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Valley of Flower National Park

Valley of Flower National Park

in Chamoli district, Hill station, History, Nature, North India, Trekking, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Valley of Flower National Park is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. British Mountaineers RL Holdsworth, Eric Shipton and Frank S Smythe lost their way while they were returning after successful expedition of Mt.Kamet. When they were in search of the way they found this valley which was full of flowers. All are attracted towards the beauty of this place and they named this place as Valley of Flower. Later, Book was released by Frank S Symthe in the name of Valley of the Flowers.   What to see in Valley of the Flowers: This Park is the second core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. In 1982, this was declared as National park. Valley is one of the best places for natural lovers, botanists and adventure lovers. This park is known for meadows of endemic alpine flowers and different variety of flora. It is the home to rare and endangered animals such as Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Black bear.   When the snow starts melting during the end of May, this valley is accessible. At that time very little number of flowers can be seen. Major attraction in the month of June is beautiful and watching huge glaciers and waterfalls in the Valley of flowers. Till mid July, lot of flowers blooming. More than 650 varieties of flowers can be seen here. Maximum number of flowers can be seen between mid July and Mid of August. Plants start drying in the month of September.   What to see around Valley of Flowers: Badrinath: It is one of the holy places for Hindu Devotes. Badrinath along with Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri is known as Chota Char Dham. It is cradled in Nar Narayan mountain ranges. It is located 7kms away from this park. Hemkund Sahib: It is located 24kms away from this  park. For Sikhs there are 508 important pilgrim places in India. It is one of those pilgrim places. This is the highest gurudwara of Sikh community. It is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Govindghat: This is the starting point for trekking to valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. It is located 17kms away from Valley of Flowers. This is the...

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Vishnuprayag

Vishnuprayag

in Alakanand River, Chamoli district, Panch Prayag, Temple, Uttarakhand, Valley, Water falls, Water Sports | 0 comments

Vishnuprayag is located at the meeting point of Alakananda River and Dhauliganga River. This place is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This place gets its name from Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu Mythology, Sage Narad meditated here for Lord Vishnu. He appeared before Sage at this place.   What to see in Vishhnuprayag: It is one of the Panch Prayags. Other Panch Prayagas are Rudraprayag, NandaPrayag, Devprayag, and KarnaPrayag. This place is famous for natural beauty with beautiful hill rocks. At the confluence of the rivers a temple can be seen.  This was built by Ahalyabai in 1889. She was the Maharani of Indore at that time. From this temple stairs can be seen by the visitors of this place. These stairs leads to Vishnu Kund. Devotees take a dip in this Vishnu Kund. They believe that persons who take a dip at this place, all the sins will wipe off. But in the recent days dips on this water is restricted as current is very strong here. This place is situated on the route from Joshimath to Badrinath. Badrinath is located 35kms away from this place. Other attractions of this place are adventure sports such as Kayaking, White water rafting and Trekking.   What to see around Vishnuprayag: Valley of Flowers: It is located 27kms away from the town. Major attractions of this place are Pristine air, snow clad peaks, milky white streams, meadows and alpine shrubs. Joshimath: It is one among the 4 Peeths (centres).  This is most sacred place to the Hindus. It was established by Adi Shankaracharya. This place is located 10kms away from the town. Auli: This offers best view of Himalayan Mountain ranges. It is located on the way to Badrinath, which is the best pilgrim place for the Hindus. This is most popular winter destination in Uttarakhand. It is located 24kms away from the town. Hemkund Sahib: It is located 24kms away from the town. For Sikhs there are 508 important pilgrim places in India. It is one of those pilgrim places. This is the highest gurudwara of Sikh community. It is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Badrinath: It is one of the holy places for Hindu Devotes. Badrinath along...

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