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Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park in Chamoli District lies in the vicinity of Nanda Devi Peak. A part of the Garhwal Himalayas, this park comprises the catchments area of the Rishi Ganga River and spreads over 630 sq km. The park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The park supports bharal, Himalayan Tahr, serow, goral, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan brown bear, leopard, common langur and Himalayan musk deer. Avifaunal species include warblers, grosbeaks, rose finches, and ruby throat.

The entry to the park is from Lata village, around 23 km from Joshimath. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, 315 km away, and the nearest railhead is Rishikesh Railway Station, at a distance of 276 km.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Chamoli

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