List of National Parks in India (updated)

By Sudheer Kumar K|Updated : July 21st, 2021

In every competitive exam including UPSC, some questions are directly asked from National Parks in India. In this article, we will discuss all 106 national parks of India with their famous wild species and river passing through it.

List of National Parks in India

Protected areas of India

  • These are defined according to the guidelines prescribed by IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature).
  • There are mainly four types of protected areas which are-
    (a) National Park
    (b) Wildlife Sanctuaries
    (c) Conservation reserves
    (d) Community reserves

Protected Areas

 Key points

(a) National Park

  • Classified as IUCN category II
  • Any area notified by state govt to be constituted as a National Park
  • 106 national parks in India.
  • First national park in India- Jim Corbett National Park 
  • No human activity/ rights allowed except for the ones permitted by the Chief Wildlife Warden of the state.
  • Madhya Pradesh has 11 national parks
  • Latest entry: Raimona and Dehing Patkai (Assam) as on June 2021.

(b) Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Classified as IUCN category II
  • Any area notified by state govt to be constituted as a wildlife sanctuary.
  • Certain rights are available to the people. Example- grazing etc.
  • There are 543 wildlife sanctuaries in India.
  • It covered 3.62 Percent geographical area of India

(c) Conservation reserves

  • These categories added in Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act of 2002.
  • Buffer zones between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved and protected forests of India.
  • Uninhabited and completely owned by the Government.
  • It covered 0.08 Percent geographical area of India

(d) Community reserves

  • These categories added in Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act of 2002.
  • Buffer zones between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved and protected forests of India.
  • Used for subsistence by communities and community areas because part of the land is privately owned.
  • It covered 0.002 Percent geographical area of India

 

List of National Park in India

States

National park

Andhra Pradesh

Papikonda National Park

Sri Venkateswara National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

Mouling National Park

Namdapha National Park

Assam

Kaziranga National Park

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Manas National Park

Nameri National Park

Orang National Park

Dehing Patkai National Park

Raimona National Park

Bihar

Valmiki National Park

Chhattisgarh

Indravati National Park

Kanger Valley National Park

Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park

Goa

Mollem National Park

Gujarat

Gir Forest National Park

Blackbuck National Park

Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch

Vansda National Park

Haryana

Kalesar National Park

Sultanpur National Park

Himachal Pradesh

Pin Valley National Park

Great Himalayan National Park

Inderkilla National Park

Khirganga National Park

Simbalbara National Park

Jammu & Kashmir

Dachigam National Park

Hemis National Park

Kishtwar National Park

Salim Ali National Park

Jharkhand

Betla National Park

Karnataka

Dandeli National Park

Nagarhole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park)

Bandipur National Park

Bannerghatta National Park

Kudremukh National Park

Anshi national park

Kerala

Pambadum Shola National Park

Eravikulam National Park

Mathikettan Shola National Park

Silent Valley National Park

Anamudi Shola National Park

Periyar National Park

Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park

Pench National Park

Kanha National Park

Panna National Park

Madhav National Park

Mandla Plant Fossils National Park

Pench National Park

Sanjay National Park

Satpura National Park

Van Vihar national park

Kuno Nationla Park

Ghughua National Park

Maharastra

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Chandoli National Park

Navegaon National Park

Tadoba National Park

Gugamal national park

Manipur

Keibul Lamjao National Park

Sirohi National Park

Meghalaya

Balphakram National Park

Nokrek National Park

Mizoram

Murlen National Park

Phawngpui Blue National Park

Nagaland

Ntangki National Park

Odisha

Simlipal National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park

Rajasthan

Keoladeo National Park

Sariska National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Mukundra Hills (Darrah) National Park

Desert National Park

Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park

Tamil Nadu

Mudumalai National Park

Mukurthi National Park

Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park

Guindy National Park

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

Telangana

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park

Mrugavani National Park

Tripura

Bison(Rajbari) National Park

Clouded Leopard National Park

Uttarakhand

Rajaji National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Gangotri National Park

Valley of Flowers National Park

Govind Pashu Vihar

Nanda Devi National Park

Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa National Park

West Bengal

Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary

Jaldapara National Park

Buxa National Park

Neora Valley National Park

Singalila National Park

Gorumara National Park

Andaman and Nicobar

Mahatma Gandhi Marine (Wandoor) National Park

Middle Button Island National Park

Mount Harriet National Park

North Button Island National Park

Rani Jhansi Marine National Park

Saddle Peak National Park

South Button Island National Park

Campbell Bay National Park

Galathea Bay National Park

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Arundhati Behera
Thank you sir 🙏
Roshni Patle

Roshni PatleJul 21, 2021

Thanks sir for providing in hindi
Mohmad Ashraf
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Shruti

ShrutiJul 26, 2021

Thanks  sir
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Sankar SwainJul 26, 2021

Sir it's showing 12 NP's  are there in MP
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Md FarooqJul 27, 2021

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