Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
The valley of Flowers National Park is one of the most beautiful mountain wildernesses of the western Himalayas, celebrated for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers where more than 600 Himalayan species grow in an area of less than 2,500 hectares. Travel to Nanda Devi that throws open the door of this Verdant jewel to nature- enthusiasts all over the world.
Here is some interesting fact about this national park,
which is maybe unknown to you
1 Nanda Devi was first discovered in 1936 and in 1980 declared with an area of 325 miles as the natural reserve. In 1988, it was included in the list of UNESCO world natural heritage sites.
2 The Valley of Flowers is situated near Joshimath in the Pushpawati Vally , which is about 23 km northwest of the Nanda Devi national park.
3 The Nanda Devi Biosphere reserved encloses the two Parks. In 1988 The Nanda Devi national park and the valley of flower.
4 The 25,636-foot-high Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain of the Himalaya, after Kanchenjunga.
5 The Valley of flowers remains open from June to September end. The rest of the year the Valley gets covered by snow.
6 The flowering season comes to an end after mid- August when the dramatic change of color of the Valley from a greener to a more yellowish shade is quite visible
7 The Valley Visited by the Climber F. Smythe who wrote a book publicizing the ‘Valley of Flowers”.
8 The Park is home to tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, Himalayan brown bear, and a huge variety of butterfly. Among the important bards and Pheasant are, Himalayan golden Eagle, Snow Partridge, Himalayan snow cock, Himalayan Monal and sparrow etc.
9 The best way to explore the park is trekking the 9 miles. The nearest trekking starting point is Joshimath in Garhwal.
The Valley of Flowers and the Nanda Devi National Park sheltered in the Chamoli District of Uttrakhand in the Gharwal region near Joshimath in the Pushpawati Valley, which is about 23 km northwest of the Nanda Devi National park. Feel the beauty and floral splendor of Nanda Devi National park interspersed with waterfalls, springs , rocky boulders, and more. The ideal time to visit the place is from mid-july to mid-August to enjoy the abundance of colorful nature in the midst of the Himalayan Mountains. The Nada Devi National Park is a natural habitat for many animals such as bears, snow leopards, pheasants, musk deer and snow pigeon. The Nanda Devi glacier is also a major attraction. Discovered in 1931, the 6-mile-long Valley of Flowers, which is covered with flowers during the summer, lies at 9000 feet. The time to visit Nanda Devi National Park is from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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