The most beautiful flower valleys of the world
The multi-colored sea of flowers swaying in the wind, high mountains, bright sun – the flower valleys are truly impressive. Huge placers of fragrant plants are found in almost every country: Ukraine, Bulgaria, India, France, Holland. Many tourists want to admire such beauty and feel like in a fairy tale. In this article, we will look at the most beautiful and stunning imagination flower valleys.
The unique color palette, heady floral aroma – attributes of any flower valley
Bulgaria. Valley of roses
In the foothills near the Bulgarian city of Kazanlak, starting from the XVIII century, a fragrant damask rose is grown. The rose brought from Syria subsequently became a symbol of Bulgaria. Thanks to its chic aroma, the flower is used as a raw material for essential oil, which is considered the best in the world. Roses bloom here from May to July, and in the middle of May, a festival dedicated to the rose is held. It begins with a ritual gathering of petals, and ends with the choice of a new Queen of the Rose.
Special climate conditions contribute to the growth of flowers with a rich aroma
Rose Valley in Bulgaria: special climate conditions contribute to the growth of flowers with a rich aroma
USA, Arizona. Poppy Valley
Every year from February to June, the gray Mojave desert comes to life: it is covered with bright orange and red colors. In the middle of the last century, locals brought their herds to the poppy valley, or the valley of antelopes, but this is now prohibited. Poppies do not water and do not stimulate their growth, so as not to disturb the natural appearance of the valley. Trails are laid for tourists, and you can’t leave them either. The paths are arranged so that the valley can be viewed from all angles, and on the benches you can relax and admire the wonderful flora and fauna of this area.
In the valley there are not only poppies, but also wildflowers: heather, clover, lupine
USA, California. Calla Valley
A unique sight – the blooming of wild callas on the background of the Pacific Ocean – appears here in March. This valley is considered a dangerous place because it is surrounded by poison ivy, stinging nettles and deep ravines. Paths have also been laid for tourists here, it is forbidden to leave them for safety reasons. Trails lead from the beach, where the high waves of the ocean crash onto the shore, to a dense forest of huge sequoias.
It is believed that callas predict the weather better than any weather forecaster: before rain, drops of water appear on the ends of the leaves.
Delicate snow-white callas flowers are surrounded by a natural defense: ivy and ravines
France. Lavender fields
A large number of Provence fields in France are covered with a carpet of fragrant lavender. The city of Valensole literally drowns in these delicate purple colors: even the houses of local residents are decorated with lavender. Here you can buy natural cosmetics containing lavender essential oil, soap, honey, bags with dried flowers.
Lavender blooms from June to August, but already in July it begins to mow. When visiting lavender fields, beware of wasps: they are attracted to the bright aroma of flowers. Traveling around Provence is best done by car to see as many fields as possible, or by bike.
During the lavender harvest season, festivals dedicated to this flower are held. Such a holiday can be visited in Valensole: usually the third Sunday of July.
Sometimes wheat or sunflower fields are located next to lavender: the combination of lilac and yellow flowers fascinates
India. Valley of Flowers
The largest national park in India is full of the brightest colors and shimmers with waterfalls. It is located in the Himalayas and is surrounded on all sides by high mountains covered with glaciers.
Locals believe that this place is magical and inhabited by fairies. Colorful flowers (primroses, poppies, lilies, rhododendrons, medicinal chamomile and calendula), amazing animals (snow leopards, foxes, bears) – which you will not see here! It is worth taking a few days to explore the valley in order to have time to see as much as possible. It is not superfluous to take an umbrella: it often rains here.
Snow lakes and glaciers add even greater beauty to this valley.
In addition to the valleys listed in this article, there are many others in the world. For example, the endless sea of daffodils in Ukrainian Transcarpathia or the valley of bright tulips in the Netherlands. Visiting such beautiful places will give vivid memories of wonderful views and fragrant aromas.