Valley of Flower National Park is the name of a flower valley which is situated in Garhwal area of Uttarakhand state of India. This is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Travelers can see more than 300 species of white and yellow anemones, dinthus, calendula, daisi, himalaya blue opium and flowers such as snake lilies in the valley.
The place was little known to the outside world due to its inaccessibility. In 1931, Frank S. Smythe, Eric Shipton and R.L. Holdsworth, all British mountaineers, lost their way while returning from a successful expedition to Mt. Kamet and happened upon the valley, which was full of flowers. They were attracted to the beauty of the area and named it the Valley of Flowers. After some time Frank Smythe published a book of the same name. Surrounded by glacial mountains and decorated with more than 500 species of flowers, this area became a world-famous venue for gardening experts or flower lovers.
|Visit Timing||8 AM to 5 PM|
|Entry Fees||The entry fee is 150 rupees for Indians and 600 rupees for foreigners for a 3 day pass. Each additional day is 250 rupees for foreigners and 50 rupees for Indians.|