Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Unparalleled Beauty & Diversity of Flora in Nanda Devi National Park

Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Nanda Devi National Park is widely revered for its amazing flora. The interesting aspect about the vegetation in this park is that it is not constant or in other words, it keeps on changing in different parts of park. In fact, there are certain parts of Nanda Devi National Park that are absolutely devoid of any vegetation. Since, conditions in this region are absolute dry, so it’s difficult to trace trees near the Nanda Devi Glacier.

The fact that this National Park houses over 312 flora species speaks volumes about its diversity. Out of these floral species, 17 are absolutely rare and difficult to trace anywhere else in the world. If you are a plant researcher or enthusiast, then you should definitely consider visiting here. This place is a paradise for botanists because there’s lot to see and understand here.

Flora in Nanda Devi National Park
Flora in Nanda Devi National Park
From Ramnani, a popular place within the park premises, you can notice a noticeable change in the vegetation. It gradually becomes more Alpine. Dense forests of Juniper scrubs primarily start dominating a majority of this region. But, this doesn’t last forever because as you continue moving ahead, you might notice Juniper getting replaced by grasses, lichens and prone mosses. On Riverine soils, you can also come across Dwarf willows and annual herbs.

Given the astounding range of flora species in this park, it isn’t astonishing why Sir Edmund Hillary described Nanda Devi as a God gifted wilderness for the lush green meadows & enchanting flowers & trees that are absolutely breathtaking.

If you intend to thoroughly explore the Nanda Devi National Park, then you have to spend a few days here. In order to do so, you might have to look for accommodation in Bageshwar. Before planning for a stay in this city, you have to search for the best time to visit Bageshwar. Generally, people love visiting here during the month of February for enjoying the fabulous Bageshwar climate. A trip to this city will be a lifetime experience.