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| Last Updated:: 12/04/2021

National Parks

 

(Photo: Ajay Srivastava, Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh)

What is a National Park

 

An area, whether within a sanctuary or not, 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.

 

There are 101 existing national parks in India covering an area of 40,564.00 km2, which is 1.23% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database, December, 2019).

 

 

List of National Parks (As on December, 2020)

 

 

 

S. No

Name of State

Name of Protected Area

Year of Notification

Area (in km2)

1

Andhra Pradesh

Papikonda

2008

1012.8588

2

 

Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram)

2005

2.3952

3

 

Sri Venkateswara

1989

353.62

4

Arunachal Pradesh

Mouling

1986

483

5

 

Namdapha

1983

1807.82

6

Assam

Dibru-Saikhowa

1999

340

7

 

Kaziranga

1974

858.98

8

 

Manas

1990

500

9

 

Nameri

1998

200

10

 

Rajiv Gandhi (Orang)

1999

78.81

11

Bihar

Valmiki

1989

335.65

12

Chhattisgarh              

Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay)

1981

1440.71

13

 

Indravati (Kutru)

1982

1258.37

14

 

Kanger Valley

1982

200

15

Goa

Mollem

1992

107

16

Gujarat

Blackbuck (Velavadar)

1976

34.53

17

 

Gir

1975

258.71

18

 

Marine (Gulf of Kachchh)

1982

162.89

19

 

Vansda

1979

23.99

20

Haryana

Kalesar

2003

46.82

21

 

Sultanpur

1989

1.43

22

Himachal Pradesh

Great Himalayan

1984

754.4

23

 

Inderkilla

2010

94

24

 

Khirganga

2010

705

25

 

Pin Valley

1987

675

26

 

Col. Sherjung Simbalbara

2010

27.88

27

Jharkhand

Betla

1986

226.33

28

Karnataka

Anshi

1987

417.34

29

 

Bandipur

1974

872.24

30

 

Bannerghatta

1974

260.51

31

 

Kudremukh

1987

600.57

32

 

Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi)

1988

643.39

33

Kerala

Anamudi Shola

2003

7.5

34

 

Eravikulam

1978

97

35

 

Mathikettan Shola

2003

12.82

36

 

Pambadum Shola

2003

1.32

37

 

Periyar

1982

350

38

 

Silent Valley

1984

89.52

39

Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh

1968

448.842

40

 

Dinosaur Fossils

2011

0.897

41

 

Fossil

1983

0.27

42

 

Pench

1975

292.857

43

 

Kanha

1955

941.793

44

 

Kuno

2018

748.761

45

 

Madhav

1959

375.23

46

 

Panna

1981

542.66

47

 

Sanjay

1981

464.643

48

 

Satpura

1981

528.729

49

 

Van Vihar

1979

4.452

50

Maharashtra

Chandoli

2004

317.67

51

 

Gugamal

1975

361.28

52

 

Nawegaon

1975

133.88

53

 

Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru)

1975

257.26

54

 

Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli)

1983

86.96

55

 

Tadoba

1955

116.55

56

Manipur

Keibul-Lamjao

1977

40

57

 

Shiroi

1982

100

58

Meghalaya

Balphakram

1986

220

59

 

Nokrek Ridge

1997

47.48

60

Mizoram

Murlen

1991

100

61

 

Phawngpui (Blue Mountain)

1992

50

62

Nagaland

Intanki

1993

202.02

63

Odisha

Bhitarkanika

1988

145

64

 

Simlipal

1980

845.7

65

Rajasthan

Desert

1992

3162

66

 

Keoladeo Ghana

1981

28.73

67

 

Mukundra Hills

2006

200.54

68

 

Ranthambhore

1980

282

69

 

Sariska

1992

273.8

70

Sikkim

Khangchendzonga

1977

1784

71

Tamil Nadu

Guindy

1976

2.7057

72

 

Gulf of Mannar Marine

1980

526.02

73

 

Indira Gandhi (Annamalai)

1989

117.1

74

 

Mudumalai

1990

103.23

75

 

Mukurthi

1990

78.46

76

Telangana

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy

1994

1.425

77

 

Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali

1994

14.59

78

 

Mrugavani

1994

3.6

79

Tripura

Clouded Leopard

2007

5.08

80

 

Bison (Rajbari)

2007

31.63

81

Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa

1977

490

82

Uttarakhand

Corbett

1936

520.82

83

 

Gangotri

1989

2390.02

84

 

Govind

1990

472.08

85

 

Nanda Devi

1982

624.6

86

 

Rajaji

1983

820

87

 

Valley of Flowers

1982

87.5

88

West Bengal

Buxa

1992

117.1

89

 

Gorumara

1992

79.45

90

 

Jaldapara

2014

216.34

91

 

Neora Valley

1986

159.8917

92

 

Singalila

1986

78.6

93

 

Sunderban

1984

1330.1

94

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Campbell Bay

1992

426.23

95

 

Galathea Bay

1992

110

96

 

Mahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor)

1983

281.5

97

 

Mount Harriett

1987

46.62

98

 

Rani Jhansi Marine

1996

320.06

99

 

Saddle Peak

1987

32.54

100

Jammu & Kashmir

City Forest (Salim Ali)

1992

9.07

101

 

Dachigam

1981

141

102

 

Kazinag

2000

90.88

103

 

Kishtwar High Altitute

1981

2191.5

104

Ladakh

Hemis

1981

3350