Which is the Largest Tiger Reserve in India?

By Harshal Vispute|Updated : August 11th, 2022

The Nagarjunsagar Tiger Reserve in Srisailam is India's largest tiger reserve. There are 50 tiger reserves in India, which are monitored by Project Tiger and managed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). India is home to 70% of the world's tigers. For their value in science, business, art, culture, and ecology, the Tigers are protected. The purpose of the tiger reserve is to safeguard the tiger population. Since tigers are an endangered species, they require protection from poaching and killing. Andhra Pradesh, an Indian state, is home to the largest tiger reserve.

Largest Tiger Reserve in India

The details of the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve are listed below.

  • The largest tiger reserve in India is the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve.
  • The reserve is located in five different districts: Kurnool, Prakasam, Guntur, Nalgonda, and Mahabub Nagar.
  • The tiger reserve covers 3,728 km2 in total (1,439 sq mi).
  • This reserve's main region covers 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi).
  • Many visitors and pilgrims visit Srisailam for its reservoirs and temples, which are its main attractions.
  • It is situated inside the Nallamala forest area and is India's largest tiger reserve forest.
  • This reserve can be found between latitudes 15°53' and 16°43' north and longitudes 78°30' and 79°28' east.
  • From 100 meters (330 feet) to 3,009 meters (917 meters) above mean sea level, elevation varies.

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  • The Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India. The reserve, which is situated in the Nallamala forest, spans five districts: Kurnool, Prakasam, Guntur, Nalgonda, and Mahabub Nagar. 

  • The Corbett Tiger Reserve has the largest number of tigers, with 252 living inside the reserve and 266 using it, according to data published by the Union Environment Department.

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