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

Wildlife Sanctuaries in India


Wildlife sanctuaries in India

Established year
Andaman and Nicobar islandsArial island wildlife sanctuary1987
Bamboo island wildlife sanctuary1987
Barren island wildlife sanctuary1987
Mangrove island wildlife sanctuary1987
Mayo island wildlife sanctuary1987
Andhra pradeshCoringa wildlife sanctuary1978
Gundla brahmeswaram wildlife sanctuary1990
Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary2002
Koundinya wildlife sanctuary1990
Kolleru wildlife sanctuary1953
Krishna wildlife sanctuary1989
Nagarjuna sagar-srisailam wildlife sanctuary1978
Nellapattu wildlife sanctuary1976
Pulicat lake wildlife sanctuary1976
Rollapadu wildlife sanctuary1988
Sri lankamalleswara wildlife sanctuary1988
Sri penusila narasimha wildlife sanctuary1997
Sri venkateswara wildlife sanctuary *combined area with telangana1998
TelanganaKinnersani wildlife sanctuary1977
Eturnagaram wildlife sanctuary1953
Kawal wildlife sanctuary1965
Lanja madugu siwaram wildlife sanctuary1978
Manjeera crocodile wildlife sanctuary1978
Nagarjuna sagar-srisailam wildlife sanctuary1978
Pakhal wildlife sanctuary1952
Pocharam wildlife sanctuary1952
Pranahita wildlife sanctuary *combined area with andhra pradesh1980
BiharBarela jheel salim ali bird wildlife sanctuary1997
Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary1976
Gautam budha wildlife sanctuary1976
Kanwarjheel wildlife sanctuary1989
Kaimur wildlife sanctuary1992
Kusheshwar asthan bird wildlife sanctuary1994
Nagi dam wildlife sanctuary1987
Nakti dam wildlife sanctuary1987
Pant (rajgir) wildlife sanctuary1978
Udaipur wildlife sanctuary1978
Valmiki wildlife sanctuary1978
Vikramshila gangetic dolphin wildlife sanctuary1990
Chandigarh City birds wildlife sanctuary1998
Sukhna lake wildlife sanctuary1986
Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary1975
Badalkhol wildlife sanctuary1975
Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary1976
Bhairamgarh wildlife sanctuary1983
Bhoramdev wildlife sanctuary2001
Sarangarh-gomardha wildlife sanctuary1975
Pamed wild buffalo wildlife sanctuary1985
Semarsot wildlife sanctuary1978
Sitanadi wildlife sanctuary1974
Tamor pingla wildlife sanctuary1978
Udanti wild buffalo wildlife sanctuary1985
Dadra nagar haveliDadra & nagar haveli wildlife sanctuary2000
Daman and diuFudam wildlife sanctuary1191
GoaBondla wildlife sanctuary1969
Chorao island (dr.salim ali ) wildlife sanctuary (bird)1988
Cotigaon wildlife sanctuary1968
Madei wildlife sanctuary1999
Bhagwan mahavir (mollem) wildlife sanctuary1967
Netravali wildlife sanctuary1999
HaryanaAbubshehar wildlife sanctuary1987
Bhindawas wildlife sanctuary1986
Bir shikargarh wildlife sanctuary1987
Chhilchila wildlife sanctuary1986
Kalesar wildlife sanctuary1996
Khaparwas wildlife sanctuary1991
Morni hills (khol-hi-raitan)

