List of national parks in India pdf

national parks in india pdf important wild life sanctuaries and animals found in them
national parks in india pdf

Download the list of important National parks in India pdf which gives details of animals live in these wildlife sanctuaries in various states and cities. This list also gives the establishment and other details of the all the important national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India.

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List of national parks in India pdf – wildlife sanctuaries:

S.No Name of the Park Location Comments
1. Jim Corbett National Park Nainital, Uttarakhand It is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger.
2. Kaziranga National Park Golaghat and Nagaon districts in Assam The sanctuary hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary Junagadh District, Gir Somnath District and Amreli Districts in Gujarat It is a forest and wildlife sanctuary and home to the Asiatic lions.
4. Sundarbans National Park Dayapur, Gosaba, West Bengal It is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve covered by mangrove forests and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
5. Eravikulam National Park Idukki(Munnar), Kerala A unique aspect of this national park is the blooming of the Neelakurinji, a plant that blooms once every 12 years, and turns the entire forest a deep shade of blue.
6. Pench National Park Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh It derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the park and haven for Royal Bengal Tigers.
7. Sariska National Park Alwar district of Rajasthan It is a national park and tiger reserve and is a refuge for Royal Bengal Tigers.
8. Kanha National Park Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh Kanha National Park is one of the first tiger reserve to work for Project Tiger in India and it is the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh.
9. Ranthambore National Park Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan It is one of the largest national parks in North India and is known for its Bengal tigers
10. Periyar National Park Thekkady, Kerala Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a notable as both as a elephant reserve and a tiger reserve.
11. Bandhavgarh National Park Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh White Tigers were present in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
12. Mudumalai National Park Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu Bird watching is an interesting activity here as fine bird specimens flock this area quite often.
13. Dachigam National Park Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Only area where Kashmir stag is found.
14. Nagarhole National Park Kodagu and Mysore districts in Karnataka It is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
15. Bannerghatta National Park Bangalore, Karnataka Also known as Bannerghatta Biological Park. It is a popular tourist destination with a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue centre, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house and a safari park.
16. Bandipur National Park Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and largest habitat of wild elephants in south Asia.
17. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary Uttarakand It is named after a prominent Indian freedom fighter and politician Govind Ballabh Pant.
18. Gangotri National Park Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand It was third largest National park of India.


19. Nanda Devi National Park Joshimath,Uttarakhand The National Park was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The latter was expanded and renamed to Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks in 2005.
20. Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park It lies 1 to 10 km away from the east coast of Tamil Nadu, South India for 160 km between Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) and Dhanushkodi. It consists of 21 small islands and coral reefs in the Gulf of Mannar in the Indian Ocean of Tamil Nadu. The park has a high diversity of plants and animals in its marine and shore habitats. Dugong (Sea Cow), a vulnerable marine mammal is also found here.
21. Indira Gandhi National Park Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu Anamalai Tiger Reserve, earlier known as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.
22. Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur, Rajasthan Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. It is conferred with World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
23. Chandoli National Park Satara, Kolhapur, Sangli Districts of Maharashtra It is a natural World Heritage Site.
24. Tadoba National Park Chandrapur district of Maharashtra It is notable as Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park.
25. Sanjay Gandhi National Park Northern part of Mumbai city It is formerly Borivali National Park.
26. Manas National Park Jyoti Gaon, Assam Also known as Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant and a biosphere reserve.
27. Gulf of Kutch Marine National Park Southern shore of the Gulf of Kutch in Jamnagar, Gujarat It is the first national marine park and also first marine wildlife sanctuary of India with 42 islands on Jamnagar coast in the Marine National Park.
28. Van Vihar National Park Bhopal, MadhyaPradesh It is developed and managed as a modern zoological park.
29. Keibul Lamjao National Park Bishnupur District, Manipur It is the only floating park in the world and an integral part of Loktak Lake.
30. Sri Venkateswara National Park Chittoor & Cuddapah districts of Andhra Pradesh It is one of the biosphere reserves of India.
31. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Wandoor, Andaman Islands It is also Known as Wandoor National Park. This National park is covered with Tropical Forest.
32. Mount Harriet National Park Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands The picture on the back side of ₹ 20 note is taken from Mount Harriet National Park. The park is named in commemoration of Harriet Tytler, wife of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British army officer.
33. Great Himalayan National Park Kullu region in Himachal Pradesh The Park was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The Unesco World Heritage Site Committee granted the status to the park under the criteria of “outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation”.
34. Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim The park gets its name from the mountain Kanchenjunga which is 8,586 metres (28,169 ft) tall, the third-highest peak in the world.
35. Nokrek National Park Tura, Meghalaya UNESCO added this National park to its list of Biosphere Reserves.
36. Silent Valley National Park Mannarkkad, Palakkad District, Kerala The British named the area Silent Valley because of a perceived absence of noisy cicadas.

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Thus we have covered the entire important list of national parks in India in pdf and the animals live in this wild life sanctuaries.

Important Notes on national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India 2018:

  • Total number of National Parks in India – 103
  • Total number of Tiger Reserves in India – 50
  • Total number of Elephant reserves in India – 32
  • Total number of Wild Life Sanctuaries in India – 543
  • Total number of Biosphere reserves in India – 18
  • Total number of Marine National Park and Water Sanctuaries in India – 5

Important Policies on wildlife which led to the establishment of national parks in India:

  1. National Forest Policy –           1952, 1988
  2. Project Tiger –           1973
  3. Project Elephant –           1992
  4. Project Crocodile –           1975
  5. Project Dolphin –           2008

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