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The Valley of Flowers

This week Thinking Color is in the foothills of the himalayas, in the India state of Uttarakhand, to observe an explosion of flowery color. The Valley of Flowers National Park boasts some of the highest concentrations of alpine flowers in the world.        

This amazing natural wonder was little known to the outside world until 1931. In fact, it was discovered by accident when an english mountaineering party, including a famed botanist, lost its way and found itself surrounded by a sea of color.



Unlike flowers in more temperate climates the alpine flowers in the national park bloom all year long meaning any visitor can experience this spectacular site all year long.  


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