Wildlife sanctuary

Nahar wildlife sanctuary1987
GujaratBalaram ambaji wildlife sanctuary1989
Barda wildlife sanctuary1979
Gaga great indian bustard wildlife sanctuary1988
Gir wildlife sanctuary1965
Girnar wildlife sanctuary2008
Hingolgadh nature reserve wildlife sanctuary1980
Jambugodha wildlife sanctuary1990
Jessore wildlife sanctuary1978
Lala great indian bustard wildlife sanctuary1995
Kachchh desert wildlife sanctuary1986
Khijadiya wildlife sanctuary1981
Marine (gulf of kachchh) wildlife sanctuary1980
Mitiyala wildlife sanctuary2004
Nal sarovar bird wildlife sanctuary1969
Narayan sarovar (chinkara) wildlife sanctuary1995
Paniya wildlife sanctuary1989
Porbandar lake wildlife sanctuary1988
Purna wildlife sanctuary1990
Rampara vidi wildlife sanctuary1988
Ratanmahal wildlife sanctuary1982
Shoolpaneswar (dhumkhal) wildlife sanctuary1982
Thol lake wildlife sanctuary1988
Wild ass wildlife sanctuary1973
Himachal pradeshBandli wildlife sanctuary1962
Chail wildlife sanctuary1976
Chandratal wildlife sanctuary2007
Churdhar wildlife sanctuary1985
Daranghati wildlife sanctuary1962
Dhauladhar wildlife sanctuary1994
Gamgul siyabehi wildlife sanctuary1962
Kais wildlife sanctuary1954
Kalatop-khajjiar wildlife sanctuary1958
Kanawar wildlife sanctuary1954
Khokhan wildlife sanctuary1954
Kibber wildlife sanctuary1992
Kugti wildlife sanctuary1962
Lippa asrang wildlife sanctuary1692
Majathal wildlife sanctuary1954
Manali wildlife sanctuary1954
Nargu wildlife sanctuary1962
Pong dam lake wildlife sanctuary1982
Renuka wildlife sanctuary2013
Rupi bhaba wildlife sanctuary1982
Sainj wildlife sanctuary1994
Sangla valley (rakchham chitkul) wildlife sanctuary1989
Sech tuan nala wildlife sanctuary1962
Shikari devi wildlife sanctuary1962
Shimla water catchment wildlife sanctuary1958
Talra wildlife sanctuary1962
Tirthan wildlife sanctuary1962
Tundah wildlife sanctuary1962
Jammu and kashmirBaltal-thajwas wildlife sanctuary1987
Changthang cold desert wildlife sanctuary1987
Gulbarga wildlife sanctuary1987
Hirapora wildlife sanctuary1987
Hokersar wildlife sanctuary1992
Jasrota wildlife sanctuary1987
Karakoram (nubra shyok) wildlife sanctuary1987
Lachipora wildlife sanctuary1987
Limber wildlife sanctuary1987
Nandni wildlife sanctuary1981
Overa aru wildlife sanctuary1987
Rajparian  (daksum) wildlife sanctuary2002
Ramnagar rakha wildlife sanctuary1981
Surinsar mansar wildlife sanctuary1981
Trikuta wildlife sanctuary1981
JharkhandDalma wildlife sanctuary1976
Gautam buddha wildlife sanctuary1976
Hazaribagh wildlife sanctuary1976
Koderma wildlife sanctuary1985
Lawalong wildlife sanctuary1978
Mahauadanr wildlife sanctuary1976
Palamau wildlife sanctuary1976
Palkot wildlife sanctuary1990
Parasnath wildlife sanctuary1984
Topchanchi wildlife sanctuary1978
Udhwa lake wildlife sanctuary1991
KarnatakaAdichunchunagiri wildlife sanctuary1981
Arabithittu wildlife sanctuary1985
Attiveri wildlife sanctuary1994
Bhadra wildlife sanctuary1974
Bhimgad wildlife sanctuary2010
Biligiri rangaswamy temple (b.r.t.) Wildlife sanctuary1987
Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary1974
Cauvery wildlife sanctuary1987
Chincholi wildlife sanctuary2012
Dandeli wildlife sanctuary1987
Daroji bear wildlife sanctuary1992
Ghataprabha bird wildlife sanctuary1974
Gudavi wildlife sanctuary1989
Gudekote sloth bear wildlife sanctuary2013
Malai mahadeshwara wildlife sanctuary2013
Melkote temple wildlife sanctuary1974
Mookambika wildlife sanctuary1974
Nugu wildlife sanctuary1974
Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary1987
Ranebennur black buck wildlife sanctuary1974
Ranganathittu bird wildlife sanctuary1940
Ramadevara betta vulture wildlife sanctuary2012
Rangayyanadurga four-horned antelope2011
Sharavathi valley wildlife sanctuary1974
Shettihalli wildlife sanctuary1974
Someshwara wildlife sanctuary1974
Talakaveri wildlife sanctuary1987
