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Complete List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Wildlife Sanctuaries in India – India is home to a rich diversity of wildlife supplemented by an equally rich variety of flora and fauna. The sight and sounds of a majestic elephant, a peacock’s dance, the stride of a camel, the roar of a tiger are unparalleled experiences in themselves. Watching birds and animals in their natural habitats is an experience in itself. There are about 400 Wildlife Sanctuaries in India including the bird sanctuaries.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in India


Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

State

Wildlife sanctuaries in India

Established year
Andaman and Nicobar islands Arial island wildlife sanctuary 1987
Bamboo island wildlife sanctuary 1987
Barren island wildlife sanctuary 1987
Mangrove island wildlife sanctuary 1987
Mayo island wildlife sanctuary 1987
Andhra pradesh Coringa wildlife sanctuary 1978
Gundla brahmeswaram wildlife sanctuary 1990
Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary 2002
Koundinya wildlife sanctuary 1990
Kolleru wildlife sanctuary 1953
Krishna wildlife sanctuary 1989
Nagarjuna sagar-srisailam wildlife sanctuary 1978
Nellapattu wildlife sanctuary 1976
Pulicat lake wildlife sanctuary 1976
Rollapadu wildlife sanctuary 1988
Sri lankamalleswara wildlife sanctuary 1988
Sri penusila narasimha wildlife sanctuary 1997
Sri venkateswara wildlife sanctuary *combined area with telangana 1998
Telangana Kinnersani wildlife sanctuary 1977
Eturnagaram wildlife sanctuary 1953
Kawal wildlife sanctuary 1965
Lanja madugu siwaram wildlife sanctuary 1978
Manjeera crocodile wildlife sanctuary 1978
Nagarjuna sagar-srisailam wildlife sanctuary 1978
Pakhal wildlife sanctuary 1952
Pocharam wildlife sanctuary 1952
Pranahita wildlife sanctuary *combined area with andhra pradesh 1980
Bihar Barela jheel salim ali bird wildlife sanctuary 1997
Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary 1976
Gautam budha wildlife sanctuary 1976
Kanwarjheel wildlife sanctuary 1989
Kaimur wildlife sanctuary 1992
Kusheshwar asthan bird wildlife sanctuary 1994
Nagi dam wildlife sanctuary 1987
Nakti dam wildlife sanctuary 1987
Pant (rajgir) wildlife sanctuary 1978
Udaipur wildlife sanctuary 1978
Valmiki wildlife sanctuary 1978
Vikramshila gangetic dolphin wildlife sanctuary 1990
Chandigarh  City birds wildlife sanctuary 1998
Sukhna lake wildlife sanctuary 1986
Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary 1975
Badalkhol wildlife sanctuary 1975
Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary 1976
Bhairamgarh wildlife sanctuary 1983
Bhoramdev wildlife sanctuary 2001
Sarangarh-gomardha wildlife sanctuary 1975
Pamed wild buffalo wildlife sanctuary 1985
Semarsot wildlife sanctuary 1978
Sitanadi wildlife sanctuary 1974
Tamor pingla wildlife sanctuary 1978
Udanti wild buffalo wildlife sanctuary 1985
Dadra nagar haveli Dadra & nagar haveli wildlife sanctuary 2000
Daman and diu Fudam wildlife sanctuary 1191
Goa Bondla wildlife sanctuary 1969
Chorao island (dr.salim ali ) wildlife sanctuary (bird) 1988
Cotigaon wildlife sanctuary 1968
Madei wildlife sanctuary 1999
Bhagwan mahavir (mollem) wildlife sanctuary 1967
Netravali wildlife sanctuary 1999
Haryana Abubshehar wildlife sanctuary 1987
Bhindawas wildlife sanctuary 1986
Bir shikargarh wildlife sanctuary 1987
Chhilchila wildlife sanctuary 1986
Kalesar wildlife sanctuary 1996
Khaparwas wildlife sanctuary 1991
Morni hills (khol-hi-raitan)

