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Suggested Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Amritsar

Arrive Amritsar Railway Station/ Airport and transfer to the select hotel. Evening visit India-Pakistan Attari Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Attari Wagah, an army Joint Check Post on India-Pakistan border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at Amristar

 

DAY 2: Amritsar local excursion

After Breakfast , Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine also known as Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib. Then visit Jallianwala Bagh- the place that reminds every Indian of the brutal and hearless massacre by british general Dyer. Visit Durgiana Temple :- The temple The complex houses Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir with a huge pond on its periphery. Overnight stay at Amristar

 

DAY 3: Amritsar to Bathinda (180 km / 4 hours)

After breakfast you will proceed for Bathinda which is located 180 km from Amritsar. Later visit Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Quila Mubarak and Bathinda Lake where you can also enjoy boating. In the evening you can go for shopping and rest of the day free at your leisure. Overnight stay in Bathinda

 

Day 04: Bathinda local siteseeings

You will start your day with famous breakfast of Bathinda and proceed to visit some new and famous  places of Bathinda which includes  Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan, Bir Talab Zoo. After completing this sites you will proceed for Rose Garden which is very famous in Bathinda then by the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Bathinda

 

Day 05: Bathinda to Amritsar (180 km / 4 hours)

After breakfast you will check out from hotel and you will proceed for amritsar and drop to railway station/airport for onwards journey. Tour end

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How to Reach valley of Flowers

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Valley of Flowers but the roads are only connected upto Govind Ghat from where you have to commence trek of 16kms to reach Valley of Flowers. Govindghat is situated at a distance of 292kms from Jolly Grant Airport. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Govindghat.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Valley of flowers is Rishikesh but the roads are only connected upto Govind Ghat from where you have to commence trek of 16 kms to reach Valley of Flowers. Rishikesh railway station is situated 273 kms before Govindghat on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath and many other destinations to Govindghat.

By Road: Valley of Flowers is connected upto Govind Ghat with motoralble roads and from here you have to commence trek of 16kms to reach Valley of Flowers. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Haridwar, Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Govindghat are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli etc. Govindghat is situated on National Highway 58 making it easy to reach.

Valley of Flower Seasons

 May: The Valley of flowers becomes accessible in the last week of May when snow starts melting. In the month of May you will see  a lot of snow but very less number of flowers. Advantage in visiting in May is that there will be no to less rain as the rainy season  starts in the last week of June.
 June: This month is flooded by a lot of pilgrims for Shri Hemkund Shahib, resulting in high cost of Food, Stay and transport facility.    Also the availability of rooms gets affected. But, still certain specific flowers can be seen in this month. Also you can enjoy watching  huge and beautiful glaciers, waterfalls in the valley of flowers. The biggest benefit in visiting in this month is that there will be very less  to no rain. (Rain triggers landslide in this area and your plan may be affected). Rainy season starts only in June end or in first week of  July.
 July and August: As snow starts melting in May and new plants starts germinating and grow up till now. You will see a lot of  flowers blooming till mid July. There are almost 650 varities of flowers in total that can be seen in Valley of Flowers. The Best time to    see maximum number of flowers is mid July to Mid August.
 September: The September is the Automon season of Valley of Flowers. This is the last month for visiting valley of flower. The  plants starts drying up and put their seeds on the earth for the next season. Slowly at the end of the month and in the Next Month  snow starts falling and the valley becomes inaccessible. The Last official trip to Valley of Flowers is generally taken in the last week  of September.

Places to See in Valley Of Flowers

Hemkund Sahib:-    The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Govind Singhji mediated at Hemkund Sahib for years. The word Hemkund literally suggests 'Lake of snow' and the immaculate water of this lake is as cold as snow. Hemkund Saheb is located at an elevation of 4,329mts above sea level amidst several snow capped peaks, which are collectively called Hemkund Parvat. A star shaped gurudwara near the lake is visited by thousands of devotees every month. A temple dedicated to Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama is also located here. One must complete a trek of 6km from Ghangharia to reach Hemkund Sahib. The best time to visit this place is from July to November.

Ghangaria: It is the last human habitation centre on the way to Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers. Ghangaria is a scenic hamlet perched at an altitude of 3,050mts above sea level at a distance of 13km from Govind Ghat and 4kms before Valley of flowers. The trek becomes easy to moderate from this point if you are travel towards Hemkund Sahib. The region is prone to heavy snowfall in winters, therefore the region remains opened from May to October. A Gurudwara, GMVN rest houses and a few more hotels provide accommodation facility at Ghangharia.

  • Hotel Bhagat, Govindghat
  • Hotel Devlok, Ghangaria
  • Sarovar Portico Camps, Ghangaria
  • Hotel Priya, Ghangharia
  • Sri Nanda Lokpal Palace, Ghangharia

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