The UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Valley of Flowers opens on June 1, 2022. The place is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is located at a height of 3,000 meters. The Valley of Flowers will be accessible to the public from June to October, which remains covered in the blanket of snow for the remaining six months.
The place was accidentally discovered in 1931 by Frank S Smythe, an avid British mountaineer and a botanist when he was traversing through the region.
The Valley of Flowers today is home to over 600 flower species that include some of the world’s exotic varieties including Brahmkamal which is also the state flower of Uttarakhand. Other varieties include flowers like Bluebell, Potentilla, Primula, Lilium, Aster, Delphinium, Himalayan Blue Poppy, Ranunculus and Blue poppy which is also described as the Queen of Flowers. The Valley of Flowers region is also home to some of the diverse animal species like blue sheep, leopard and musk deer.