Wildlife sanctuary

2004
Nahar wildlife sanctuary 1987
Gujarat Balaram ambaji wildlife sanctuary 1989
Barda wildlife sanctuary 1979
Gaga great indian bustard wildlife sanctuary 1988
Gir wildlife sanctuary 1965
Girnar wildlife sanctuary 2008
Hingolgadh nature reserve wildlife sanctuary 1980
Jambugodha wildlife sanctuary 1990
Jessore wildlife sanctuary 1978
Lala great indian bustard wildlife sanctuary 1995
Kachchh desert wildlife sanctuary 1986
Khijadiya wildlife sanctuary 1981
Marine (gulf of kachchh) wildlife sanctuary 1980
Mitiyala wildlife sanctuary 2004
Nal sarovar bird wildlife sanctuary 1969
Narayan sarovar (chinkara) wildlife sanctuary 1995
Paniya wildlife sanctuary 1989
Porbandar lake wildlife sanctuary 1988
Purna wildlife sanctuary 1990
Rampara vidi wildlife sanctuary 1988
Ratanmahal wildlife sanctuary 1982
Shoolpaneswar (dhumkhal) wildlife sanctuary 1982
Thol lake wildlife sanctuary 1988
Wild ass wildlife sanctuary 1973
Himachal pradesh Bandli wildlife sanctuary 1962
Chail wildlife sanctuary 1976
Chandratal wildlife sanctuary 2007
Churdhar wildlife sanctuary 1985
Daranghati wildlife sanctuary 1962
Dhauladhar wildlife sanctuary 1994
Gamgul siyabehi wildlife sanctuary 1962
Kais wildlife sanctuary 1954
Kalatop-khajjiar wildlife sanctuary 1958
Kanawar wildlife sanctuary 1954
Khokhan wildlife sanctuary 1954
Kibber wildlife sanctuary 1992
Kugti wildlife sanctuary 1962
Lippa asrang wildlife sanctuary 1692
Majathal wildlife sanctuary 1954
Manali wildlife sanctuary 1954
Nargu wildlife sanctuary 1962
Pong dam lake wildlife sanctuary 1982
Renuka wildlife sanctuary 2013
Rupi bhaba wildlife sanctuary 1982
Sainj wildlife sanctuary 1994
Sangla valley (rakchham chitkul) wildlife sanctuary 1989
Sech tuan nala wildlife sanctuary 1962
Shikari devi wildlife sanctuary 1962
Shimla water catchment wildlife sanctuary 1958
Talra wildlife sanctuary 1962
Tirthan wildlife sanctuary 1962
Tundah wildlife sanctuary 1962
Jammu and kashmir Baltal-thajwas wildlife sanctuary 1987
Changthang cold desert wildlife sanctuary 1987
Gulbarga wildlife sanctuary 1987
Hirapora wildlife sanctuary 1987
Hokersar wildlife sanctuary 1992
Jasrota wildlife sanctuary 1987
Karakoram (nubra shyok) wildlife sanctuary 1987
Lachipora wildlife sanctuary 1987
Limber wildlife sanctuary 1987
Nandni wildlife sanctuary 1981
Overa aru wildlife sanctuary 1987
Rajparian  (daksum) wildlife sanctuary 2002
Ramnagar rakha wildlife sanctuary 1981
Surinsar mansar wildlife sanctuary 1981
Trikuta wildlife sanctuary 1981
Jharkhand Dalma wildlife sanctuary 1976
Gautam buddha wildlife sanctuary 1976
Hazaribagh wildlife sanctuary 1976
Koderma wildlife sanctuary 1985
Lawalong wildlife sanctuary 1978
Mahauadanr wildlife sanctuary 1976
Palamau wildlife sanctuary 1976
Palkot wildlife sanctuary 1990
Parasnath wildlife sanctuary 1984
Topchanchi wildlife sanctuary 1978
Udhwa lake wildlife sanctuary 1991
Karnataka Adichunchunagiri wildlife sanctuary 1981
Arabithittu wildlife sanctuary 1985
Attiveri wildlife sanctuary 1994
Bhadra wildlife sanctuary 1974
Bhimgad wildlife sanctuary 2010
Biligiri rangaswamy temple (b.r.t.) Wildlife sanctuary 1987
Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary 1974
Cauvery wildlife sanctuary 1987
Chincholi wildlife sanctuary 2012
Dandeli wildlife sanctuary 1987
Daroji bear wildlife sanctuary 1992
Ghataprabha bird wildlife sanctuary 1974
Gudavi wildlife sanctuary 1989
Gudekote sloth bear wildlife sanctuary 2013
Malai mahadeshwara wildlife sanctuary 2013
Melkote temple wildlife sanctuary 1974
Mookambika wildlife sanctuary 1974
Nugu wildlife sanctuary 1974
Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary 1987
Ranebennur black buck wildlife sanctuary 1974
Ranganathittu bird wildlife sanctuary 1940
Ramadevara betta vulture wildlife sanctuary 2012
Rangayyanadurga four-horned antelope 2011
Sharavathi valley wildlife sanctuary 1974
Shettihalli wildlife sanctuary 1974
Someshwara wildlife sanctuary 1974
Talakaveri wildlife sanctuary 1987
