The entry of tourists to the Valley of Flowers was banned for some time due to the corona virus. Now tourists can enter the Valley of Flowers, but tourists have to follow some rules. Tourists will have to show a corona negative report while entering here, which should not be more than 72 hours old. The Valley of Flowers is a national park located in the Chamoli district of the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand. This beautiful valley is also included in the World Heritage. The beauty of this place is made on sight. Today we will tell you about this beautiful place.
Located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Valley of Flowers is spread over an area of 87.50 km. In 1982, UNESCO declared it a national park. The Valley of Flowers is very beautiful. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the beauty of this valley is made on sight.
The Valley of Flowers was discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith and his partner Holdsworth. Let us tell you that Frank was a British mountaineer. After that it became a famous tourist destination. Smith has also written a book about the Valley of Flowers. The name of this book is – Valley of Flowers.
More than 500 species of flowers are seen in the Valley of Flowers. For horticulturists and flower lovers, this place is no less than heaven. The views of this valley are made on sight.
According to the local people, fairies reside in the Valley of Flowers. Due to being the abode of fairies, people used to shy away from going here for a long time. Medicines are also made from flowers growing in this valley.
How to reach Valley of Flowers?
To reach the Valley of Flowers, one has to reach Govind Ghat, 19 km from Joshimath. The distance from Govind Ghat to Valley of Flowers is 13 kms, which has to be covered on foot. This route also leads to Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib. Going forward, the paths of both diverge.
In 1982, the Valley of Flowers was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Valley of Flowers is also a part of the Nanda Devi National Park.
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