The Nanda Devi National Park is a national park, situated around the peak of Nanda Devi in Chamoli Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The park lies at an elevation of more than 11,500 feet above mean sea level, established in 1982. It was inscribed a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO and was later expanded and renamed as Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks in 2005. The ideal time to visit the Park is from the months of May to October. It is home to a wide variety of flora, over 312 floral species can be found here that include 17 rare species. Some common larger mammals such as Himalayan musk deer, mainland serow and Himalayan tahr can also be found here.