Spread across 87 sq km in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, the Valley of Flowers is set in the backdrop of the Zanskar Ranges. The place was discovered by world mountaineer Frank S Smith in 1931. A world heritage site, Valley of Flowers is situated at the conversion point of Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas. When the monsoon clouds begin to drizzle, the valley shows its flowery face and the entire region glistens like a colourful carpet. With paddocks, streams and peaks, this baroque of flowers is considered a worth watching spectacle.