250 Famous National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

250 Famous National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

 

 

India is a land with diversity of culture and traditions. From various flora and fauna to exotic wildlife, India emerged as a land with a largest natural habitat lover.

 

The beautiful National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India add another beauty to the diversifying Indian culture. The List of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary in India is a very important topic of Static GK. Every year mostly 2 or 3 questions from this topic are asked in various competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, Railways etc.

 

 

Below in this article, we have listed State wise Indian National parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, with the specification or animals they are famous for. So, let’s have a look at the details below and fill up your Knowledge cart.

 

 

 

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National parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

 

 

There are several fabulous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks which attract the travelers and tourists from all parts of the world. Almost 24.16% of land in India is covered under forest. There are 543 wildlife sanctuaries in India.

 

National Parks in India and rivers flowing through a beautiful reserve of natural and semi-natural land developed under the authority of the independent state or a country for the conservation of wild nature and animals.

 

There are 103 National Parks at present which covers an area of 40,500 km2 covering 1.23% of the geographical area.

 

 

 

State wise List of famous National parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

 

 

S.No. Name Category Notability State
1 Barren Island Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Pied Imperial Pigeon Andaman & Nicobar Islands
2 Desert National Park National Park Indian bustard
3 Galathea National Park National Park The giant robber crab, mega pode and Nicobar pigeon
4 Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Birds
5 Mount Harriet National Park National Park New species frog named Rana Charles Darwini.
6 South button Island National Park National Park Dugong, dolphin, water monitor lizard, blue whale
7 Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary 120 bird species Andhra Pradesh
8 Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Some of the endangered species of animals living in the Gundla Brahmeswara Sanctuary are chausingha.
9 Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Barking Deer
10 Kolleru Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Birds
11 Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for its dense flora and fauna
12 Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary Rarest species of the avian population
13 Papikonda National Park National Park Tigers and Indian bison
14 Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Known primarily as a habitat of the great Indian bustard
15 Sri Venkateswara National Park National Park The park is known for its many waterfalls including the Talakona, Gundalakona and Gunjana
16 D’ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard, civet cat Arunachal Pradesh
17 Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, red goral, musk deer (at least two species), red panda
18 Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Many bird species a paradise for birdwatchers
19 Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Elephant, leopard cat, wild boar, civet, deer, giant squirrel and flying squirrel
20 Kane Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary 70 species of birds including white-winged Wood Duck and Rufous-necked Hornbill
21 Namdapha National Park National Park Largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot
22 Pakhui Tiger Reserve Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Tigers
23 Kaziranga National Park National Park Highest known tiger density in the World Indian rhinoceros, UNESCO World Heritage Site Asam
24 Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary The sanctuary is an ideal habitat for Indian rhinoceros and Asiatic water buffaloes and hog deer
25 Manas National Park National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
26 Nameri National Park National Park Tiger, leopard, sambar, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), muntjac, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, capped langur
27 Orang National Park National Park Fauna Apart from the greater Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger
28 Pabha Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary The reptilian species include gharial and python
29 Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary One-horned rhinoceros.
30 Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary It is located along the foothills of the Great Himalayan Range
31 Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers and four-horned antelope Bihar
32 Gautam Budha Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers, leopards, wolve’s and sloth bears
33 Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary It is home to more than 70 species of resident birds and Bengal tiger
34 Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary Famous Bird Sanctuary
35 Nagi Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopards and Sloth bear
36 Nakti Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary
37 Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopards
38 Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary The wildlife includes the Indian wolf, Indian leopard, sloth bear, striped hyena.
39 Valmiki National Park National Park Famous for Tigers
40 Vikramshila Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary It is the only protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia
41 Chattbir Zoological Park Zoological Park Pair of White Tigers. Chandigarh
42 Sukhna Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary A variety of butterflies, birds and animals like wild boar, pangolin, leopards
43 Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary The sanctuary is home to the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, gaur, chital, Ussuri dhole Chhattisgarh
44 Badalkohl Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Gazelle and the spotted dear
45 Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Nilgai, Sambar, Gaur, Barking Deer
46 Gomarda Reserve Forest Wildlife Sanctuary Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Dhole or the wild dog and the jackel
47 Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park National Park Spotted deer, Sambar deer, wild boar
48 Indravati National Park National Park Wild Asian buffalo, tiger reserve, hill mynas
49 Kanger Ghati National Park National Park Very famous subterranean geomorphologic
50 Pamed Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Wild Buffalo
51 Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Black Buck and Jungle Cat
52 Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Four-horned Antelope
53 Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian Gazelle
54 Indira Priyadarshini Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Mongoose and Black Napped Hare Delhi
55 Barda Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Rare Asiatic lions Gujarat
56 Blackbuck National Park National Park Blackbucks
57 Dhumkhal Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian Gazelle
58 Gir Forest National Park National Park Asiatic lion
59 Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary Famous for Birds
60 Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary It is famous for being a home to the colorful flamingos in large numbers
61 Marine National Park National Park Octopus, Star fish and Sea Cucumbers
62 Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary Greater flamingos, white storks, four species of bitterns, crakes, grebes, brahminy ducks
63 Paniya Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Lions and Leopards
64 Purna Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian civet cat and Indian porcupine
65 Ratanmala Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Sloth Bear
66 Vansda National Park National Park Otter, sambar, and sloth bear
67 Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Malabar giant squirrel, Indian peafowl and many species of snakes Goa
68 Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Black panther, barking deer, Bengal tiger, leopard and bonnet macaque
69 Mollem National Park National Park Mouse deer, pangolin, porcupine, slender loris
70 Bir Shikargarh Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian leopard, Asiatic elephant Haryana
71 Chautala Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Gray francolin, black francolin, Indian roller.
72 Kalesar National Park National Park Leopard and bird-watching
73 Sultanpur National Park National Park Bird Sanctuary
74 Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Himachal Pradesh is home to the rare snow leopard Himachal Pradesh
75 Chail Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Goral and Crested Porcupine, Wild Boar, langur and Himalayan Black Bear
76 Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Musk deer
77 Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Musk Deer
78 Darlaghat Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Birds and animal live such as Kaleej and Chukor
79 Gobind Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Popular species of fish like Singhara, Catla, Jhalli, Grass Crap
80 Great Himalayan National Park National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
81 Inderkilla National Park National Park Leopard
82 Kais Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Musk Deer and I-BEX
83 Kalatop & Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Himalayan Black Marten
84 Khirganga National Park National Park Snow leopard
85 Kohkhan Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Musk Deer
86 Pin Valley National Park National Park Endangered Snow Leopard
87 Pong Dam Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Home to different 27 varieties of fish that live in Pong Lake that is also the main attraction of the sanctuary
88 Talra Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Himalayan black bear and Musk deer
89 Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary blue sheep, snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear
90 Achabal Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Himalayan black bear Jammu & Kashmir
91 Chandtang Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tibetan wild ass, as well as the rare black-necked crane
92 Dachigam National Park National Park Only area where Kashmir stag is found
93 Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard, Musk Deer, Hangul, Black Bear, Red Fox, Leopard, Brown Bear
94 Hemis National Park National Park Snow leopard
95 Kanji Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Pangolin
96 Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tibetan Antelope
97 Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Markhor (large species of goat)
98 Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Blue rock pigeon, mynah, peafowl and red jungle fowl
99 Tongri Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard, Brown Bear
100 Betla National Park National Park Bison, Elephant, Tiger and Leopard Jharkhand
101 Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
102 Gautam Budha Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Sloth bears
103 Hazaribagh National Park National Park Wild Boar
104 Lawalong Wildlife sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopards and Tigers
105 Mahuadand Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Palamau Tiger
