First Visit to Valley of Flowers in 2013

Valley of Flowers in May, 2013

I went to Valley of Flowers on 21st July, 2013 for the first time this season. You can see some of the pictures clicked on the trip. One of the most stunning thing I saw was that that glaciers swept away the entry gate of Valley of Flowers along with the forest officer’s check post. Below are the two pictures for your comparison. The first picture was taken on 10th July, 2012 and the second one was taken in May, 2013. Every year glaciers do a lot of damage to manmade structures at Ghangaria. The glaciers also swept away shelters made for ponies at Ghangaria, unfortunately I did not click the picture of that for your reference.

Damage by glaciers near Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers entry gate in July, 2012

Valley of Flowers entry gate in July, 2012



Valley of Flowers entry gate in May, 2013. You can see the gate and forest officer's check post has been swept away by glaciers.

Valley of Flowers entry gate in May, 2013. You can see the gate and forest officer’s check post has been swept away by glaciers.

This does not mean that the glaciers are dangerous for people visiting Valley of Flowers. They are dangerous for the structures that get frozen in them in winter and when they move all together they take away everything frozen in them. Now see the beautiful part of Valley of Flowers. The shade in the pictures below shows that the monsoon is not yet started and Valley of Flowers in not in its lush green color. The seeds put down by last year have started germinating and the plants are still young. The Valley of Flowers will be in its peak beauty by July. You can see the glaciers even till mid July and have an opportunity of walking over them.

Valley of Flowers shade in May, 2013

Valley of Flowers as seen on May 21st, 2013 Observe the shade and the size of glacier.

Valley of Flowers as seen on May 21st, 2013 Observe the shade and the size of glacier.


Other side of the Glacier in May 2013, This glacier is visible even till July last week.

Other side of the Glacier in May 2013, This glacier is visible even till July last week.

Different flowers in Valley of Flowers in May, 2013

I could click some of the flowers on the way to Valley of Flowers. Following are some of them along with some other pictures. And I tell you that the flowers seen in this season will not be available when you come to valley between July and September.

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Devkant Sangwan is an ardent lover of nature and is a passionate traveler. He belongs to Haryana (India) and is a law graduate by profession. He’s professionally well qualified and is an Associate member of the Institute of Company secretaries. Like many others, Devkant’s heart did not lie in his profession. He was born to follow his dream which is exploring the beauty of nature. He visited Valley of Flowers for the first time in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the splendor of the place. He started pursuing the place more often and adored it over and over again. He even left his job for his travel pursuits and calls the place as his second wife.

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