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National Parks In India
2. National Parks
A National Park is a large area of land which is
protected by the Government because of its natural
beauty, plants, or animals, and which the public can
National parks in India are IUCN category II protected
In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and
Project Tiger to safeguard the habitats of conservation
4. Kaziranga National Park
Home to the largest population of one – horned
Rhino on the Earth, Kaziranga National Park is
located in the state of Assam in North – Eastern
part of India.
Approximately around five hours by road from
Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park was awarded
the status of a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
It is located in kchajuri in the state of Assam.
5. Jim Corbett National Park
Corbett National park set amidst the foothills of
Himalayas, Houses a variety of flora and fauna
including the rare ones such as Tigers and is a
treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
It is located in Nainital district and Pauri
Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and was named
after Jim Corbett, a well known hunter and
It is located in Ramnagar in the state of Uttar
6. Kanha National park
A delightful town situated in the district of
Mandala, Kanha National park is the heaven of
an exceptionally wide of animals including the
majestic creature tiger. Wide open grass plants
with a backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered
bamboo forests play hosts to a wide variety of
wildlife and diverse birdlife with over 800
It is located in Jabalpur in the state of Madhya
7. Bandhavgarh National Park
Formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of
Rewa, this National Park is world renowned as a
It is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh
8. Periyar National Park
Spread across an area of 300 square miles,
Periyar National Park is covered by lush
evergreen and deciduous forests serving as
home to various animals such as deer,
elephants, Sambar, Nilgiri, Langurs,etc.
It is located in the state of Kerala
9. Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park popularly known as Rajiv
Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole National Park
boasts of its rich wildlife including both flora and
fauna. The place is a paradise for nature lovers and
those seeking solitude.
It is located in Hunsur in the state of Karnataka
10. Gir National Park
Gir National Park is the only remaining home for
Asiatic Lion that are almost a definition to this
park in Gujarat, which has lot more to offer.
It is located in the state of Gujarat.
11. Ranthambore National Park
This is one of the best tiger reserves of the country,
known to have "friendly" tigers and chances of
sighting one here is reasonably better than many
other tiger reserves of India. Along with this
Ranthambore has one of the richest flora and
fauna making it an absolutely must visit area.
It is located at the state of Rajasthan
12. Bandipur National park
Situated in the state of Karnataka, Bandipur
National Park was once the hunting grounds of
the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later established
as a reserve in 1974, and these deciduous forests
rich in wildlife and flora have become a popular
tourist attraction since then.
It is located in Bandipur in the state of
13. Keoladeo National Park
It is also the home of Keoladeo National Park,
which habitats over 370 species of animals and
birds. It is recognized as one of the most popular
birds feeding and breeding grounds. In 1982 the
park was marked as a National Park, and later in
1985, it came on the list of World Heritage Sites by
It is located at Bharatpur, Rajasthan
14. Sundarban National Park
It is also a Tiger Reserve and a Biosphere reserve.
Sundarbans National Park is a part of Sundarban
delta that is covered with Mangrove Forest and
the largest population of the Bengal Tigers. It is a
UNESCO world heritage site with a large variety
of birds and reptiles including salt-water
It is located in kolkata in the state of west
15. Tadoba Tiger Reserve
Famous for its natural heritage, Tadoba Andhari
Tiger Reserve is definitely one of India's most
exciting and best protected Tiger Reserve, with
most visible tiger sightings in the state of
It is located in Tadoba in the state of Maharasthra.
16. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sariska Tiger Reserve is well nestled in the Aravalli
Hills covering 800 sq km area divided into the
grasslands, dry deciduous forests, sheer cliffs and
rocky landscape. Whether one wants to have camel
safaris, go out for shopping in the surrounding
places, visit medieval palaces or wildlife watching
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place.
It is located in Alwar in the state of Rajasthan
17. Manas National Park
Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World
Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant
Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam. The
only tiger reserve in Assam and also famous for the
rare golden langur and the red panda, Manas is
one of the best-kept national parks in India.
It is located in Gorbhanda in the state of Assam
18. Bannerghatta National Park
Housing the country's first butterfly park,
this park has a huge variety of fauna, making
it one of the most enjoyable tourist
attractions in the city. Tourists can also opt
for Safari rides through the park. Tourists
can spot Lions, Tigers, Crocodiles amongst
numerous others in the park.
It is located in Bengaluru in the state of
19. Wandoor Marine National Park
It was established in the year of 1983 for the protection of
Marine life including corals and nestling sea turtles. It is
also called Mahatma Gandhi marine national park.
It is located in the south-western coast of the Andaman
Islands, in the state of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
20. Great Himalayan National Park
Great Himalayan National Park, situated in
Himachal Pradesh has four valleys named Sainj
Valley, Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nal Valley and Parvati
Valley. They are all popular for their natural and
scenic beauty. The park has exotic species of flora
and fauna. The park was established in 1984.
