Valley of Flowers NATIONAL PARK

About Valley of Flowers National Park


Chamoli District, Uttarakhand

Best time to Visit

April to October

Nearest Airport

Dehradun - About 300 km


Approx. 87 Sq. Km.


Maximum 15oC & Minimum -30oC

Nearest Railway Station

Rishikesh - About 280 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 1st December to 31st March every year.

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.

Major Wildlife

Gray langur, Flying squirrel, Himalayan weasel, Black bear, Red fox, Lime butterfly, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Monal, and more.

distance from major cities

Joshimath – About 20 km
Dehradun – About 306 km
Delhi – About 528 km
Mumbai – About 1916 km

near by attractions

Badrinath Temple, and Hemkund Sahib.
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