गोविंदघाट की दूरी 19 किलोमीटर है।
फूलों की घाटी में एंट्री के लिए आपसे शुल्क लिया जाता है जिससे इसकी देखभाल होती रहे।भारतीयों से इसका शुल्क 150 रुपये है, जबकि विदेशी पर्यटकों के लिए यह 650 रुपये है।अन्य वीडियोग्राफी और फोटोग्राफी शुल्क आप ऊपर बोर्ड पर पढ़ सकते है। कैसे पहुंचे !
मॉनसून खत्म होने को है और अगर आपने अभी तक इसका मज़ा नही उठाया या फिर काम के चलते फ़ुर्सत के दो पल नही निकाल पाए तो परेशान न हो, हम आज आपको ले जा रहे है ऐसी जगह जहां जाकर आप एकदम शांत और अपने आप को जीवित महसूस करेंगे। यह जगह आपको एकदम मंत्रमुग्ध कर देगी और आप इस अनुभव को कभी भूल नही पाओगे।कैसा हो अगर आप जहा अपनी नज़र दौड़ाये वहां आपको खूबसरत खिलखिलाती फूलो की वादी पुकारे। भूल सारे झमेले देख फूलों के मेले बड़ी रंगीन है यह दुनिया । अगर आपको भी है प्रकृति से प्यार तो चलिए फूलों की घाटी पर हमारे साथ।
Valley of flowers you know the place in itself is pretty beautiful but the way to it is like a fantasy movie. You firstly have like a mystical forest experience, then that blast the door to a huge open area with water thunderously smashing against the rocks. The huge mountains, there massive size just makes you fell like an insignificant ant then the after that you encounter this traitorous steep hill which you have to climb but after that it looks well it looks like this.
I recently went on a trek to a Place very well known as "Valley of flowers" also known as Heaven on earth by many people and by all who have visited this place in person and This is the Part 1 of the 2 part documentary series in which I document my experience.
The patchy drizzle, the cool summer breeze, the nature-scented air, the flowers carpeting mountains, the gurgling streams and the dewy petrichor of the post-rain. I really don’t know which dimension of the Valley of Flowers stole my heart first… In all my mountain wanderings as yet, I had not seen a sight more beautiful than this.I strolled in spirit to these flower-laden pastures with clear running streams gushing through the mighty peaks. I saw the flowers dance in amusement to the rhythm the slow passage of wind produced, heard the eternal note of the streaming water and inhaled the abundant ever-present aroma and what not.Here are some of the Flowers I was privileged to witness in the Valley. Surf through this gallery and I am sure you will love them all. However, these are just the pictures, you ought to be in the Valley to feel its real beauty.
After my initial plan of visiting Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand failed due to excessive rains and floods, I was craving to be back on the road. Fast forward to a few days, and a friend I made through Instagram (talk about the community!) and I are planning a few days in Spiti. Little did we know, clouds would burst in various parts of Himachal causing floods and road blockages across the state. On the day I was supposed to leave, I was hit with news notifications telling me so and so roads have been blocked till the next day. I was left with two choices: postpone my plans for Spiti to some other time, or leave despite the bad weather warnings and pray that the Universe somehow gets me out of it alive. Surprise, surprise I chose the latter. It was a scary, and perhaps not the wisest decision to leave for Manali, in spite of the bad weather conditions. Schools were called off , vehicles were stuck for hours, and the road clearing work was in full swing but I felt a sort of inner calling that I had to be in Spiti, come what may. And boy, am I grateful I went!
Ghangharia - Valley of Flowers.It was 7am and the temperature in single digit, I started off from Ghangharia to the VoF with little lunch packed as you do not get any inside. The valley remains open only between 8am and 5pm as it is a biosphere reserve. I made my entry at the National Park's office with an entry ticket of 150 INR and proceeded. It is a 4 km trek with flowers welcoming you all through the way. The first sight of the valley makes you drool as you see a lush green, colorful valley surrounded by snow capped mountains at a distance. The valley itself is 10 kms long out of which I managed to cover some 6. There are around 500 different species of flowering plants out there in the valley. They say that the valley changes its colors through out the season. It starts off as green in July then blue colored flowers take over in few weeks followed by the pinks and whites in coming weeks. The most favourite of all is the queen of the Himalayan Flowers 'The Blue Poppy'. Its color so bright and attractive that once you see it you cannot let it go off your memory.        Finally the lunch time and guess the venue ? Fall side ! (sounds similar to the pool side right 😎) I found a place on the rocks near one of those water falls that melts down from the glaciers. Man ! what a place to have your food. And you know the best part ! You do not need artificial mineralized water anymore, just refill your bottle from these streams. Never in life I found air and water so fresh that you don't actually need any food to stay alive. Then I visited Joan Margaret Legge's grave situated in the middle of the valley, the lady botanist who fell off the cliff while first exploring the flowers in the VoF. Time to trek back to Ghangharia. I reached by around 5 pm and after dinner and a casual walk, I called it a day.
