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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers


Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
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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.



Reviews

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:
2005Extended
To include Valley of Flowers National Park
1988 Inscribed
Reasons for inscription

Site links


Official website:
»Valley of Flowers National Park

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