Guide to arrive at Valley of flowers

Travel guide

Situated on the banks of Alaknanda River at an elevation of 1,828 meters, Govindghat is the commencing point of the trek to Valley of flowers national park. Govindghat is easily accessible from major cities by road route as it has convenient connectivity by motorable roads. The starting trek from Govindghat to Ghangharia is quite tough and covers 13 kms. But the left over 4 kms trek is easy to complete.

Total Distance of Valley of flowers from Delhi: 505 kms (by Road route) + trekking of 17 kms
Valley of Flower via trekking:

Trek to valley of Flowers starts from Govidghat, after passing the famous Alaknanda River near a hanging bridge. The initial trek of 13 kms towards this destination is quite difficult but the remaining 4kms trek is easy to approach.

Valley of Flowers via Road:

Valley of Flowers does have well connected motorable routes till Govind Ghat and from here you have to start trek of 16 kms to arrive at Valley of Flowers. Govindghat is connected with buses, taxis, or cars with major cities of Uttarakhand state such as Rudraprayag, Haridwar, Pauri, Ukhimath, Karnaprayag Rishikesh, Chamoli and Srinagar from New Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Govindghat is located on National Highway 58 making it simple to arrive.

Places on Road Route from Delhi to Valley of Flowers:

Delhi - Meerut - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Rudraprayag - Joshimath - GovindGhat + Trekk (17 kms) - Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers Road Route via Haldwani/Ranikhet Region:

: Haldwani - Ranikhet - Karnaprayag - Joshimath - Govindghat
Total distance =332 kms .

Valley of Flowers via Air

The nearest Airport to Valley of Flowers is Jolly Grant Airport. But the airport is not directly connected with the Valley of flowers by road route. The roads are only connected till Govind Ghat which is the starting trek to reach Valley of Flowers and covers 16kms. Located at the distance of 292kms from Jolly Grant Airport, Govindghat is well connected with airport by motorable roads. The airport is domestic and approachable to Delhi with regular flights. Taxis and other vehicle are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Govindghat.

Valley of flowers via Rail:

Rishikesh railway station is the closet station to Valley of Flowers but the roads are only accessible till Govind Ghat from where travelers have to follow 16 kms of trek to arrive at valley of Flowers national park. Rishikesh railway station is lies on NH58, located 273 kms before Govind Ghat. It has an excellent connectivity by railway network with prime cities of Uttrakhand and India. Trains towards Rishikesh are frequent. From Rishikesh, Govindghat is conveniently connected by motorable roads. Private taxis and buses are easily accessible from Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Srinagar, Chamoli, Joshimath and many other cities to Govindghat.

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