KeralaAralam wildlife sanctuary1984
Chimmony wildlife sanctuary1984
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary1984
Chulannur peafowl wildlife sanctuary2007
Idukki wildlife sanctuary1976
Kottiyoor wildlife sanctuary2011
Kurinjimala wildlife sanctuary2006
Malabar wildlife sanctuary2010
Mangalavanam bird wildlife sanctuary2004
Neyyar wildlife sanctuary1958
Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary1973
Peechi-vazhani wildlife sanctuary1958
Peppara wildlife sanctuary1983
Periyar wildlife sanctuary1950
Shendurney wildlife sanctuary1984
Thattekad bird wildlife sanctuary1983
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary1973
LakshadweepPitti wildlife sanctuary (bird)1995
Madhya pradeshBagdara wildlife sanctuary1978
Bori wildlife sanctuary1977
Gandhi sagar wildlife sanctuary1981
Ghatigaon wildlife sanctuary1981
Karera wildlife sanctuary1981
Ken gharial wildlife sanctuary1981
Kheoni wildlife sanctuary1955
Narsighgarh wildlife sanctuary1974
National chambal wildlife sanctuary1978
Noradehi wildlife sanctuary1984
Orcha wildlife sanctuary1994
Pachmarhi wildlife sanctuary1977
Kuno wildlife sanctuary1981
Panna (gangau) wildlife sanctuary1979
Panpatha wildlife sanctuary1983
Pench wildlife sanctuary1975
Phen wildlife sanctuary1983
Ralamandal wildlife sanctuary1989
Ratapani wildlife sanctuary1978
Sailana wildlife sanctuary1983
Sanjay dubri wildlife sanctuary1975
Sardarpur wildlife sanctuary1983
Singhori wildlife sanctuary1976
Son gharial wildlife sanctuary1974
Veerangna durgawati wildlife sanctuary1997
MaharashtraAmba barwa wildlife sanctuary1997
Andhari wildlife sanctuary1986
Aner dam wildlife sanctuary1986
Bhamragarh wildlife sanctuary1997
Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary1985
Bor wildlife sanctuary1970
Chaprala wildlife sanctuary1986
Deolgaon-rehkuri wildlife sanctuary1980
Dhyanganga wildlife sanctuary1997
Gautala- autramghat  wildlife sanctuary1986
Great indian bustard wildlife sanctuary1979
Jaikwadi wildlife sanctuary1986
Kalsubai harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary1986
Karnala wildlife sanctuary1968
Karanja sohal blackbuck wildlife sanctuary2000
Katepurna wildlife sanctuary1988
Koyana wildlife sanctuary1985
Lonar wildlife sanctuary2000
Malvan marine wildlife sanctuary1987
Mansingdeo wildlife sanctuary2010
Mayureswar supe wildlife sanctuary1997
Melghat wildlife sanctuary1985
Nagzira wildlife sanctuary1970
Naigaon mayur wildlife sanctuary1994
Nandur madhameshwar wildlife sanctuary1986
Narnala bird wildlife sanctuary1997
Nawegaon wildlife sanctuary2012
New bor wildlife sanctuary2012
New nagzira wildlife sanctuary2012
Painganga wildlife sanctuary1986
Phansad wildlife sanctuary1986
Radhanagari wildlife sanctuary1958
Sagareshwar wildlife sanctuary1985
Tansa wildlife sanctuary1970
Thane creek flamingo wildlife sanctuary2015
Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary1997
Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary2003
Yawal wildlife sanctuary1969
Yedsi ramlin ghat wildlife sanctuary1997
Umred-kharngla wildlife sanctuary2012
Wan wildlife sanctuary1997
OrissaBadrama wildlife sanctuary1962
Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary1981
Balukhand konark wildlife sanctuary1984
Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary1975
Chandaka dampara wildlife sanctuary1982
Chilika (nalaban) wildlife sanctuary1987
Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary1985
Gahirmatha (marine) wildlife sanctuary1997
Hadgarh wildlife sanctuary1978
Karlapat wildlife sanctuary1992
Khalasuni wildlife sanctuary1982
Kotagarh wildlife sanctuary1981
Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary1984
Lakhari valley wildlife sanctuary1985
Nandankanan wildlife sanctuary1979
Satkosia gorge wildlife sanctuary1976
Simlipal wildlife sanctuary1979
Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary

