Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
|Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
नंदा देवी और फूलों की घाटी राष्ट्रीय उद्यान
|Established||1988 as Nanda Devi National Park|
|Official name||Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers national parks|
|Designated||1988 (12th session)|
The Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Parks is an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttarakhand, India. It possesses of two core areas about 20km apart, made up by the Nanda Devi National Park and the Valley of Flowers National Park, plus an encompassing Combined Buffer Zone.
In 1988 the site was inscribed as Nanda Devi National Park (India). In 2005 it was expanded to encompass the Valley of Flowers National Park and a larger buffer zone and it was renamed to Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks.
The areas of the site are
- 630.33 km2 (243.37 sq mi) - Nanda Devi National Park core area
- 87.50 km2 (33.78 sq mi) - Valley of Flowers National Park core area
- 5,148.57 km2 (1,987.87 sq mi) - Buffer zone