The Valley of Flowers is one of the most visited attractions in Uttarakhand. It is located in the Chamoli district and attracts nature lovers, adventure lovers, trekkers, and experience seekers. Even if you switch time zones, the beauty of Valley of Flowers remains the same. If you are thinking about how to reach Valley of Flowers, we have got your back!
Earlier travelers had to drive to Govindghat and then begin the trek. But now, the closest one can get to the gardens is by driving to the hamlet of Pulna. However, if you wish to go for helicopter, pony, or porter services, you have to avail the same from Govindghat. One thing that needs to be kept in mind is that visitors have to take a permit from Ghangaria to enter the valley, which is valid for 3 days. Below you will find all the details about how to reach Valley of Flowers by air, train, road, trek, helicopter, pony, and porter.
Here are details about how to reach Valley of Flowers by air, train, road, helicopter
Valley of Flowers by Air
The nearest airport to Valley of Flowers is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. The airport sits 276 km away from the botanical gardens, and travelers can easily book a cab to Pulna. The road from Govindghat to Pulna is recently opened for travelers. Jolly Grant is well connected to major cities of the country.
Valley of Flowers by Train
Travelers have to deboard at Dehradun Railway station, which is located around 267 km away from Valley of Flowers. Cabs are accessible from the railway station to Pulna. This village falls on the way from Govindghat to Ghangaria. Dehradun is aptly connected to nearby places and major cities in India.
Valley of Flowers by Road
Recently a new motorable road from Govindghat to Pulna, a village that comes on the way to Ghangaria, is made operational. So travelers going to the Valley of Flowers can take a bus or taxi up to Pulna and then trek to the Valley.
Distances between major Cities to Valley of Flowers Trek
|Valley of Flowers From Delhi||530 kms|
|Valley of Flowers From Rishikesh||270 kms|
|Valley of Flowers From Dehradun||310 kms|
Road Route from Delhi: Delhi - Meerut - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Rudraprayag - Joshimath - Govindghat - Pulna Village - Valley of Flowers Trek
From Govindghat to Reach Ghangaria – Trek
Now that you have reached Govindghat, you are just a short distance away from the heart-melting landscape of the Valley of Flower trek. For travelers' convenience, the motorable road from Govindghat to Pulna (a village on the way) is made accessible to cover another 4 km.
As you reach the village, the next 9 km trail from Pulna to Ghangaria runs along a stunning and motivating river. Ghangaria sits at an elevation of 9600 ft, and the Valley of flowers is 11,500 ft. Therefore, the last 3.7 km trek is not steep and would be comparatively easy.
Govindghat to Reach Ghangaria- Helicopter, Pony, and Porter
For old people and travelers who don't want to opt for the trek, helicopter, pony, and porter services are available. Visitors have to reach Govindghat as the amenities can be accessed from here.
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