Valley of Flower
The opening of the portals of Hemkund Sahib coincided with the opening of the Valley of Flowers, a virtual paradise of flowers for the tourists and nature enthusiasts. From Ghangaria one trek goes to Hemkund Sahib and the other in the opposite direction leads to the valley of Flowers.
The Valley of Flowers, which spreads over 87.50 sq. Kms. On the left side of the Laxman Ganga river, presents an enchanting view of more than 300 species of flowers of various hues and fragrance. On account of its mystic fascination the valley is also known as 'the land of the fairies'. The valley was declared a national park in 1992 and later on it was accorded the status of 'world heritage' in 2005. The beauty of the valley reaches its culmination in July and August. Besides rare and breath taking flowers, the valley is home to rare species of wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan black bear and snow leopard.
If you want to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul by visiting the holy places with their unique spiritual ambience and also enjoy the enthralling beauty of nature, with her majestic mountains, serpentine rivers, luxuriant forests inhabited by rare species of wildlife and valleys bursting with aromatic and multi-hued flowers, the Devbhoomi, ( the land of the gods themselves), Uttarakhand is the best destination for you at this time of the year.