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Valley of Flowers National Park

Location: Chamoli district, Uttaranchal.
Coverage area : 87.5 sq. Kms.
Main attractions : Wild Flowers
Best time to visit : Mid April to Mid August.
Accommodation : Uttaranchal Govt. Tourist Rest House (GMVN), Ghangaria, Forest Rest Houses, Govindghat and  Ghangaria.Gurudwara at Ghangaria.
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.
-- By air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (315 km. approx).
-- By road : Off the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, 16 km from Govindghat (24 km from Badrinath).
Nearby excursions : Govindghat, Badrinath.
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The famous Valley of Flowers with the largest concentration of various species of wild flowers is off the Rishikesh-Badrinath road, 16 km from Govindghat. A virtual treat to the eyes, this beautiful valley in the Himalayas was established in the year 1982.This park, the smallest national park in the Himalayas was created to protect the catchment area of the Pushpavati River.

This stream emerges from a glacier then tumbles downward to meet the Ganges. The park spans an area of 87.5 sq. km and is perched on the upper reaches of the Bhyundia Ganga of Chamoli district of Garhwal. The Pushpawati River flows by the valley while the awesome Rataban peak forms a spectacular backdrop.
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