Uttarakhand is now home to India’s highest herbal park nestled at a height of 11,000 feet. This park is situated at Mana village near the Indo-China border. Inaugurated on August 21 at Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, this herbal park is built with an aim to conserve medicinally and culturally significant alpine species of flora. It will be further used for research purposes. Read on to know more about this stunning herbal park.
Uttarakhand’s Herbal Park Is The Highest In India
Mana Van Panchayat provided the land, spread over 3 acres for this project. The Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department has developed the herbal park nestled at a height of 11,000 feet. It shall house 40 species of plants and trees found in the Indian Himalayan region’s high altitude alpine districts. Many of the plants grown here are endangered as per the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). There are also many medicinal herbs grown here as well.
It Houses Medicinal Herbs & Endangered Species Of Plants
India’s highest herbal park has been divided into 4 sections. The first has plant species associated with Lord Vishnu. The second is dedicated to Ashtavarga species, a group of 8 herbs found in the Himalayan region. These are some of the significant ingredients used to prepare Chyawanprash. The third section has Saussurea species that includes Brahmakamal, Uttarakhand’s state flower.
And the final section has an assortment of alpine species which are also medicinal herbs that are in great demand. You can also find Thuner, whose bark is used to prepare cancer drugs. Meanwhile, do plan a visit to the world’s largest tulip garden in Uttarakhand.