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State wise list of national parks of India – updated

List of National parks of India. State wise list of Indian national parks. How many national parks in India. Total number of national parks in India is 103. Natural and reliable habitats provided by these areas to wildlife.
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. No person shall, destroy, exploit, or remove any wildlife from a National Park or destroy or damage the habitat or any wild animal or deprive any wild animal or its habitat within such National Park except under and in accordance with a permit granted by…………………
Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed. The State Government shall publish a notification specifying the limits of the area which shall be comprised within the National Park and declare that the said area shall be a National Park on and from such date as may be specified in the notification. No alteration of the boundaries of a National Park shall be made except on a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State………………
“National Park” means an area declared, whether under sec.35. or sec.38 or deemed, under sub-section (3) of sec.66. to be declared, as a National Park. Name of National Parks, Year of Notification and Total Area is given below… 

National park

Introduction

National Park is a suitable place for biodiversity conservation. National Park declared by the Central Government such animal or any article, trophy, uncured trophy or meat [derived from such animal or any vehicle, vessel, weapon, trap, or tool used in such hunting, 3] shall be the property of Central Government.

National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. In these parks, even private ownership rights are not allowed. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed. They are usually small reserves spreading in an area of 100 sq. km. to 500 sq. km. In national parks, the emphasis is on the preservation of a single floral or faunal species.

“National Park” means an area declared, whether under sec.35. or sec.38 or deemed, under sub-section (3) of sec.66. to be declared, as a National Park

Every specified plant or part or derivative thereof, in respect of which any offence against this Act or any rule or order made there under has been committed, shall be the property of the State Government, and, where such plant or part or derivative thereof has been collected or acquired from a sanctuary or National Park declared by the Central Government, such plant or part or derivative thereof shall be the property of the Central Government.

National Parks (According to wildlife protection act 1972)

Declaration of National Parks – (1) Whenever it appears to the State Government that an area, whether within a sanctuary or not, is, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, Geo-morphological, or zoological association or importance, needed to be constituted as a National Park for the purpose of protection & propagating or developing wildlife therein or its environment, it may, by notification, declare its intention to constitute such area as a National Park.

[11(1) Provided that where any part of the territorial waters is proposed to be included in such National Park, the provisions of Sec.26A shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to the declaration of a National Park as they apply in relation to the declaration of a sanctuary.]

  • The notification referred to in sub-section (1) shall define the limits of the area which is intended to be declared as a National Park.
  • Where any area is intended to be declared as a National Park, the provisions of Sec. [1219 to 26-A (both inclusive except clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 24)] shall, as far as may be, apply to the investigation and determination of claims and extinguishment of rights, in relation to any land in such area as they apply to the said matters in relation to any land in a sanctuary.
  • When the following events have occurred, namely
  • the period for preferring claims has elapsed, and all claims, if any, made in relation to any land in an area intended to be declared as a National Park, have been disposed of by the State Government, and
  • all rights in respect of lands proposed to be included in the National Park have become vested in the State Government

the State Government shall publish a notification specifying the limits of the area which shall be comprised within the National Park and declare that the said area shall be a National Park on and from such date as may be specified in the notification.

  • No alteration of the boundaries of a National Park shall be made except on a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State.
  • No person shall, destroy, exploit, or remove any wildlife from a National Park or destroy or damage the habitat or any wild animal or deprive any wild animal or its habitat within such National Park except under and in accordance with a permit granted by the Chief Wildlife Warden and no such permit shall be granted unless the State Government, being satisfied that such destruction, exploitation, or removal of wildlife from the National Park is necessary for the improvement and better management of wildlife therein, authorizes the issue of such permit.
  • No grazing of any [livestock13] shall be permitted in a National Park and no livestock shall be allowed to enter except where such [livestock] is used as a vehicle by a person authorized to enter such National Park.
  • The provisions of secs. 27 and 28, secs.30 to 32 (both inclusive), and CIS, (a), (b) and (c) of [Sec.33, 33A14] and sec.34 shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to a National Park as they apply in relation to a sanctuary.

National Park declared by Central Government

(Power of Central Government to declare areas as National Park)

         (1) Where the State Government leases or otherwise transfers any area under its control, not being an area within a Sanctuary, to the Central Government the Central Government may, if it is satisfied that the conditions specified in sec.18 are fulfilled in relation to the area so transferred to it, declare such area, by notification, to be a sanctuary and the provisions of [sec 18 to 35 (both inclusive) 16], 54 and 55 shall apply in relation to such sanctuary as they apply in relation to a sanctuary declared by the State Government.

