The Valley of Flowers National Park is a major national park located in the state of Uttarakhand. This park is commonly referred to simply as the 'Valley of Flowers'. This park is 87.50 sq. km. Is spread across the area. It was declared a national park in 1982.
The unique world of flowers resides in the plains of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 12995 feet above sea level. More than 500 species of flowers bloom naturally here. The world's rarest species of flowers, wildlife, herbs and birds are found in this valley of flowers. After declaring this valley as a national park in the year 1982, UNESCO gave it the status of World Natural Heritage in 2005. The Valley of Flowers is a treasure trove of biodiversity. The valley was discovered in 1932 by the British mountaineer and botanist Franksmith. In the year 1937, Franksmith put his experiences in front of the world by writing a book called Valley of Flowers.
The Valley of Flowers is spread over an area of 87.5 sq km. At the same time, tourists from all over the country and abroad reach here every year. Who will now have to walk less than two km in the coming time to reach the World Heritage Valley of Flowers. For this, the Forest Department will reconstruct the old walkway from Ghangaria to the Valley of Flowers.
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This time if you are preparing to visit the Valley of Flowers, then colourful flowers will welcome you to the valley. This time wild roses to other seasonal flowers have already blossomed, due to which the beauty of the valley is being seen. The work of repairing the walkway to the Valley of Flowers is also in the final stage.
The gates of the Valley of Flowers National Park included in the World Heritage will be opened for tourists on June 1. Three km from Govindghat of Joshimath development block, by road to Pulna and then by walking 13 km from here, the base camp of the Valley of Flowers is reached Ghangaria. From here one can reach the Valley of Flowers National Park by walking 3 km. Spread over an area of 87.5 sq km, different species of flowers bloom in the valley of flowers every 15 days, due to which the colour of the valley changes every time. Seasonal flowers have started blooming with the melting of snow these days in the snow-capped valley. The repair work has been completed for two km from Ghangaria to Dwarapara.
Now the national park administration is repairing the walkway to Bamandhaur, Mary's grave and picnic spot, which is expected to be completed in two days. Horse mule is banned from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers. Along with this, night rest is also not allowed in the Valley of Flowers.
Due to not allowing any shop of food or other items in the Valley of Flowers, the tourist has to carry food items along with him. Along with this, the tourist has to bring back the garbage of the goods taken with him as well.
Indian Tourist: Rs 150
Children per person: Rs 75
Foreign Tourist: Rs 600 per person
Dandi-Kandi labourer rate fixed
Kandi Shramik Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and return to Ghangaria: Rs 1300 up to 25 kg weight, Rs 1900 up to 50 kg
From Dandi Doli Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria: up to 75 kg weight 7450, up to 100 kg weight: Rs 9850
With the melting of snow in the Valley of Flowers, flowers of various species have started blooming. Gates will be opened for tourists in the Valley of Flowers from June 1. All preparations have been completed. Also, some work is left which is being done very fast.