Flower Valleys in India

Flower Valleys in India


The Indian sub-continent has always been known for its rich and varied biodiversity. And the most unique and integral part of this bounty biodiversity are the Flower Valleys which are characterised by vibrant colours, a wonderful floral aroma and the serenity that attracts the nature-lovers and botanists.

Here are some Flower Valleys of India that are absolutely divine and a must-visit when you are here.

  1. Valley of Flowers – Uttarakhand


At the meeting point of the great Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas, the valley of flowers was discovered by Mountaineer Frank S Smith. In 1931 it has been declared a world heritage for the wild untamed blooms surrounded by mighty white peaks. It is extremely famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs. There is also a mythological believe that lord Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the suffering Lakshmana from the valley of flowers. It is A perfect place to relax around the countless Himalayan waterfalls, streams and paddocks.

The Valley of Flowers trek is definitely India’s most popular treks in the Himalayas. There is a reason behind Valley of Flower’s legendary popularity, actually it is one of India’s oldest known treks.

In 1980, Indian government officially created the Valley of Flowers National Park and in 2002, it was established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This drove Valley of Flowers on the bucket list of trekkers from around the globe.


How to reach there

Valley of Flowers is not connected by any of the motorable road. The nearest place is Govindghat (near Joshimath) which is roughly 17 km from Valley of Flowers. This distance could be covered by trekking. On nearing Gangaria that is roughly 3 km from the valley, the fragrance of the flowers starts coming and visitors are fascinated by the experience. The visitors need to take a permit card from Gangaria to enter in Valley of Flowers. The permit is valid for 3 days and you can trek can be done during daytime only. Joshimath is connected places in Uttarakhand and New Delhi.


2.      Kaas Plateau – Maharashtra

Kaas plateau, also known as Valley of flowers, is situated in Maharashtra. It has become of UNESCO world heritage site in 2012.

The whole grassland turns into valley of flowers during monsoon season.

The entire valley is covered with the sheet of greenery and colourful varieties of flowers making the place looks totally incredible. Specific parts of plateau are covered with barrier. The Reason us that the area has some special variety of flora which needs extensive preservation

The Best time to visit Kaas is from August to October. You may also Check Kaas website for further exact details of blooming

How to reach there


Kaas is located at 25 km from Mahabaleshwar and at around 30 km from Satara. You may take a bus, or you may take a train from Mumbai to Kaas plateau through Panvel and Chiplun in around 8h 18m. Alternatively, RedBus also operates a bus from Mumbai to Satara in every 20 minutes. The Tickets may cost ₹550 – ₹800 and the journey generally takes 8h

3.      Dzukou Valley -Manipur and Nagaland

Known as one of the most charismatic valleys in Nagaland, Dzkou Valley is a dazzling visual treat of hills, lush green forests, serpentine streams, and countless colourful blooms that cover the vast caldera of valley meadows around it. It is one of the best trekking routes in India. After one has completed the steep climb and subsequent two to three hours of walk through bamboo scrub, one probably begins enjoying gradually! The topography reveals that the valley is actually a bottom of a large crater of the long extinct volcano, and one can really look down over it from the rim of caldera.

At about 2,400 meters, there is a distinct kind of beauty, nearly desolate, particularly in the shadows of the early morning or late afternoon. Above the valley there is a huge mountain hut, that looks almost like a shed! Beside the hut, there is a tiny cluster of forest. Beyond this, there are a few steep hills which tempts one to climb over it for a better view. Undoubtedly, this valley presents a brilliant opportunity for young folks, who want to gain some incredible trekking experience.

this is the famous valley of flower trek of northeast. it is famous for the Dzukou lily that only bloom only in this particular region.

How to reach there

Nagaland is well-connected through railways which in turn is well-connected to Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. Reaching there, you may take a taxi to visit Dzukou Valley

You need an ILP (Inner Line Permit) to visit Nagaland. It can be obtained from Nagaland House in Kolkata, Guwahati or Dimapur. In addition to the fee of the Inner Line Permit, there is also an entry fee of Rs.30 per person in order to enter Dzukou Valley. It can be paid at the time of getting the ILP

4.      Orchids Flower/ Yumthang Valley – Sikkim

The Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is located 140 km north of Gangtok. It is Famous as “Valley of flowers”. Actually, it is a unique and exotic location with rivers, hot springs, yaks and lush green meadows. Situated at a height on 3564 metres, this spectacular valley is a wonderland for nature lovers as it is home to Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary that have over 24 varieties of Rhododendron flowers.

Yumthang Valley is shut to tourists between December to March due to the intense snowfall in the region. Some hot springs in Yumthang Valley are regularly visited by tourists because they believe that hot springs have miraculous healing power. Apart from lush green meadows and Pine and silver forest, you can see spurting waterfalls and streams all along.

You may Plan your trip to Yumthang Valley in Sikkim from April to May to see rhododendrons in full glory

How to reach there

The nearest accommodation is in Lachung. Though, tourists can travel from Gangtok to Lachung to engage themselves in the picturesque sights. A direct stretch isn’t possible because the weather is mostly unpredictable, roads are bumpy, and it is dark at 5:00 PM. It will take at least two hours to reach the valley, which is 125 km away from state capital.   Throughout your trip to the valley, river Teesta would keep flowing besides you in ultimate serenity. You can completely forget the number of waterfalls and springs that you will find this trip.

5.      Tulip Garden – Kashmir

Tulip Garden in Srinagar has been opened to visitors back in 2007. The objective was to boost the tourism and floriculture in Srinagar along with adjoining places. As a matter of fact, the garden ranked among the top 5 tulip paradises in the world in 2017. While the garden itself is a view to witness and you can spend hours just discovering it and appreciating the flowers.

The garden has several types of flowers like daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths and other decorative plants. The water channels running all through the terraces add more magic to the place and makes it an ideal place for romantic duos who can get some splendid pictures clicked here.

The best time of the year to visit Tulip Garden is between March-end and early April. If you are visiting the annual Tulip festival, then make sure to reach Srinagar during the 1st or 2nd weeks of April.

How to reach there

The garden is 9km away from Srinagar; you can get there using local transport or the private cars from the airport. Srinagar is within reach via direct flights from all around the world. You can also take bus or train to reach there.

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