Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks cover mountain landscapes in the West Himalayas that are renowned for their diverse alpine flora.
The Nanda Devi is India's second-highest mountain, and its park holds a spectacular landscape of glaciers, moraines, and alpine meadows. The nearby Valley of Flowers has diverse flora and is known for its medicinal plants and a huge variety of butterflies. Mammals encountered in both parks include tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, serow, Himalayan and black bear.
Community Perspective: We're still awaiting a first full review. Nanda Devi NP is closed to tourism (and mountaineering), while the Valley of Flowers does see a decent number of visitors. Go and watch the flowers in full bloom in July-August.
Map of Nanda Devi and Valley of FlowersLoad map
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!
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