List of national parks of India

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Valley of Flowers National Park is UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004.

National parks in India are IUCN category II protected areas. India's first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. 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.

Further federal legislation strengthening protection for wildlife was introduced in the 1980s. As of July 2018, there were 104 national parks encompassing an area of 40,501 km2 (15,638 sq mi), under protected areas of India category II comprising 1.23% of India's total surface area.[1]

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According to the Indian Ministry of Environment & Forests, a national park is "[a]n area, whether within a sanctuary or not, [that] can be notified by the state government to be constituted as a National Park, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, or zoological association or importance, needed to for the purpose of protecting & propagating or developing wildlife therein or its environment. No human activity is permitted inside the national park except for the ones permitted by the Chief Wildlife Warden of the state under the conditions given in CHAPTER IV, WPA 1972".[1]

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National parks in India

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List of national parks in India:[1]

Sl. No. Name State Established Area (in km2) Notability
1 Anamudi Shola National Park Kerala 2003 7.50
2 Anshi National Park Karnataka 1987 417.34 The great Indian hornbill, tiger, leopard, black panther, bear, elephant, deer
3 Balphakram National Park Meghalaya 1986 220 Wild water buffalo, red panda, elephant and eight cat species, including the tiger and marbled cat
4 Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh 1968 446 1336 species of endemic plants
5 Bandipur National Park Karnataka 1974 874.20 Chital, Bengal tiger, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrel, gaur, leopard, sambar deer, Indian elephants, honey buzzard, red-headed vulture
6 Bannerghatta National Park Karnataka 1986 104.3

Tiger, sloth bear, peacock, elephant, sambar deer, mouse deer

7 Betla National Park Jharkhand 1986 1135 tiger, Indian bison, elephant, hyenas, monkey,Leopard
8 Bhitarkanika National Park Odisha 1988 145 Mangroves, saltwater crocodile, white crocodile, Indian python, black ibis, wild pigs, rhesus monkeys, olive ridley sea turtle, chital
9 Bison (Rajbari) National Park Tripura 2007 31.63
10 Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar Gujarat 1976 34.08 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.
11 Buxa Tiger Reserve West Bengal 1992 760
12 Campbell Bay National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1992 426.23
13 Chandoli National Park Maharashtra 2004 317.67
14 Clouded Leopard National Park Tripura 2003 5.08
15 Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 141 Only area where Kashmir stag is found[2]
16 Desert National Park Rajasthan 1980 3162 Greatest attraction of the park is a bird called the great Indian bustard, an endangered species found only in India
17 Dibru-Saikhowa National Park Assam 1999 340 Feral horse
18 Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh 1977 490.29 Tiger, Sambar deer, hog deer
19 Eravikulam National Park Kerala 1978 97
20 Galathea National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1992 110
21 Gangotri National Park Uttarakhand 1989 2390
22 Gir Forest National Park Gujarat 1965 1412 Asiatic lion
23 Gorumara National Park West Bengal 1994 79.45
24 Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary Uttarakhand 1990 472.08
25 Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh 1984 754.40 UNESCO World Heritage Site
26 Gugamal National Park Maharashtra 1987 361.28
27 Guindy National Park Tamil Nadu 1976 2.82
28 Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Tamil Nadu 1980 6.23
29 Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park Chhattisgarh 1981 1440.71
30 Hemis National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 4400 Largest National park in India


