A walk to remember; Neeharika Satyavada; The Hans India

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
I waited nervously in the Haridwar railway station, fidgeting with my brand new trekking bag. I was to be off on my first full-fledged five-day trek in the Himalayas. Having only done short half day treks previously, I had no clue as to what to expect. All I knew was I wanted to see the flowers that would have, by now, carpeted the high altitude alpine meadow wedged somewhere beyond the mighty Nanda Devi Peak, for monsoon was here.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Valley of Flowers is a breathtakingly beautiful high altitude meadow of alpine flowers in the Himalayas. Located in a transition zone that lies between the Zanskar Region of the Himalayas to the north and the Greater Himalayas to the south, this stunning biodiversity hotspot is accessible only through a trek route through the mountains.
While the actual trek begins at Pulna, reaching Pulna is in itself quite an adventure. Driving along the sinuous Himalayan roads you trace back the river Ganga from Haridwar, back to its birthplace crossing the ‘PanchPrayag’ along the way.

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High-Altitude Treks, Cobra Lilies And Tigers, The Treasures Of National Parks Of Uttarakhand; Aakanksha Magan; Tripoto

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is known for its natural beauty, the abundant Himalayan flora and fauna, temples on hills and quaint villages hiding many beautiful secrets. With five national parks and eight wildlife sanctuaries, it comes as no surprise that the state’s wildlife is the second major tourist attraction. Here are five national parks in Uttarakhand you must visit once.

Jim Corbett National Park 

India’s most popular and oldest National Park, Jim Corbett National Park is situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. A tiger reserve, the park is home to more than 300 Royal Bengal Tigers. It is one of the well-known Uttarakhand tourist places and among the best to visit near Delhi. Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, it was declared as a tiger reserve and renamed to Jim Corbett National Park in 1956.

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Valley of Flowers, Auli and a taste of heaven!; Sourav Shukla; Tripoto

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
Delhi
I was introduced to valley of flowers through some blog, I remember not remembering a word of it, but in my mind got itched, pictures, of the unparalleled beauty of this place. Vicariously, I had been planning and doing this trip for over a year, but for the real trip the only certainty I had kept was that I am going to spend at least a couple of days in the valley.
Valley of flowers, if you don’t know already, is a national park that spreads over 87.50 Sq. kms, runs at least 8 km in length(I guess aerial , because the pathways run for much longer) and 2 in breadth, in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Together with Nanda Devi National Park that falls in the east, the park is a UNESCO world heritage sight.

10 Beautiful Places in India; Ritu Kohli; WorldAtlas

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

India, the second most populous country in the world, is home to a vast array of beautiful scenery.

India is the seventh largest country in the world by geographical size. It’s no wonder that, in addition to rich cultural and natural heritage, this large land is home to some of the most beautiful places in the world. Here we describe ten of those magnificent places.

10. Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake is also known as Pangong Tso and Hollow Lake. When you visit this lake, you are sure to get mesmerized by its beauty. It contains saline water, yet it freezes in winter. Local guides say there is no fish or aquatic life in the lake. The lake is situated at a height of 4350 m from the sea level.

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Valley of flowers, a heaven on Earth; Minal; Trip Experience Blog

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

The Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is a heaven on Earth. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a gorgeous bouquet of more than 500 species of exotic Himalayan flora, including saxifrags, sediams, calendular, daisies, lilies, poppy, geranium, petunia, and zinnia. Besides being famous for the enchanting meadows of alpine flowers, this picturesque valley is also known to be a home to Asiatic black deer, musk deer, red fox,snow leopard, blue sheep and brown bear. While mountaineers, botanists, and nature lovers from all across the world are appalled by the beauty of this place, the magical Valley of Flower intrigues mythologists alike for its association with the Hindu deity, Lord Hanuman. It is believed that Hanuman collected the ‘Sanjeevani Buti’, the herb that infused life into Lord Lakshman, from this part of the Himalayas.

 

 

 

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Monsoon magic: Tourists arrive in Valley of Flowers and other remote areas; Nihi Sharma; Hindustan Times

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

Despite the heavy monsoon showers tourists brave the rain to visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand which is known for its snow-capped Himalayan ranges and lush meadows with colourful flowers.

DEHRADUN:  Heavy rains have not stopped serious tourists from reaching out to some remote areas in Uttarakhand to relish the monsoon.

Known for its picturesque snow-capped Himalayan ranges and lush meadows with colourful flowers, the Valley of Flowers is receiving a great response from tourists. The trek to the UNESCO world heritage site opened on July 1.

“This is the flowering season when the valley is covered in green foliage and bright flowers. It’s the time of trekkers. Despite all odds, tourists are coming and enjoying the serenity of the spot,” Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and Valley of Flowers director Mann Singh told Hindustan Times.

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The hills are calling: This monsoon, head to these misty mountains in India; ANI

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

There are numerous ways to enjoy the rains but nothing can beat the thrill of going on a trek and rediscovering yourself amidst misty mountains. Hills get concealed with lush greenery and the panoramic view during monsoons is just mesmersing.

If exploring the formidable hills in India is on your list, here’s a list of 5 most amazing monsoon treks for your travel bucket list

1) Laitlum Canyon, Meghalaya: Laitlum Canyon gives you a bird’s eye view of Shillong’s magnificent landscape. Located in the East Khasi Hills, this destination overlooks breathtaking gorges and mist-shrouded cliff that plunge into the exquisitely beautiful valley below. It’s important to know the local guidelines before the trek as the terrain can be a bit difficult to manoeuvre.

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14 Area of Natural Beauty in India; BabaMail

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
India is a land of surprises that evokes thoughts of fantastic food, colorful people, bustling cities and ancient heritage. As the 7th largest country (by land mass) in the world, you can also be sure that it offers a wealth of varying landscapes and places of natural beauty that are sure to appeal to people who want to get away from it all. From the skyscraping mountains of the north to the beautiful beaches of the coast, India really does offer breathtaking views for any nature lover. Here are 14 of the most spectacular sights you can find in this wonderful country.
1. The Nubra Valley, Ladakh
The Nubra Valley is a high altitude desert that is found on the Tibetan Plateau in the far north of India. Little precipitation falls there and vegetation is only found along river beds.

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Top 10 honeymoon destinations in Uttarakhand where love is in the air; Dilip Merala; India.com

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

These amazing honeymoon destinations in Uttarakhand can give the conventional spots a run for their money.

India’s northern region is considered as a summer getaway for those living in the plains elsewhere. Uttarakhand is one state in this region which is blessed with a number of cool spots which provide a welcome respite from the heat. Not only are these places spectacularly beautiful, they also have splendid weather making them ideal holiday destinations. While Uttarakhand is a great vacation destination for families, it is also home to some beautiful honeymoon spots. With breathtaking beauty all around and pleasant weather almost all year round, Uttarakhand can be a delight for couples looking to rekindle their romance. here are the best honeymoon destinations in Uttarakhand that will give the conventional honeymoon spots a run for their money.

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Trek To The Enchanted Valley Of Flowers Where Fairies Live; Nativeplanet

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

I am always fascinated by the mighty mountains and especially find the Himalayas to be mystical. Then one day while chatting up with my trek mates, we suddenly decided to travel to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. I had heard so much about it and was thrilled to trek in the fabled garden of gods. Valley of Flowers is an alpine valley in the Nandadevi National Park in Uttarakhand. The park is a part of Nandadevi Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The richly diverse valley is home to rare and exquisite flowers. At least 500 studied varieties of wild flowers bloom here.

The Biosphere itself is a home to many elusive and endangered animal species including snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, and blue sheep.

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