September 26, 2008

Sky Watch Friday: VoF

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Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand, India - July 2008

The Valley of Flowers is a high altitude Himalayan valley renowned for its diverse alpine flora, meadows and natural beauty. The highest point of the Valley of Flowers National Park is Gauri Parbat at 6,719 m above sea level is covered with clouds in this photograph. Located in the upper regions of Garhwal in Uttarakhand, the Valley is inaccessible through much of the year.

Last week's SWF is here.

31 comments:

vincibene said...

WOW! Imposing clouds!

Priyank said...

It seems that the clouds are pushing against the mountain :P

Gnome at the Bottom of the Garden said...

Impressive photo. Happy SWF

Saibal Barman said...

A brief but appropriate introduction !

~~Randi~~ said...

Very, very beautiful:)

evlahos said...

very beautiful capture.

Dewdrop said...

It's always nice when I open someone's SWF post and my breath catches in my throat and I just soak in the view. You have created that for me this week. Thank you. Breathtaking... truly.

Dirk said...

Beautiful clouds, looking forward for more of these nice pictures.

gen/entry here said...

That is pretty picture of the sky with the mountain in it.

Louise said...

What a beautiful place. Your description makes me want to visit it when the flowers are blooming.

sonia a. mascaro said...

The Valley of Flowers looks wonderful! Your photo is very beautiful too!

Thanks for your nice greetings on my blog anniversary!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great taken and report.
Thanks for share so useful info.
Beautiful National Park.
Congratulations.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Awesome the way the clouds are kissing the mountains!Mesmerizing pic :)

Tommy V said...

nice photo

CrazyCath said...

Beautiful shot.

Ecobirder said...

Wow. Great shot.

fishing guy said...

Celine: What a neat view of the Sky over the mountain.

Sandi McBride said...

This is simply breathtaking as views go...it's breathtaking as anything goes! Thank you for sharing...and thank you for the lovely comments you left for me!
Sandi

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

What a coincidence. I was discussing with my wife few moments ago about Flower of Vally and discovered your blog.

You blog is simply mind blowing. Terrific.

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Here I am to enjoy your lovely blog on my weekly visit!
And this week we have again some wonderful pictures!
See that you joined the Skywatch; great improvement to the club!!
The Haridwar post is beautiful, and quite informative. With so many things to see in India, I'm feeling that time is too short...
Look forward to reading you at Blogtrotter, now back in Chania!
Have a great week!

Wren said...

Lovely photo and great addition to Skywatch - welcome.

Mary Hughes Studio said...

I love to see clouds blanket hills and mountains. Beautiful.

Zhu said...

I absolutely love looking at the sky and the clouds. This definitely look like high altitude clouds... love the color contrast.

Lakshmi said...

a dreamy feel to the picture..one feels like being swept away and go for a walk in the clouds

Aditi said...

awesome:-)

San said...

Celine, you have captured such drama, such power.

Ram Dhall said...

Kahaan reh gaye kafile waadiyon ke,

Zameen chupp gayi hai talle badlon ke -----

Simply splendid.

God bless you Celine.

Shantanu said...

Among those few places left in India where is sky is truely blue!

AJEYA RAO said...

Very beutiful pic...i am wondering if you camped at the base? If so it would have been a lovely experience.

indicaspecies said...

My dear Blog Friends,

Please accept my apologies for this tardy response as I was away on another trip which, as always, means "free from internet" during my travels.

My sincere thanks to each and everyone here who has visited me during my absence and also all of you above who have put your kind comments. I appreciate these words immensely.

- celine

indicaspecies said...

Ajeya,
Camping at VoF is not allowed. The nearest mountain village is Ghangaria from where I trekked. I shall write a post on this sometime.:)