Kapilash wildlife sanctuary



PunjabAbohar wildlife sanctuary1988
Bir aishvan wildlife sanctuary1952
Bir bhadson wildlife sanctuary1952
Bir bunerheri wildlife sanctuary1952
Bir dosanjh wildlife sanctuary1952
Bir gurdialpura wildlife sanctuary1977
Bir mehaswala wildlife sanctuary1952
Bir motibagh wildlife sanctuary1952
Harike lake wildlife sanctuary1982
Jhajjar bacholi wildlife sanctuary1998
Kathlaur kushlian wildlife sanctuary2007
Takhni-rehampur wildlife sanctuary1992
Nangal wildlife sanctuary2009
PondicherryOussudu wildlife sanctuary2008
RajasthanBandh baratha wildlife sanctuary1985
Bassi wildlife sanctuary1988
Bhensrodgarh wildlife sanctuary1983
Darrah wildlife sanctuary1955
Jaisamand wildlife sanctuary1955
Jamwa ramgarh wildlife sanctuary1982
Jawahar sagar wildlife sanctuary1975
Kailadevi wildlife sanctuary1983
Kesarbagh wildlife sanctuary1955
Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary1971
Mount abu wildlife sanctuary1960
Nahargarh wildlife sanctuary1980
National chambal wildlife sanctuary1979
Phulwari ki nal wildlife sanctuary1983
Ramgarh vishdhari wildlife sanctuary1982
Ramsagar wildlife sanctuary1955
Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary1987
Sariska wildlife sanctuary1955
Sawaimadhopur wildlife sanctuary1955
Sawai man singh wildlife sanctuary1984
Shergarh wildlife sanctuary1983
Sitamata wildlife sanctuary1979
Tal chhapper wildlife sanctuary1971
Todgarh raoli wildlife sanctuary1983
Van vihar wildlife sanctuary1955
TamilnaduCauvery north wildlife sanctuary2014
Chitrangudi bird wildlife sanctuary1989
Gangaikondam spotted dear wildlife sanctuary2013
Indira gandhi (annamalai) wildlife sanctuary1972
Kalakad wildlife sanctuary1976
Kanjirankulam bird wildlife sanctuary1989
Kanyakumari wildlife sanctuary2002
Karaivetti wildlife sanctuary1999
Karikili wildlife sanctuary1989
Kodaikanal wildlife sanctuary2013
Koonthankulam-kadankulam wildlife sanctuary1994
Melaselvanoor-keelaselvanoor wildlife sanctuary1998
        Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary1942
Mundanthurai wildlife sanctuary1977
Nellai wildlife sanctuary2015
Oussudu lake bird sanctuary2015
Point calimere wildlife sanctuary1967
Pulicat lake wildlife sanctuary1980
Satyamangalam ws2008, 2011
Srivilliputhur grizzled squirrel

Wildlife sanctuary


Udayamarthandapuram lake wildlife sanctuary1991
Vaduvoor wildlife sanctuary1991
Vedanthangal wildlife sanctuary1936
Vellanadu (blackbuck) wildlife sanctuary1987
Vellode wildlife sanctuary1997
Vettangudi wildlife sanctuary1977
Megamalai  wildlife sanctuary2016
Theerthangal  wildlife sanctuary2016
Sakkarakottai  wildlife sanctuary2016
Uttar pradeshBakhira wildlife sanctuary1990
Chandraprabha wildlife sanctuary1957
Dr. Bhimrao ambedkar bird wildlife sanctuary2003
Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary1986
Kaimur wildlife sanctuary1982
Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary1976
Kishanpur wildlife sanctuary1972
Lakh bahosi bird wildlife sanctuary1988
Mahavir swami wildlife sanctuary1977
National chambal wildlife sanctuary1979
Nawabganj wildlife sanctuary1984
Okhala bird wildlife sanctuary1990
Parvati aranga wildlife sanctuary1990
Patna wildlife sanctuary1990
Ranipur wildlife sanctuary1977
Saman bird wildlife sanctuary1990
Samaspur wildlife sanctuary1987
Sandi bird wildlife sanctuary1990
Sohagibarwa wildlife sanctuary1987
Sohelwa wildlife sanctuary1988
Sur sarovar wildlife sanctuary1991
Jai prakash narayan (surhatal) bird wildlife sanctuary1991
Turtle wildlife sanctuary1989
Vijai sagar wildlife sanctuary1990
UttarakhandAskot musk deer wildlife sanctuary1986
Nandhaur wildlife sanctuary212
Binsar wildlife sanctuary1988
Govind pashu vihar wildlife sanctuary1955
Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary1972
Mussoorie wildlife sanctuary1993
Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary1987
West bengalBallavpur wildlife sanctuary1977
Bethuadahari wildlife sanctuary1980
Bibhuti bhusan wildlife sanctuary1980
Buxa wildlife sanctuary


