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Pin Valley National Park

Pin Valley National Park

in Hill station, Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti district, Nature, North India, Trekking | 0 comments

Pin Valley National Park is located in Spiti Region, Lahaul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh, India. This park was declared as national park in 1987.  It is situated in the cold desert area of Spiti Region. This park is famous for Flora and Fauna. It is surrounded by several monasteries, Buddhist shrines and Lamas.   What to see in Pin Valley National Park: This is one of the best places for natural, wildlife and trekking lovers. Major attraction of this Pin Valley National Park is Snow Leopard. More than 20 species of birds and animals can be seen here. At the base of this valley Pin River flows. Only Indians are allowed to see this park. Foreigners are not allowed here. During the winter season, animals migrate to lower regions due to heavy snow and cold atmosphere. Major bird attractions of this place are Raven, Himalayan Chough, griffon, Golden Eagle, Chukor, Bearded Vulture, Snow cock, Pika. It is the home place to Marten, Red Fox, Weasel, Bharal, Siberian Ibex, Snow Leopard and several other animals. This park is famous for medicinal plants also. Rare Species of Medicinal plants such as Birch and Juniper are available here. Another attraction of this place is park’s alpine pasture lands. This valley is famous for Chhumurti Horses. At this place local people conducts archery competitions and Horse Racing.   What to see around Pin Valley National Park: Ki Monastery: In the Spiti Valley this is the largest monastery. This monastery is famous for wind instruments, stucco images, rare manuscripts, thangkas, and murals. This monastery is dates back to 1000 years. This is the best place for Pasada Style of architecture. It consists of 3 floors. Small rooms in the monastery are allotted to monks. Underground is used as storage and Ground Floor is used as assembly hall. Kaza: It is the base point for trekking. Places to visit in Kaza are Hikkim Monastery and Sa Kya Pa Sect monastery. Dhankar: Main intension to build this fort is to keep an eye on enemies and enjoy the Spiti Valley by seeing from this place. Old temple in Dhankar is known as Lha O Pa Gompa. Pin Valley: It is located on the banks of...

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Valley of Flower National Park

Valley of Flower National Park

in Chamoli district, Hill station, History, Nature, North India, Trekking, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Valley of Flower National Park is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. British Mountaineers RL Holdsworth, Eric Shipton and Frank S Smythe lost their way while they were returning after successful expedition of Mt.Kamet. When they were in search of the way they found this valley which was full of flowers. All are attracted towards the beauty of this place and they named this place as Valley of Flower. Later, Book was released by Frank S Symthe in the name of Valley of the Flowers.   What to see in Valley of the Flowers: This Park is the second core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. In 1982, this was declared as National park. Valley is one of the best places for natural lovers, botanists and adventure lovers. This park is known for meadows of endemic alpine flowers and different variety of flora. It is the home to rare and endangered animals such as Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Black bear.   When the snow starts melting during the end of May, this valley is accessible. At that time very little number of flowers can be seen. Major attraction in the month of June is beautiful and watching huge glaciers and waterfalls in the Valley of flowers. Till mid July, lot of flowers blooming. More than 650 varieties of flowers can be seen here. Maximum number of flowers can be seen between mid July and Mid of August. Plants start drying in the month of September.   What to see around Valley of Flowers: Badrinath: It is one of the holy places for Hindu Devotes. Badrinath along with Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri is known as Chota Char Dham. It is cradled in Nar Narayan mountain ranges. It is located 7kms away from this park. Hemkund Sahib: It is located 24kms away from this  park. For Sikhs there are 508 important pilgrim places in India. It is one of those pilgrim places. This is the highest gurudwara of Sikh community. It is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Govindghat: This is the starting point for trekking to valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. It is located 17kms away from Valley of Flowers. This is the...

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