A World Heritage Site with no human population inside
THE Nanda Devi National Park is one of the very few untouched regions of the Himalayas. With no human population inside the park, the quintessential serenity of the valley remains immaculately preserved and serene.
Along with the valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. It is situated the Chamoli district in the Garhwal region.
The Park surrounds the formidable Nanda Devi, one of the highest mountain peaks in India. Other mighty mountains stretch around the Park, including Hardeol, Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Kot, Rishi Parbat, and Trishul
The 630 sq km Park is basically vast glacial basin. The main river the Park is the tranquil Rishi Ganga
Thick forests composed of fir rhododendron and birch, are found up to 3,300m, after which the vegetation gradually moves from alpine to grasses and herbs.
It is home to several mammals, especially the snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer and bharal. Over a hundred bird species are found here.
The astounding scenic beauty makes Nanda Devi National Park a visual delight.