Kerala Aralam wildlife sanctuary 1984
Chimmony wildlife sanctuary 1984
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary 1984
Chulannur peafowl wildlife sanctuary 2007
Idukki wildlife sanctuary 1976
Kottiyoor wildlife sanctuary 2011
Kurinjimala wildlife sanctuary 2006
Malabar wildlife sanctuary 2010
Mangalavanam bird wildlife sanctuary 2004
Neyyar wildlife sanctuary 1958
Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary 1973
Peechi-vazhani wildlife sanctuary 1958
Peppara wildlife sanctuary 1983
Periyar wildlife sanctuary 1950
Shendurney wildlife sanctuary 1984
Thattekad bird wildlife sanctuary 1983
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary 1973
Lakshadweep Pitti wildlife sanctuary (bird) 1995
Madhya pradesh Bagdara wildlife sanctuary 1978
Bori wildlife sanctuary 1977
Gandhi sagar wildlife sanctuary 1981
Ghatigaon wildlife sanctuary 1981
Karera wildlife sanctuary 1981
Ken gharial wildlife sanctuary 1981
Kheoni wildlife sanctuary 1955
Narsighgarh wildlife sanctuary 1974
National chambal wildlife sanctuary 1978
Noradehi wildlife sanctuary 1984
Orcha wildlife sanctuary 1994
Pachmarhi wildlife sanctuary 1977
Kuno wildlife sanctuary 1981
Panna (gangau) wildlife sanctuary 1979
Panpatha wildlife sanctuary 1983
Pench wildlife sanctuary 1975
Phen wildlife sanctuary 1983
Ralamandal wildlife sanctuary 1989
Ratapani wildlife sanctuary 1978
Sailana wildlife sanctuary 1983
Sanjay dubri wildlife sanctuary 1975
Sardarpur wildlife sanctuary 1983
Singhori wildlife sanctuary 1976
Son gharial wildlife sanctuary 1974
Veerangna durgawati wildlife sanctuary 1997
Maharashtra Amba barwa wildlife sanctuary 1997
Andhari wildlife sanctuary 1986
Aner dam wildlife sanctuary 1986
Bhamragarh wildlife sanctuary 1997
Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary 1985
Bor wildlife sanctuary 1970
Chaprala wildlife sanctuary 1986
Deolgaon-rehkuri wildlife sanctuary 1980
Dhyanganga wildlife sanctuary 1997
Gautala- autramghat  wildlife sanctuary 1986
Great indian bustard wildlife sanctuary 1979
Jaikwadi wildlife sanctuary 1986
Kalsubai harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary 1986
Karnala wildlife sanctuary 1968
Karanja sohal blackbuck wildlife sanctuary 2000
Katepurna wildlife sanctuary 1988
Koyana wildlife sanctuary 1985
Lonar wildlife sanctuary 2000
Malvan marine wildlife sanctuary 1987
Mansingdeo wildlife sanctuary 2010
Mayureswar supe wildlife sanctuary 1997
Melghat wildlife sanctuary 1985
Nagzira wildlife sanctuary 1970
Naigaon mayur wildlife sanctuary 1994
Nandur madhameshwar wildlife sanctuary 1986
Narnala bird wildlife sanctuary 1997
Nawegaon wildlife sanctuary 2012
New bor wildlife sanctuary 2012
New nagzira wildlife sanctuary 2012
Painganga wildlife sanctuary 1986
Phansad wildlife sanctuary 1986
Radhanagari wildlife sanctuary 1958
Sagareshwar wildlife sanctuary 1985
Tansa wildlife sanctuary 1970
Thane creek flamingo wildlife sanctuary 2015
Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary 1997
Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary 2003
Yawal wildlife sanctuary 1969
Yedsi ramlin ghat wildlife sanctuary 1997
Umred-kharngla wildlife sanctuary 2012
Wan wildlife sanctuary 1997
Orissa Badrama wildlife sanctuary 1962
Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary 1981
Balukhand konark wildlife sanctuary 1984
Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary 1975
Chandaka dampara wildlife sanctuary 1982
Chilika (nalaban) wildlife sanctuary 1987
Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary 1985
Gahirmatha (marine) wildlife sanctuary 1997
Hadgarh wildlife sanctuary 1978
Karlapat wildlife sanctuary 1992
Khalasuni wildlife sanctuary 1982
Kotagarh wildlife sanctuary 1981
Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary 1984
Lakhari valley wildlife sanctuary 1985
Nandankanan wildlife sanctuary 1979
Satkosia gorge wildlife sanctuary 1976
Simlipal wildlife sanctuary 1979
Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary

