September 23rd, 2018
It took around nine hours to reach Govindghat from Dehradun, the capital city of North Indian state Uttarakhand. Govindghat, a town located at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers. We were four with our driver, we stayed that night and planned to start our journey from early morning. Our Destination 'The Valley for Flower' was a few kilometers away, and we had to trek almost 14km. Valley for Flower is a world heritage site, declared by UNESCO in 1982.
The Valley stretches around 87.50 sq km and known for its various vegetative importance. There are more than 500 species of flowers which are the center of the attraction of this wonderful place. The Valley is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand with the altitude of 3658 meters from the sea level. During this journey, two small villages Pulna-Bhunadar and a halt 'Ghanghariya' also fall.
The distance to Valley of flowers from 'Ghangharis' is only 3 km away. There is also a pilgrimage site named 'Hemkund Sahib' 6km away from this halt. After the 2013 disaster, there have been some changes in the way of going to 'flower valley'. Now the tourists have to cross steep climb of 1 km. Surrounded by spiritual contemplation and divine environment, this valley has special significance. The environment attracts those who are interested in spirituality. In the natural connotation of this valley, one can further strengthen self-determination. The clean air work to purify the soul. Colorful flowers of this valley bloom according to the weather, and these hills look as they are changing their colors.
This journey is challenging, and very exciting too. If you are a nature lover and want to spend some time with Great Himalayan beauty, must visit this wonderful place. The flowering valley is 300 km away from Rishikesh, and 555 km away from Delhi.
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