Chapramari wildlife sanctuary1976
Chintamani kar bird



Haliday island wildlife sanctuary1976
Jorepokhri salamander

Wildlife sanctuary


Lothian island wildlife sanctuary1976
Mahananda wildlife sanctuary1976
Raiganj wildlife sanctuary1985
Ramnabagan wildlife sanctuary1981
Sajnakhali wildlife sanctuary1976
Senchal wildlife sanctuary1976
West sunderban wildlife sanctuary2013
DelhiAsola bhati (indira priyadarshini) wildlife sanctuary1992
Arunachal pradeshD’ering memorial (lali) wildlife sanctuary1978
Dibang wildlife sanctuary1991
Eagle nest wildlife sanctuary1989
Itanagar wildlife sanctuary1978
Kamlang wildlife sanctuary1989
Kane wildlife sanctuary1991
Mehao wildlife sanctuary1980
Pakhui/ pakke wildlife sanctuary1977
Sessa orchid wildlife sanctuary1989
Tale valley wildlife sanctuary1995
Yordi-rabe supse wildlife sanctuary1996
AssamAmchang wildlife sanctuary2004
Barail wildlife sanctuary2004
Barnadi wildlife sanctuary1980
Bherjan-borajan-padumoni wildlife sanctuary1999
Burachapori wildlife sanctuary1995
Chakrashila wildlife sanctuary1994
Deepor beel wildlife sanctuary
Dihing patkai wildlife sanctuary2004
East karbi anglong wildlife sanctuary2000
Garampani wildlife sanctuary1952
Hollongapar gibbon wildlife sanctuary1997
Lawkhowa wildlife sanctuary1972
Marat longri wildlife sanctuary2003
Nambor wildlife sanctuary2000
Nambor doigrung wildlife sanctuary2003
Porbitora wildlife sanctuary1987
Pani-dihing bird wildlife sanctuary1995
Sonai rupai wildlife sanctuary1998
MizoramDampa wildlife sanctuary (tr)1985
Khawnglung wildlife sanctuary1992
Lengteng wildlife sanctuary1999
Ngengpui wildlife sanctuary1991
Pualreng wildlife sanctuary2004
Tawi wildlife sanctuary1978
Thorangtlang wildlife sanctuary2002
Tokalo wildlife sanctuary




Khongjaingamba ching wildlife sanctuary2016
Yangoupokpi-lokchao wildlife sanctuary1989
Fambong lho wildlife sanctuary1984
Kitam wildlife sanctuary (bird)2005
Kyongnosla alpine wildlife sanctuary1977
Maenam wildlife sanctuary1987
Pangolakha wildlife sanctuary2002
Shingba (rhododendron) wildlife sanctuary1984
NagalandFakim wildlife sanctuary1980
Puliebadze wildlife sanctuary1980
Rangapahar wildlife sanctuary1986
MeghalayaBaghmara pitcher plant wildlife sanctuary1984
Nongkhyllem wildlife sanctuary1981
Siju wildlife sanctuary1979
TripuraGumti wildlife sanctuary1988
Rowa wildlife sanctuary1988
Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary1987
Trishna wildlife sanctuary1988

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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  • The following Wildlife Sanctuaries are in Chhattisgarh and NOT Chandigarh :
    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

  • thank you for sharing detailed information. I was looking for sancturies in Rajasthan and glad that I came across this list. It covers all the sates and sancturaries

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