Kapilash wildlife sanctuary

1988

Na

Punjab Abohar wildlife sanctuary 1988
Bir aishvan wildlife sanctuary 1952
Bir bhadson wildlife sanctuary 1952
Bir bunerheri wildlife sanctuary 1952
Bir dosanjh wildlife sanctuary 1952
Bir gurdialpura wildlife sanctuary 1977
Bir mehaswala wildlife sanctuary 1952
Bir motibagh wildlife sanctuary 1952
Harike lake wildlife sanctuary 1982
Jhajjar bacholi wildlife sanctuary 1998
Kathlaur kushlian wildlife sanctuary 2007
Takhni-rehampur wildlife sanctuary 1992
Nangal wildlife sanctuary 2009
Pondicherry Oussudu wildlife sanctuary 2008
Rajasthan Bandh baratha wildlife sanctuary 1985
Bassi wildlife sanctuary 1988
Bhensrodgarh wildlife sanctuary 1983
Darrah wildlife sanctuary 1955
Jaisamand wildlife sanctuary 1955
Jamwa ramgarh wildlife sanctuary 1982
Jawahar sagar wildlife sanctuary 1975
Kailadevi wildlife sanctuary 1983
Kesarbagh wildlife sanctuary 1955
Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary 1971
Mount abu wildlife sanctuary 1960
Nahargarh wildlife sanctuary 1980
National chambal wildlife sanctuary 1979
Phulwari ki nal wildlife sanctuary 1983
Ramgarh vishdhari wildlife sanctuary 1982
Ramsagar wildlife sanctuary 1955
Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary 1987
Sariska wildlife sanctuary 1955
Sawaimadhopur wildlife sanctuary 1955
Sawai man singh wildlife sanctuary 1984
Shergarh wildlife sanctuary 1983
Sitamata wildlife sanctuary 1979
Tal chhapper wildlife sanctuary 1971
Todgarh raoli wildlife sanctuary 1983
Van vihar wildlife sanctuary 1955
Tamilnadu Cauvery north wildlife sanctuary 2014
Chitrangudi bird wildlife sanctuary 1989
Gangaikondam spotted dear wildlife sanctuary 2013
Indira gandhi (annamalai) wildlife sanctuary 1972
Kalakad wildlife sanctuary 1976
Kanjirankulam bird wildlife sanctuary 1989
Kanyakumari wildlife sanctuary 2002
Karaivetti wildlife sanctuary 1999
Karikili wildlife sanctuary 1989
Kodaikanal wildlife sanctuary 2013
Koonthankulam-kadankulam wildlife sanctuary 1994
Melaselvanoor-keelaselvanoor wildlife sanctuary 1998
        Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary 1942
Mundanthurai wildlife sanctuary 1977
Nellai wildlife sanctuary 2015
Oussudu lake bird sanctuary 2015
Point calimere wildlife sanctuary 1967
Pulicat lake wildlife sanctuary 1980
Satyamangalam ws 2008, 2011
Srivilliputhur grizzled squirrel

