List of national parks of India

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National parks in India are IUCN category II protected areas. India's first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and Project Tiger to safeguard the habitats of conservation reliant species. Further federal legislation strengthening protections for wildlife was introduced in the 1980s. As of July 2015, there were 105 national parks encompassing an area of 40,500 km2 (15,600 sq mi) , comprising 1.23% of India's total surface area.[1]

Plans are underway to establish many more national parks in India. All of India's national parks are listed below alongside their home state or territory, area and the date that they were established. See Protected areas of India for an overview of all Indian protected areas.


This is a sortable list of national parks of India.[2]

Name State Established Area (in km2) Notability
Anamudi Shola National Park Kerala 2003 7.50
Anshi National Park Karnataka 1987 417.34
Balphakram National Park Meghalaya 2013 220 wild water buffalo, red panda, elephant and eight cat species, including the tiger and marbled cat रफ़्फ़्फ़्फ़्
Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh 1968 446 highest known tiger population in India, white tiger, 1336 species of endemic plants
Bandipur National Park Karnataka 1974 874.20 chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrel, gaur, leopard, sambar deer, indian elephants, honey buzzard, red-headed vulture
Bannerghatta National Park (Bannerghatta Biological Park) karnataka 1986 231.67

tiger, sloth bear, peacock, elephant, sambar deer, mouse deer

Bhitarkanika National Park Odisha 1988 145 mangroves, saltwater crocodile, white crocodile, Indian python, black ibis, wild pigs, rhesus monkeys, chital
Bison (Rajbari) National Park Tripura 2007 31.63
Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar Gujarat 1976 34.08 hunting cheetahs, Blackbuck Lodge, the endangered Indian grey wolf, the nocturnal striped hyena, Indian fox, golden jackal, jungle cat and many small mammals like hare, gerbil, field mice, mongoose and hedgehog
Buxa Tiger Reserve West Bengal 1992 760
Campbell Bay National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1992 426.23
Chandoli National Park Maharashtra 2004 317.67
Clouded Leopard National Park Tripura 2003 5.08
Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 141 only area where Kashmir stag is found[3]
Desert National Park Rajasthan 1980 3162
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park Assam 1999 340
Dinosaur Fossils National Park Madhya Pradesh 2010 0.897 dinosaur fossils found
Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh 1977 490.29
Eravikulam National Park Kerala 1978 97
Galathea National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1992 110
Gangotri National Park Uttarakhand 1989 1552.73
Gir Forest National Park Gujarat 1965 258.71 Asiatic lion
Gorumara National Park West Bengal 1994 79.45
Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary Uttarakhand 1990 472.08
Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh, 1984 754.40 UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gugamal National Park Maharashtra 1987 361.28
Guindy National Park Tamil Nadu 1976 2.82
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Tamil Nadu 1980 6.23
Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park Chhattisgarh 1981 1440.71
Hemis National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 4400
Hazaribagh National Park Jharkhand 1954 183.89
Inderkilla National Park Himachal Pradesh4 2010 104
Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park Tamil Nadu 1989 117.10
Indravati National Park Chhattisgarh 1981 1258.37 wild Asian buffalo, tiger reserve, hill mynas
Jaldapara National Park West Bengal 2012 216 Indian rhinoceros
Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand 1936 1318.5
Kalesar National Park Haryana 2003 100.88
Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh 1955 940
Kanger Ghati National Park Chhattisgarh 1982 200
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Telangana 1994 1.42
Kaziranga National Park Assam 1905 471.71 Indian rhinoceros, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Keibul Lamjao National Park Manipur 1977 40 only floating park in the world
Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan 1981 28.73 UNESCO World Heritage Site
Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 1977 1784
Khirganga National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 710
Kishtwar National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 400
Kudremukh National Park Karnataka 1987 600.32
Madhav National Park Madhya Pradesh 1959 375.22
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1983 281.50
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Telangana 1994 14.59
Manas National Park Assam 1990 500 UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park Madhya Pradesh 1983 0.27
Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch Gujarat 1980 162.89
Mathikettan Shola National Park Kerala 2003 12.82
Middle Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 0.44
Mollem National Park Goa 1978 107
Mouling National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1986 483
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan 1960 288.84
Mount Harriet National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 46.62 important bird area as attributed by BirdLife International, new species frog named Rana CharlesDarwini
Mrugavani National Park Telangana 1994 3.60
Mudumalai National Park Tamil Nadu 1940 321.55
Mukundra Hills National Park Rajasthan 2006 200.54
Mukurthi National Park Tamil Nadu 2001 78.46 Nilgiri tahr
Murlen National Park Mizoram 1991 100
Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1974 1985.24
Nameri National Park Assam 1978 137.07
Nanda Devi National Park Uttarakhand 1982 630.33 UNESCO World Heritage Site
Navegaon National Park Maharashtra 1975 133.88
Neora Valley National Park West Bengal 1986 88
Nokrek National Park Meghalaya 1986 47.48 UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
North Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1979 0.44
Ntangki National Park Nagaland 1993 202.02
Omkareshwar National Park Madhya Pradesh 2004 293.56
Orang National Park Assam 1999 78.81
Pambadum Shola National Park Kerala 2003 1.32
Panna National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 542.67
Papikonda National Park Andhra Pradesh 2008 1012.85
Pench National Park Madhya Pradesh 1977 758
Periyar National Park Kerala 1982 305
Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park Mizoram 1992 50
Pin Valley National Park Himachal Pradesh 1987 807.36
Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand 1983 820
Nagarhole National Park Karnataka 1988 643.39
Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram) National Park Andhra Pradesh 2005 2.40
Rani Jhansi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1996 256.14
Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan 1981 392
Saddle Peak National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1979 32.54
Salim Ali National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1992 9.07
Sanjay National Park2 Madhya Pradesh 1981 466.7
Sanjay Gandhi National Park Maharashtra 1969 104
Sariska Tiger Reserve Rajasthan 1955 866
Satpura National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 524
Silent Valley National Park Kerala 1980 237
Simbalbara National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 27.88
Sirohi National Park Manipur 1982 41.30
Simlipal National Park Odisha 1980 845.70 tiger, leopard, Asian elephant, sambar, barking deer, gaur, jungle cat, wild boar
Singalila National Park West Bengal 1986 78.60
South Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 0.03 dugong, dolphin, water monitor lizard, blue whale
Sri Venkateswara National Park Andhra Pradesh 1989 353
Sultanpur National Park Haryana 1989 1.43
Sundarbans National Park West Bengal 1984 1330.12 UNESCO World Heritage Site
Tadoba National Park Maharashtra 1955 625
Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand 1982 87.50
Valmiki National Park Bihar 1976 898.45
Vansda National Park Gujarat 1979 23.99
Van Vihar National Park Madhya Pradesh 1983 4.45


1The Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Pench National Park are administered separately.

2The Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Sanjay National Park are administered separately.

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