Nanda Devi National Park is a tourist hotspot located at a distance of around 24 km from Joshimath. Spread over an area of around 630 sq km, this national park is surrounded by the Nanda Devi Mountains, the second highest mountain range in the county.
In 1988, this park was declared as a World Heritage Site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Besides, this park falls under the Western Himalayas Endemic Bird Area (EBA).
Nanda Devi National Park offers an opportunity to observe a number of animals like the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, serow, brown bear, ruby throat, bharal, langur, grosbeaks, Himalayan musk deer and Himalayan tahr.
This national park is a natural habitat of around 100 species of birds. The commonly seen birds are orange flanked bush robin, blue fronted redstart, yellow bellied fantail flycatcher, Indian tree pipit and vinaceous breasted pipit. This park also offers an opportunity to observe around 312 species of flowers and various species of butterflies.