Ghangria to Valley of Flowers.We left the next morning to the valley of flowers, the whole reason for the trek. In my mind, it was going to be like the field Kajol runs in, in DDLJ. So we get out and start walking uphill for the first 10 minutes through which I feel like oh god why, again. One of the guides also told me that the minute he saw us he thought I couldn't make it to the top! So much for encouragement and me thinking I at least look fit!But as we went forward, it wasn't that bad, my body had gotten used to the climbing up and we made it to the valley in a couple of hours. It was a beautiful trek, with us passing streams, trees, waterfalls, bridges all through slight drizzle which lasted almost more than an hour.
Valley of flowers is 4km away from Ghangariya and is an easy trek with some of the prettiest views on the ways! Valley is visible for most part of the trek and is a great treat to the eyes! Mules are not allowed, only porters are available for those who wish to be carried. One must start very early in the morning and start the journey back by 12 pm as after 12, the weather changes dramatically! They say the valley changes colour every week and the colour of the week was white and pink when i was there! Il let the pictures talk for themselves without saying anything! Also there is an entry ticket to the national park which one should aim to get early in the morning to avoid crowding queues. Come back to Ghangariya.
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1. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhnad
Day 4: Valley of flowers
On 15th September, 2017, we started trekking to reach Valley of Flowers (3658 metres altitude) early morning in order to return back before evening after a trek of 12 km. Start your day with light and healthy breakfast facilitating easy walking as no transport is available, all you have is your two legs :-D Carry minimum things in handbag with a jacket and a camera to capture the beauty of the valley. Trekking fees is nominal (150 bucks/person) and an entry record to ensure you come back :-D. The dangerously adventurous, heart-taking trek was a gravelled narrow path and somewhere no path, steep ridge, dense forests that caused adrenalin rush in excitement and fear. But the gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, colorful flowers, high ridges, snow-capped mountains and pristine waterfalls paid the fair price to our hard work and painful legs. Lolz… After a trek of 6-7 km came ‘the valley of flowers’ with variety of mind boggling and eye opening varieties of never seen before flowers. We came back around 3:30 pm, all in pieces, accumulating all our, not so left, potentials to spread on our beds like deads. Rest of the day was enjoyed in the Hotel room with a hot cup of tea and some snacks and playing cards. Proper rest will surely gear you up for the next level sport.
We woke up at 5.am. Nobody wants to wake-up early unless they are getting up to see something very beautiful. It was a very delightful day for us. We were going to ‘Valley of Flowers’. We got ready and all gathered for our trek. We started our journey with our ‘YHAI’ lead Mr. Abhinav Agarwal and our adolescent guide Mr. Anshul Rawat. We commenced ascending the valley. At outset we were required to cross the river. Thereupon we stopped for registration for entry into the valley. The way towards valley is filled with briar, creeper, rocky stones, hedges and Roaring winds. Abhinav played soothing songs while ascending the valley which made our trek more interesting. The valley is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. This valley is found by British mountaineer Mr. Frank S. Smith in 1931. He wrote a book on the same. In 1939, Joan Margaret Legge, a botanist arrived at the valley to study flowers and while traversing some rocky slopes to collect flowers, she slipped off and lost her life. Her sister later visited the valley and erected a memorial near the spot. We witnessed many flowers like Vajaradanti, Saxifraga parnassifolia, Marigold, Pedicularis, Ligularia, Ban Ajwain, Bistorta Affinis, Morina Longifolia etc. and later on we went ahead with Anshul for river bed known as Pushpavati river. The area has tendency of bears appearing, so it was quite risky being there. But the view of the river just gave my eyes instant relaxation. The shore of river flooded in my body and cold wind felt like heaven. No wonder why sadhus (monks) choose Himalayas for meditation. We had lot of fun there. I must say million thanks to Mr Anshul for getting us there. Actually very few batches cover this point. Every one left from picnic spot itself. While returning we visited the memorial. View from the memorial was something like river of flowers. We almost covered the whole valley. While retracing at about 2 p.m. valley bloomed like anything, everywhere just flowers and flowers. We were just 7 people while returning and we enjoyed and freaked out a lot. We taught each other peculiar languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Gadhwali etc. Then Suddenly I and Priya realized that it's friendship day (wohoooo ????). We quickly gave each other a tight hug, danced and came down the whole way crooning songs (lallalalalalla). At about 5 p.m we finished our trek. We stopped at Anshul’s shop and had piquant Maggi. Thereafter we went ahead to our campsite. After freshening up Abhinav asked me for boiled eggs. It was so amazing to have boiled eggs after very long time. I quickly invited our group members. Caring uncle and Karthik joined us. We had masala boiled eggs (yummmm). I was desperate for boiled eggs because I tripped and hit my knee which pained alot. My knee got blocked I was not able to walk properly. I was very much tensed whether I should do Hemkund sahib trek the next day or not. We reached our hotel and Ajay uncle asked us whether we want to book khachchar for tomorrow's trek to which me and my friend denied. I was praying my knee injury improved. Vaibhav uncle gave us vitamin tonic and I got massage done from hotel which gave me little relief.
