List of National Parks In India PDF (Statewise)

list of important national parks in india
list of important national parks in india

List Of Important National Parks In India

Download the most important list of National Parks in India, which gives complete details on the place of national parks, why these national parks are famous and more. These important questions on lIst of national parks are really helpful for all competitive exams like Banking, SSC, RRB, UPSC, etc. These questions are also helpful to improve the general knowledge of national parks. Here you can get more important information on total number of National Parks, Tiger Reserves, Elephant Reserves, Wild-life Sanctuarie, Biosphere Reserves, etc.

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1 Eravikulam National Park Idukki(Munnar) 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.
2 Anamudi shola National park  Idukki District The rich wildlife includes Elephant, Tiger, Panther, Indian Bison, Nilgiri tahr, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Giant Grizzled Squirrel, Hanuman Langur, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrels etc.
3 Mathikettan shola National park Poopara village of Udumbanchola taluk in Idukki district  Elephants are the famous animals in this park
4 Pampadum shola National park Devikulam taluk, Idukki district The famous species here are Nilgiri marten, Nilgiri wood pigeon, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri flycatcher, Blue rock-thrush
5 Peeeriyar National park Thekkady,Idukki district Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is notable as both as a elephant reserve and a tiger reserve.
6 Silent valley national park  Palakkad district The British named the area Silent Valley because of a perceived absence of noisy cicadas.

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1 Sri venkateswara national park chittor Sloth bears are frequently encountered. Sambar, spotted deer, mouse deer, barking deer, four-horned antelope and wild boar are the main ungulates.




1 Mouling National Park Uppar Siang It was built in 1986.

Animals such as the takin, goral, Indian leopard, Bengal tiger, barking deer, serow and red panda are living there.

2 Namdapha National Park Changlang district It is only park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat namely the Tiger (Panthera Tigris), Leopard (Panthera Pardus), Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia) and Clouded Leopard (Neofelis Nebulosa) and numbers of Lesser cats.



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1 Manas National Park Baksa  The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog. Manas is famous for its population of the wild water buffalo.
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 Dibru-saikhowa National park Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is ideal for birdwatchers and bird photographers as it is home to many unique species of birds. These include greater adjutant, grey heron, yellow bittern, Asian openbill, black stork, whistling-duck, fish-eagle, spot-billed pelican, white-winged wood duck, hornbill,
4 Nameri National Park sonitpur Nameri is the best sighting spot of the endangered bird White- winged Duck (Asarcornis scutulata), which is also the state bird of Assam. Ibisbill and Merganser are the two species of migratory birds that visit the park every winter.
5 Dehing Patkai National park Dibrugarh The Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve under Project Elephant.
6 Orang National park Darrang and Sonitpur districts Orang is also known as the mini-Kaziranga, because of its similar landscape of marshes, streams and grasslands. Like Kaziranga, it is also inhabited by the one-horned rhinoceros. The Park has a rich flora and fauna, including the pygmy hog, elephant, wild buffalo and tiger


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1 Valmiki national park West champaran district It is the only national park in Bihar



1 Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park Koriya district   Established in 1981.Guru Ghasidas National Park is one of the most famous tiger reserves in the region and is highly reputed amongst national parks in the country. Also known as Sanjay National Forest in Madhya Pradesh, this national park shares its boundaries both with Madhya Pradesh as well as Chhattisgarh.
2 Indravati national park  Bijapur Established in 1982.It is home to one of the last populations of rare wild buffalo
3 Kanger valley national park Jagdalpur Established in 1982.The national park is very famous for the long subterranean geomorphological limestone caves and is a major tourist attraction in the region. All limestone caves are present north of Kanger River between Madarkonta and Kodri Bahar. These are Kutumsar cave, Kailash Cave, Dandak Cave, Devgiri Cave


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Mollem National park South goa Established in 1978.he area covered by the sanctuary is heavily forested and contains pristine vegetation known as West Coast tropical evergreen forests, West Coast semi-evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests.




1 Vansda National Park Navsari District Established in 1979.Animals found in the park include the Indian leopard, dhole, rhesus macaque, common palm civet, Hanuman langur, small Indian civet, four-horned antelope, wild boar, Indian porcupine, barking deer, striped hyena, jungle cat, flying squirrel, pangolin and Indian giant squirrel.
2 Blackbuck (Velavadar) National Park Bhavnagar  Established in 1976.
3 Gir National Park Junagadh District, Gir Somnath District and Amreli Districts in Gujarat It is a forest and wildlife sanctuary and home to the Asiatic lions.
4 Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) 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.


