Blooming Escapes: The Hidden Himalayan Paradise Of Rhododendrons

Add some flower power to elevate your next excursion to the Himalayas. Chance upon white rhododendrons twinning with milky waterfalls and legendary temples with scarlet blooms

Himalaya Mountains range with red rhododendron flowers in foreground Photo: Shutterstock

The redness of a cooling sherbet and the sweetness of jam with slivers of the petals were the earliest memories of the seasonal scarlet bloom that heralds the passing of winter and hints at spring to come in the upper reaches of the mountains. It was only recently one discovered that the rhododendron blooms not only in varied hues, but has many genera and is to be found strung along the length of the Himalayas as well.