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In Pictures: The Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers. A breathtakingly beautiful (literally!) high altitude meadow of alpine flowers in the Western Himalayas.

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Accessible only through a trek route through the mountains, this valley is located in a transition zone that lies between the Zanskar Region of the Himalayas to the north and the Greater Himalayas to the south. Together with the Eastern and Western Himalayas on either side this valley is endowed with some extraordinary bio diversity.


From numerous restricted range bird species to highly threatened species of medicinal plants this high-altitude Himalayan valley isn’t just about stunning flowerscapes.

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Together with the rugged wilderness of the Nanda Devi, these two National Parks are inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Commandeered over by India’s second highest mountain, Nanda Devi and reached through the world’s deepest gorge, Rishi Ganga, the Nanda Devi National Park is renowned for its spectacular topography. It is surrounded by glaciers and meadows, of which the Valley of Flowers is one.

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Also Read: 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2017



10 comments on “In Pictures: The Valley of Flowers

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  2. Jyotiranjan Jena

    Nature’s beauty at its best….. very beautiful place….visited there in 2011

  3. Short and sweet! I can see, it comes from the heart and lovely pictures to go with. Keep it going 🙂

  4. Breathtaking pictures..just
    One with nature.

  5. Raja Reddy Kurly

    Great Photography!! Breathtaking pics of serene nature. good work

  6. What a beautiful place !!!! very nicely captured.
    Amazing post.

  7. Great post! Looks like a trip of a lifetime!

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