Wildlife sanctuary

 

1988
Udayamarthandapuram lake wildlife sanctuary 1991
Vaduvoor wildlife sanctuary 1991
Vedanthangal wildlife sanctuary 1936
Vellanadu (blackbuck) wildlife sanctuary 1987
Vellode wildlife sanctuary 1997
Vettangudi wildlife sanctuary 1977
Megamalai  wildlife sanctuary 2016
Theerthangal  wildlife sanctuary 2016
Sakkarakottai  wildlife sanctuary 2016
Uttar pradesh Bakhira wildlife sanctuary 1990
Chandraprabha wildlife sanctuary 1957
Dr. Bhimrao ambedkar bird wildlife sanctuary 2003
Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary 1986
Kaimur wildlife sanctuary 1982
Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary 1976
Kishanpur wildlife sanctuary 1972
Lakh bahosi bird wildlife sanctuary 1988
Mahavir swami wildlife sanctuary 1977
National chambal wildlife sanctuary 1979
Nawabganj wildlife sanctuary 1984
Okhala bird wildlife sanctuary 1990
Parvati aranga wildlife sanctuary 1990
Patna wildlife sanctuary 1990
Ranipur wildlife sanctuary 1977
Saman bird wildlife sanctuary 1990
Samaspur wildlife sanctuary 1987
Sandi bird wildlife sanctuary 1990
Sohagibarwa wildlife sanctuary 1987
Sohelwa wildlife sanctuary 1988
Sur sarovar wildlife sanctuary 1991
Jai prakash narayan (surhatal) bird wildlife sanctuary 1991
Turtle wildlife sanctuary 1989
Vijai sagar wildlife sanctuary 1990
Uttarakhand Askot musk deer wildlife sanctuary 1986
Nandhaur wildlife sanctuary 212
Binsar wildlife sanctuary 1988
Govind pashu vihar wildlife sanctuary 1955
Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary 1972
Mussoorie wildlife sanctuary 1993
Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary 1987
West bengal Ballavpur wildlife sanctuary 1977
Bethuadahari wildlife sanctuary 1980
Bibhuti bhusan wildlife sanctuary 1980
Buxa wildlife sanctuary

 

1986
Chapramari wildlife sanctuary 1976
Chintamani kar bird

Sanctuary

 

1982
Haliday island wildlife sanctuary 1976
Jorepokhri salamander

Wildlife sanctuary

 