106 Palamau Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard
107 Palkot Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary 47 species of mammals, 174 species of birds
108 Parasnath Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Barking Deer, Spotted Deer
109 Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary Birds
110 Anshi National Park National Park The great Indian Hornbill, Tiger, Leopard, Black panther, Bear, Elephant, Deer, etc Karnataka
111 Arabihittu Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian elephant, golden jackal, fox, wild boar
112 Bandipur National Park National Park Chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrel, gaur, leopard, sambar deer, Indian elephants, honey buzzard, red-headed vulture
113 Bannerghatta National Park National Park Indian tigers (including white tigers) and lions
114 Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Threatened species of mammals, birds and reptiles
115 Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Nilgiri marten
116 Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary Demoiselle crane and European white stork
117 Gudavi Bird Sanctuary Bird Sanctuary Birds
118 Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary It is home to rare and endangered birdlife
119 Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Wild pig, fox, jackal, langur, porcupine
120 Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Lion-tailed macaque
121 Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Asiatic Elephant and Fairy bluebird
122 Anamudi Shola National Park National Park Indian Bison and Nilgiri tahr Kerala
123 Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Panthera tigris
124 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Bonnet macaque
125 Eravikulam National Park National Park Golden jackal, jungle cat, wild dog
126 Kumarakom Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Migratory Birds
127 Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Elephants
128 Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger, leopard, sloth bear, elephant and sambar
129 Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Sambar deerbarking deerspotted deer
130 Periyar National Park National Park Wild Pigs, Sambar, Gaur, Mouse Deer, Dole.
131 Silent Valley National Park National Park Absence of noisy cicadas, hence the name ‘Silent Valley’
132 Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian bison.
133 Bandhavgarh National Park National Park 1336 species of endemic plants. Madhya Pradesh
134 Bori Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Muntjac deer and gaur (Bos gaurus)
135 Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian gazelle
136 Ghatigaon Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Great Indian Bustard
137 Kanha National Park National Park Tigers
138 Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Crocodile
139 Madhav National Park National Park Tiger, Leopard
140 Mandla Plant Fossils National Park National Park Famous for Fossils
141 Narsinghgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Blue bull
142 National Chambal Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard
143 Panna National Park National Park Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf
144 Pench National Park National Park Chital, sambar, nilgai and sloth bear
145 Sardarpur Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers
146 Satpura National Park National Park leopard, tiger, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, bhedki, rhesus, monkey chinkara, wild boar, buck, fox, flying squirrel, Indian joint squirrel
147 Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Sambar, chital, blue bull, leopard and wild boar
148 Son Ghariyal Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Reptiles includes a large number of crocodiles and alligators
149 Van Vihar National Park National Park White tiger, leopard, white bears, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Cheetal, Sambar, Neelgai, panthers,jackals, jungle cats and Blackbuck. Reptiles include a Large. number of crocodiles and alligators and pythons, kobras, monitor lizards
150 Aner Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Chinkarasporcupines Maharashtra
151 Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopards and wild boar
152 Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian bisonblue bull
153 Chandoli National Park National Park Tiger and Leopards
154 Dhakna Kolkaz Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopards
155 Gandhari Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers and many bird species
156 Gread Indian Bustard Sanctuary Bustard Sanctuary Indian bustard
157 Gugamal National Park National Park Wild dog and Wild boar
158 Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Four-horned antelope
159 Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopards and gray langurs
160 Nandpur Madmeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan black bear
161 Navegaon National Park National Park Tigers
162 Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Huge variety of Flora and Fauna
163 Sanjay Gandhi National Park National Park Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Indian Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Bonnet Macaque, Spotted Deer, Hanuman Langur, Indian Flying Fox, Indian Hare, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Palm Civet, Mouse Deer
164 Tadoba National Park National Park Tigers
165 Keibul Lamjao National Park National Park Only floating park in the world Manipur
166 Yagoupokpi Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Birds
167 Balphakram National Park National Park Wild water buffalo, Red panda, elephant and eight cat species, including the tiger and marbled cat Meghalaya
168 Bhagmara Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers
169 Nokrek National Park National Park Elephants and Hoolock Gibbons
170 Siju Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Black Bear
