List of National Parks in India – General Awareness Study Material & Notes
The questions about the location of various National Parks come up in every General Knowledge section of competitive exams. Especially the examinations conducted by the UPSC, have a peculiar tendency to ask atleast one question on the location of protected areas in India. The problem for aspirants is the humongous number of these Protected areas in the country. The sheer number of National Parks is huge as you can see by scrolling down. To be able to answer any questions related to these, one is required to revise the given list frequently.
To assist you in this process of learning the location of these National Parks in India, we have compiled the State/ Union Territory – wise list. This would make the process of recalling easier for those who take up the task of not leaving any stone unturned for success in the exam. We would suggest you to bookmark this page (Ctrl+D) so that you can come back to the page as when your time permits.
National Parks in India
There are many National Parks in India spread across various states and Union Territories. These National Parks are categorized as “Protected Areas” declared under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 to protect the habitats of residing species.
The characteristic feature of a National Parks is that – No Human activity is permitted inside a National Park.
- The first National Park in India was established prior to Independence in 1936, which is now known as the Jim Corbett National Park(earlier it was Hailey National Park) situated in Uttarakhand.
- As of 2014, there are 102 National Parks in the country, according to India’s 5th National Report to CBD which came out in 2014.
List of National Parks in India – General Awareness Study Material & Notes
|State/ UT||Name of National Parks||Year of Establishment|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Campbell Bay National Park||1992|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Galathea National Park||1992|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (previously : Wandur National Park)||1983|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Middle Button Island National Park||1987|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Mount Harriet National Park||1987|
|Andaman and Nicobar||North Button Island National Park||1987|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Rani Jhansi Marine National Park||1996|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Saddle Peak National Park||1987|
|Andaman and Nicobar||South Button Island National Park||1987|
|Andhra Pradesh||Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park||1994|
|Andhra Pradesh||Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park||1994|
|Andhra Pradesh||Mrugavani National Park||1994|
|Andhra Pradesh||Sri Venkateswara National Park||1989|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Mouling National Park||1986|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Namdapha National Park||1983|
|Assam||Dibru-Saikhowa National Park||1999|
|Assam||Kaziranga National Park||1974|
|Assam||Manas National Park||1990|
|Assam||Nameri National Park||1998|
|Assam||Orang National Park||1999|
|Bihar||Valmiki National Park||1989|
|Bihar||Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary||1987|
|Bihar||Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary||2009|
|Chhattisgarh||Indravati National Park||1981|
|Chhattisgarh||Kanger Ghati National Park (Kanger Valley)||1982|
|Chhattisgarh||Sanjay National Park||1981|
|Goa||Mollem National Park||1978|
|Gujarat||Vansda National Park||1979|
|Gujarat||Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar||1976|
|Gujarat||Gir National Park||1965|
|Gujarat||Gulf of Kachchh Marine National Park||1980|
|Haryana||Kalesar National Park||2003|
|Haryana||Sultanpur National Park||1989|
|Himachal Pradesh||Great Himalayan National Park||1984|
|Himachal Pradesh||Pin Valley National Park||1987|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Dachigam National Park||1981|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Hemis National Park||1981|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Kishtwar National Park||1981|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Salim Ali National Park||1992|
|Jharkhand||Betla National Park||1986|
|Jharkhand||Hazaribag National Park||1954|
|Jharkhand||Dimna National Park||1975|
|Karnataka||Anshi National Park||1987|
|Karnataka||Bandipur National Park||1974|
|Karnataka||Bannerghatta National Park||1974|
|Karnataka||Kudremukh National Park||1987|
|Karnataka||Rajiv Gandhi National Park (prev: Nagarhole National Park)||1988|
|Kerala||Eravikulam National Park||1978|
|Kerala||Mathikettan Shola National Park||2003|
|Kerala||Periyar National Park||1982|
|Kerala||Silent Valley National Park||1984|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bandhavgarh National Park||1982|
|Madhya Pradesh||Fossil National Park||1983|
|Madhya Pradesh||Kanha National Park||1955|
|Madhya Pradesh||Madhav National Park||1959|
|Madhya Pradesh||Panna National Park||1973|
|Madhya Pradesh||Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh||1975|
|Madhya Pradesh||Sanjay National Park||1981|
|Madhya Pradesh||Satpura National Park||1981|
|Madhya Pradesh||Van Vihar National Park||1979|
|Maharashtra||Chandoli National Park||2004|
|Maharashtra||Gugamal National Park||1987|
|Maharashtra||Navegaon National Park||1975|
|Maharashtra||Pench National Park||1975|
|Maharashtra||Sanjay Gandhi National Park a.k.a. Borivili National Park, Mumbai||1983|
|Maharashtra||Tadoba National Park||1955|
|Manipur||Keibul Lamjao National Park||1977|
|Manipur||Sirohi National Park||1982|
|Meghalaya||Balphakram National Park||1986|
|Meghalaya||Nokrek National Park||1986|
|Mizoram||Murlen National Park||1991|
|Mizoram||Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park||1997|
|Nagaland||Ntangki National Park||1993|
|Orissa||Bhitarkanika National Park||1988|
|Orissa||Nandankanan National Park||1976|
|Orissa||Simlipal National Park||1980|
|Rajasthan||Darrah National Park||2004|
|Rajasthan||Desert National Park||1980|
|Rajasthan||Keoladeo National Park||1981|
|Rajasthan||Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary||1960|
|Rajasthan||Ranthambore National Park||1980|
|Rajasthan||Sariska National Park||1982|
|Sikkim||Khangchendzonga National Park||1977|
|Tamil Nadu||Guindy National Park||1976|
|Tamil Nadu||Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park||1980|
|Tamil Nadu||Indira Gandhi National Park (prev: Annamalai National Park)||1989|
|Tamil Nadu||Mudumalai National Park||1990|
|Tamil Nadu||Mukurthi National Park||1990|
|Tamil Nadu||Palani Hills National Park||Proposed|
|Uttar Pradesh||Dudhwa National Park||1977|
|Uttarakhand||Corbett National Park||1936|
|Uttarakhand||Gangotri National Park||1989|
|Uttarakhand||Govind Pashu Vihar||1990|
|Uttarakhand||Nanda Devi National Park||1982|
|Uttarakhand||Rajaji National Park||1983|
|Uttarakhand||Valley of Flowers National Park||1982|
|West Bengal||Buxa Tiger Reserve||1992|
|West Bengal||Gorumara National Park||1994|
|West Bengal||Neora Valley National Park||1986|
|West Bengal||Singalila National Park||1992|
|West Bengal||Sundarbans National Park||1984|
We hope this short compilation was useful for our fellow aspirants. This list of National Parks in India is not exhaustive, considering the new and pending projects getting commissioned during the course of time. We endevour to keep this list up to date with latest list of national parks. Here is a tentative map showing prominent National Parks to give an idea about the location of these national parks.
Nevertheless, our readers are most welcome to suggest any further additions to this list of national parks in India. You can mention your suggestions in the comments below.
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