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

Getting there

Closest By Air


380 Kms 9 hours 30 mins

Closest By Rail


110 Kms 4 hours

Closest By Road


26 Kms 45 mins


135 Kms 3 hours 30 mins

Valley of Flowers National Park

Nanda Devi National Park

Hemkund Sahib

Fauna Flora


Madhyamaheshwar Temple




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.


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.