Unwinding the majestic biosphere reserve
Nanda Devi National Park is a renowned biosphere reserve in the country located in the Garhwal region in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This natural wonder is mainly spread across the base of Nanda Devi, the highest mountain peak in India. Other significant peaks that fall under this reserve forest are Nandadevi East (7434 mt), Dunagiri (7066mt), Changband (6864mt), Kalnka (6931mt) Rishi pahar (6992 mt), Maiktoli (6803 mt), Mangraon (6765mt), Nanda Khat (6631 mt), Trishul-1 (7120mt), Mrigthuni (6655mt), Trishul-II (6319mt), and Bethartoli Himal (6352mt).
Despite being adorned with stunning natural views and diverse eco-system, this diverse land contains highly endangered species of animals many of which have already vanished from other parts of the globe. The park is set on a bio-geographical transition zone in between Eastern and Western Himalayas where the avid wildlife lovers can witness all exceptional species of animals.
The National Park is also known for its breath-taking views of natural meadows of alpine flowers where one can witness distinguished species of the hoofed mammals like the the Himalayan Tahr, Bharal, Mask Deer and Goral. The rugged mountain wilderness contrasts with the gentle landscape of the forest which remains covered with snow for half of the year.
Famous avifauna in Nanda Devi National Park includes Tragopan, Monal Pheasant, the Himalayan Golden Eagle and lots of exceptional species of birds. The diversity of alpine flowers includes rare species like Brahma Kamal (Saussurea Obvallata) Blue Poppy, and numerous other species of rare alpine flowers.