Valley of Flowers NATIONAL PARK
About Valley of Flowers National Park
Valley of Flowers National Park, bestowed with exotic and rare Himalayan flora, with a stunning backdrop of the mighty Himalayas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, forming one of the core zones of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.
This scenic beauty is believed to have been accidentally discovered by three British Mountaineers and was named Valley of Flowers by Frank S Smythe, one of the three mountaineers. It is also believed to be the place from where Hanuman brought the magical herb to resuscitate Lakshman in the Hindu epic Ramayan. The legend still holds value as many people continue to believe that Sanjeevani, the magical herb, continues to grow in the park. Still pristine and enchanting, there are other legends associated with the park. Locals believe it is the playground of fairies and that they descend to the valley in the absence of humans.The sight of a whole valley covered with flowers of every hue and color does indeed give it a magical quality. Thus, Valley of Flowers National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and is a destination where nature blossoms in its full glory and offers breathtaking experiences.
distance from major cities
Dehradun – About 306 km
Delhi – About 528 km
Mumbai – About 1916 km