In 1931, mountaineer Frank S Smythe and his colleagues chanced upon a valley on their way from an expedition and were mesmerised. “It was impossible to take a step without crushing a flower… The Bhyundar Valley was the most beautiful valley that any of us had seen. We remembered it afterwards as the Valley of Flowers.”
Somethng called by as intriguing and romantic a name as the Valley of Flowers shouldn’t be found conveniently off the highway! So, even after a long trip from Delhi to Joshimath, you have to hike up from a point called Govindghat.