Valley of flowers, known for its lush green meadows adorned with the vibrant colors from the blooming of thousands of varieties of flowers, is situated near the holy town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and explored by travelers from around the globe. The conducive time to visit the valley in full bloom is from mid-July to mid-August. While the valley of flowers remains a major tourist and trekking attraction, it is also an important pilgrim center for both Hindus and Sikhs. En route to the valley, one can visit the Lakshman temple and ancient Gurudwara on the banks of serein Hemkund (lake) surrounded by seven snowclad peaks..