5 Scenic Flower Valleys In India
The sight of a blooming flower has the power to captivate your senses and put a smile on your face even when you are in a sad and grumpy mood. Now, imagine seeing thousands of blooming and colourful flowers swaying in the wind, doesn’t it sound exciting? Well, we are talking about the flower valleys. You may have seen or heard of the world-famous flower valley in Amsterdam, but if you have not, don’t worry, you need not fly so far. You can treat your eyes to some of the best valleys in India.
Blessed with vast plateaus and some of the most beautiful valleys in the world, India is home to some of the most exotic and scenic flower valleys. We have compiled a list of the top five valley of flowers in India that you must visit.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaas Plateau in the Satara district of Maharashtra is home to more than 850 species of flowers and about 1500 plant species. The Plateau gets its name from ‘Kassa’ flower, which is the most common flower species found here.
During the peak blooming season, i.e., between August and September in the monsoon season, you can witness some of the most exotic flowers you can find anywhere in India, including wild orchids, Indian arrowroot, Y-tura, tropical sundew, Dipcadi flower, etc.
If you are visiting the plateau during the peak season, you can see the entire plateau turning into a sea of pink with shades of green, yellow, purple scattered around. The beauty of the place will surely leave you in awe and give you the feeling like you are standing in the middle of a fairy tale land.
It is certainly one of the most beautiful valleys of flowers in India, if not the best.
Teetering on the eastern tip of India, along the China border, Nagaland is one of the most beautiful places in India that holds some of the most pristine and untouched natural beauty within. One such place that deserves a special mention is the Dzukou Valley.
The valley is one of the hidden gems of Nagaland and it is still a secluded spot away from the humdrum of the city and commercialisation. The valley is home to some of the rare species of Dzukou lilies, which are found only in this valley and hence, the name!
It also has other flowers like aconitums, rhododendrons, and euphorbias! While the valley itself with the blooming flowers is a fantastic place to find solace in nature, you can add to the experience by trekking your way up to the valley from Zakhama and Viswema village and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.
One of the largest Tulip Gardens in the world, the Tulip Garden in Munsiyari is spread over an area of 50 hectares. The garden with its full blooming flowers overlooking the snow-capped Panchachuli peak makes it the most beautiful valley of flowers in India.
About 7000 tulip bulbs imported from Holland were planted here. The tulips along with colourful daffodils and Iris and the snow-white in the backdrop paint a beautiful colourful picture proving that nature is the greatest artist ever.
Imagine a valley dressed in countless flowers in different shades with snowy mountain peaks in the backdrop, wild yaks roaming freely, and a river flowing beside, sound like a dreamland, right? Well, the place exists for real in Yumthang, Sikkim.
This beautiful flower valley is home to some of the most exotic flowers like cobra lilies, primroses, rhododendrons, and cinquefoils, the beauty of this valley is the next best thing to paradise. The best time to visit the valley is between February and June to avoid the snowfall ruining your plans.
After you tick off this valley from your must-see places to see in Sikkim, if you are heading to Gangtok, to complete your Sikkim expedition, you can book your stay at one of our resorts in Sikkim Club Mahindra Baiguney Resort or the Club Mahindra resort in Gangtok. These properties would be a perfect base to your Sikkim adventures and give you awesome experiences that will make your trip a memorable one!
Nestled in the laps of the mighty Himalayas in the Nanda Devi Biosphere at about 3600 metres above sea level, the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is spread over 87.50 square kilometres. The vast expanse of natural beauty is also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Here you can witness countless shades of pinks, yellows, blues, and many other colours that you can’t imagine or believe existed. If you are an adventure lover, you would be in for a double treat as you need to take a trek to reach this valley of flowers. You can start your trek from Gobindnath village and walk your way up to the valley.
The trek may be challenging, especially if you are an amateur, but the scenic beauty of the valley will be more than the effort and sweat.