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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks cover a high-altitude mountain valley renowned for its diverse alpine flora. The two parks are located in the Himalayas.

Nanda Devi National Park is dominated by India's second highest mountain, the Nanda Devi. It is largely unspoilt and free from human settlement. It has been closed to foreign visitors until 1974. Threatened mammals in the area include the snow leopard and Himalayan musk deer.

The Valley of Flowers National Park lies at a distance of 23km from Nanda Devi. It is also uninhabited. It is home to tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, common langur, bharal, serow, Himalayan black bear and a huge variety of butterflies. Its diverse flora is known for its medicinal plants.


Hiranmay Ghosh (India):
I visited the Valley of Flowers last week. While there were quite a bit of hardship on the route because of landslides, the valley provided an exhilarating experience. The flowers were in full-bloom and moist with rains. I could not see much of the mighty peaks due to clouds though!
Date posted: August 2011
Juliana Hills (New York):
It was so pretty and relaxing. And i even got to see some animals even thouhg i wasnt there for long!
Date posted: March 2010

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Site info

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
Country: India
Inscribed: 1988
Natural Heritage
Criteria:  (7) (10)
Category: Natural landscape, Mountain

Site history:
To include Valley of Flowers National Park
1988 Inscribed
Reasons for inscription

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Official website:
»Valley of Flowers National Park

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