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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park are two nature sites made a World Heritage Site in the state of Uttarakhand in India.


Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand, India
Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand, India
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Nanda Devi covers 630 sq km around the 7,817m (25,646ft) Nanda Devi. The park encompasses the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, a glaciar basin surrounded by towering peaks. The area is drained by the Rishi Ganga river through the Rishi Ganga Gorge. The area is at an elevation of 6,000m (19,700ft) to 7,500m (24,600ft).

The Valley of Flowers National Park is a national park in the West Himalaya. A place of sheer beauty, the area is rich in flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the Asiatic black bear, the snow leopard and the blue sheep.


Valley of Flowers, India
Valley of Flowers, India
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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 12th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia, Brazil, on 5 - 9 December, 1988.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N30 43 0.012 E79 40 0.012
Inscription Year: 1988
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, X

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