Again it had been raining all night and in the morning I was worried if we would be able to go to the valley or not. But by the time we got ready, the weather had cleared up a bit and we were all set to start for this beautiful and much anticipated walk/trek. The gates for the Valley of Flowers national park opens at 7 am in the morning and everyone needs to register at the check post with a entry fee of 150 before going inside. We are required to reach back to the check post before 5 pm. From the beginning of the trail, our guide started showing various flowers like the cobra lily, barking dog, forget me not and wild roses. The trail began in a forest route laden with pine trees and the blue skies peeking in between them. We spotted some blue poppy, wild mushrooms as well as silver fir on the way till we reached a stream with an Iron bridge to cross it. The gushing water and the tall cliffs seemed like to be in constant conflict with each other, but all the while coexisting for each other as well. None the less , it never stopped me from falling in love with them over and over again. Upon crossing the the bridge the spiral uphill climb along the mountain to reach the valley started. It was a steady uphill climb of around 3.5 kms.
As we did some research already, we knew that valley is starting after 4 kms from Ghangaria, and entry time in the valley is from 7:00 am.We started early at 5:00 am packed essentials which may require in our daytime into the Valley and head towards the valley.After half of km we found the entry counter to the valley, it was only 5:30 am and nobody was there who can give us the tickets. We were stuck there.So we thought that we should go back 100 meters where a small police chawki was there. They said the you people can go to the valley and we will tell the people of valley that 4 people were entered into the Valley early morning and you can take your tickets in return. The entry ticket to the valley is of Rs. 150 per person.We were happy because we were the first person to enter into the Valley of today. We were heading towards the Valley by singing songs and talking to each other about the today's journey.After 4 kms finally we entered into the valley, it was like, heaven under our foot and also over our heads. Beautiful valley of flowers, flowers of different colors were there all around us.As we were very early we enjoyed our time at god's own place.We went till the end of the valley to see that snow covered glacier, but as we reached we just looked at it and clouds covered it. We just captured that into our eyes and unfortunately bad luck for our cameras.All they could see wasWe were happy and enjoying our day in valley, we too rest for sometime and came back to Ghangaria.We were very tired after trekking of around 20 Kms, we had dinner and discussed about our next day's plan to Hemkund sahib.The trek was so beautiful that it can not be explained in words, please go and see it yourself. Luck was already in our side the there was no rain that day.Some views in between the trek before we entered into the valley.Day 4: July 11 2017, Hemkund sahib
Day3: Ghangaria to Valley of FlowerIt was a beautiful morning with clear sky. We were so excited to reach Valley of Flowers asap.We came to know that national park opens at 7 in the morning and of course we were there and did the first entry for entering National Park .This area comes under forest department. That's why spotlessly clean, with not a scrap of paper or plastic. People told us that valley is very huge and you won't be able to cover the full valley in a day. Keeping this in mind, we acted super-fast as per our itinerary one day was for VOF. Covered whole valley within a time, actually very fast, but it did not mean that we missed anything.We also hired a lady guide. She provided loads of information about all the flowers we crossed on our way. Different flowers bloom in different months. So you have to visit more than once! We also visited the grave of Joan Margaret Legge, the French lady, who died exploring the area in 1939.We carried packed lunch inside the park as there is absolutely no place within the park where you can get food! Do remember to bring back every scrape of plastic you took with you. Do not litter. And, if you find one that was thrown by someone else, bring it back with you.As per instructions you have to leave valley by 2'o clk afternoon for some safety reasons, but who wants to leave the place like this especially when in a bright sunny afternoon, you feel the chilled air blowing against your face .Finally around 2:30 we decided to go back to ghangaria and yes we were the last who came out of the national Park ;).This is the place where you can escape from the busy life and get some solitude.And no wonder why its in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
The Valley of Flowers Trek is one of the most sought-after monsoon treks in India. Located within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, this trek offers captivating vistas of snow-caped mountains and a rare coming-together of about 300 different species of endemic alpine flowers, including few rare ones such as geranium, potentilla, anemone, and the blue Himalayan poppy. It is believed that one week the flowers are red, and in the next week, they’re pink and later, yellow and so on.Region: Uttarakhand | Highest Altitude: 14,400 ft | Difficulty: Easy-Moderate | Duration: 6 daysRead more about the valley of flowers trek here.