After having enticed enough of you readers by talking of Valley of Flowers, I’m finally doing a good deed…..( for you and me! )
Most of you guys already know that my wife co-ordinates trips (a venture to help me be the ever loving stay-at-home husband)
This time, their trip in August is to none other than Valley of Flowers!!
Any of you guys who are interested in details of the trip and for making the bookings can get in touch with me! You go bask in the glory of Valley of Flowers and I will go and dream on about chilling at home!!
Of course, this will mean more free time and more comments and dancing on your blogs! 😛
Valley of Flowers
It was in 1931 that Frank Smythe and Holdsworth stumbled on the valley while returning from their successful Kamet expedition. There were “at once transported from a region of solemn austerity to a fairyland of dainty flowers, most of them dwarf, but brilliant in colour”. Bustling with beautiful, lively and vibrant colours, this park spread over an area of 87.5 sq. kms. has the largest collection of wild flower species.
As though created by nature itself, the beauty of the park is enhanced by the Pushpawati River flowing in the vicinity overlooked by towering Rataban peak in the background. More than 300 species of wild flowers bloom and swing with life during the monsoons. Also inhabiting the place is the amazing variety of Himalayan butterflies. Hidden from the probing eyes of civilization, this valley had been known to the inhabitants as the Bhyundar Valley, the playground of fairies and nymphs. Legends also associate this valley with the area from where Hanumanji of Ramayana collected “Sanjeevani” herbs to revive Lakshmana, the younger brother of Rama. The valley can be visited only during the day, and overnight stay is prohibited.
|Accomodation in decent hotel/Resort.
Things to carry: Cotton Shirts, Pants, Full & Half Sleeve Sweater, Rain Coat, Umbrella, Cotton Socks, Wind cheater, Sneakers, Hand towel, Camera with extra rolls/batteries, Sun screen lotion, toilet kit, Torch with extra cells, Personal medication, Boroline/Chap stick, Water bottle (with strap), Slippers, Anti mosquito repellent, Some Chocolates, dry fruits.
Registration: Please fill up the registration form along with advance of Rs.5000/-. Balance amount has to be paid at least 15 days before the departure. Registration is done on first come first served basis.