List of National Parks in India

Ø A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes.
Ø A nation park if often discribes as an area with enough ecological, geo-morphological and natural significance with rich fauna and flora, which is designed to protect and to develop wildlife or its environment.
Ø According to Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, a National Park should be an area with enough ecological, geo-morphological and natural significance, with rich fauna and flora.
Ø Central Government enjoys the freedom to declare any specific area in the country a National Park, but often based on the recommendations made the state governments.
Ø A National Park is declared to protect, to propagate and to to develop wildlife or its environment.
Ø The major difference between a National Park and other protected areas like Biosphere reserves is that the rights of the people living inside the limits of a national Park are often tightly regulated.
Ø Grazing by livestock inside a national park is strictly prohibited and any removal of forest produce needs recommendation from National Board of Wildlife.
Ø India's first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National ParkUttarakhand.
Ø 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.
Ø Further federal legislation strengthening protections for wildlife was introduced in the 1980s.
Ø As of July 2015, there were 103 national parks encompassing an area of 40,500 km2 (15,600 sq mi) , comprising 1.23% of India's total surface area.
List of National Parks in India with States and Establishment Year
National Park
State
Fauna & Remarks
Campbell Bay National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Galathea National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Middle Button Island National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Mount Harriet National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Important bird area as attributed by Birdlife International
New Species Frog Named Rana Charlesdarwini
North Button Island National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Rani Jhansi Marine National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Saddle Peak National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
South Button Island National Park
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Dugong, Dolphin, Water Monitor Lizard, Blue Whale
Papikonda National Park
Andhra Pradesh
Sri Venkateswara National Park
Andhra Pradesh
Mouling National Park
Arunachal Pradesh
Namdapha National Park
Arunachal Pradesh
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Assam
Kaziranga National Park
Assam
Highest Known Tiger Density on the World
Indian Rhinoceros
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Manas National Park
Assam
Unesco World Heritage Site
Nameri National Park
Assam
Orang National Park
Assam
Valmiki National Park
Bihar
Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park
Chhattisgarh
Indravati National Park
Chhattisgarh
Wild Asian BuffaloTiger ReserveHill Mynas
Kanger Ghati National Park
Chhattisgarh
Mollem National Park
Goa
Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar
Gujarat
Hunting Cheetahs, Blackbuck Lodge, The Endangered Indian Grey Wolf, The Nocturnal Striped Hyena, Indian Fox, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat And Many Small Mammals Like Hare, Gerbil, Field Mice, Mongoose And Hedgehog
Gir Forest National Park
Gujarat
Asiatic Lion
Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch
Gujarat
Vansda National Park
Gujarat
Kalesar National Park
Haryana
Sultanpur National Park
Haryana
Inderkilla National Park
Himachal Pradesh
Khirganga National Park
Himachal Pradesh
Pin Valley National Park
Himachal Pradesh
Simbalbara National Park
Himachal Pradesh
Great Himalayan National Park
Himachal Pradesh,
Unesco World Heritage Site
Dachigam National Park
Jammu and Kashmir
Only Area Where Kashmir Stag Is Found
Hemis National Park
Jammu and Kashmir
Kishtwar National Park
Jammu and Kashmir
Salim Ali National Park
Jammu and Kashmir
Hazaribagh National Park
Jharkhand
Anshi National Park
Karnataka
Bandipur National Park
Karnataka
ChitalGray LangursIndian Giant SquirrelGaurLeopardSambar DeerIndian ElephantsHoney BuzzardRed-Headed Vulture
Bannerghatta National Park (Bannerghatta Biological Park)
Karnataka
TigerSloth BearPeacockElephantSambar DeerMouse Deer
Kudremukh National Park
Karnataka
Nagarhole National Park
Karnataka
Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram) National Park
Karnataka
Anamudi Shola National Park
Kerala
Eravikulam National Park
Kerala
Mathikettan Shola National Park
Kerala
Pambadum Shola National Park
Kerala
Periyar National Park
Kerala
Silent Valley National Park
Kerala
Bandhavgarh National Park
Madhya Pradesh
1336 Species Of Endemic Plants
Kanha National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Madhav National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Omkareshwar National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Panna National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Pench National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Sanjay National Park2
Madhya Pradesh
Satpura National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Van Vihar National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Chandoli National Park
Maharashtra
Gugamal National Park
Maharashtra
Navegaon National Park
Maharashtra
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Maharashtra
Tadoba National Park
Maharashtra
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Manipur
Only Floating Park In The World
Sirohi National Park
Manipur
Balphakram National Park
Meghalaya
Wild Water BuffaloRed Panda, Elephant And Eight Cat Species, Including The Tiger And Marbled Cat
Nokrek National Park
Meghalaya
Unesco World Biosphere Reserve
Murlen National Park
Mizoram
Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park
Mizoram
Ntangki National Park
Nagaland
Bhitarkanika National Park
Odisha
Mangroves, Saltwater Crocodile, White Crocodile, Indian Python, Black Ibis, Wild Pigs, Rhesus Monkeys, Chital
Simlipal National Park
Odisha
Tiger, Leopard, Asian Elephant, Sambar, Barking Deer, Gaur, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar
Desert National Park
Rajasthan
Greatest Attraction Of The Park Is A Bird Called The Great Indian Bustard, An Endangered Species Found Only In India
Keoladeo National Park
Rajasthan
Unesco World Heritage Site
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajasthan
Mukundra Hills National Park
Rajasthan
Ranthambore National Park
Rajasthan
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Rajasthan
Khangchendzonga National Park
Sikkim
Unesco World Heritage Site
Guindy National Park
Tamil Nadu
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
Tamil Nadu
Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
Tamil Nadu
Mudumalai National Park
Tamil Nadu
Mukurthi National Park
Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri Tahr
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
Telangana
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
Telangana
Mrugavani National Park
Telangana
Bison (Rajbari) National Park
Tripura
Clouded Leopard National Park
Tripura
Dudhwa National Park
Uttar Pradesh
Tiger Panthera Tigris, Sambhar Axis Axis,Hog Deer Axis Porcinus
Gangotri National Park
Uttarakhand
Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett National Park
Uttarakhand
Nanda Devi National Park
Uttarakhand
Unesco World Heritage Site, Unesco World Biosphere Reserve
Rajaji National Park
Uttarakhand
Mainly Known For Elephants, Tigers, Leopards And Several Species Of Birds, Reptiles And Mammals.
Valley of Flowers National Park
Uttarakhand
Buxa Tiger Reserve
West Bengal
Gorumara National Park
West Bengal
Jaldapara National Park
West Bengal
Indian Rhinoceros
Neora Valley National Park
West Bengal
Singalila National Park
West Bengal
Sundarbans National Park
West Bengal
Unesco World Heritage Site
Out of the above list following are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
1. Kaziranga National Park– Indian rhinoceros
2. Great Himalayan National Park
3. Keoladeo National Park
4. Manas National Park
5. Nanda Devi National Park
6. Sundarbans National Park
7. Nokrek National Park–biosphere

Frequently asked:

Which is the First National Park of India?
Jim Corbett National Park is the first & oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment.

Numbers of reserves for wildlife in India
Total number of BIOSPHERE reserves in india–18
Total number of ELEPHANT reserves in india –29
Total number of TIGER reserves in india –48
Total number of CROCODILE reserves in india –4


Largest National Park of India

Hemis National Park in Jammu & Kashmir is largest national park of India. It was established in 1981 and spread over 4400km2 .

See also:
·        Biosphere Reserves in India
·        Tiger Reserves in India
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