The Valley Of Flowers in India
The smallest national park in the Himalayan Mountains, the Valley of Flowers is an alpine gorge surrounded by snowy peaks and which in summer transforms into a huge carpet of flowers and herbs, as far as the eye can see. It’s a true paradise for locals, visitors and botanists alike.
The valley was discovered and named in 1930 by Frank Smythe, whose book entitled “The Valley of Flowers” popularized the area. The Pushpawati River drains the region and the valley itself has an unique micro-climate.
The northern part is shielded by tall and steep cliffs while the southern part, by smaller hills. They both offer protection from the harsh northern winds as well as the southern monsoon. The northern cliff face is covered by rhododendrons, sorb and birch trees, while the southern part is completely engulfed by flowery meadows.
Brahma Kamal or “the lotus of the god Brahma” is a rare flower growing in the valley and other slopes in the Himalayas. The Valley of Flowers is only accessible in summer, between the months of June and October.
The landscape is absolutely incredible and you can almost feel your stress melting away, one bad thought at a time…
Flowers in their natural habitat, like you’ve never seen them before, in all of their might and glory.
India is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, and it should definitely be one of your next travel destinations.
Traditions, ancient cultures and customs, and people with very interesting life stories are still very present in this country. Dating back to more than 8,000 years, India has something for everyone.
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