The majestic Nanda Devi peak stands over 25,000 feet above sea level. The lower peak of the mountain is called Sunanda Devi, which is on the eastern side. After an attempt to climb it failed in 2007, it has not been scaled. It is sacred, and the name Nanda Devi literally means ‘The Goddess which gives Bliss’. The Nanda Devi National Park which surrounds it was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988. It shows itself from a height of over 9,000 feet in certain locations, like Auli.
The snow covered peak (double peak) in the distance is the Nanda Devi mountain. The Himalayas make one believe in a divine power, and this region is aptly named ‘Dev Bhoomi’, the Land of the Gods.
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