Nanda Devi National Park is located at an altitude of 7817 m (25646 ft), in the Himalayas. The park is dominated by Nanda Devi peak – the second highest mountain in India. Together with Valley of flowers it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Spread over an area of 630 sq. km (243 sq.miles), the park contains high diversity and density of flora and fauna. It is home to brown and black Himalayan bears, Himalayan thar, snow leopard, serow, chir pheasants and more than 300 floral species.
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When to visit: best time to visit is from June to September. The park has been partially opened for restricted number of tourist.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Nanda Devi National Park is not directly connected by railway.Haridwar station is about 274 km away. Haridwar station is well connected by trains to all major cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Varanasi, Amritsar, Lucknow, etc.
Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is about 295 km away.
Buses: The nearest bus stand is at Joshimath. Uttarakhand Roadways buses as well as private operators connect Joshimath to Rishikesh, Nainital, Dehraadun. The road trek begins at Lata village, about 21 km away from the Joshimath-Malari road.
By road: The distance from Joshimath to Lata village is about 21 km.
The distance from Joshimath to Haridwar is about 274 km via NH 7. It takes around 8 hours.
The distance from Joshimath to Rishikesh is about 255 km via NH 7. It takes around 7-8 hours.
The distance from Joshimath to Nainital is about 271 km via NH 7 and NH109. It takes around 8-9 hours.
The distance from Joshimath to Dehradun is abut 300 km via NH 7. It takes around 8-9 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Joshimath is about 497 km via NH334 and NH 7. It takes around 13-14 hours.
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