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

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday

09/26

20%

Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 61F. Winds light and variable.

High 61°
/
Low 51°

Thunderstorm
Thursday

09/27

80%

Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

High 60°
/
Low 49°

Thunderstorm
Friday

09/28

80%

Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

High 61°
/
Low 48°

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday

09/29

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly sunny early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

High 62°
/
Low 49°

Clear
Sunday

09/30

20%

Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 63F. Winds light and variable.

High 63°
/
Low 49°

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.