India is a country which is blessed with great scenic beauty that comprises of lush green forests, beautiful valleys, undulating hills, twinkling mountain streams, magnificent lakes and many rivers. When the mountain ranges and rivers join together, they create some of the most beautiful valleys of India and the world.
The valleys in the country are often considered to be a heaven for nature lovers and trekkers. Some of the valleys in the country offer you beautiful waterfalls, and stunning varieties of flora and fauna. The magical land of India never fails to disappoint its visitors.
Some of the valleys provide you mysterious experiences, which makes you feel fascinating and endearing. These valleys are perfect examples of India's rich culture and heritage, which adds on further to form a unique charm, as some of the locals and lands have not been influenced by the western culture yet.
The breathtaking natural beauty of the country would leave anybody awestruck, especially at the sites like the valley of flowers, Spiti, and Silent Valley. Read on further and find out about some of the most beautiful valleys in the country.
1. Valley Of Flowers
Located in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand, this valley is appropriately named taking into consideration of the large variety of flowers that can be seen in the valley. The Valley of Flowers is home to some of the most elegant collection of flowers, which are unique and found only at the upper stretches of the Himalayas.
It is also home to some rare and endangered species of animals like the snow leopard, the Himalayan brown bear, etc. To reach this beautiful place, one needs to trek a distance of 17 km from Joshimath and you would be awestruck by the sight which unfolds in front of your eyes.
2. Dzukou Valley
Nagaland is one of the unexplored states in the country and has many mysteries which loom around it. The valley of Dzukou is one amongst the secrets kept in the state of Nagaland. The peak of Japfu is home to the Dzukou valley, which would change itself into a bed of wild flowers during the summers. A visit to the Dzukou valley should ideally be made from June to September.
3. Spiti Valley
The largely mountainous landscape of Spiti Valley is nestled between Ladakh, Kinnaur, Kulu, Lahual and Tibet. Fondly known as Little Tibet, you would come across the deep canyon while you transverse through the Himalayan gorge. The valley is also home to some beautiful monasteries and lakes along with the small villages found in this remote location.
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4. Chambal Valley
Chambal valley might have been famous for it dacoits, but the sheer beauty and the charm here is simply undeniable. The valley is located in Madhya Pradesh and has a very distinct appeal in comparison to the Himalayan valleys.
Finding a snow-covered peak here is very rare, but what is not rare is the lush green forests that are home to a large variety of flora and fauna and also to some historically important sites in the area.
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5. Silent Valley
Located in the Nilgiri ranges of Kerala, the Silent Valley National Park is a treasure chest of nature with its woody natural forests and is blessed with a huge variety of flora and fauna. Visit this valley and one would for sure be swept away from their feet at the sight of the natural grandeur of Kerala.
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6. Dibang Valley
The Dibang Valley is one amongst the newborn valleys in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The valleys is divided into two sections, which is the upper and the lower sections. One half of this beauteous valley grabs the attention of ornithologists, anthropologists and botanists, as it is home to a large variety of animals, different species of flowers and a huge collection of birds.
7. Kashmir Valley
One of the most well-known valleys in the country is Kashmir valley, and it is known as the true heaven on Earth. The valley is also infamous for its terrorist activities which took a toll on the number of visitors who were hit. The terrorist activities however have not had a large impact on the natural beauty of the place, which still attracts a large number of visitors and it still remains breathtaking.
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8. Yumthang Valley
This valley is located in the northern part of Sikkim, close to the Tibetan border at an altitude of more 3500 m above sea level. Most people visit this place from the months of February to June, as the valley blooms with flowers in its various shades and hues, inclusive of the breathtaking rhododendrons. One can find hot springs in the region which are said to have curative powers.
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9. Ketti Valley
The Ketti Valley is considered as the second largest valley around the world and is well known for large natural beauty, which is covered by the Nilgiris ran. The valley is home to different types of flora and is an ideal spot for one to watch for birds, trekking and hiking. If you are planning to head to Ooty, then you must visit Ketti valley and have an enchanting experience.
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10. Zanskar Valley
A remote valley located in Ladakh, Zanskar valley is well known for its immense natural beauty and is nestled amidst the Zanskar Range. The valley is paradise for nature lovers, and one can experience some of the best secrets of nature at this valley. During the summer months, you can get to experience river rafting in the Zanskar river and during the winter months, you could opt to go on exciting treks to the frozen lake of Chadar and through some ancient monasteries of the region.
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