The popular tourist destination, Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand has hit a roadblock as due to heavy rains, the region had a landslide. This has resulted in cracks in the trek route.
Due to this the UNESCO World Heritage site known for its breathtaking natural beauty will remain closed to visitors for now and will reopen once the road is fine.
The district administration team recently visited the site to check the situation and explored ways to restore connectivity.
Divisional Forest Officer Nand Ballabh Sharma added that the landslide that happened a little ahead of Dwaripul, is recurring in nature. It has a glacier point and a sliding zone.
He also added that the administration will not be taking any chances hence the route leading to the valley of flowers will remain closed.
The forest guard added that big cracks have developed and boulders might fall on visitors at any time.
There’s a strong possibility that the rest of the trek route will be washed away too, and there’s a need for an alternate alignment of the route to facilitate smooth movement of visitors, the forest guard added.