Which is the Largest Tiger Reserve in India?

By K Balaji|Updated : August 5th, 2022

The largest tiger reserve in India is the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve. It is located in the Nallamala forest that spreads over the Prakasam District, Nalgonda District, Kurnool District, Guntur District, and Mahabub Nagar district of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It covers a total area of 3,728 km2 (1,439 sq mi). It is home to 67 Bengal tigers. Along with the Bengal Tiger, it is also the home of the Indian leopard, Chital, and other endangered species.

Largest Tiger Reserve in India [Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam]

India has 53 tiger reserves, governed by Project Tiger. NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) administers it. Of these 53 tiger reserves, the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest. Here are the features of the largest tiger reserve in India-

  • Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is located in the Nallamala forest that covers 5 districts.
  • The reserve's total area is 3,728 km2, with a core area of 1200 km2. 
  • It receives an average annual rainfall of 1,000 mm (39 in).
  • The major types of forests are Deccan thorn scrub forests, southern tropical dry mixed deciduous forests, and Hardwickia forests.
  • Mammals residing in the area include Bengal tiger, Indian pangolin, chevrotain, Indian leopard, sloth bear, Indian python, Rat snake, Wildboar, Mongoose, and more. 
  • The major flora of the reserve is Anogeissus latifolia (axle wood), Boswellia serrata (Indian Frankincense), Terminalia spp, etc. 

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FAQs on Largest Tiger Reserve in India

  • Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India, with an area of 3,728 km2 inside the Nallamala forest area. 

  • The Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is home to many endangered species, such as the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Four-horned Antelope, Mouse Deer, Honey Badger, and Giant Squirrel.

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