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Fast Fact

Area :
10 sq km (approximately)

Altitude :
3,352 m to 3,658 m(Valley of Flowers), 4,320 m (Hemkund)

Best Season:
July to August ( open from 1 June to 31 October)

Heavy woollen

STD Code:
01381 (Badrinath)

Tourism Office:

Nanda Devi National Park Forest Division,
Joshimath, Uttarakhand,
Telefax: 01389 222179,

Director/Conservator of Forests,
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve,
Gopeshwar, Chamoli, Uttarakhand,
Telefax: 01372 252497,

Chief Wildlife Warden, Uttarakhand,
Camp Office, Chandrabani, Dehradun,
Telefax: 0135 2644691,

Tourist Information Centre,
Joshimath (38 km).
Tel: 01389 222226, 222118.

GMVN Ltd.,
Tourist Information Centre,
Shail Vihar,
Haridwar Bypass Road, Rishikesh,
Tel: 0135 2431793/2432648/2430357.
Fax: 2430372.

Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd,
103 Inder Prakash Bldg,
21,Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.
Tel: 011 23326620/23350481.

Uttarakhand Tourism,
Janpath Hotel,
New Delhi -110001,
Tel: 23364177, 23746431-33

India Tourism,
Govt. of India, Delhi,
88, Janpath, New Delhi.
Tel: 011 23320008 / 23320005,
Fax: 23320109

A paradise on earth and home to over 300 species of wild flowers, the Valley of Flowers offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to naturalist and nature enthusiasts. The Valley of Flowers was introduced to the world by Frank S. Smythe, mountaineer, explorer, botanist, who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937 and did valuable exploratory work. He authored a book called The Valley of Flowers which unveiled the beauty and floral splendours of the valley and thus threw open the doors of this verdant jewel to nature-enthusiasts all over the world. In 1939, Miss Margarate Legge, a botanist deputed by the botanical gardens of Edinburgh arrived at the valley for further studies; she lies buried here.
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