High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre (HAPPRC) was established in July 1979 by the University of Garhwal under section 4 of the U.P. State University Act 1973 at the initiative of its Founding Director Prof. A.N. Purohit. The Centre has an Alpine Research Station at Tungnath (3600m a.s.l.) and analytical laboratory at Srinagar (550m a.s.l.). Besides the Alpine Research Station, Centre has established herbal garden (0.2 h) at Pothibasa (2200m a.s.l.) and Model nursery at Lamkundi; Kulsari (1200 m a.s.l.).