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.

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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
Punjab  Harike Wetland 1987
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.List of national parks in India

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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