It was a dream born years ago when I was still at school. A dream born before the instagram and the likes began feeding us the captivating pictures of natural wonders. It was when travelogues published in magazines still had many readers.
And one travelogue talked about a valley, far flung, lying in the lapse of the Himalayas! A valley that sleeps under the blanket of pearl white snow for half the duration earth revolves around the sun. A valley that, however, turns into a paradise of flowers after hibernation! Flowers of different hues, yellow, pink, blue and purple, flowers with fragrances that no perfume industry has ever created!
This heaven in the Himalayas is named the Valley of Flowers national park, a part of the famed Nandadevi Bioreserve. This journey takes you to this valley situated in the state of Uttarakhand, where clouds, flowers, glaciers, and waterfalls together create a wonderland, with snow clad Himalayas in the backdrop.
(PS: Plan your trip towards August end because the flowers bloom once it rains, so it's more probable to see the valley in full bloom in the 2nd half of August. Again, it's unpredictable and is all upto the nature, but still...)