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Listed as World Heritage site in 1988 by UNESCO, Nanda Devi National Park is situated in Chamoli district, in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand nearest town being Joshimath. The park covers an area of 640 square kilometres; the park was acknowledged a National Park in1982. The park is foothills of mighty Himalayan peak Nanda Devi having height of 7800 meters along with other peaks in the region of the park are Trishul, Dunagiri, Bethartoli.
Nanda Devi National Park was formed in 1982 and right of entry to Trekkers was denied to protect its bio diversity but now portions of the park are open to the tourists. Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, a Government of Uttarakhand enterprise, have a mountaineering and trekking division based at Muni-ki-reti, Rishikesh, conducts Tours and Treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. The wealth with its scenic beauty of the biosphere makes the park very special.
The park remains open only for six months from 1st May to 31st October.
Best / ideal time season / when to visit : middle of July to August end.