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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES AND NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA
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National Parks of India

This is a list of all national parks of India. India's first national park (an IUCN category II protected area) was established in 1935 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and Project Tiger to safeguard habitat; further federal legislation strengthening protections for wildlife was introduced in the 1980s. Thus, as of May 2004, there are 92 national parks. All national park lands encompass a combined 38,000 km², 1.2% of India's total surface area.

A total of 166 national parks have been authorized. Plans are underway to establish the remaining scheduled parks, including Andhra Pradesh's Kambalakonda and Kerala's Anamudi Shola and Pampadum Shola National Parks.

All of India's national parks are listed below alongside their home state or territory and the date that they were established. For an overview of Indian protected areas in general, please see protected areas of India.

List of National Parks

Name

State

Started

Area in km²)

Anshi National Park

Karnataka

1987

250

Balphakram National Park

Meghalaya

1986

220

Bandhavgarh National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1982

448.85

Bandipur National Park

Karnataka

1974

874.20

Bannerghatta National Park

Karnataka

1974

104.27

Vansda National Park

Gujarat

1979

23.99

Betla National Park

Jharkhand

1986

231.67

Bhitarkanika National Park

Orissa

1988

145

Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar

Gujarat

1976

34.08

Buxa Tiger Reserve

West Bengal

1992

117.10

Campbell Bay National Park

Andaman and Nicobar

1992

426.23

Chandoli National Park

Maharashtra

2004

308.97

Corbett National Park

Uttaranchal

1936

520.82

Dachigam National Park

Jammu and Kashmir

1981

141

Desert National Park

Rajasthan

1980

3162

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Assam

1999

340

Dudhwa National Park

Uttar Pradesh

1977

490.29

Eravikulam National Park

Kerala

1978

97

Fossil National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1983

0.27

Galathea National Park

Andaman and Nicobar

1992

110

Gangotri National Park

Uttaranchal

1989

1552.73

Gir National Park

Gujarat

1975

258.71

Gorumara National Park

West Bengal

1994

79.45

Govind Pashu Vihar

Uttaranchal

1990

472.08

Great Himalayan National Park

Himachal Pradesh

1984

754.40

Gugamal National Park

Maharashtra

1987

361.28

Guindy National Park

Tamil Nadu

1976

2.82

Gulf of Kachchh Marine National Park

Gujarat

1980

162.89

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

Tamil Nadu

1980

6.23

Hemis National Park

Jammu and Kashmir

1981

4100

Indira Gandhi National Park (prev: Annamalai National Park)

Tamil Nadu

1989

117.10

Indravati National Park

Chhattisgarh

1981

1258.37

Intanki National Park

Nagaland

1993

202.02

Kalesar National Park

Haryana

2003

100.88

Kanha National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1955

940

Kanger Ghati National Park (Kanger Valley)

Chhattisgarh

1982

200

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Andhra Pradesh

1994

1.42

Kaziranga National Park

Assam

1974

471.71

Keibul Lamjao National Park

Manipur

1977

40

Keoladeo National Park

Rajasthan

1981

28.73

Khangchendzonga National Park

Sikkim

1977

1784

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 (prev: Wandur National Park)

Andaman and Nicobar

1983

281.50

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park

Andhra Pradesh

1994

14.59

Manas National Park

Assam

1990

500

Mathikettan Shola National Park

Kerala

2003

12.82

Middle Button Island National Park

Andaman and Nicobar

1987

0.64

Mollem National Park

Goa

1978

107

Mouling National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

1986

483

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajasthan

1960

288

Mount Harriet National Park

Andaman and Nicobar

1987

46.62

Mrugavani National Park

Andhra Pradesh

1994

3.60

Mudumalai National Park

Tamil Nadu

1990

103.24

Mukurthi National Park

Tamil Nadu

1990

78.46

Murlen National Park

Mizoram

1991

200

Nagarhole National Park

Karnataka

1988

643.39

Namdapha National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

1983

1985.23

Nameri National Park

Assam

1998

200

Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

Uttaranchal

1988

5,860.69

Navegaon National Park

Maharashtra

1975

133.88

Neora Valley National Park

West Bengal

1986

88

Nokrek National Park

Meghalaya

1986

47.48

North Button Island National Park

Andaman and Nicobar

1987

0.44

Orang National Park

Assam

1999

78.80

Panna National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1973

542.67

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

1975

292.85

Pench National Park

Maharashtra

1975

257.26

Periyar National Park

Kerala

1982

350

Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park

Mizoram

1997

50

Pin Valley National Park

Himachal Pradesh

1987

675

Rajaji National Park

Uttaranchal

1983

820.42

Rajiv Gandhi National Park

Rajasthan

2003

200

Rani Jhansi Marine National Park

Andaman & Nicobar

1996

256.14

Ranthambore National Park

Rajasthan

1980

392

Saddle Peak National Park

Andaman & Nicobar

1987

32.54

Salim Ali National Park

Jammu and Kashmir

1992

9.07

Sanjay National Park²

Chhattisgarh

1981

1471.13

Sanjay National Park²

Madhya Pradesh

1981

466.88

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Maharashtra

1983

86.96

Sariska National Park

Rajasthan

1982

273.80

Satpura National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1981

585.17

Silent Valley National Park

Kerala

1984

89.52

Sirohi National Park

Manipur

1982

0.41

Simlipal National Park

Orissa

1980

845.70

Singalila National Park

West Bengal

1992

78.60

South Button Island National Park

Andaman and Nicobar

1987

0.03

Sri Venkateswara National Park

Andhra Pradesh

1989

353.62

Sultanpur National Park

Haryana

1989

1.43

Sundarbans National Park

West Bengal

1984

1330.10

Tadoba National Park

Maharashtra

1955

116.55

Valley of Flowers National Park

Uttaranchal

1982

87.50

Valmiki National Park

Bihar

1989

335.65

Van Vihar National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1979

4.45

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