Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand opens for tourists

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World Famous Heritage Site and National Park The Valley of Flowers of Uttarakhand has been opened for tourists, it is a part of Nanda Devi National Park located in the Garhwal region.

  • Located at an altitude of 3962 metres above sea level, the Valley of Flowers is spread over an area of 87 square kilometres.

  • On November 6, 1982, UNESCO declared this valley as a World Heritage Site.

  • More than five hundred colourful flower species are the centre of attraction for tourists in the Valley of Flowers.

  • Alpine flowers and beautiful meadows are found in this national park area.

  • High diversity and density of flora and fauna is found here, with many endangered species including snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer and various species of plants.

  • The valley is described in Hindu mythology as 'Nandan Kanan' meaning "heaven of Indra".

  • About Nanda Devi National Park

  • Nanda Devi National Park was established in 1982 as Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

  • Nanda Devi National is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

  • It is situated on the Nanda Devi peak (7816 m) in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India.

  • It was included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in the year 1988.

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