Nanda Devi national park is located around the Nandadevi mountain range, the second highest peak in India. It was established in 1982 and covers an area of 630.33 sq km. The park is situated in Uttrakhand state of India, declared as World heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. It lies at an altitude of 3500 meters. It boasts off some unique high altitude flora and fauna. The park compromises of breathtaking sceneries, wooded environment and richness of biosphere. W. Garden was the first person in the world to explore the vegetation of the park after that it caught world's attention and attracts thousand of tourist from all over the world.
The main vegetation of the park includes fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper. The condition is drier at the lower part of region. As we go upward, we find no vegetation. The lower part of the sanctuary includes dense, mangrove, and evergreen coniferous trees
Many medical herbs and plants are found in the majestic hills. The vegetation also covers alpine grasses and shrubs at higher altitudes.
Due to the lush green, dense and mangrove forest cover of the Nanda Devi provides shelter to more than 80 species of mammals which include Bharal, Brown Bear, Common Langur, Goral, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Musk Deer, Leopard, Serow and Snow Leopard. It also boasts off many rare and endangerd species of domestic and migratory birds such as Grosbeaks, Rose Finches, Ruby Throat and Warblers.
Apart from these attractions, the park provides variety of attractions for adventure tourists
Trekking, mountaining are perfect option for them. Now a day the park emerges as a pilgrimage centre in north India. From here you can go to other pilgrimage sites such as Badrinath, Hemkunth sahib etc. In this way, the Park presents perfect amalgamation of scenic beauty, pilgrimage centre and wildlife attractions.