VALLEY OF FLOWERS
Detail Itinerary (06 Night - 07 Days)
Valley of Flower :
The beautiful valley situated at an altitude of 3300 mts to 3650
mts is the paradise of nature lovers. Starting from about 6 kms from Bhuindhar village the
valley covers an area of about 87 square kms. As suggested by its name, the valley is
exceptionally rich in its wide variety of flowers wealth. River Pushpawati flows through
the verdant valley that teems with flowers from June till early September. There are about
520 recorded species of flowering plants and the area was declared a National Park in 1982.
The animal like Himalayan black bears, Musk deer, Brown bears, Bharals and a rich variety of
birds and butter flies call this national Park their home.
Day 1: Delhi - Rishikesh
Morning receive you from Delhi Airport and drive to Rishikesh via haridwar, upon arrival at Rishikesh check into hotel. In the evening visit
the Ganga river bank for the spectacular and moving Aarti- spectacle of sights, sounds and chanting.
Rishikesh is well known for its scenic beauty and the spiritual experience, and is flanked by the Shivalik
range of the Himalayas. It is believed that when Raibhya Rishi penanced hard, God appeared by the name of
"Hrishikesh" and this area thereafter came to be known as Rishikesh (Locks of the sage). Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Joshimath (245 kms/8-9 hrs)
A drive takes one to Uttarkashi along the narrow Ganga and Alaknandavalleys. The road goes
past the sacred confluence
of The Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag where there is a Lord Rama temple called the Raghunath Mandir
visited by the great Hindu philosopher - Adi Shankaracharya in 300CE .This town is the home of the late Acharya Shri
Pt. Chakradhar Joshi (a scholar in Astronomy and Astrology) who established Nakshatra Vedh Shala (an observatory)
in the year 1946. This is located on a mountain called Dashrathanchal at Devprayag. The observatory is well equipped
with two telescopes and many books to support research in astronomy. It also contains about 3000 manuscripts from
1677 AD onwards collected from various parts of country.Joshimath : The religious centre, visited by Adi Shankaracharya,
which he called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath. Among the sites of interest are the temples of Nav
Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious religious importance, Joshimath is known for its scenic beauty.
Overnight in hotel!.
Day 3: Joshimath - Govindghat (22 kms/1 hrs)
- Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek. From
Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria.
This is the stopover for those going to Hemkund Sahib and has several lodges and small
shops selling day to day consumables! . Upon arrival at Ghangria check into hotel.
Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangaria (5 kms one side/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with
an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters,
Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens,
Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza,
Cypripedium, Strawberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal
values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which
several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria.
Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Ghangaria - Govind Ghat - Joshimath - Srinagar (160 kms/5-6 hrs)
After an early breakfast trek down to Govind Ghat and from here drive to Srinagar via Joshimath, Chamoli and Rudraprayag.
Srinagar is situated in a wide river valley on the banks of Alaknanda river, and was the capital of the kingdom
founded by King Ajay Pal during 1506-1512 AD .The attack by Gorkhas on Garhwal and its occupation from 1806 to 1815 AD,
and the eventual action by the British led to their ouster. Srinagar thereafter became British Garhwal, as the latter
was created as bargain for the flight of the invaders! Srinagar received its name from Sri Yantra- a centre of Divine
Energy, a Siddha Pith since ancient times. There is an impressive number of temples, monuments and places which are
worth visiting in and around Srinagar, and being slap- bang in the middle of the Yatra route, Srinagar has many hotels,
lodges, tourist rest houses and Dharamshala. The town in its new Avatar is also an important educational and religious
centre. Due to its central location Srinagar has graduated to becoming the biggest town in the area.
On arrival check
into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 06: Srinagar - Rishikesh - Haridwar
Early morning drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh. On the way visit Devprayag. Here the river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda
converge and from here the Holy Ganges starts. Lunch enroute. Upon arrival check into the Haridwar Hotel for
overnight Stay .
Day 07: Haridwar – Delhi – Departure
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed for Haridwar Sightseeing, in the afternoon drive
back to Delhi, upon arrival drop you at Delhi airport to catch the Flight for next destination,