How many UNESCO World Heritage sites are in Uttarakhand?


Uttarakhand is a state in India that is located in the north, sharing a border with the Himalayas. It is nicknamed “Devbhumi”, literally translated to “Land of the Gods”.

In this state, there are two places that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites—The Valley of Flowers and the Nanda Devi National Park.

The Valley of Flowers

Settled at a height of 3600 m in the western part of the Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers is one of the most amazing national parks in Uttarakhand. Originally known as Bhyundar Valley, the Park was discovered and renamed in 1931 by British mountaineer, Frank Smith. The Valley of Flowers has proclaimed a National Park in 1982 and was commemorated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Nanda Devi National Park

The Nanda Devi National Park, a distinctive landmark in India, is a site that has remarkable geology, environment, and soil. Residing here are different habitats, species, networks, and biological systems, over an area of 630 sq km.