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The Valley of Flowers, as the name suggests, is a valley situated in the Pushpawati Valley of Uttarakhand famous for its wide varieties of flora and fauna, endemic to the region. It is recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and is one of the most beautiful valleys to visit. You have a breath-taking view of the radiant field of flowers stretching along for miles, which is a truly memorable experience. Also Read - Road Trip: Here's How You Can Reach Nainital From Dehradun by Road
In the months from June to September, the Valley is in full bloom, with a wide array of exotic species of flowers to be seen. There are also various glaciers along the way, which makes for a scenic view, and the trip is sure to be imprinted in your memory forever. It is suggested that you hire a taxi from Dehradun to the Valley of Flowers, for the journey is not an easy one to make and only experienced drivers should undertake the journey. However, the route is well connected by buses and one can also travel by one’s own car to Govind Ghat. Also Read - Delhi to Dehradun: How to reach Dehradun from Delhi by road
The distance by road is around 330 km, taking around 9 hrs, and the nearest major town is Joshimath in Uttarakhand. The road is connected up to Govind Ghat, from where it requires a trek of around 16 kilometres to reach the Valley of Flowers and the journey is not suitable for everyone, although there are ponies available to reach the destination.
By road from Dehradun, the route to be followed is Rishikesh- Chamoli- Joshimath- GovindGhat, via NH 58. The major stop along the way is Joshimath and then GovindGhat, after which the trek of a lifetime to the Valley of flowers is undertaken.