Valley of Flowers
Vast expanses of colour greet you at the Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand. Hugged by snow-capped mountains and sparkling glaciers, this is home to a variety of orchids, marigold, daisies, poppies as well as some endangered animals.
Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most picturesque locations in the lower Himalayas. Surrounded by the mighty mountains, this blanket of green is dotted with pine trees and orchards. For adventure seekers, the valley also offers short treks, rock climbing and mountaineering too!
Gulmarg, meaning ‘Meadow of Flowers’, is a legendary spectacle guarded by magnificent mountains. Its rolling meadows boast of blue bells, forget-me-nots, buttercups and daisies and have been drawing tourists for all too many decades now. If you’re planning a trip, make it quick because the best months are said to be May to August.
Apart from the backwaters, Kerala is also known for the Silent Valley aka the ‘Evergreen Natural Forests of India.’ It is home to a host of endangered species such as the long tailed macaques, the Nilgiri lagur and a host of other primates.
Kaas Pather Flower Valley
This famous flower valley is situated at the Sahyadri Hills near Satara. Declared a biodiversity hotspot for its varieties of wildflower, the plateau transforms into a carpet of flowers with more than 150 varieties of flora and grass blossoming here.
This breath-taking valley in Manipur is one of the most beautiful attractions of North East India. During the months of June to September, you can encounter exotic flowers like lilies and rhododendrons.
So, pack your bags and plan your outing this monsoon, exploring the unimaginable beauty of floral valleys India has in store.