Travel Goals: India’s Most Mesmerizing Valleys of Flowers
With India going through an unlocking phase and life slowly limping back to normalcy, people have already started making travel plans. Giving you major travel goals are India’s valleys of flowers that are amongst the most picturesque in the world. Get major bollywood feels as you wade through expansive mesmerizing landscapes with ample doses of sunshine and clear blue skies at these most scenic valleys of flowers in India.
Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand
Lying at an altitude of 3,658 metres, the Valley of Flowers National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in North Chamoli region of Uttarakhand. The national park is home to over 500 rare varieties of flowers and rare species of wildlife like the red fox and musk deer. The surreal backdrop of snow-capped mountains and verdant green valley speckled with flowers in a variety of hues should be enough to have this destination at the top of your travel list. Best time to visit is between June and October.
Dzokou Valley, Manipur
Located on the Manipur-Nagaland border, the Dzokou Valley is perched at an altitude of 2,452 mts above sea level. This hidden gem abounds in a variety of colourful flowers, with the Dzokou Lily being the most famous among all. To experience tranquility in its purest form, this flower valley is a must visit between April to September.
Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra
Kaas Pathar, located near Maharashtra’s Satara City, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. Visit this enigmatic valley in the months of August and September to witness endemic butterflies and beautiful seasonal wildflowers. Spread majestically underneath the clear blue skies, this valley is home to over 850 species of flowers, carnivorous plants like Drosera Indica and Karvy shrubs.
Yumthang Valley of Flowers, Sikkim
Located in the north of Gangtok, the Yumthang Valley of Flowers is situated at an altitude of 3,564 metres. This valley of flowers also houses the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and is replete with hot springs, rivers, yaks and grazing pastures. About 24 species of the state flower of Sikkim, rhododendron, can be found blooming here between February-June. The rainbow-hued blooms in all their glory will surely leave you awe-struck for long.
For green pastures, clear blue skies and natural beauty manifesting itself through colourful flora, these valleys of flowers are the perfect destinations to explore. India abounds in such hidden gems, what is needed is just a curious mind and an adventurous spirit! So, where are you headed next?