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1 Kalesar National Park Yamunanagar district Kalesar is a popular destination for leopards, panthers, elephants, red jungle fowl and bird-watching
2 Sultanpur National Park Gurgaon Sultanpur National Park is also known as Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Sultanpur National Park is a bird paradise for bird watchers. Park is famous for its migratory as well as resident birds




1 Great Himalayan National Park Kullu region The Great Himalayan National Park is the habitat for the largest known population of the Western Tragopan, an endangered species of pheasants
2 Inderkilla National Park Kullu region Inderkilla National Park which is located in Himachal Pradesh is well-known for being a habitat to the most magnificent species of animals i.e. the Tigers.
3 Khirganga National Park Kullu region Famous for Wild bears
4 Pin Valley National Park Kaza valley This park is specially renowned for the protection of endangered Snow-Leopard
5 Simbalbara National Park Dhaula Kuan Simbalbara National park is famous for its unique and diverse wildlife and bird species. It is home to Goral, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Chittal, Himalayan black bear, Hanuman langurs, Indian muntjacs and many other animals.


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1 Salim ali national park Srinagar The park is named after the famous ornithologist Dr Salim Ali. The park is famous for its avian fauna. 
2 Dachigam National Park Srinagar The park is best known as the home of the hangul, or Kashmir stag.
3 Kishtwar National Park Kishtwar district The national park in Kishtwar attracts wildlife lovers with its rich flora & fauna which comprises musk deer and Himalayan brown bear.




1 Betla National Park Latehar district Betla” is an acronym of the following words: bison, elephant, tiger, leopard, axis-axis(Chital).


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1 Anshi National Park Uttara kannada district tiger, leopard, black panther, bear, elephant are the famous animals.
2 Bandipur National Park 80km south to mysore Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the Indian state of Karnataka, which is the state with the second highest tiger population in India
3 Bannerghatta National Park Bengaluru urban The biological park is a zoological reserve named for Y. M. L Sharma, a Conservator of Forests of Karnataka, who petitioned for the creation of the park. It shelters mammals such as Indian tigers (including white tigers) and lions.
4 Kudremukh National Park chikmagalur The Kudremukh National park houses variety of wildlife such as tiger, leopard, wild dog, Malabar giant squirrel, common langur, sloth bear, gaur, porcupine, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, jackal, giant flying squirrel and the mongoose.
5 Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park kodagu Established in 1955 and made into a national park in 1988, Nagarhole National Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. … The Park is currently being considered by UNESCO for selection as a World Heritage Site. It is also known as Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.




1 Bandhavgarh National Park In 1968 the area got its status of a National Park and now has become one of the preferred parks for Tiger Safari in India that includes photographing and tracking Tigers in the wild. The park is known to have World’s highest density of Bengal Tigers.
2 Fossil National Park Mandla  This site is rich in fossils, said to be around sixty million years old
3 Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park The park is famous for rafting. The Pench national park has a count of 8 tigers (as in 1998) and 7 panthers (as in 1998). The Pench National park is the home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is dominated by fairly open canopy, mixed forests with considerable shrub cover and open grassy patches
4 Kanha National Park Mandla  Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955 and in 1973 was made the Kanha Tiger Reserve. The park has a significant population of the Royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, the sloth bear, barasingha and Indian wild dog.
5 Madhav National Park The forest is home to antelopes like Nilgai, Chinkara and Chowsinga and Deer including Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer. Animals like the Leopard, Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Wild Dog, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Python etc are also sighted in the park.
6 Panna National Park Chhatarpur district  Fauna. Among the animals found here are the tiger, leopard, chital, chinkara, nilgai, sambhar and sloth bear. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds including the bar-headed goose, honey buzzard, king vulture, blossom-headed parakeet, changeable hawk-eagle and Indian vulture.
7 Sanjay National Park Sidhi The National park was established in 1975. The world famous white tigers “MOHAN” was found and rescued from the forest of this landscape by Maharaja of Rewa in 1951
8 Satpura National Park Hoshangabad Satpura National Park is rich in biodiversity. The animals here include leopard, sambar, chital, Indian muntjac, nilgai, four-horned antelope, Chinkara, wild boar, bear, black buck, fox, porcupine, flying squirrel, mouse deer, and Indian giant squirrel. There are a variety of birds.
9 Van Vihar National Park Bhopal The animals, such as the Bengal tiger, Asiatic lion, Asiatic wildcat, Indian wolf, Sloth bear, Red fox, Indian jackal, wild dog are famous




