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, the 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 a 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 bear, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Serow, Bharal, Common Langur, Goral, Brown bear etc. Nanda Devi National Park also boasts a large number of bird species like Warblers, Grosbeaks, Rosefinches, Ruby throat, Crested Black Tit, Yellow-bellied Fantail Flycatcher, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Blue-fronted Redstart, Indian Tree Pipit, Vinaceous Breasted Pipit, Common Rosefinch, 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.
There is a restriction at entering 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.