||87.5 sq km.
to 3,962 m.
nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun,
||The nearest railhead
is at Rishikesh, 302 km.
the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, 17
km from Govindghat, 25 km from Badrinath.
From Govindghat the distance has
to be trekked. Bus services are
available to Govindghat. Porters
are available at Govindghat and
Deputy Conservator of Forests, Nanda Devi
National Park, Joshimath, Distt. Chamoli.
Rishikesh (Yatra Office),
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.,
Tourist Information Centre,
(Advance Reservation Centre),
Shail Vihar, Haridwar Bye Pass Road, Rishikesh - 249201.
Tel.: 0135-2431793, 2431783, 2435174, 2432648, 2430799, 2430357(R).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com .
While on an expedition
to Mt. Kamet, Frank S. Smith, an English mountain
explorer and botanist, discovered the Valley
Of Flowers. Bustling with beautiful, lively
and vibrant colours, this park spread over an
area of 87.5 km has the largest collection of
wild flower species. Hidden from the probing
eyes of civilization, this valley had been known
to the inhabitants as the Bhiyundar valley.
Legend associate this valley with area from
where Hanumanji of Ramayana collected 'Sanjeevani'
herb to revive Lakshman.
As though created by nature itself, the
beauty of the park is enhanced by the Pushpawati river
flowing in the vicinity overlooked by the towering Rataban
peak in the background. More than 300 species of wild
flowers like the Himalayan blue poppy, daisy, dianthus,
calendula, white and yellow anemones bloom and swing
with life during the monsoons.
inhabiting the place are the Himalayan black bears,
musk deers, brown bears, snow leopards, tahr, bharal,
serow and an amazing variety of butterflies. A large
number of nature lovers, environmentalists and tourists
descend upon the valley every year. The valley can be
visited only during the day and overnight stay is prohibited.
Dining facilities are available