Thursday, January 29, 2015

Get a Visual Fest at the Nanda Devi National Park

Himalayan Black Bear
Himalayan Black Bear
Nanda Devi National Park is listed amongst the most popular national parks in India. Designated as the World Heritage Site, this park is capable of supporting wide range of Eco-systems, habitats and species. This world famous Pindari Glacier is situated in the Pinder Valley at an altitude of approximately 3,353 m (11,001 ft) between the Nanda Devi & Nanda Kot Mountains. The Nanda Devi Basin was declared a sanctuary in the year 1939. In 1982, an additional area of approximately 630.33 sq. km was added and it was now known as a national park. The core zone is now called as the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.

Orange Flanked Bush Robin
Orange Flanked Bush Robin
Apart from the Himalayan valleys and sprawling greenery, visitors can have a visual feast by sighting wild animals such as Snow Leopards, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan black-bear and many more. This National Reserve is an ideal destination for bird watchers because over 100 bird species have made their home here. Bird species such as orange-flanked bush robin, Indian tree pipit, and blue fronted redstart are commonly seen here. This park is also home to several butterfly species and 312 flower species including Alpine and Juniper, which will make your trip to this place a memorable experience