1 Chandoli National Park It’s one of India’s largest National Park spread over 4 districts of Maharashtra Sangli,Satara, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri. The Area of Forest is mostly bigger in Region of Sangli district. The Chandoli National Park is Famous for Shayari Tiger Reserve,Rare Species of Plants, Animal
2 Gugamal National Park Amravati  Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear, Ussuri dhole, Indian jackal, striped hyena, chausinga, sambar (largest Deer on earth) gaur, barking deer, ratel, flying squirrel, cheetal (type of deer), nilgai, wild boar, langur, rhesus monkey, and macaque.
3 Navegaon National Park Gondia The bird sanctuary, known as Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary houses almost 65% of the bird species that are found in the state of Maharashtra. Flocks of stunning migratory birds visit the park every winter and unwind by the lake – an eye-catching view.
4 Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park Nagpur Pench National Park is known for its wildlife, flora and fauna. You can spot the Royal Bengal Tiger and Leopard here.
5 Sanjay Gandhi (Borivali) National Park Thane The forest cover in the park helps provide the ideal habitat for many wild animals. Chital (or spotted deer), rhesus macaque and bonnet macaque are some of the wild mammals often spotted inside the park.
6 Tadoba National Park Chandrapur district It is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park.


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1 Keibul-Lamjao National Park Bishnupur The largest area of the Phumdi in the Loktak lake is in the Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is home to Manipur brow-antlered deer (Rucervus eldi eldi) also popularly known as the Sangai.



1 Balphakram National Park Bhagramara Balpakram is famous for its forest covered canyon-cum-gorge and numerous geo-physical formations, all of which makes the place a land of mystery. It is often compared to the Grand Canyon National Park of the United States of America, to the local Garo inhabitants, Balpakram is the abode of the spirits of the dead.
2 Nokrek Ridge National Park West garo hills district Nokrek has a remnant population of the red panda that has generated curiosity across the world




1 Murlen National Park Champhai  Forests of Murlen are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. About 15 species of mammals, 150 species of birds, 35 species of Medicinal plants, 2 species of bamboo, and 4 species of orchids so far have been recorded in this Park.
2 Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park Lawngtlai district It is famous for its exotic species of flora and fauna especially the orchids and rhododendrons spread within the valleys surrounding on all sides. The park is home for wildlife like Slow Loris, Tiger, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Serow, Goral, Asiatic Black Bear, Stump-tailed Macaque and Capped Langur




1 Intanki National Park Peren It is known to share the semi evergreen and deciduous forests of Intanki with other rare species like great hornbill, barking deer, sambar, sloth bear and not-seen-in-years clouded leopard.


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1 Bhitarkanika National Park Paramanadapur It hosts many mangrove species, and is the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India. The national park is home to Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Indian python, king cobra, black ibis, darters and many other species of flora and fauna.
2 Simlipal National Park Mayurbhanj  Simlipal National Park derives its name from the abundance of red silk cotton trees growing in the area. It is the 7th largest national park in India. The park is home to Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, and chausingha. along with some of the beautiful waterfalls like Joranda and Barehipani Falls




1 Mukundra Hills National Park Hadoti Mukundra Hills was declared a tiger reserve in 2013 with portions of wildlife sanctuaries of Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar and Chittorgarh. 
2 Desert National Park Kendrapara The greatest attraction of the park is a bird called the great Indian bustard, a critically endangered species found only in India.
3 Keoladeo Ghana National Park Bharatpur Keoladeo National Park, located in the State of Rajasthan, is an important wintering ground of Palaearctic migratory waterfowl and is renowned for its large congregation of non-migratory resident breeding birds
4 Ranthambore National Park Sawai Madhopur Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like, the Mansingh Sanctuary and Kaila Devi Sanctuary.The park is majorly famous for its tigers
5 Sariska National Park Alwar Sariska Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Alwar district, Rajasthan, India. It stretches over an area of 881 km2 (340 sq mi) comprising scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, grasslands, and rocky hills. This area was a hunting preserve of the Alwar state and was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955.



