Valley of Flowers


A sprawling expanse of 87 square kilometers in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is set in the backdrop of the majestic Zanskar Ranges. This virtual paradise on earth has been unknown to the outside world till the great Mountaineer Frank S Smith discovered it in the year 1931.

A world heritage site, the valley is situated at a very remarkable area, which is the conversion point of Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas. This fairyland located in the high altitudes of Himalayas is protected by snowy mountains. Bounded by the magnificent mountain ranges and glittering glaciers, this place unfolds the charisma and charm of nature at its best.

Unspoiled by human invasions this imposing land lay iced up in the colder months, and burst into its majestic boom on the arrival of hotter months. During these months the valley sheds its somnolent nature with its multitudes of exotic flora. When the monsoon clouds began to drizzle, the valley shows its flowery face and the entire region would glisten like a colourful carpet.

A scenic place where the nature blooms with its entire vista can be accessible by a tedious but lovely stroll. Eye catching spectacles like the cascading waterfalls, small streams and above all the flowery meadows awaits the visitors all through the way. With the flamboyant paddocks, crystalline streams and majestic peaks, this baroque of flowers is a worthy watch spectacle.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
Famous for/as: Wildlife, Trekking
Languages: Hindi, English
Best Season: Mar – Oct
Weather: Summer 13 to 27°C
Winter 7 to 20°C
Altitude: 3250-6750 m


  • Chandigarh to Valley of Flowers 422 km
  • Delhi to Valley of Flowers 441 km
  • Nagpur to Valley of Flowers 1344 km
  • Mumbai to Valley of Flowers 1824 km
  • Pune to Valley of Flowers 1859 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

Valley of flowers has a cool but pleasant climate all through the year.

Summers (June to October) have a cool weather with maximum temperature reaches to nearly 17 °C and is a good season for viewing the panoramic beauty.

Winters (November to May) are snow covered and difficult to visit the outdoor attractions. Minimum temperature can go well down with average minimum about 7 °C.

Best Season to visit Valley of Flowers is between July to October.

July to October is pleasant and ideal for the visit of the national park and is good for spotting endangered animals.
August and September are eye catching months with blooming flowers.
December to May is snow bound and road blocks prevent the tourist from visiting the outdoors.