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National Parks in India by State – A Complete List

National Parks in India
National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

what is a national park?

National parks in India are IUCN category II protected areas. The first national park in India was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now it is known as Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act Project Tiger to safeguard the habitats of conservation-reliant species.

What is the Difference between National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries?

  • The difference between a National Park and a Wildlife Sanctuary is that no human activity is allowed inside a national park, while limited activities are permitted within the sanctuary.
  • In Biosphere Reserve, limited economic activity (sand and stone mining) is permitted.

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.

In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and Project Tiger to safeguard the habitats of conservation-reliant species. Here is the complete list of National Parks in India.

List of National Parks in India:

State/Union TerritoryName of the National Park
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsCampbell Bay National Park

Galathea National Park

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (Wandur 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

Andhra PradeshPapikonda National Park

Rajiv Gandhi National Park

Sri Venkateswara National Park

 

Arunachal PradeshNamdapha National Park

Mouling National Park

AssamDibru-Saikhowa National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Manas National Park

Nameri National Park

Orang National Park

BiharValmiki National Park

Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

ChhattisgarhIndravati National Park

Kanger Ghati National Park (Kanger Valley)

Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park

GoaBhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) National Park
GujaratVansda National Park

Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar

Gir National Park

Gulf of Kachchh Marine National Park

HaryanaKalesar National Park

Sultanpur National Park

Himachal PradeshGreat Himalayan National Park

Pin Valley National Park

Inderkilla National Park

Khirganga National Park

Simbalbara National Park

Jammu and KashmirDachigam National Park

Hemis National Park

Kishtwar National Park

Salim Ali National Park

JharkhandBetla National Park

Dimna National Park

Hazaribag National Park

KarnatakaAnshi National Park

Rajiv Gandhi National Park

Bandipur National Park

Bannerghatta National Park

Kudremukh National Park

KeralaEravikulam National Park

Mathikettan Shola National Park

Periyar National Park

Silent Valley National Park

Anamudi Shola National Park

Pambadum Shola National Park

Madhya PradeshBandhavgarh National Park

Mandla Plant Fossil National Park

Kanha National Park

Madhav National Park

Panna National Park

Pench National Park

Sanjay National Park

Satpura National Park

Van Vihar National Park

MaharashtraChandoli National Park

Gugamal National Park

Navegaon National Park

Pench National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park or Borivili National Park

Tadoba National Park

ManipurKeibul Lamjao National Park

Sirohi National Park

MeghalayaBalphakram National Park

Nokrek National Park

MizoramMurlen National Park

Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park

NagalandNtangki National Park
OrissaBhitarkanika National Park

Nandankanan National Park

Simlipal National Park

PunjabHarike Wetland
RajasthanDarrah National Park

Desert National Park

Keoladeo National Park

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Ranthambore National Park

Sariska National Park

Sikkim
Khangchendzonga National Park
Tamil NaduMudumalai National Park

Mukurthi National Park

Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park

Guindy National Park

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

TripuraBison( Rajbari )  National Park

Clouded Leopard  National Park

Uttar PradeshDudhwa National Park
UttarakhandGangotri National Park

Govind Pashu Vihar

Jim Corbett National Park

Nanda Devi National Park

Rajaji National Park

Valley of Flowers National Park

West BengalGorumara National Park

Buxa National Park

Neora Valley National Park

Singalila National Park

Jaldapara National Park

Sundarbans National Park

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Did You Know?

  • An international organization, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its World Commission on Protected Areas, has defined “National Park” as its Category II type of protected areas.
  • The United States established the first “public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people”, Yellowstone National Park, in 1872.
  • Northeast Greenland National Park is the world’s largest and most northerly national park. It is the largest protected land area in the world.

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