Geographical Location :
Nanda Devi rises in Uttarakhand, India, at the height of 25,643 feet. Nanda
Devi is the second highest peak in the world.
Significance of Nanda Devi :
Nanda Devi is considered as the deity and is worshiped among the locals of
the region. According to the legends, Nanda Devi was the daughter of the
local king. A marauding king wants to marry her. When Nanda devi father
refused to do so, he declared war against them. Her father was killed and
she somehow escaped. She found refuge on the mountain, now named after her.
Till then she is protected by the ring of mountains containing 12 peaks.
Tourists Activities :
Wildlife Exploration :
Tourists can make a visit to the Nanda Devi National Park, famous for its
rare species of animals. The park has been notified as the UNESCO World
Heritage Site. Fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper contribute to the rich
floral system of the park. Tourists can indulge in nature walk or can for
the wildlife safari along with the forest officer. The main attractions of
the park include Brown Bear, Bharal, Common Langur, Goral,
Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Musk,
and snow leopard. Apart from this the avifaunas of the park include
Grosbeaks, Rose Finches, Ruby Throat, and Warblers.
Trekking at Nanda Devi provides you the fascinating view of the snow capped
peaks, exotic waterfalls and high altitude flora and fauna. The trekking
starts at the point called Munsyari (2290 meters) and finishes at Malari in
Garhwal Himalayas. Trekking at Nanda Devi takes you some of the remote
villages like Rilkot and Martoli. Rilkot and Martoli have houses that are
atleast one hundred and fifty years old reminding every one of the extent of
the of Indo Tibetan trade through the silk routes. Before planning out the
trekking tourists are recommended to have the medical test and are requested
to carry all the essentials along with themselves.
Nanda Devi Mela :
Every year Nanda Devi mela is held at the Nanda Devi temple in the month of
September. On this particular day people of this region pay homage to the
Goddess Nanda Devi. This mela was started during the region of Raja Kalyan
Chand in the 16th century.
Tourists Attractions :
Nanda Devi Glacier :
Located in the Rishi Ganga River catchment, Nanda Devi north and Nanda Devi
south are the two glaciers, which are approximately 19 km in length. The
Nanda Devi glaciers
originating from the southern slope of the Nanda Devi peak are the treat to
the tourists eye. Several streams originate from these glaciers and forms
the river Rishi Ganga.