  • The Central Government may, if it is satisfied that the conditions specified in sec.35 are fulfilled in relation to any area referred to in sub-section (1), whether or not such area has been declared, to be a sanctuary by the Central Government, or the State Government, declare such area, by notification, to be a National Park and the provisions of secs.35. 54 and 55 shall apply to such National Park as they apply in relation to a National Park declared by the State Government.
  • In relation to a sanctuary or National Park declared by the Central Government, the powers and duties of the Chief Wildlife Warden under the section referred to in sub-section (1) and (2). shall be exercised and discharged by the Director or by such other officer as may be authorized by the Director in this behalf and references in the sections aforesaid to the State Government, shall be construed as reference to the Central Government and reference therein to the Legislation of the State shall be construed as a reference to Parliament.

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State wise list of Indian National Parks is as follows……. (Detail list given below..)

S.No.

 

State/UT

Total number of  National Parks

Total area

(In sq.km.)

1 Andhra Pradesh 3 1368.88
2 Arunachal Pradesh 2 2290.82
3 Assam 5 1977.79
4 Bihar 1 335.65
5 Chhattisgarh 3 2899.08
6 Goa 1 107
7 Gujarat 4 480.12
8 Haryana 2 48.25
9 Himachal Pradesh 5 2271.28
10 Jammu &Kashmir 4 3925
11 Jharkhand 1 226.33
12 Karnataka 5 2795.79
13 Kerala 6 558.158
14 Madhya Pradesh 9 3656.36
15 Maharashtra 6 1273.6
16 Manipur 1 40
17 Meghalaya 2 267.48
18 Mizoram 2 150
19 Nagaland 1 202.02
20 Orissa 2 990.70
21 Punjab 0
22 Rajasthan 5 3947.07
23 Sikkim 1 1784
24 Tamil Nadu 5 307.84

 

25 Tripura 2 36.71
26 Uttar Pradesh 1 490
27 Uttarakhand 6 4915.44
28 West Bengal 6 1981.65
29 Telangana 3 19.62
30 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 9 1153.94
31 Chandigarh

 

0
32 Dadar & Nagar

Haweli

 

0
33 Lakshadweep 0
34 Daman & Diu 0
35 Delhi 0
36 Pondicherry 0
Name of National Parks, Year of Notification and Total area is as follows…

S.No.

National Park

State

Established

Area (in km²)

