National Park of India

Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park

Definition – According to the Indian Ministry of Environment & Forests, a national park is “[a]n area, whether within a sanctuary or not, [that] can be notified by the state government to be constituted as a National Park, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, or zoological association or importance, needed to for the purpose of protecting & propagating or developing wildlife therein or its environment. No human activity is permitted inside the national park except for the ones permitted by the Chief Wildlife Warden of the state under the conditions given in CHAPTER IV, WPA 1972”.

WPA 1972 stands for Wild Life Protection act 1972.

  • Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand is India’s first National park which was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, Uttarakhand.
  • As of now there are 104 existing national parks in India
  • Total area covered by these National Park is 40501.13 km2, which is 1.23% of the geographical area of the country.

List of State wise National Park in India 2019

S.No.Name of State/ Protected AreaYear of EstablishmentArea (km2)
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1Campbell Bay National Park1992426.23
2Galathea Bay National Park1992110
3Mahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor) National Park1983281.5
4Middle Button Island National Park19870.44
5Mount Harriett National Park198746.62
6North Button Island National Park19870.44
7Rani Jhansi Marine National Park1996256.14
8Saddle Peak National Park198732.54
9South Button Island National Park19870.03
Andhra Pradesh
1Papikonda National Park20081012.86
2Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram) National Park20052.4
3Sri Venkateswara National Park1989353.62
Arunachal Pradesh
1Mouling National Park1986483
2Namdapha National Park19831807.82
1Dibru-Saikhowa National Park1999340
2Kaziranga National Park1974858.98
3Manas National Park1990500
4Nameri National Park1998200
5Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park199978.81
1Valmiki National Park1989335.65
1Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park19811440.705
2Indravati (Kutru) National Park19821258.37
3Kanger Valley National Park1982200
1Mollem National Park1992107
1Vansda National Park197923.99
2Blackbuck (Velavadar) National Park197634.53
3Gir National Park1975258.71
4Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) National Park1982162.89
1Kalesar National Park200346.82
2SultaNational Parkur National Park19891.43
Himachal Pradesh
1Great Himalayan National Park1984754.4
2Inderkilla National Park2010104
3Khirganga National Park2010710
4Pin Valley National Park1987675
5Simbalbara National Park201027.88
Jammu & Kashmir
1City Forest (Salim Ali) National Park19929
2Dachigam National Park1981141
3Hemis National Park19813350
4Kishtwar National Park1981425
1Betla National Park1986226.33
1Anshi National Park1987417.34
2Bandipur National Park1974874.2
3Bannerghatta National Park1974260.51
4Kudremukh National Park1987600.32
5Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park1988643.39
1Anamudi Shola National Park20037.5
2Eravikulam National Park197897
3Mathikettan Shola National Park200312.82
4Pambadum Shola National Park20031.318
5Periyar National Park1982350
6Silent Valley National Park198489.52
Madhya Pradesh
1Bandhavgarh National Park1968448.85
2Dinosaur Fossils National Park20110.8974
3Fossil National Park19830.27
4Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park1975292.85
5Kanha National Park1955940
6Madhav National Park1959375.22
7Panna National Park1981542.67
8Sanjay National Park1981466.88
9Satpura National Park1981585.17
10Van Vihar National Park19794.45
1Chandoli National Park2004317.67
2Gugamal National Park1975361.28
3Nawegaon National Park1975133.88
4Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park1975257.26
5Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli) National Park198386.96
6Tadoba National Park1955116.55
1Keibul-Lamjao National Park197740
1Balphakram National Park1985220
2Nokrek Ridge National Park198647.48
1Murlen National Park1991100
2Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park199250
1Intanki National Park1993202.02
1Bhitarkanika National Park1988145
2Simlipal National Park1980845.7
1Desert National Park19923162
2Keoladeo Ghana National Park198128.73
3Mukundra Hills National Park2006200.54
4Ranthambhore National Park1980282
5Sariska National Park1992273.8
1Khangchendzonga National Park19771784
Tamil Nadu
1Guindy National Park19762.82
2Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park19806.23
3Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park1989117.1
4Mudumalai National Park1990103.23
5Mukurthi National Park199078.46
1Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park19941.43
2Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali National Park199414.59
3Mrugavani National Park19943.6
1Clouded Leopard National Park20075.08
2Bison (Rajbari) National Park200731.63
Uttar Pradesh
1Dudhwa National Park1977490
1Corbett National Park1936520.82
2Gangotri National Park19892390.02
3Govind National Park1990472.08
4Nanda Devi National Park1982624.6
5Rajaji National Park1983820
6Valley of Flowers National Park198287.5
West Bengal
1Buxa National Park1992117.1
2Gorumara National Park199279.45
3Jaldapara National Park2014216.51
4Neora Valley National Park1986159.89
5Singalila National Park198678.6
6Sunderban National Park19841330.1
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