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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE : LIST OF NATIONAL PARKS OF INDIA
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LIST OF NATIONAL PARKS OF INDIA

 

National parks in India are IUCN category II protected areas. India's first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and Project Tiger to safeguard the habitats of conservation reliant species. Further federal legislation strengthening protections for wildlife was introduced in the 1980s. As of April 2012, there were 104 national parks. All national park lands then encompassed a total 39,919 km2(15,413 sq mi) km², comprising 1.21% of India's total surface area.

A total of 166 national parks have been authorized. Plans are underway to establish the remaining scheduled parks. All of India's national parks are listed below alongside their home state or territory, area and the date that they were established. See Protected areas of India for an overview of all Indian protected

This is a sortable list of national parks of India.

No

Name

State

Established

Area (in km²)

Notability

1

Anshi National Park

Karnataka

2013

250

Bengal tiger, black panther, Indian elephant

2

Balphakram National Park

Meghalaya

2013

220

wild water buffalo, red panda, elephant and eight cat species, including the tiger and marbled cat

3

Bandhavgarh National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1968

400.85(core area=105)

highest known Tiger population in India, White Tiger, 1336 species of endemic plants

4

Bandipur National Park

Karnataka

1974

874.20

chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrel, Gaur, leopardSambar and indian elephants, honey buzzard, red-headed vulture, and other animals.

5

Bannerghatta National Park

Karnataka

1974

106.27


6

Vansda National Park

Gujarat

1979

23.99


7

Betla National Park

Jharkhand

1986

231.67

Palamau Tiger, Sloth Bear, Peacock, Elephant, Sambar, and other animals.

8

Bhitarkanika National Park

Odisha

1988

145

Mangroves. Saltwater crocodile, white crocodile, Indian python, black ibis, wild pigs, rhesus monkeys, chitals, and other animals

9

Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar

Gujarat

1976

34.08


10

Buxa Tiger Reserve

West Bengal

1992

760


11

Campbell Bay National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1992

426.23


12

Chandoli National Park

Maharashtra

2004

317.67


13

Jim Corbett National Park

Uttarakhand

1936

1318.5


14

Dachigam National Park

Jammu and Kashmir

1981

141

Only area where Kashmir stag is found[citation needed]

15

Darrah National Park

Rajasthan

2004

250


16

Desert National Park

Rajasthan

1980

3162


17

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Assam

1999

340


18

Dudhwa National Park

Uttar Pradesh

1977

490.29


19

Eravikulam National Park

Kerala

1978

97


20

Mandla Plant Fossils National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1983

0.27


21

Galathea National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1992

110


22

Gangotri National Park

Uttarakhand

1989

1552.73


23

Gir Forest National Park

Gujarat

1965

258.71

Asiatic lion

24

Gorumara National Park

West Bengal

1994

79.45


25

Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary

Uttarakhand

1990

472.08


26

Great Himalayan National Park

Himachal Pradesh,UNESCO World Heritage Site

1984

754.40


27

Gugamal National Park

Maharashtra

1987

361.28


28

Guindy National Park

Tamil Nadu

1976

2.82


29

ghj National Park, Gulf of Kutch

Gujarat

1980

162.89


30

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

Tamil Nadu

1980

6.23


31

Hemis National Park

Jammu and Kashmir

1981

4400


32

Harike Wetland

Punjab

1987

86


33

Hazaribagh National Park

Jharkhand

1954

183.89


34

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

Tamil Nadu

1989

117.10


35

Indravati National Park

Chhattisgarh

1981

1258.37


36

Jaldapara National Park

West Bengal

2012

216


37

Ntangki National Park

Nagaland

1993

202.02


38

Kalesar National Park

Haryana

2003

100.88


39

Kanha National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1955

940


40

Kanger Ghati National Park

Chhattisgarh

1982

200


41

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Telangana

1994

1.42


42

Kaziranga National Park

Assam

1905

471.71

Indian rhinoceros, UNESCO World Heritage Site

43

Keibul Lamjao National Park

Manipur

1977

40

only floating park in the world

44

Keoladeo National Park

Rajasthan

1981

28.73

UNESCO World Heritage Site

45

Khangchendzonga National Park

Sikkim

1977

1784


46

Kishtwar National Park

Jammu and Kashmir

1981

400


47

Kudremukh National Park

Karnataka

1987

600.32


48

Madhav National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1959

375.22


49

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1983

281.50


50

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park

Telangana

1994

14.59


51

Manas National Park

Assam

1990

500

UNESCO World Heritage Site

52

Mathikettan Shola National Park

Kerala

2003

12.82


53

Middle Button Island National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1987

0.64


54

Mollem National Park

Goa

1978

107


55

Mouling National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

1986

483


56

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajasthan

1960

288.84


57

Mount Harriet National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands


46.62

important bird area as attributed by BirdLife International, new species frog named Rana CharlesDarwini

58

Mrugavani National Park

Telangana


3.5


59

Mudumalai National Park

Tamil Nadu

1940

321.55


60

Mukurthi National Park

Tamil Nadu

2001

78.46


61

Murlen National Park

Mizoram


200


62

Namdapha National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

1974

1985.24


63

Nameri National Park

Assam

1978

137.07


64

Nanda Devi National Park

Uttarakhand

1982

630.33

UNESCO World Heritage Site

65

Nandankanan Zoological Park

Odisha

1960

4.006


66

Navegaon National Park

Maharashtra


133.88


67

Neora Valley National Park

West Bengal

1986

88


68

Nokrek National Park

Meghalaya


47.48


69

North Button Island National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1979

144


70

Orang National Park

Assam

1999

78.81


71

Palani Hills National Park

Tamil Nadu


736.87


72

Panna National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1981

542.67


73

Pench National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1977

758


74

Periyar National Park

Kerala

1982

305


75

Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park

Mizoram

1992

50


76

Pin Valley National Park

Himachal Pradesh

1987

807.36


77

Rajaji National Park

Uttarakhand

1983

820


78

Nagarhole National Park

Karnataka

1988

643.39


79

Rani Jhansi Marine National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1996

256.14


80

Ranthambore National Park

Rajasthan

1981

392


81

Saddle Peak National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1979

32.55


82

Salim Ali National Park

Jammu and Kashmir


9.07


83

Sanjay National Park²

Madhya Pradesh

1981

466.7


84

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Maharashtra

1969

104


85

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Rajasthan

1955

866


86

Satpura National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1981

524


87

Silent Valley National Park

Kerala

1980

237


88

Sirohi National Park

Manipur

1982

41.30


89

Simlipal National Park

Odisha

1980

845.70

Tiger, Leopard, Asian elephant, Sambar, Barking deer, Gaur, Jungle cat, Wild boar, and other animals.

90

Singalila National Park

West Bengal

1986

78.60


91

South Button Island National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands


5

Dugong, Dolphin, Water Monitor Lizard, Blue Whale

92

Sri Venkateswara National Park

Andhra Pradesh

1989

353


93

Sultanpur National Park

Haryana

1989

1.43


94

Sundarbans National Park

West Bengal

1984

1330.12

UNESCO World Heritage Site

95

Tadoba National Park

Maharashtra

1955

625


96

Valley of Flowers National Park

Uttarakhand

1982

87.50


97

Valmiki National Park

Bihar

1976

898.45


98

Papikonda National Park

Andhra Pradesh

2008

1012.85