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History of Valley of Flowers

The glowing masterpiece of nature with varied 600 above floral species and nesting some rarest of the rare endangered species of animals make it an exemplary site to explore. Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is an Indian National Park established in 1982. Located in district Chamoli in Uttarakhand. The Valley remained hidden until 1931, when accidently discovered by 3 Britishers, Frank S. Smythe, Eric Shipton and R.L. Holdsworth, who lost their way during an accomplished expedition of mt Kamet. They tend to meet at a point full of flowers. Driven through the charming beauty, they named it ''the Valley of flowers. Later after the discovery, one of the visitors ''Frank Smythe'' also mentioned the Valley in his book ''Valley of flowers''. In 1939 a renowned botanist Joan Margret Legge died while carrying out her research on some grave floral species. A memorial was laid down by her sister with local rituals. In 1982 the Valley of flowers was declared a national park by the government of Uttarakhand. In 1993 Prof. Chandra Prakash Kalia carried out the research and listed above 520 alpine plants and later on authored 2 books ''the valley of flowers myth and reality'' and ''Ecology and Conservation of the Valley of Flowers National Park, Garhwal Himalaya.''

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