March 25, 2009

Flowers of the Valley














Valley of Flowers
Height: 3500 m - 6700 m
Garhwal, Uttarakhand
India
July-August 2008

25 comments:

Kalyan said...

I went so close to the place, yet didn't go to the Valley of Flowers. It was January and temperature had already dipped several degrees below zero. And now when I see the pictures - I sigh!

Reminds me of my Auli trip.

Final_Transit said...

Coool pics, i could smell the freshness till here. So, are you going to continue your previous travelog from where you paused? hehehe :)

sandeep said...

beautiful place ... and beautiful pictures ...

indicaspecies said...

Kalyan,

I think the Valley is snow bound by January and access to it is limited to 4 or 5 months in a year.

The best time to visit the VoF is in July and August when the weather is pleasant and flowers are supposed to be in full bloom. A visit to the place is well worth it and I hope you get a chance to be there someday.

And oh, Auli is fabulous! Ain't it?:)

indicaspecies said...

Priyank,

Thanks. Fragrance wafting right up to Toronto, huh? :D

Yes, I intend to continue writing on the rest of my Garhwal travels now that I am back home and settled. So watch out for my post on my trek to the VoF.;)

indicaspecies said...

Sandeep,

Thank you very much.:)

Cuckoo said...

Never been to this place. :(
So fresh they look, and they smell nice too. Ummmm....

But as you said July-Aug is best time to visit, isn't it rainy that time ? Mostly a turn-off for hilly region ?

Zhu said...

Nice flowers! Reminds me of spring time... not yet in Canada though.

These must be typical valley flowers, can't say I have seen them before.

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Sorry for the absence! It has been hard to get some free time... ;)
Beautiful Valley and lovely flowers you caught there!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Blogtrotter

Rajesh said...

beautiful pictures. You have an eye for good shots

Lakshmi said...

I would love to go there...the colours are stunning..where are you these days ?

Iona said...

Breathtakingly beautiful pictures!

bendtherulz said...

Aah...my fav place....in true sense -HEAVEN, thanks for sharing Valley again.

Tk care ~~

ps - group of friends are planning a jeep safari cum bike trip to Ladakh -July -15 days....if you are keen and convenient for you, please most welcome :))

indicaspecies said...

Cuckoo,
Yes, it drizzles on and off in July-August yet that same time is supposedly the peak flowering season. I am never turned off by rain, so it was fine for me.

Oh, there can be fog too and visibility can be reduced, but why worry? If you are fortunate, the fog may lift off and you may get a chance to enjoy the place through bright sunshine.

indicaspecies said...

Zhu,

Wildflowers have their own charm, and to me, the fact that they grow in the wilderness make them all the more endearing. As for the plants in the Valley of Flowers, some of them are rare, and some on the list of endangered!

Spring in Canada should be lovely. I’d love to be in your area someday in autumn though.:)

indicaspecies said...

Gil,

Thank you, and same to you.:)

indicaspecies said...

Rajesh,

Welcome here. Thank you for dropping by and your nice words.:)

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,

Haha..I’m around.;)

Hey, you should be able to make it there. I'll write a bit about my trek there shortly.

indicaspecies said...

Iona,

Thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

BTR,

You'll have more pictures and my narration on the VoF soon, and you are welcome.:)

Hey, I'd love to be in Ladakh again but not sure if I can make it in July though. Anyhow, please do email me details: celine.suares@gmail.com. Thanks for the invi yaar.;)

Merisi said...

Valley of the Flowers,
I love it since I first saw an image of the wonderful world of flowers there on Bendtherulz's blog!
Simply beautiful.

Arija said...

Wonderful wildflowers, so many ancestors of our garden plant to be seen in their natural environment.

prkl said...

Absolute stunning sceneries and skys. Superb! Happy SWF!

indicaspecies said...

Merisi,
Thank you.
Yea, Valley of Flowers. I'm aware BTR often goes to the Garhwali mountains.:)


Arija,
Indeed.:)


prkl,
Thank you. The SWF post is the one following this.:)

Vamsee said...

Celine,
I love these pictures. They totally transport me to the Himalayas. I am hoping to go there in Aug/Sept. Will contact you for advice later.

Vamsee