Uttarakhand is a delightful summer holiday spot. Not only does it provide respite from the scorching summer heat, it also offers a plethora of activities for all kinds of travelers. In particular, the state is a marvelous destination for trekkers. With a number of gorgeous trekking trails, Uttarakhand draws in enthusiasts as well as professionals from all over the world. One of the finest treks in the state is the magnificent Valley of Flowers. (ALSO SEE Best time to visit Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand) In case this place has not made it to your bucket list yet, here are 5 reasons why you should consider visiting Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand this summer.
Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand
Of all the trekking trails in India, Valley of Flowers is considered by many to be the most beautiful. No wonder it features on the bucket list of almost every Indian trekker.
Valley of Flowers has no road connectivity. This means that there is no vehicular pollution in this part of the mountains. You breathe in clean air and feel rejuvenated even though you are tired from the trek. The Valley of Flowers, along with the Nanda Devi National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Valley of Flowers
The splendid summer weather in this part of India is so alluring that you would never want to get back to your hometown before the end of summer. Whether you like treks or not, this place will become one of your favourite summer holiday spots from the moment you witness its beauty. DO SEE
There is also a mythological story associated with the Valley of Flowers. One of the most popular episodes of the Ramayana is when Hanuman brought a magical herb to save the life of Laxman. It is believed that the monkey God plucked the magical herb from The Valley of Flowers.
The Flowers and Animals
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The valley has more than 650 species of flowers. The colourful landscape of this valley when the flowers are in bloom (July/August) is one of the best things you will ever see. It truly is nature in its prime form! The park is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.
The Valley of Flowers is accessible from May to September. So, if you want to do something memorable this summer, take the Valley of Flowers trek.