Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand opens for tourists
The very famous Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is now open for tourists. The stunning site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it usually opens for tourism on June 1 every year, and was delayed this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Uttarakhand had imposed a curfew in June to curtail pandemic outbreak, thereby halting the opening of the Valley of Flowers.
Amit Kanwar, Director Valley of Flowers, stated that, “It is compulsory for the tourists, entering the valley, to bring their covid-19 report which should not be more than 72-hour old. It can be RTPCR/TRUNET/CBNAAT/RAT Covid negative report. The tourists will have to follow all the Covid-19 guidelines laid by the state government. We expect Covid-appropriate behaviour from the tourists.”
He also expressed that the valley is seeing full blooming season this time and is a sight to behold.
The Valley of Flowers is a national park in Uttarakhand Himalayas, and is world famous for its alping meadows and an enchanting variety of flora and fauna. It is flanked by Nanda Devi National Park on the east, and both bring together an interesting transition patch between Zanskar and the Great Himalayas. The region is also a part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, and is a treat to visit. (Source TOI)