It is located in Kullu in the state of Himachal
21. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest
wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and comprises of rare
as well as endangered species of both flora and
fauna. It is surrounded by the protected areas of
Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu as well as Nagarhole
and Bandipur in Karnataka.
It is located in Sultan Bathey in the state of Kerala.
22. Sanjay Gandhi National park
Sanjay Gandhi National park is a habitat to an
abundance of flora and fauna, in the midst of a
busy Mumbai. Famed to be one the most liked
national parks, one can also enjoy a train ride
through this one. One can spot here Leopards,
Macaques, Boars, Lions, Flying fox, Kingfisher,
Sunbird and many more. A must visit attraction of
the city, the park is also known for a huge
population and variety of butterflies.
23. Pench National Park
With the majestic Pench river flowing through the
greens and a variety of wildlife to be spotted in the
rocky terrains, Pench National Park served as an
inspiration for the famous novel 'The Jungle Book'.
It is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
24. Panna National Park
Panna National Park, situated in Panna district of
Madhya Pradesh in central India, is located on the
banks of River Ken. This National Park has been
awarded as the best maintained tourist friendly
national park of the country by the Ministry of
Tourism of India.
It is located in chattarpur in the state of Madhya
25. Rajaji National Park
Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges,
Rajaji National Park is abundantly rich in flora and
fauna and proves a great holiday destination for
nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
It is located in Dehradun in the state of
26. Silent Valley National Park
The Silent Valley National Park, with its lush green
forests and beautiful views of the rich flora, is a popular
destination for nature and wildlife lovers in Kerala.
With its long, detailed history and the unique status of a
Rain Forest, this national park is truly a sight to visit.
The well-planned Safari and the beautiful stop-overs
around the park only make a trip to this part of Kerala
It is located in Palakkad in the state of Kerala.
27. Dudhwa National Park
Nestled in the Lakhimpur-Kheri District of Uttar
Pradesh on Indo-Nepal border, Dudhwa National
Park is all about wildlife, nature and diversity and
is a perfect getaway for nature buffs and wildlife
It is located in Lakhimpur-Kheri in the state of
28. Nameri National Park
Nameri national park is famous for its elephants
and other animals including tigers, leopards,
gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, also for being a bird
It is located in the state of Assam .
29. Mudumalai National Park
It was established way back in 1940 and was the
first national park of Southern India. You can
expect to see a variety of animals here including
tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, dholes, sloth
bears, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals.
It is located in the state of Tamilnadu.
30. Van Vihar National Park
Van Vihar National Park placed in central India
in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh is declared the same
since 1983 and extends over an area of about 4.45
sq kms. The animals kept, are almost in their real
It is located in Bhopal in the state of Madhya
31. Jaldapara National Park
Situated in the Eastern foothills of the Himalayas,
the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary along
with Gorumara National Park is famous for one
horned rhinoceros, elephants and Bengal
Tigers, spotted deers, barking deers, Sāmbhar
deers, bison, wild pig, hog deer and bison.
It is located in Alipurduar in the state of West
32. Eravikulam National Park
Located 45 min drive away from Munnar, the
Eravikulam National Park houses a rich and
diverse variety of flora and fauna and is a UNESCO
world heritage site. Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri
marten, Atlas moth (largest in the world), lion-
tailed macaque, small-clawed otter and a rare tiger
or leopard are some of the main animal species
that can be spotted here.
It is located in Munnar in the state of Kerala.
33. Kudremukh National park
This national park is placed under the Global Tiger
Conservation Priority I and has been declared as a
Wildlife Protected Area.
It is located in Mudigree in the state of Karnataka
34. Pin Valley National Park
Set amidst semi-frozen rivers in the Pin Valley, this
national park located in the Spiti and Lahaul Valley
in the northern part of India is home to the rare
species of famous Himalayan snow leopards and
their prey, the Ibex.
It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
35. Gorumara National Park
The National Park issues entry passes in Lataguri
itself. The beautiful scenery is best enjoyed if you
hire a tour guide with a jeep to avoid the walking
and the fatigue.
It is located in Jaldapara in the state of West
36. Vansda National Park
Habitat of Tiger, Leopard, Python, Rusty cat, Giant
squirrel, Four horned deer and many others. This
Forest which belonged to Vansda is rich in
greenery and covers twenty four kilometers square
of area and has Vansda- Waghai state highway and
Railway link connecting Ahwa and Bilmora
running through it.
It is located in Navsari in the state of Gujarat.
37. Simlipal National Park
Just a few kilometers away from Baripada, is a
gateway to heaven – Simlipal Nature Park which is
spread across about 846 square kilometers of
area. The name Simlipal suggest the abundance of
“Semul” or Red Silk Cotton trees in the vicinity.
It is located in the state of Orissa.
