Nanda Devi National Park

National Park
Record Public

Description

This area is located in the north of India and covers one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the Himalayan range. The park is bounded by high ridges with peaks, such as Dunagiri (7066m), Rishi Parvat (6992m), Nanda Devi East (7434m), except its western side, which features a deep and almost inaccessible gorge: Rishi Ganga. The interior of the park is dominated by the peak of Nanda Devi (7817m), India's second highest mountain.
In the area there are the following habitats: mountains, valleys with steep slopes, rivers, subalpine forests, scrubs, alpine tundra, and glaciers.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 114 species. Highlight the occurrence of Koklass Pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha), Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus), Snow Partridge (Lerwa lerwa), and Himalayan Snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis). Common species recorded during May-June include Coal Tit (Parus ater), Yellow-bellied Fantail (Rhipidura hypoxantha), Orange-flanked Bush-robin (Tarsiger cyanurus), Blue-fronted Redstart (Phoenicurus frontalis), Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni), Rosy Pipit (Anthus roseatus), Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus), and Spotted Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes).

Geographic information

30.374724°, 79.971585°
624.620km²

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Conservation status

  • National Park
    • Nanda Devi National Park
      Yes
      100.00
Information in English
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  • Nanda Devi & Valley of flowers National Park, Uttaranchal, India, United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Nanda Devi National Park & Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttaranchal, India, A World Heritage Site Natural, Unesco, World Heritage Convention
  • R. Sankaran, Ornithological survey of Nanda Devi National Park, India
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