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In pristine lands...The Valley of Flowers National Park | by CoSurvivor
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In pristine lands...The Valley of Flowers National Park

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Nestled high in the Garhwal Himalaya, the Valley of Flowers National Park is an outstandingly beautiful high-altitude Himalayan valley renowned for its meadows of endemi

c alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty, this richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brow

n bear and blue s

heep.

 

Its ‘gentle’ landscape, breath-takingly beautiful meadows of alpine flowers and ease of access complement the rugged, mountain wilderness of the the surrounding Nanda Devi National Park.

 

The valley is splashed with colour as it blooms with hundreds of different beautiful flowers, taking on various shades of colours during the months of August=September. Declared a national park in 1982, it is now a World Heritage Site. The locals, of course, always knew of the existence of the valley, and believed that it was once inhabited by fairies.

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Taken on August 15, 2012