Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers
Would you like to spend some quiet and calm moments in the lap of nature, to get rid off the hectic day to day schedule? If yes! then Valley of Flowers is your cup of tea. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, this is the place, where nature resides its best. Location: Valley of flowers is a National Park, located in the high altitude of Himalayan valley of the beautiful Indian State of Uttarakhand. This outstanding valley is set amidst the upper expanses of Bhyundar Ganga, near a small town of Joshimath in Chamoli district. The region around the valley is known as Garhwal region. Adorned with unexplained natural charm and breathtaking landscape the valley is renowned for its numerous varieties of endemic alpine flowers and lush green meadows. Ornamented with the carpets of amazing colorful flowers, the valley mesmerizes every of its visitor. The park is spread over an area of 87.5 sq km, that also provide shelter to some of the rare and endangered wildlife species. The magnificent valley adds several moon to the beauty of Nanda Devi National Park, located nearby. The park is a paradise for mountaineers and botanists, which is also having its pretty mythological importance. Legend: According to a very famous legend, when Lakshman ji (younger brother of Lord Rama) was injured by Meghnada (son of Ravan), this is the place where Hanuman ji found Sanjivani Booti to cure Lakshman. trekupindia Flora and Fauna: The park is blessed with various rich species of flora and fauna, that are: Flora: According to a study, done by Prof. C. P. Kala in 1993 the valley contains 520 species of higher plants including gymnosperms, angiosperms, pteridophytes and 498 species of flowering plants such as: poppies, marigold, orchids, primulas, daisies, anemones etc. Besides the place has many varieties of medicinal plants like Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Aconitum violaceum, Polygonatum multiforum, Picrorhiza kurrooa, Fritillaria roylei etc. Fauna: The park is a habitat for many endangered and other wild animals like musk deer, snow leopard, thar, langur, bharal, mouse hare (pika), Himalayan black bear, Himalayan brown bear, red fox, serow. While the most popularly birds found here are griffon vulture, snow partridge, Himalayan golden eagle, Himalayan snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan monal, sparrow hawk etc. Adventure: The steep slopes and broad landscapes of the valley along with lush vegetation enhance an ideal destination for trekking. Also it is a perfect site for mountaineers. Important Information: Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station (276 km) Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Deheradun (295 km)  

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