171 Dampa Tiger Reserve Tiger Reserve Tiger. Mizoram
172 Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard, sambar deer, barking deer, goral, serow, hoolock gibbon
173 Murlen National Park National Park Malayan giant squirrel, Himalayan black bear
174 Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park National Park Blyth’s tragopan, falcon, sunbirds, dark-rumped swift
175 Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Hoolock gibbons, Panther, Jungle Cat, Himalayan Bear Nagaland
176 Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Palm civets, black stork, tiger, white-breasted kingfisher
177 Ntangki National Park National Park Rare hoolock gibbon
178 Pulebatze Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Slender, Loris, Panther, Himalayan bear
179 Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Elephantssambar leopards and bison Odisha
180 Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Elephants, leopards
181 Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.
182 Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Prominent species of fauna that you will get to see here are the leopard, hyena, bison, Royal Bengal tiger, sambar deer, chousingha, spotted deer, chameleon, crested serpent eagle and monitor lizard
183 Gahirmatha Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Olive ridley sea turtles
184 Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary 231 species of bird nest in these forests
185 Simlipal National Park National Park Asian elephant
186 Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Black buck and blue bull
187 Bir Bunnerheri Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Birds
188 Bir Dosanjh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger
189 Bir Gurdialpura Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger, leopard, Asian elephant, sambar, barking deer, gaur, jungle cat, wild boar
190 Bir Mehaswala Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Birds Punjab
191 Bir Motibagh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Black Partridges.
192 Harike Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Birds
193 Jhajjar Bacholi Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Rat Snake
194 Kathlaur Kushlian Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary parakeet (rose ringed), White humped Vulture
195 Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopards
196 Takhni-Rehampur Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Jackal, hog deer, hare, jungle cat
197 Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Antelope, wild boar Rajasthan
198 Bhensrodgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Indian leopards, striped hyenas, golden jackals, foxes
199 Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Crocodile
200 Darrah National Park National Park Leopards, jackals, deer
201 Garhial Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Crocodile
202 Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary  Wildlife Sanctuary Panthers
203 Jamwa Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers
204 Jawahar Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Leopard, bear
205 Keoladeo National Park National Park Famous for Crocodiles
206 Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Panther, wild boar and deer
207 Mukundra Hills National Park National Park Tigers
208 Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Bear and Panther
209 Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary UNESCO World Heritage Site
210 Ranthambore National Park National Park Golden jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai
211 Sariska Tiger Reserve Tiger Reserve Panthers and deer
212 Sawai Mansingh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger and Panthers
213 Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Hyenas, panthers and wild boars
214 Todgarh-Raoli Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers
215 Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers Sikkim
216 Marnam Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles
217 Khangchendzonga National Park National Park Sloth bears, hyenas, wild boars
218 Bison (Rajbari) National Park National Park Sloth Bears Tripura
219 Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Red Panda and Black Bear
220 Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Black Bear
221 Guindy National Park National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site Tamil Nadu
222 Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park National Park Famous for Bison
223 Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park National Park Yapping deer, sarow and wild goat
224 Mukurthi National Park National Park Gibbon, Golden Langur
225 Vallanadu Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for Snakes
226 Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Green turtle And Clownfish Telangana
227 Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tigers
228 Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Nilgiri tahr
229 Pocharam Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Blackbuck
230 Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger, leopard, gaur, cheetal and sambar
231 Gangotri National Park National Park Sloth bear and Blackbuck Uttarakhand
232 Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Birds and Crocodile
233 Jim Corbett National Park National Park Panther
234 Nanda Devi National Park National Park Panther and Python
235 Rajaji National Park National Park Beautiful forest
236 Dudhwa National Park National Park Asian black bear, the brown bear Uttar Pradesh
237 Hastinapur Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary First national park in India (established in 1936 as Hailey National Park)
238 Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary UNESCO World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
239 National Chambal Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Mainly known for Elephants, