How Many National Parks are There in Manipur?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : October 4th, 2022

There is only one national park in Manipur, which is called Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is located in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur in India. It was actually created in 1966 as a wildlife sanctuary and further went on to become a national park in 1977.

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary in Manipur

Manipur is home to the only floating park in the world in the form of Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is the only national park located in the state of Manipur. The 'brow-antlered deer, which was first discovered in Manipur itself but was declared extinct later in 1951, was re-discovered in the Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is the one and only floating park in the world.

It forms an important part of Loktak lake as well. The park is a wonderful amalgamation of aquatic, wetland, and terrestrial ecosystems. The Loktak Lake provides an option to take a look at this beautiful wildlife sanctuary by boat or any other water vehicle. The total area reserved for the park is nearly about 9884 acres. It seems really big.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Manipur are as follows:

  • Yangoupokpi-Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dzukou Valley
  • Jiri-Makru Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Keilam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shiroy Community Forest
  • Zeilad Lake Sanctuary

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FAQs on National Parks in Manipur

  • There is only one national park in Manipur its name is Keibul Lamjao National Park. Other than this, there is no other national park for wildlife. The only national park in the state is famous across the world for its specialties.

  • The only floating park in the world is the Keibul Lamjao National Park, located in Manipur. Here visitors can see brow-antlered deer.

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