Osmunda clatoniana is a fern that grows in profusion in the valleyPhotograph by: Vibha VarshneyRead story: Heritage valley in danger
A view of the valley in 1998. It has over 500 flowering plantsPhotograph by: Anju SharmaRead story: Heritage valley in danger
Bhyundar in 1993: Village Bhyundar, on route to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. Its residents have been helping in the upkeep of the area around the heritage sitePhotograph by: Chandra Prakash KalaRead story: Heritage valley in danger
The valley in 2012. The valley got the World Heritage Site tag in 2005 for its exceptional natural beauty and population of rare, endangered high altitude flora and faunaPhotograph by: Vibha VarshneyRead story: Heritage valley in danger
Ghangaria settlement where tourists stay overnight before proceeding to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund SahibPhotograph by: Vibha VarshneyRead story: Heritage valley in danger
A view of the valley in 1981. The unique landscape of the region has allowed a large variety of flowering plants to thrivePhotograph by: Anil AgarwalRead story: Heritage valley in danger
The number of threatened plant species, especially of medicinal values, is higher in the Valley of Flowers than in the other protected areas of the Indian HimalayasPhotograph by: Vibha VarshneyRead story: Heritage valley in danger
The flower of Potentilla in bloomPhotograph by: Vibha VarshneyRead story: Heritage valley in danger
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