About Valley of Flowers

Valley of flowers is a pixie area arranged high in the Himalayas of the Uttaranchal, at an elevation of 3,600 meters over the ocean level, ensured by cold mountains. Obscure to people, for a considerable length of time this is captivating valley lay solidified amid the colder months, and burst into its energetic magnificence consistently, as the snow dissolved with the approach of summer. This world celebrated Heritage Site Valley of Flowers is arranged in the upper extensions of Bhyundar Ganga in the most distant inside of Garhwal Himalayas. Spread over a territory of 87.5 Sq. Km. The valley is at a height of is 3,250 M to 6,750 M above mean ocean level. Numerous legends are connected with this dynamic and eye getting Valley, and are regularly in the stories of the Ramayana and Mahabharat. The valley of Flowers National Park begins from Ghangaria however the principle valley begins subsequent to crossing the pit and the stream beginning from Nar Parvat. At the passageway of the Valley stands the snow-clad top of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which isolates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the privilege is thick Birch backwoods on the slopes. It was in 1931 that Frank Smythe and Holdsworth unearthed the valley while coming back from their fruitful Kamet undertaking. They were “on the double transported from a locale of grave gloominess to a fairyland of dainty blossoms, the vast majority of them small, yet splendid in shading”. Demanding with lovely, cheerful and energetic hues, this park spread over a territory of 87.5 sq. kms. has the biggest accumulation of wild blossom species. As however made by nature itself, the magnificence of the recreation center is improved by the Pushpawati stream towering so as to stream in the region neglected Rataban top out of sight.

Legends relate this valley of Garhwal Himalayas with the zone from where Hanumanji of Ramayana gathered “Sanjeevani” herbs to rescue Lakshmana, the more youthful sibling of Ramaji. Hanumanji needed to visit far-flung territories in his quest for the “Sanjeevani” life – sparing herbs.

In 1939, Miss Margaret Legge, a botanist deputed by the plant greenery enclosures of Edinburgh touched base at the valley of blooms for further studies, while she slipped off and was lost forever in the greenhouse of the divine beings. Her sister later went by the valley of blossoms and raised a remembrance on the spot where she was covered by local people. The insightful commemoration is still there.

The blossom begins quickly after the softening of snow yet the top sprouting period is from mid July to mid August. Just about 300 types of wild blossoms sprout here unhindered by mankind. The horde shades of the valley have pulled in bunch of voyagers as the years progressed.