1985
Lothian island wildlife sanctuary 1976
Mahananda wildlife sanctuary 1976
Raiganj wildlife sanctuary 1985
Ramnabagan wildlife sanctuary 1981
Sajnakhali wildlife sanctuary 1976
Senchal wildlife sanctuary 1976
West sunderban wildlife sanctuary 2013
Delhi Asola bhati (indira priyadarshini) wildlife sanctuary 1992
Arunachal pradesh D’ering memorial (lali) wildlife sanctuary 1978
Dibang wildlife sanctuary 1991
Eagle nest wildlife sanctuary 1989
Itanagar wildlife sanctuary 1978
Kamlang wildlife sanctuary 1989
Kane wildlife sanctuary 1991
Mehao wildlife sanctuary 1980
Pakhui/ pakke wildlife sanctuary 1977
Sessa orchid wildlife sanctuary 1989
Tale valley wildlife sanctuary 1995
Yordi-rabe supse wildlife sanctuary 1996
Assam Amchang wildlife sanctuary 2004
Barail wildlife sanctuary 2004
Barnadi wildlife sanctuary 1980
Bherjan-borajan-padumoni wildlife sanctuary 1999
Burachapori wildlife sanctuary 1995
Chakrashila wildlife sanctuary 1994
Deepor beel wildlife sanctuary
Dihing patkai wildlife sanctuary 2004
East karbi anglong wildlife sanctuary 2000
Garampani wildlife sanctuary 1952
Hollongapar gibbon wildlife sanctuary 1997
Lawkhowa wildlife sanctuary 1972
Marat longri wildlife sanctuary 2003
Nambor wildlife sanctuary 2000
Nambor doigrung wildlife sanctuary 2003
Porbitora wildlife sanctuary 1987
Pani-dihing bird wildlife sanctuary 1995
Sonai rupai wildlife sanctuary 1998
Mizoram Dampa wildlife sanctuary (tr) 1985
Khawnglung wildlife sanctuary 1992
Lengteng wildlife sanctuary 1999
Ngengpui wildlife sanctuary 1991
Pualreng wildlife sanctuary 2004
Tawi wildlife sanctuary 1978
Thorangtlang wildlife sanctuary 2002
Tokalo wildlife sanctuary

 

2007
Manipur

 

Khongjaingamba ching wildlife sanctuary 2016
Yangoupokpi-lokchao wildlife sanctuary 1989
Sikkim Barseyrhododendron 1998
Fambong lho wildlife sanctuary 1984
Kitam wildlife sanctuary (bird) 2005
Kyongnosla alpine wildlife sanctuary 1977
Maenam wildlife sanctuary 1987
Pangolakha wildlife sanctuary 2002
Shingba (rhododendron) wildlife sanctuary 1984
Nagaland Fakim wildlife sanctuary 1980
Puliebadze wildlife sanctuary 1980
Rangapahar wildlife sanctuary 1986
Meghalaya Baghmara pitcher plant wildlife sanctuary 1984
Nongkhyllem wildlife sanctuary 1981
Siju wildlife sanctuary 1979
Tripura Gumti wildlife sanctuary 1988
Rowa wildlife sanctuary 1988
Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary 1987
Trishna wildlife sanctuary 1988

Facts About Wildlife sanctuaries in India

  • Wildlife sanctuaries in India are established by IUCN category II protected areas.
  • India has 537 wildlife sanctuaries referred to as wildlife sanctuaries category IV protected areas.
    Among these, the 50 tiger reserves are governed by Project Tiger, and are of special significance in the conservation of the tiger.
  • Some wildlife sanctuaries in India are specifically named bird sanctuary, e.g., Keoladeo National Park before attaining National Park status.
  • Many of them being referred as as a particular animal such as Jawai leopard sanctuary in Rajasthan.
    Many National Parks were initially wildlife sanctuaries.
  • The conservative measures taken by the Indian Government for the conservation of Tigers was awarded by a 30% rise in the number of tigers in 2015.
  • The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate change, Government of India.
  • The founder was V. B. Saharia while the first Director was Hemendra Singh Panwar who remained the director from 1985 to 1994.
  • Trained personnel from WII have contributed in studying and protecting wildlife in India. WII has also popularized wildlife studies and careers.
  • The institute is based in Dehradun, India. It is located in Chandrabani, which is close to the southern forests of Dehradun.
  • Wildlife sanctuaries in India termed as an Eco-system is best place to discover rich wildlife and natural habitats.
  • There are about 441 wildlife sanctuaries in India that lure travelers all over the world with its rich land of distinct flora and fauna.

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