Why has Valley Of Flowers become a dream destination for most of the people?
Have you ever thought to visit the place like Valley of Flowers? Do you know where is it? And what is it?
As its name itself suggest the Valley of Flowers, it is a form of a trekking place which just because of its beauty has won the heart of the people as well as has also become the dream destination for the most of the trekkers especially the nature lovers and flowers fond and loving people.
Indian National Park:
The Valley of Flowers is the Indian national park which is located in the west Himachal of the Uttarakhand. The other name of this beautiful place is also called the meadows of endemic alpine flowers as well as the variety of flora. Therefore, people prefer to go to the Valley of Flowers Trekking in some specific season i.e. July-September. As per the fauna’s concerns i.e. the animals, you will hardly or I must say rarely find any animal or species.
However, a few rare endangered species fundamentally includes the following:
- Asiatic Black Bear
- Snow Leopard
- Musk Deer
- Brown Bear
- Red Fox
- Blue Sheep
On the contrary, when it comes to the birds, this species mainly include the Himalayan monal pheasant as well as variegated other sorts of the high altitude birds as well.
History Behind Its Existence:
The place is in existence since the longer duration of the time, but I assure you that none of us might be aware of the history behind its existence. Initially, the place was least known to the outsiders or the outside world mainly because of its inaccessibility.
The story begins here:
Few British Mountaineers named as Frank S. Smythe, Eric Shipton, and R.L. Holdsworth lost their way while they were coming back from an expedition which happened upon the valley which was well equipped with the flowers, in 1931. All such Britishers got attracted towards the beauty of the place and so they named as the Valley of Flowers. After such incidents, the most reckoned book author Frank Smythe authored the book regarding the same.
Incident of 1939:
After such incidents, in the year of 1939, a botanist deputed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew whose name is Joan Margaret Legge, reached at the Valley in order to have a thorough study of the flowers as well as while traversing some rocky slopes so as to successful gathering of the flowers. Unfortunately, while involving herself in such activities, she lost her life because her foot was slipped. Later, her lovely sister visited the valley and so erected the memory near the same spot.
Last but not the least, in 1993:
Alongside this, the other botanist deputed by the Wildlife Institute of India whose named is Prof. Chandra Prakash Kala carried out the thoroughly researched study both on the floristics as well as the conservation of the Valley of Flowers from the decades, 1993. He is also responsible in introducing the most innovatory existence of 520 alpine plants which are exclusively growing abreast with the most stunning appearance in the respected and reputed national park via which, the two most interesting and mandatory books were also authored i.e. “The Valley of Flowers – Myth, and Reality” as well as “Ecology and Conservation” of the Valley of Flowers National Park, Garhwal Himalaya.