The geographical area is regarded as one of the most spectacular wilderness in the Himalayas and is dominated by 'Nanda Devi Peak' which is a natural monument and India's second highest peak. The Nanda Devi National Park the world inheritance site has unique topographical, climate, and soil and it adhere diverse habitat, species, communities and ecosystems.
Nanda Devi National Park is a spectacular mountain wilderness with few if any parallels elsewhere in the Himalayas on account of its concentration of high peaks and glaciers lying among a range of near pristine habitats. It lies within a bio geographical conversion zone between the Western and Eastern Himalayas and supports a variety of threatened and uncommon species of large mammals.
The astonishing environment with plentous flora and fauna like Brahma-Kamal and BHARAL (blue mountain goat) makes this a sanctuary of nature.
This park is protected by a buffer zone that covers more than 5,000 km. In the year 2004, Nanda Devi Park was further certified as a World Network of Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Nanda Devi National Park characterized by an exotic Himalayan flora and fauna was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
The National Park is also known for its inspiring views of natural meadows of alpine flowers where one can witness distinguished species of the hoofed mammals like the Himalayan TAHR, BHARAL, Mask Deer and Goral. The tough mountain wilderness contrasts with the gentle landscape of the forest which remains occupied with snow for half of the year. The physical wonder is mainly spread across the base of Nanda Devi, the highest mountain peak in India. Nanda Devi National Park is a renowned biosphere reserve in the country located in the GARHWAL region in the Indian state of UTTARAKHAND. The park is set on a bio-geographical conversion zone in between Eastern and Western Himalayas where the wildlife enthusiasts can witness all exceptional species of animals. The diversity of alpine flowers includes rare species like Brahma Kamal (SAUSSUREA OBVALLATA) Blue Poppy, and numerous other species of rare alpine flowers. Famous avifaunal in Nanda Devi National Park includes TRAGOPAN, MONAL Pheasant, the Himalayan Golden Eagle and lots of exceptional species of birds.
In spite of being decorated with stunning natural views and diverse eco-system, this diverse land combines highly endangered species of animals many of which have already disappeared from other parts of the globe.
Trek for the park negotiates a steep assent at high altitude zones within 13 km route from 2000mt. at village LATA to 4250mts to DHARASI - the topmost point.
By Air: The Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Dehradun, 315 km.
By Rail: RISHIKESH is the nearest railway station.
By Road: Nearest road head is LATA, 30 km from JOSHIMATH which is also connected by bus services. JOSHIMATH is connected by road to RISHIKESH and other midpoints in the region.