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About Nanda Devi Wildlife Sanctuary
Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most impressive wilderness areas in Garhwal Himalayas. It is situated in chamoli district of Garhwal Uttarnchal. It is spread over 630 sq km areas, overshadowed by the peak of Nanda Devi Peak (second highest mountain in India).Nanda Devi National Park was established in the year 1980 to protect the high attitude Himalayan flora & fauna.The history of this sanctuary says that the British Mountaineers,Mr. Eric Shipton and Mr.Bill Tilman were the first men to reach this sanctuary.
Flora & Fauna in Nanda Devi National Park
There are so many species of animals in this area including bharal, Himalayan tahir, serow, goral, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, brown bear, leopard, common langur, musk deer, brown dear, pheasant and others wild animals. There are also 80 spices of birds in this area. The main attraction in bird watching is warblers, gresbreaks, rose finches, ruby throat and other birds which are easily seen here.
Main Attraction of Nanda Devi National Park:
Tourists can make a visit to the Nanda Devi National Park, famous for its rare species of animals. The park has been notified as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper contribute to the rich floral system of the park. Tourists can indulge in nature walk or can for the wildlife safari along with the forest officer. The main attractions of the park include Brown Bear, Bharal, Common Langur, Goral, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Musk, Indian Leopard, Serow and snow leopard. Apart from this the avifaunas of the park include Grosbeaks, Rose Finches, Ruby Throat, and Warblers.
How To Reach Nanda Devi National Park:
Airport: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 221 kms.
Railways : Nearest railways station is Rishikesh.
Road : Well connected to Hardwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Nainital, Almora and other destinations.
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