Best Time To Visit
- April to October
The popular Nanda Devi National Park of India is located amidst the soaring
peaks of Nanda Devi mountain range. The park houses some of the most
fascinating high altitude flora and fauna. Richness of biosphere,
breathtaking sceneries are some of main delights of the park. W.W. Garden
was the first person to access to this region in 1883. The park also has
been revered for thousand of years as a manifestation of Lord Shiva's wife
Parvati. It was in the year 1939 that the park was declared a sanctuary.
Sir Edmund Hillary, in his autobiography has described that "Nanda
Devi Sanctuary is God -gifted wilderness -India's training ground for
adventure. The park was established as Sanjay Gandhi National Park but was
later renamed Nanda Devi National Park
in the high altitudes, Nanda Devi National Park has a distinct climate. For
six months the region remains capped with snow and other months it has a dry
climate with heavy downpours.
Treasures Of The Park
- The main vegetation in this forest is of
fir,birch, rhododendron, and juniper. In the inner sanctuary the conditions
are very much drier and there is almost no vegetation. Around 312, floral
species are found in the Nanda Devi National Park. Out of these 17 are
considered to be rare.
- Animals like bharal, Himalayan tahr, serow,
goral, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, brown bear, leopard, common
langur, Himalayan musk deer, and brown beer are found in the premises of
Nanda Devi National Park.
There are nearly 80 species of birds in this area. Warblers, gresbreaks,
rose finches and ruby throat are commonly seen here.
Feather to the Cap
The Nanda Devi National Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage
Site in the year 1988 under the Natural Criteria iii and iv.
If you are there in the park during summers then you can enjoy trekking
through the park. If you can brave the cold then October and November are
the best months to watch the wildlife