1 Papikonda National Park Andhra Pradesh 2008 1012.86
2 Rajiv Gandhi National Park Andhra Pradesh 2005 2.40
3 Sri Venkateswara National Park Andhra Pradesh 1989 353.62
4 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Telangana 1994 1.43
5 Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Telangana 1994 14.59
6 Mrugavani National Park Telangana 1994 3.60
7 Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1983 1807.82
8 Mouling National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1986 483
9 Dibru-Saikhowa National Park Assam 1999 340
10 Kaziranga National Park Assam 1974 858.98
11 Manas National Park Assam 1990 500
12 Nameri National Park Assam 1998 200
13 Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park Assam 1999 78.81
14 Valmiki National Park Bihar 1989 335.65
15 Indravati National Park Chhattisgarh 1982 1258.37
16 Kanger Valley National Park Chhattisgarh 1982 200
17 Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park Chhattisgarh 1981 1,440.71
18 Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) National Park Goa 1992 107
19 Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar Gujarat 1976 34.53
20 Gir Forest National Park Gujarat 1975 258.71
21 Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch Gujarat 1982 162.89
22 Vansda National Park Gujarat 1979 23.99
23 Kalesar National Park Haryana 2003 46.82
24 Sultanpur National Park Haryana 1989 1.43
25 Pin Valley National Park Himachal Pradesh 1987 675
26 Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh 1984 754.4
27 Inderkilla  National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 104
28 Khirganga  National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 710
29 Simbalbara  National Park Himachal Pradesh 2010 27.88
30 Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 141
31 Hemis National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 3350
32 Kishtwar National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 425
33 Salim Ali National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1992 9.00
34 Betla National Park Jharkhand 1986 226.33
35 Bandipur National Park Karnataka 1974 874.2
36 Bannerghatta National Park Karnataka 1974 260.51
37 Kudremukh National Park Karnataka 1987 600.32
38 Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park Karnataka 1988 643.39
39 Anshi national park Karnataka 1987 417.37
40 Eravikulam National Park Kerala 1978 97
41 Mathikettan Shola National Park Kerala 2003 12.82
42 Periyar National Park Kerala 1982 350
43 Silent Valley National Park Kerala 1984 89.52
44 Anamudi Shola National Park Kerala 2003 7.50
45 Pambadum Shola National Park Kerala 2003 1.32
46 Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh 1968 448.85
47 Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh 1955 940
48 Madhav National Park Madhya Pradesh 1959 375.22
49 Mandla Plant Fossils National Park Madhya Pradesh 1983 0.27
50 Panna National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 542.67
51 Pench (Priyadarshini) National Park Madhya Pradesh 1975 292.85
52 Sanjay National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 466.88
53 Satpura National Park Madhya Pradesh 1981 585.17
54 Van Vihar National Park Madhya Pradesh 1979 4.45
55 Chandoli National Park Maharashtra 2004 317.67
56 Gugamal National Park Maharashtra 1975 361.28
57 Navegaon National Park Maharashtra 1975 133.88
58 Sanjay Gandhi  (Borivilli) National Park Maharashtra 1983 86.96
59 Tadoba National Park Maharashtra 1955 116.55
60 Pench National Park Maharashtra 1975 257.26
61 Keibul Lamjao National Park Manipur 1977 40
62 Balphakram National Park Meghalaya 1985 220
63 Nokrek National Park Meghalaya 1986 47.48
64 Murlen National Park Mizoram 1991 100
65 Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park Mizoram 1992 50
66 Intanki  National Park Nagaland 1993 202.02
67 Bhitarkanika National Park Odisha 1988 145
68 Simlipal National Park Odisha 1980 845.70
69 Sariska National Park Rajasthan 1982 273.80
70 Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan 1980 282
71 Mukundra Hills (Darrah) National Park Rajasthan 2006 200.54
72 Desert National Park Rajasthan 1992 3162
73 Keoladeo Ghana National Park Rajasthan 1981 28.73
74 Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 1977 1784
75 Mudumalai National Park Tamil Nadu 1990 103.24
76 Mukurthi National Park Tamil Nadu 1990 78.46
77 Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park Tamil Nadu 1989 117.10
78 Guindy National Park Tamil Nadu 1976 2.82
79 Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Tamil Nadu 1980 6.23
80 Bison( Rajbari )  National Park Tripura 2007 31.63
81 Clouded Leopard  National Park Tripura 2007 5.08
82 Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh 1977 490
83 Gangotri National Park Uttarakhand 1989 2390.02
84 Govind Pashu Vihar Uttarakhand 1990 472.08
85 Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand 1936 520.82
86 Nanda Devi National Park Uttarakhand 1982 624.6
87 Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand 1983 820.42
88 Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand 1982 87.5
89 Gorumara National Park West Bengal 1992 79.45
90 Buxa National Park West Bengal 1992 117.10
91 Neora Valley National Park West Bengal 1986 159.89
92 Singalila National Park West Bengal 1986 78.60
93 Jaldapara National Park West Bengal 2014 216.51
94 Sundarbans National Park West Bengal 1984 1330.10
95 Mahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor) National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1983 281.50
96 Middle Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 0.44
97 Mount Harriett National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 46.62
98 North Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 0.44
99 Rani Jhansi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1996 256.14
100 Saddle Peak National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 32.54
101 South Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1987 0.03
102 Campbell Bay National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1992 426.23
103 Galathea Bay National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1992 110
 Source: Wildlife Institute of India

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12 comments

  1. Update data

  2. Nice list. Tourism is developed at only fraction of these sanctuaries. It will be helpful if all the sanctuaries develop tourism facilities and encourage public to be part of wildlife conservation.

  3. Rahul Bharadwaja

    i am very impressed by the list….. it helped me to complete my holiday homework…….thank you

  4. Very nice I complete my holiday homework…………. Thanks

  5. Tq…so much it will b help to me much more.now I am understanding all national parks in our country..tq once again

  6. Very nice

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  8. vikas chandra verma

    Nice update…..
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  9. It’s really helpful to competitive exams. Myself civil services

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  11. Thanx these list help my banking exam

  12. rajendra kumar kunjam

    Nice list
    Thanks
    information is tha national park

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