National Parks in India

  • In 1936 Hailey National Park was declared as India’s first national park. This National Park is now       known as Jim Corbett National Park. It is also the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger in 1973-74.

•  There are 102 national parks.

•  Hemis National Park in Jammu and Kashmir is largest national park of India with 4,400 square km.It is also the National Park located in highest altitude.

•  South Button Island National Park in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the smallest National Park with the total area of 2 square miles.

•  Kaziranga National Park in Assam, Manas National Park in Assam and Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan are the three National Parks in India that declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

•  Madhya Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands have the highest number of National Parks with 9 each.

•  Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch is the first national marine park of India.

•  Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur is the only floating park in the world.

 

State/ Union Territory National Park Famous For
Andaman and Nicobar Rani Jhansi  
  Campbell Bay  
  Galathea  
  Mount         Harriet Island Saltwater Crocodiles
  North Button Island Dolphin
  Mahatma Gandhi  
  Middle Button Island  
  South Button Island  
  Saddle Peak  
Andhra Pradesh   Kasu Brahmananda Reddy  
  Mrugavani  
  Mahavir Harina Vanasthali  
  Sri Venkateswara  
Arunachal Pradesh   Mouling  
  Namdapha Gaur
Assam   Kaziranga One horned rhinos
  Manas Tiger
  Dibru Saikhowa  
  Nameri  
  Orang  
Bihar   Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary  
  Valmiki  
  Vikramshila Dolphin Sanctuary  
Chhattisgarh   Indravati  
  Kanger Ghati  
Goa   Mollem  
Gujarat   Blackbuck Blackbuck and Lesser Florican
  Gir Asiatic Lions
  Marine National Park  
  Vansda  
Haryana   Sultanpur  
  Kalesar  
Himachal Pradesh   Great Himalayan  
  Pin Valley Himalayan Snowcock
Jammu & Kashmir   Kishtwar  
  Dachigam  
  Hemis Snow Leopard
  Salim Ali  
Jharkhand   Betla  
Karnataka   Bandipur Asian Elephant, Tiger
  Bannerghatta  
  Anshi  
  Nagarhole  
  Kudremukh National Park  
Kerala Mathikettan Shola  
  Anamudi Shola  
  Pampadam Shola  
  Periyar Indian elephants
  Eravikulam Nilgiri Tahr
  Silent Valley  
Madhya Pradesh   Bandhavgarh Tiger
  Satpura  
  Kanha Swamp Deer
  Fossil  
  Madhav  
  Panna  
  Sanjay  
  Pench  
  Van Vihar  
Maharashtra   Gilbert Hill  
  Karnala  
  Gugamal  
  Navegaon  
  Chandoli Indian Bison, Sloth Bears
  Pench  
   Sanjay Gandhi  
  Tadoba  
Manipur   Keibul Lamjao Eld’s Deer
  Sirohi  
Meghalaya   Nokrek  
  Balphakram  
Mizoram   Murlen  
  Phawngpui  
Nagaland   Intanki  
Odisha   Simlipal Royal Bengal Tigers,Elephants
  Bhitarkanika  
Rajasthan   Desert Great Indian Bustard
  Ranthambore Tiger
  Darrah  
  Keoladeo Siberian Cranes
  Sariska  
Sikkim   Khangchendzonga Wild Ass, Himalayan Tahr
Tamil Nadu   Guindy  
  Mudumalai  
  Mukurthi  
  Gulf of Mannar  
   Palani Hills  
  Indira Gandhi Lion Tailed Macaque,Dhole
Uttar Pradesh   Dudhwa  
  Nawabganj  
Uttarakhand   Corbett Tiger
  Gangotri  
  Nanda Devi  
  Rajaji Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger
  Govind  
  Valley of Flowers Asiatic black bear
West Bengal   Gorumara  
  Neora Valley  
  Buxa  
  Singalila  
  Jaldapara  
  Sundarbans Royal Bengal Tiger

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