38. Hazaribagh Wildlife sanctuary
The Hazaribagh wildlife sanctuary (earlier called
Hazaribagh National Park) is one of the oldest
wildlife sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary was
established in 1954 with an objective of conserving
wildlife and providing a home for rare and
endangered species of flora and fauna.
It is Located in the state of Jharkhand.
39. Betla National Park
Betla National Park is a beautiful national park
which is spread over the hilly terrain of the
attractive Palamau district, west of Ranchi.
It is located in the state of Ranchi.
40. Singalila National Park
Singalila National Park , located on the Singalila
Ridge at a height of 7000 feet above sea level, is a
national park of India in Darjeeling . The park is
well known for the trekking and other adventure
sports. The national park is similar to a paradise
for the trekkers and adventure lovers.
It is located in Darjeeling in the state of West
41. Desert National Park
Desert National park is one of the largest national
parks, covering an area of 3162 km'. It is an
excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar
Desert and sand dunes form 20% of the entire
It is located in Jaisalmer in the state of Rajasthan..
42. Namdhapa National Park
One of the chief natural reserves of Arunachal
Pradesh, the Namdhapa National Park lies under
the shadows of the snow capped peaks of the
Himalayas. It plays home to numerous diversifies
flora and fauna.
It is located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
43. Dachigam National Park
You have come here with one motive, and that is to
explore and experience the sheer beauty that this
splendid National Park beholds within itself. The
lush green environs, beautiful flora and some of
the rarest fauna species are to found here in this
It is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
44. Balpakram National park
Covering an area of around 220 sq. km. This
National Park is at an altitude of 3,000 ft above sea
level. Exotic species of herbs and plants, having
medicinal value, are also found in this national
It is located in the state of Meghalaya.
45. Bhitarkanika National Park
This wildlife sanctuary is regarded as one of its
kind in Asia and is home to one of the rarest
species of flora and fauna.
It is located in Parmannandapur in the state of
46. Buxa Tiger Reserve
The Buxa Tiger Reserve is a 760-square-kilometre (290
sq mi) tiger reserve located inside the Buxa National
Park in West Bengal, India, in the Buxa hills of the
southern hilly area of Bhutan. Animals found in the
park include, the tiger, civet, Elephant, Gaur (Indian
bison), Pig and red jungle fowl.
It is located in Alipurduar in the state of West Bengal .
47. Hemis National Park
At an altitude ranging from 3,300 m to 6,000 m
above sea level, this sanctuary is known to be the
highest in the world as well as the largest park of
South Asia. It is also a habitat to the rare Snow
Leopards. Hemis National Park is located in
Ladakh region of North India.
It is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
48. Kiebul Lamjao National Park
The only floating National Park in the world,
this place is definitely a must see. It is home
to various species of plants and animals,
including the migratory visitors during the
It is located in the state of Manipur.
49. Kanchenjunga National Park
Located at an elevation of 1829 m to over
8,550 m spread across an area of 849.5 sq
km, Kanchenjunga National Park is a
Biosphere reserve located on the border
between east Nepal and Sikkim.
It is located in the state of Sikkim.
50. Kishtwar National Park
Spread over an area of 400 sq.km the
Kishtwar National Park contains 15 mammal
species including the musk deer and
Himalayan black and brown bear.
It is located in the state of Jammu and
51. Madhav National Park
Spread over a sprawling area of 157 sq km in
the district of Shivpuri, is the Madhav
National Park. It is one of the major wildlife
parks in the district.
It is located in Shivpuri in the state of
52. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful hill station
endowed with variety of flora and fauna in the land of
deserts. The mystifying and beautiful city is a sacred
pilgrimage spot beside being a summer gateway.
It is located in Mount Abu in the State of Rajasthan.
53. Gulf of Munnar National Park
It consists of 21 small islands and coral reefs in the
gulf of Munnar in the Indian ocean of Tamilnadu.
The park has a high diversity of plant and animals
in its marine and shore habitats. Dugong (Sea
Cow), a vulnerable marine animal is found here.
It is located in the state of Tamil Nadu.
54. Anamudi Shola National Park
Declared as a National Park in 2003, Anamudi Shola
National Park is a small park spread in 7.5 sq. km of an
area. Anamudi Shola National Park is under consideration
for UNESCO Heritage site of India by UNESCO World
It is located in the Western Ghat region of the State of
55. Neora Valley National Park
Neora Valley National Parkis a compact patch of
virgin forest, rich in biodiversity located in the
Eastern Himalayas, a global 'biodiversity hotspot'.
It was notified as a National Park based on the
provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 in
the year 1992.
It is located in Darjeeling in the state of west
56. Valley of Flowers National Park
Valley of Flowers is a vibrant and splendid national
park reposing in West Himalayas. Tourist may spot
animals like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard,
musk deer, red fox, brown bear and blue sheep.
Legends believe it to be the place from where
Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for
It is located in the state of Uttarakhand.