Valley of flowers

Valley of Flowers – View from the Sky!

Written by Poorna & Brinda
Valley of flowers – View from the sky! Surprised with the title?

We were browsing the pictures of this trip and suddenly realised that we had not posted the lovely pictures we had taken on our way back fromGangaria toGobindGhat.

We flew back from Gangaria in a chopper. The flight exactly took seven minutes to cover! We done the same distance by foot while going and it had taken us 12 hours.

The views from the chopper were awesome. The flight is through Alaknanda valley covered by mist with myriad of waterfalls.

It was a cloudy morning with constant drizzle. In fact the flight was delayed by almost two hours and were not sure whether we would be able to take off. Finally we did around 10 In the morning.

Take a look at these pictures. Please click on the pictures to see them in enlarged size.

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The bird has arrived, finally!
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Gangaria helipad must one of the most picturesque in the world. It is in a bowl surrounded by cloud kissed mountains. When mist clears, you can see some lovely waterfalls.
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We now take off. The tented accommodation of one of the travel agencies. The flight though only for seven minutes is memorable for valley views. I have had similar experience while flying in the Siang valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
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The first glimpse of Gobind Ghat
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We come closer….
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The milky waters of Alakananda
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Safely landed…… By the way, the helipad has been washed away in recent floods.
If one does not want to trek back, taking a chopper is a good option. You can book ticket in Gangaria. It will give a different experience while saving time. But the weather being fickle, one need to keep a buffer day if planning to come by chopper.
For other posts on Valley of Flowers Trek, please click on the following link.

Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib

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Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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