The stunningly beautiful Valley of Flowers is a high-altitude National Park in the upper reaches of Garhwal mountain range in Uttarakhand.
Inaccessible through much of the year, the valley comes to life after the snows have melted and the monsoon have arrived. Approximately 500 species of flowers carpet the ~88 sq km park for miles on end. Adding to its beauty, the park is surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan mountains of the Zanskar range.
The Valley of Flowers was declared a National Park in 1982 and is recognised as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO).