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/ UTName of National Parks Year of Establishment
Andaman and Nicobar Campbell Bay National Park1992
Andaman and Nicobar Galathea National Park1992
Andaman and Nicobar Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (previously : Wandur National Park)1983
Andaman and Nicobar Middle Button Island National Park1987
Andaman and Nicobar Mount Harriet National Park1987
Andaman and Nicobar North Button Island National Park1987
Andaman and Nicobar Rani Jhansi Marine National Park1996
Andaman and Nicobar Saddle Peak National Park1987
Andaman and Nicobar South Button Island National Park1987
Andhra Pradesh Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park1994
Andhra Pradesh Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park1994
Andhra Pradesh Mrugavani National Park1994
Andhra Pradesh Sri Venkateswara National Park1989
Arunachal Pradesh Mouling National Park1986
Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha National Park1983
Assam Dibru-Saikhowa National Park1999
Assam Kaziranga National Park1974
Assam Manas National Park1990
Assam Nameri National Park1998
Assam Orang National Park1999
Bihar Valmiki National Park1989
Bihar Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary1987
BiharVikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary2009
Chhattisgarh Indravati National Park1981
Chhattisgarh Kanger Ghati National Park (Kanger Valley)1982
Chhattisgarh Sanjay National Park1981
Goa Mollem National Park1978
GujaratVansda National Park1979
GujaratBlackbuck National Park, Velavadar1976
Gujarat Gir National Park1965
Gujarat Gulf of Kachchh Marine National Park1980
Haryana Kalesar National Park2003
Haryana Sultanpur National Park1989
Himachal Pradesh Great Himalayan National Park1984
Himachal Pradesh Pin Valley National Park1987
Jammu and Kashmir Dachigam National Park1981
Jammu and Kashmir Hemis National Park1981
Jammu and Kashmir Kishtwar National Park1981
Jammu and Kashmir Salim Ali National Park1992
JharkhandBetla National Park1986
Jharkhand Hazaribag National Park1954
Jharkhand Dimna National Park1975
KarnatakaAnshi National Park1987
KarnatakaBandipur National Park1974
KarnatakaBannerghatta National Park1974
Karnataka Kudremukh National Park1987
Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi National Park (prev: Nagarhole National Park)1988
Kerala Eravikulam National Park1978
Kerala Mathikettan Shola National Park2003
Kerala Periyar National Park1982
Kerala Silent Valley National Park1984
Madhya PradeshBandhavgarh National Park1982
Madhya Pradesh Fossil National Park1983
Madhya Pradesh Kanha National Park1955
Madhya Pradesh Madhav National Park1959
Madhya Pradesh Panna National Park1973
Madhya Pradesh Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh1975
Madhya Pradesh Sanjay National Park1981
Madhya Pradesh Satpura National Park1981
Madhya Pradesh Van Vihar National Park1979
Maharashtra Chandoli National Park2004
Maharashtra Gugamal National Park1987
Maharashtra Navegaon National Park1975
Maharashtra Pench National Park1975
Maharashtra Sanjay Gandhi National Park a.k.a. Borivili National Park, Mumbai1983
Maharashtra Tadoba National Park1955
Manipur Keibul Lamjao National Park1977
Manipur Sirohi National Park1982
MeghalayaBalphakram National Park1986
Meghalaya Nokrek National Park1986
Mizoram Murlen National Park1991
Mizoram Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park1997
Nagaland Ntangki National Park1993
OrissaBhitarkanika National Park1988
OrissaNandankanan National Park1976
Orissa Simlipal National Park1980
Punjab Harike Wetland1987
Rajasthan Darrah National Park2004
Rajasthan Desert National Park1980
Rajasthan Keoladeo National Park1981
Rajasthan Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary1960
Rajasthan Ranthambore National Park1980
Rajasthan Sariska National Park1982
Sikkim Khangchendzonga National Park1977
Tamil Nadu Guindy National Park1976
Tamil Nadu Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park1980
Tamil Nadu Indira Gandhi National Park (prev: Annamalai National Park)1989
Tamil Nadu Mudumalai National Park1990
Tamil Nadu Mukurthi National Park1990
Tamil Nadu Palani Hills National ParkProposed
Uttar Pradesh Dudhwa National Park1977
Uttarakhand Corbett National Park1936
Uttarakhand Gangotri National Park1989
Uttarakhand Govind Pashu Vihar1990
Uttarakhand Nanda Devi National Park1982
Uttarakhand Rajaji National Park1983
Uttarakhand Valley of Flowers National Park1982
West Bengal Buxa Tiger Reserve1992
West Bengal Gorumara National Park1994
West Bengal Neora Valley National Park1986
West Bengal Singalila National Park1992
West Bengal Sundarbans National Park1984

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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