You Can See The Valley of Flowers Only By 31 October, 6750 Tourists Have Arrived So Far
The visitors to the World Heritage Valley of Flowers will be available by 31 October. From 31 October the valley will be closed to tourists. So far, 6750 tourists have reached the valley this season. The department has received revenue of up to one lakh so far this year. Before the closure of the valley, the department will install eight trap cameras for safety in the valley.
The Valley of Flowers opened on June 1, but due to the corona, tourists got permission to go here from August 1. Initially, very few tourists arrived here, but as soon as the government relaxed the lockdown, tourists started coming here.
Now very few flowers are seen in the valley. No one will be allowed to visit here after 31 October. Brij Mohan Bharti, a forest officer of the Valley of Flowers, said that 6750 tourists have reached the valley so far, including 11 foreign tourists.
Trekking team returned, will send a report to Government
The 16-member team which has gone on trekking from Chaumasi-Kham Bugyal-Hathni Kund-Bhaikund-Bhairav-Kedarnath has returned safely. The team says that by using this trek as an alternative travel route, tourism and pilgrimage in the Kalimath region can gain momentum and provide employment to local people.
Kedarnath MLA Manoj Rawat and Garhwal IG Abhinav Kumar sent a team for the trek from Guptkashi on October 11 as part of the ‘Give employment to the unemployed, Chalo Chaumasi to Kedar’ campaign. The team returned on October 14 after three days of trekking. The main objective of the team was to provide employment to local youth by connecting the trekking route with tourism.
MLA Manoj Rawat informed that the report is being prepared by the village head of the Gram Panchayat Chaumasi, head of the trekking team, which will be sent to the government. He informed that there are immense employment opportunities in the field of trekking and adventure in the Rudraprayag district.