The beauty of our nation lies in its greens and flowers. Check some unusual flora and an unusual land that houses a part of the so called heaven...on earth...the Valley of Flowers
This one is native to India and blooms only in the night for about 2 hrs. This beautiful thing is also called the 'Cradle of Jesus', for its superb structure.
This is one of the most sacred flowers in the country. In the flowering season it blooms in hundreds in a tree and its garlands are considered to be special offering to the gods.
This flower is well known for its fragrance, that sometimes faints a person or brings headache. Still very sacred. The sister flower, 'Naga Champa' is also in the same form and sacred too.
Considered sacred in south India, it is known for the shape specified in the name.
This is our nations pride. The lotus is a spectacular sight and sacred because it blooms beautifully in the dirtiest swamp.
This one is also called Gauri Pushpa. Sacred too...
Uthpala (Blue lotus):
The other form of lotus....
Pundariika (White Lotus):
(The collection below is done by Tejaswini C B)
The paradise on this planet
Valley of Flowers, Uttaranchal:
The Valley of Flowers is a paradise on earth located in Uttaranchal near the town Joshimath in the midst of the Himalayas.It is also a National Park renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty.
Ramayana Legends says that this is the place where Hanuman searched for Sanjivini Booti to cure Lakshman, When he was injured by Indrajith, Son of Ravana.
Some flowers in the Valley...
Himalayan Bell Flower
Siliene Flower with morning Dew...