Valley of flowers, discovered in 1931 is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.

At the meeting point of the Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas, the valley of flowers discovered by Mountaineer Frank S Smith in 1931 has been declared a world heritage site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks. Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers. A perfect place to laze around the umpteen number of Himalayan water-falls, streams and paddocks and let the beauty of the place sink in.

Directions by road from the nearest airport

Weather forecast

Weather Forecast

Clear
Friday

05/25

0%

Clear
Sunny. High near 75F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

High 75°
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Low 59°

Clear
Saturday

05/26

0%

Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

High 77°
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Low 58°

Clear
Sunday

05/27

20%

Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High around 75F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

High 75°
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Low 56°

Clear
Monday

05/28

20%

Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

High 75°
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Low 53°

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday

05/29

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 73F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

High 73°
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Low 53°

Getting there

Closest By Air

Chandigarh

380 Kms 9 hours 30 mins

Closest By Rail

Kathgodam

110 Kms 4 hours

Closest By Road

Almora

26 Kms 45 mins

Chandigarh

135 Kms 3 hours 30 mins

Valley of Flowers National Park

Nanda Devi National Park

Hemkund Sahib

Fauna Flora

Nainital

Madhyamaheshwar Temple

Joshimath

Badrinath

Auli

Places to Stay

Visitors need to find accommodation in Ghangari only as staying back in not allowed in neither Valley of Flowers nor Hemkund Sahib.

Restaurants

The area does not offer many choices in food and hence it is best to pack some food for your trip here or make personal arrangements. Some hotels and lodges nearby might serve typical Indian food.

Commuting Within Valley of Flowers

Walking is the only option here.