31 Inderkilla National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 104
32 Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park Tamil Nadu 1989 117.10
33 Indravati National Park Chhattisgarh 1981 1258.37 Wild Asian buffalo, tiger reserve, hill mynas
34 Jaldapara National Park West Bengal 2012 216 Indian rhinoceros
35 Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand 1936 1318.5 First national park in India (established in 1936 as Hailey National Park)
36 Kalesar National Park Haryana 2003 100.88
37 Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh 1955 940
38 Kanger Ghati National Park Chhattisgarh 1982 200
39 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Telangana 1994 1.42
40 Kaziranga National Park Assam 1974 858.98 Highest known tiger density in the world, Indian rhinoceros, UNESCO World Heritage Site
41 Keibul Lamjao National Park Manipur 1977 40 Only floating park in the world
42 Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan 1981 28.73 UNESCO World Heritage Site
43 Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 1977 1784 UNESCO World Heritage Site
44 Khirganga National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 710
45 Kishtwar National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 400
46 Kudremukh National Park Karnataka 1987 600.32
47 Kuno National Park Madhya Pradesh 2018 748.76 Asiatic Lion Reintroduction Project
48 Madhav National Park Madhya Pradesh 1959 375.22
49 Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1983 281.50
50 Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Telangana 1994 14.59
51 Manas National Park Assam 1990 950 UNESCO World Heritage Site
52 Mandla Plant Fossils National Park Madhya Pradesh 1983 0.27
53 Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch Gujarat 1980 162.89
54 Mathikettan Shola National Park Kerala 2003 12.82
55 Middle Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 44
55 Mollem National Park Goa 1978 107
56 Mouling National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1986 483
57 Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan 1960 288.84
58 Mount Harriet National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 46.62 Important bird area as attributed by BirdLife International, new species frog named Rana CharlesDarwini
59 Mrugavani National Park Telangana 1994 3.60
60 Mudumalai National Park Tamil Nadu 1940 321.55
61 Mukundra Hills National Park Rajasthan 2006 200.54
62 Mukurthi National Park Tamil Nadu 2001 78.46 Nilgiri tahr
63 Murlen National Park Mizoram 1991 100
64 Nagarhole National Park Karnataka 1988 643.39
65 Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1974 1985.24
66 Nameri National Park Assam 1978 137.07
67 Nanda Devi National Park Uttarakhand 1982 630.33 UNESCO World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
68 Navegaon National Park Maharashtra 1975 133.88
69 Neora Valley National Park West Bengal 1986 88
70 Nokrek National Park Meghalaya 1986 47.48 UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
71 North Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1979 0.44
72 Ntangki National Park Nagaland 1993 202.02
73 Orang National Park Assam 1999 78.81
74 Pambadum Shola National Park Kerala 2003 1.32
75 Panna National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 542.67
76 Papikonda National Park Andhra Pradesh 2008 1012.85
77 Pench National Park[3] Madhya Pradesh 1977 758
78 Periyar National Park Kerala 1982 305
79 Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park Mizoram 1992 50
80 Pin Valley National Park Himachal Pradesh 1987 807.36
81 Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand 1983 820 Mainly known for elephants, tigers, leopards and several species of birds, reptiles and mammals.
82 Rani Jhansi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1996 256.14
83 Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan 1981 392
84 Saddle Peak National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1979 32.54
85 Salim Ali National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1992 9.07
86 Sanjay National Park[4] Madhya Pradesh 1981 466.7
87 Sanjay Gandhi National Park Maharashtra 1969 104 Asiatic Lion, Indian Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Bonnet Macaque, Spotted Deer, Hanuman Langur, Indian Flying Fox, Indian Hare, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Palm Civet, Mouse Deer
88 Sariska Tiger Reserve Rajasthan 1955 866
89 Satpura National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 524
90 Silent Valley National Park Kerala 1980 237 Absence of noisy cicadas, hence the name 'Silent Valley'
91 Simbalbara National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 27.88
92 Sirohi National Park Manipur 1982 41.30
93 Simlipal National Park Odisha 1980 2750 Tiger, leopard, Asian elephant, sambar, barking deer, gaur, jungle cat, wild boar
94 Singalila National Park West Bengal 1986 78.60
95 South Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 0.03 Dugong, dolphin, water monitor lizard, blue whale and smallest National park in India
96 Sri Venkateswara National Park Andhra Pradesh 1989 353
97 Sultanpur National Park Haryana 1989 1.43
98 Sundarbans National Park West Bengal 1984 1330.12 UNESCO World Heritage Site
99 Tadoba National Park Maharashtra 1955 625 Tiger
100 Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand 1982 87.50 UNESCO World Heritage Site
101 Valmiki National Park Bihar 1976 898.45
102 Vansda National Park Gujarat 1979 23.99
103 Van Vihar National Park Madhya Pradesh 1983 4.48

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Parks". wiienvis.nic.in. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  2. ^ Kashmir Stag (Hangul)
  3. ^ The Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Pench National Park are administered separately.
  4. ^ The Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Sanjay National Park are administered separately.

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