The Nanda Devi National Park which is characterized by a unique mix of flora and fauna is a noted spectacular wilderness areas in the Himalayas. Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand the entire park is overshadowed by the peak of Nanda Devi which rises to over 7,800 m.In 1883 W.W. Garden takes the credit of reaching this area first and followed by Tilman and N.E. Odell in 1936.It was only after them it led to the region becoming a game sanctuary in 1939.The area of the park remained undisturbed until 1950’s when organized expeditions for Nanda Devi started. To save the park from these disturbances, the Government of India declared the region a National Park in 1982 and later it was given the special status of a Biosphere Reserve. The Nanda Devi National Park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Apart from the flora and fauna of this region the Nanda Devi National Park is also a great site of birding.
LOCATION Nanda Devi National Park – Location The Nanda Devi National Park is located in the upper Himalayan ranges of the Chamoli district in the Garhwal division in the state of Uttaranchal. The park extends from the latitude 30°24′ in the North to the longitude 79°53′ in the East. On all three sides the Nanda Devi National park is surrounded by mountain peaks except in the West.