Nanda Devi National Park

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Overview

Nanda Devi National Park is located in the Chamoli district of the state of Uttarakhand. In 1982, it was declared as a National Park in the year of 1982. In 1988, the Nanda Devi National Park & adjoining area of Valley of Flowers National park were recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Since 2004, valley of flower along with Nanda Devi Biosphere reserves listed in UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The entire region of Nanda Devi National Park is marked with unique mix of flora and fauna & spectacular wilderness areas in the Himalayas. The national park houses around 310 floral species & few of them are rarest. The other prominent floras are Fir, Birch, Rhododendron, Juniper etc. The Nanda Devi National Park is also renowned for its vivid fauna especially large mammal like Leopards, Himalayan black ber, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan thar, Serow, Bharal, Common Langur, Goral, Brown bear etc. Nanda Devi National Park also boosts large number of bird species like Warblers, Grosbeaks, Rose finches, Ruby throat, Crested Black Tit, Yellow-bellied Fantail Flycatcher, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Blue fronted Redstart, Indian Tree Pipit, Vinaceous Breasted Pipit, Common Rose finch, Nutcracker etc. It is divided into Outer & Inner sanctuary. Outer portion bestowed with main vegetation as fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper. The inner sanctuary relatively has no vegetation with two major glacier peaks & one prominent peak- Nanda Devi peak.

Activities can be enjoyed

  • Trekking: Nanda Devi National park is marked by significant Nanda Devi peak which is one of the highest mountain in the world & ranked second in India. It is also encircled by few of glorious peak like Dunagiri, Trishul 1 & 2 & etc. It provides huge opportunities to trekking seeker at these stunning Himalayan foothills.
  • Bird watching & wild animal sighting: Nanda Devi is best place for bird watchers, it houses the large number of bird species like Warblers, Grosbeaks, Rose finches, Ruby throat, Crested Black Tit, Yellow-bellied Fantail Flycatcher, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Blue fronted Redstart, Indian Tree Pipit, Vinaceous Breasted Pipit, Common Rose finch, Nutcracker etc.
  • Boon for geologists, geographers

How to reach to Nanda Devi National Park

  • Nearest railway station to Joshimath is Rishikesh which located at distance of 255 Kms approx.
  • Jolly Grant airport is closest airport to Govindghat which is 320 Kms approx.
  • Best time to visit: May till Mid of October

Note

There is restriction at enter in Nanda Devi national Park wherein only group of 05 people is allowed at a time & only 02 groups at a day are allowed. Moreover only 04 groups are allowed in a week. Prior permission of DFO's Office is required whose office is located in Joshimath.

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