Nestled in the Zankar region of the Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers is an explosion of colours. It is blessed with colours so bright that you don’t need to use the ‘vivid’ function in your camera.
The whole expanse comprising of around 87 km blooms when the summer beams on it. Grasses and flowers of every colour you can think of wave in the summer breeze, spreading their fragrance over the valley and beyond. One of India’s most prized locations; it is known to shelter a variety of rare flowers and endangered animals.
The valley boasts of rare species of Rhododendrons, Brahmakamals, Blue Poppy, etc. Enough to get a Naturalist’s hunger rearing! The lilting chaos of nature uplifts you; it wouldn’t be a surprise if you break out singing or better yet whistling back to the birds! Tiny streams and waterfalls cascade in the Pushpawati stream that divides the valley. Many legends are written about this animatedly vibrant valley in the Indian epics.
If history interests you, then these legends make for a great listening; don’t forget to ask your guide about them! This beautiful site was declared a national park in 1982 and succeeds to be a World Heritage Site now.
June to September is a good time to visit the valley however, heavy rainfalls may be undesirable for some, and in that case, the prior months of June and July are ideal to seek this colourful palette of India.
We fly from Pune to Jaipur by Air Asia flight at 1515 hrs from Pune. We reach jaipur at 1700 hrs and proceed to Jaipur. ETA at Jaipur by 2030 hrs. Overnight at resort in Ranthambhore.
Morning and Evening Safaris in the National Park.
Morning and Evening Safaris in the National Park. Today we will also go for a fort visit after our morning safari.
Morning Safari. Post breakfast / early lunch we daprt for Jaipur to board our flight from Jaipur at 1725 hrs for Pune. We reach Pune by 1910 hrs.