Valley of Flowers

The world famous Valley of Flowers is situated in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas. The valley is spread over an area of 87.5 Sq. Km and is 3,250 mt above the sea level. The rich references of this colouful and eye catching valley are found in the texts of Indian history and literature like that of Ramayana and Mahabharat. But due to it being nearly inaccessible, it had disappeared from the tourists map. In 1931, Franksmith, a British mountaineer having lost his way while returning from successful expedition to mt. Kamat, reached this valley which was full of flowers. He got overwhelmed by its enchanting beauty and named it as "Valley of Flowers".
Valley of Flowers Trekking Packages

Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit the valley is during July and August when innumerable varieties of flowers bloom and present a spectacular sight. The valley itself is 10 Km long and about 2 Km wide in conical shape, with the river Pushpavati flowing through it. After one gets down at Govindghat on the main Badrinath highway, it involves a trek of 15 Km to reach Ghangaria, from where a further short trek of 5 Km leads one to the edge of the valley. The valley ranges between 3352 and 3658 mts. in altitude.

How to Reach Badrinath
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (315 Km).
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, 270 Km from Joshimath.
By Road: Off the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, 16 km from Govindghat (24 km from Badrinath).

List of Chardham Excursions