Valley of Flowers opened in 2014

Valley of Flowers opened in 2014 at the end of season

All the bridges and trek has been built

Valley of Flowers was finally opened to public on 4th October, 2014 after 16 months of floods on Uttarakhand. The flood washed off most of the bridges connecting Govindghat and Valley of Flowers. The first bridge was at Govindghat itself, now the PWD (Public Works Department) has constructed a huge motor able bridge. This bridge was completed by September 2nd week. You can see the picture of the bridge below.

Bridge at Govindghat on Alaknanda

Bridge at Govindghat on Alaknanda

Another important bridge was constructed inside the Valley of Flowers near Ghangaria Village. This bridge was completed by end of July, 2014. But even then the Valley of Flowers could not be opened due to the fact that the trek beyond this bridge was also washed off for about a kilometer. The trek has to be rerouted and new trek has to be constructed. The matter was stuck in senior officials of PWD and forest department.

Valley of Flowers Reopened

Valley of Flowers Reopened

A local going to Valley of Flowers using the new trek

A local going to Valley of Flowers using the new trek

Will Valley of Flowers open in 2015

The answer is yes, as the Valley of Flowers was opened to public for 6 days at the end of season in 2014. Finally the forest department got the budget in end of August, 2014 and the construction of new trek started in September, 2014. Local villagers were assigned the contract of construction of the trek. They worked very hard and completed the work by end of September, 2014. The forest department opened the Valley of Flowers for general public on 4th October, and 11 people entered on the first day. Valley of Flowers remained opened for 6 days and it was closed on 9th October. Following are some of the pictures of the new trek route in the Valley of Flowers. The new trek is 1km longer than the old one. You need to go higher and then come down to reach valley. Following picture taken from way to Hemkund Sahib will explain it.

Beautiful view of Valley of Flowers after the construction of trek

Beautiful view of Valley of Flowers after the construction of trek

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

Newly constructed trek to Valley of Flowers

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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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26 comments on “Valley of Flowers opened in 2014
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devishree says:

    Hi,

    This is an amazing site. We are planning for tour while the flowers are in full bloom (suggest us a month).
    Could you please share the itinerary and the dates.

    Devishree

  2. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan dipankar brahma says:

    i wish to visit Valley of Flowers in from 1st aug to 14th aug 15 and will be highly obliged if you kindly send me an itenary from haridwar to haridwar. i will be reaching haridwar from kol via new delhi. i will also hav a plan to visit hemkund sahib and badrinath. pl kindly send me the detail itenary with costs and procedures to get permission from forest dept etc………………………..

  3. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Mohini Singh says:

    Pls send details of treks to Valley of Flowers in July including cost. Thanks.

  4. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Arvind says:

    i want to go to valley of Flower. kindly send me the detail with price and permission frm forest department.

  5. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Vipin Ahuja says:

    Hi Devkant,

    we are planing for 1st week of Aug, can you please send me details.

    Thanks

  6. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan anirban bhattacharya says:

    i wish to visit Valley of Flowers in mid august 15 ie from 1st aug to 14th aug 15 and will be highly obliged if you kindly send me an itenary from haridwar to haridwar. i will be reaching haridwar from kol via new delhi. i will also hav a plan to visit hemkund sahib and badrinath. pl kindly send me the detail itenary with costs and procedures to get permission from forest dept etc.
    hoping for your help
    with regds
    anirban bhattacharya

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      A detailed mail has been sent to you. Please let us know if you have any question regarding the trip.

  7. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Nitish Waila says:

    Please send me the details of this trek, itinerary and cost included. I am looking forward to visit Valley of Flowers in the 2nd week of August.

  8. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan sowmya nayaki says:

    pl send a complete itinerary and also the cost for the 2015 trip

  9. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Ramya says:

    I wish to visit Valley of Flowers during July 2015. Can you please mail me the details including prices… Starting place – preferably Delhi. Iam from Bangalore.
    In the year 2013, we reached till haridhwar and due to cloud burst we could not continue our trip to Valley of Flowers. So I wish my dream comes true in 2015…

  10. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan dr anjali kumar says:

    Interested in coming to the valley in 2nd or 03 week of Aug 2015
    Pl provide relavent details
    Thanks

  11. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan VJ Kumar says:

    I am looking forward for the moment to see the valley,
    Thanks for the information and the offer. I am interested
    but not sure in which batch I can join and will let you
    know the batch shortly

  12. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Virendra Singh says:

    Yes,interesting in first batch 28 th June 2015

    • Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Devkant Sangwan says:

      Thanks for the interest, I have sent you the detailed itinerary and other details, I will be calling you personally.

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