The national flower of Uttarakhand, Brahma Kamal, is one of the most beautiful flowers found in the Himalayan region. A part of the Sunflower family, the scientific name of this flower is Saussurea Obvallata. A glimpse of this flower gives you a much better idea about the scenic flora in the alpine region and upper altitudes of mountain ranges.
The National Flower of Uttarakhand in Valley of Flowers
The Brahma Kamal plant has thick and curved roots, which are often used as medicine for cerebral ischemia and paralysis of limbs. A lot of trekkers visiting the Valley of Flowers seek this beautiful alpine flower, which is native to the Himalayan region.
Many people use this flower as an offering at Nanda Devi temple. The Indian Government even issued a postage stamp to commemorate the Brahma Kamal flower. Even during the peak season, this flower can be quite difficult to find. If you’re able to catch a glimpse, consider yourself lucky.
To increase your chances, try looking for the Brahma Kamal flower if you visit during the peak monsoon season. During this period, Brahma Kamal is in full bloom at high-altitude sites like Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. In fact, the easiest way to find this flower is to look around Hemkund Sahib Lake.
To make sure you don’t miss such details during your visit, plan the trek with experienced and seasoned trekkers. We’ve been doing this for quite a while, and make sure every trekker in our group sees the best of the valley. To get some information about our packages or checkout a detailed itinerary, click here.