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National Park Nanda Devi

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In a picturesque area in the North of India, in the state of Uttarakhand, at the foot of mount Nanda Devi is situated the homonymous highland Park, the average height is 3500 meters above sea level, which is one of the most beautiful places of this country. It was established in 1982 and its area is approximately 630кв km.

Together with the nearby most beautiful Valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi Park received the status of biosphere reserve and in 1988 was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. In the Park are glaciers, which are surrounded on all sides by mountains, and is a significant part of it.

Overall, the Park can be divided into two parts: external and internal, which are surrounded by a high wall. The external part of the Nanda Devi occupies the Western side of the Park, while the rest of the territory (about 2/3) refers to the inner part. A kind of border between them is the river Rishi Ganga, which flows across the reserve.

The national Park has a rich and varied fauna. Including it is home to rare animals such as blue sheep that live only in the Himalayas and snow leopards.

One of the main attractions of the Park is the Lake of Skeletons, or whatever he's called Roopkund. Its name it received due to the fact that his Bank was found a large quantity of human skeletons, a total of about five hundred, skeletons of domestic animals, and household utensils. One of the most reliable version, cause the death of people has become very large hail.