1 Khangchendzonga National Park North sikkim Khangchendzonga National Park is home to nearly half of India’s bird diversity, wild trees, orchids and rhododendrons and one third of the country’s flowering plants. It contains the widest and most extensive zone of krummholz (stunted forest) in the Himalayan region.




1 Guindy National Park Chennai Black buck, chital, jackal, pangolin and a variety of birds are the famous species.
2 Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Thoothukudi The Gulf of Mannar endowed with three distinct Coastal ecosystems namely coral reef, seagrass bed and mangroves is considered one of the world’s richest region from a marine biodiversity perspective, is known for its unique biological wealth and is a storehouse of marine diversity of global significance
3 Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park Tiruppur Elephants are famous animals.
4 Mudumalai National Park Nilgiris The protected area is home to several endangered and vulnerable species including Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, gaur and Indian leopard. There are at least 266 species of birds in the sanctuary, including critically endangered Indian white-rumped vulture and long-billed vulture.
5 Mukurthi National Park Nilgiri  It is home to an array of endangered wildlife, including royal Bengal tiger and Asian elephant, but its main mammal attraction is the Nilgiri tahr. The park was previously known as Nilgiri Tahr National Park. 


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1 Hemis national park Eastern ladakh Hemis National Park (or Hemis High Altitude National Park) is a high altitude national park in Ladakh, India. Globally famous for its snow leopards




1 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Hyderabad
2 Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Hyderabad Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is famous for being a home to the endangered species of Black Buck Deer.
3 Mrugavani National Park Chilkur It is home to a 600 different types of plant life. The Park is home to around 350 spotted deers.




1 Clouded Leopard National Park Bishalgarh, Sepahijala  It is home to four species of primate monkey including Phayre’s langur.
2 Bison (Rajbari) National Park Trishna One can expect to come across various wild animals including the world-famous Indian Gaur (also known as bison), deer, Golden langurs, Pheasants, and many such endearing species. The Bison reserve was entrenched in the Sanctuary to protect the endangered species.




1 Dhudhwa national park Lakhimpur Major attractions of Dudhwa National Park are the tigers (population 58 in 2014) and swamp deer (population over 1,600). Billy Arjan Singh successfully hand-reared and reintroduced zoo-born tigers and leopards into the wilds of Dudhwa.




1 Jim Corbett National Park Nainital Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district and Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and was named after hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett
2 Gangotri National Park Uttarkashi The birds and animals usually found in Gangotri National Park are Bulbul, Doves, Himalayan Barbet, Ibex, Parakeet, Partridges, Pheasants, Pigeons, Serow, Snow Leopard, Thar and Tiger.
3 Govind National Park Uttarkashi Fauna in this area include the black bear, the brown bear, common leopard, serow, golden eagle, bearded vulture, snow cock, steppe eagle and the black eagle.
4 Nanda Devi National Park Chamoli The entire park lies at an elevation of more than 3,500 m (11,500 ft) above mean sea level. The National Park was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. It was later expanded and renamed as Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks in 2
5 Rajaji National Park Haridwar Fauna. Rajaji National Park is predominantly formed from dense green jungles, and this environment forms a habitat for a number of animals. The park is at the northwestern limit of distribution for both elephants and tigers in India. The park is most renowned for its elephants.
6 Valley of Flowers National Park Chamoli This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep.


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1 Buxa National Park Northern west bengal
2 Gorumara National Park Jalpaiguri Great Indian One horned Rhino
3 Jaldapara National Park Jalpaiguri Protection of great indian rhinoceros
4 Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong  It is famous for the virgin forest patch and its unique biodiversity. The National Park enjoys the distinction of being situated over one of the oldest Reserve Forest in India.
5 Singalila National Park Darjeeling Aside from the red panda, Singalila National Park is home to many other fascinating mammals including barking deer, yellow-throated marten, Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, black panther, leopard, Himalayan serow, pangolin and offers good chances of seeing leopard cat.
6 Sunderban National Park South 24 parganas Sundarban mangrove forest is the single largest home of the Royal Bengal Tiger( Panthera tigris ). Sundarban is also the only mangrove forest in the world having the tiger as its indigenous population


Important Notes:

  • 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 WildLife 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:

  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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