List of national parks of India


List of national parks of India

This is a list of all national parks of India. India's first national park (an IUCN category II protected area) 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 2007, there are 96 national parks. All national park lands encompass a combined 38,029.18 km², 1.16% 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 and the date that they were established. For an overview of Indian protected areas in general, please see protected areas of India.

Contents

List of national parks

Name State Established Area (in km²)
1. Anshi National Park Karnataka 1987 250
2. Balphakram National Park Meghalaya 1986 220
3. Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh 1982 448.85
4. Bandipur National Park Karnataka 1974 874.20
5. Bannerghatta National Park Karnataka 1974 106.27
6. Vansda National Park Gujarat 1979 23.99
7. Betla National Park Jharkhand 1986 231.67
8. Bhitarkanika National Park Orissa 1988 145
9. Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar Gujarat 1976 34.08
10. Buxa Tiger Reserve West Bengal 1992 117.10
11. Campbell Bay National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1992 426.23
12. Chandoli National Park Maharashtra 2004 317.67
13. Corbett National Park Uttarakhand 1936 520.82
14. Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 141
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. Fossil National Park Madhya Pradesh 1983 0.27
21. Galathea National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1992 110
22. Gangotri National Park Uttarakhand 1989 1552.73
23. Gir National Park Gujarat 1965 258.71
24. Gorumara National Park West Bengal 1994 79.45
25. Govind Pashu Vihar Uttarakhand 1990 472.08
26. Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh 1984 754.40
27. Gugamal National Park Maharashtra 1987 361.28
28. Guindy National Park Tamil Nadu 1976 2.82
29. Gulf of Kachchh Marine National Park Gujarat 1980 162.89
30. Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Tamil Nadu 1980 6.23
31. Hemis National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 4100
32. Harike Wetland Punjab 1987 86
33. Hazaribag National Park Jharkhand 1954 183.89
34. Indira Gandhi National Park (prev: Annamalai National Park) Tamil Nadu 1989 117.10
35. Indravati National Park Chhattisgarh 1981 1258.37
36. Ntangki National Park Nagaland 1993 202.02
37. Kalesar National Park Haryana 2003 100.88
38. Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh 1955 940
39. Kanger Ghati National Park (Kanger Valley) Chhattisgarh 1982 200
40. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Andhra Pradesh 1994 1.42
41. Kaziranga National Park Assam 1974 471.71
42. Keibul Lamjao National Park Manipur 1977 40
43. Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan 1981 28.73
44. Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 1977 1784
45. Kishtwar National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 400
46. Kudremukh National Park Karnataka 1987 600.32
47. Madhav National Park Madhya Pradesh 1959 375.22
48. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (prev: Wandur National Park) Andaman and Nicobar 1983 281.50
49. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Andhra Pradesh 1994 14.59
50. Manas National Park Assam 1990 500
51. Mathikettan Shola National Park Kerala 2003 12.82
52. Middle Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1987 0.64
53. Mollem National Park Goa 1978 107
54. Mouling National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1986 483
55. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan 1960 288
56. Mount Harriet National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1987 46.62
57. Mrugavani National Park Andhra Pradesh 1994 3.60
58. Mudumalai National Park Tamil Nadu 1990 103.24
59. Mukurthi National Park Tamil Nadu 1990 78.46
60. Murlen National Park Mizoram 1991 200
61. Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1983 1985.23
62. Nameri National Park Assam 1998 200
63. Nanda Devi National Park Uttarakhand 1982 630.00
64. Nandankanan National Park Orissa 1976
65. Navegaon National Park Maharashtra 1975 133.88
66. Neora Valley National Park West Bengal 1986 88
67. Nokrek National Park Meghalaya 1986 47.48
68. North Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1987 0.44
69. Orang National Park Assam 1999 78.80
70. Palani Hills National Park Tamil Nadu Proposed 736.87
71. Panna National Park Madhya Pradesh 1973 542.67
72. Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh 1975 292.85
73. Pench National Park Maharashtra 1975 257.26
74. Periyar National Park Kerala 1982 350
75. Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park Mizoram 1997 50
76. Pin Valley National Park Himachal Pradesh 1987 675
77. Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand 1983 820.42
78. Rajiv Gandhi National Park (prev: Nagarhole National Park) Karnataka 1988 643.39
79. Rani Jhansi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1996 256.14
80. Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan 1980 392
81. Saddle Peak National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1987 32.54
82. Salim Ali National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1992 9.07
83. Sanjay National Park² Chhattisgarh 1981 1471.13
84. Sanjay National Park² Madhya Pradesh 1981 466.88
85. Sanjay Gandhi National Park a.k.a. Borivili National Park, Mumbai Maharashtra 1983 86.96
86. Sariska National Park Rajasthan 1982 273.80
87. Satpura National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 585.17
88. Silent Valley National Park Kerala 1984 89.52
89. Sirohi National Park Manipur 1982 0.41
90. Simlipal National Park Orissa 1980 845.70
91. Singalila National Park West Bengal 1992 78.60
92. South Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar 1987 0.03
93. Sri Venkateswara National Park Andhra Pradesh 1989 353.62
94. Sultanpur National Park Haryana 1989 1.43
95. Sundarbans National Park West Bengal 1984 1330.10
96. Tadoba National Park Maharashtra 1955 623
97. Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand 1982 87.50
98. Valmiki National Park Bihar 1989 335.65
99. Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary Bihar 1987 67.5
100. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary Bihar 2009 250
101. Van Vihar National Park Madhya Pradesh 1979 4.45
102. Dimna National Park Jharkhand 1975 195

Proposed and commissioned national parks

Several new national parks have been proposed by State Governments in India, and are pending an approval, after which they will be commissioned, and demarcated. Important national parks which have already been commissioned include :

See also

Footnotes

1The Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Pench National Park are administered separately.

2The Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Sanjay National Park are administered separately.

References

External links


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