Valley of flowers famous for its incredible natural beauty, scenic landscapes, endemic alpine flowers and a UNESCO world heritage site now reopened for tourists by the Uttarakhand government.
Tourists from outside the state also allowed. They need to upload their Covid-19 negative certificate 72 hours prior to their visit, says SDM Joshimath, Anil Chanyal, as reported by ANI.
Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site opened for tourists by the state government. Anil Chanyal, SDM Joshimath says, "Tourists from outside the state also allowed. They need to upload their #COVID19 negative certificate 72 hours prior to their visit." pic.twitter.com/Z18GS6GPE1
— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2020
Valley of Flowers was earlier scheduled to be open from 1 June, but due to unprecedented Covid situation the opening got delayed.
As Unlock 3 announced in India every state with respect to Corona situation, slowly opening businesses and tourists place.
As of 31 July, Uttarakhand has recorded 7,065 Covid-19 positive cases, 3.996 people successfully recovered from the virus while 76 death reported.
At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east.
This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep.