Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is now open for tourists. However keeping the health safety of all stakeholders at the utmost priority, the tourists wishing to visit the valley will have to submit a negative RT-PCR report and abide by all the COVID-19 protocols put in place across the state.
The decision has not only enthralled the tourists across the country but has also brought great enthusiasm for the businesses associated with tourism.
Among many popular places, the Valley of Flowers, situated at an altitude of 12995 feet above sea level in Chamoli district is a key attraction point for tourists.
Presently more than 50 species of flowers are blooming in the valley. The Valley of Flowers National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the two main areas of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The place offers an ethereal view of exotic flowers like Orchids, Poppies, Primulas, Marigolds, Daisies, and Anemones. It is believed that in the Ramayana period, Hanuman came to this valley in search of the Sanjeevani herb.
The months of July, August, and September are considered the best to visit the Valley of Flowers. Mountain ranges and beautiful glaciers surround the valley and this area remains a center of attraction for its medicinal, flora, and fauna. When the rainy season starts, the valley becomes a picturesque place with flowers and the whole place glows like a colorful palette. This divine place is also home to some rare and endangered creatures. The journey to the Valley of flowers is a zig-zag trail of 16 km, during which the tourist moves ahead while looking at the beauty of nature so that he does not find his journey difficult.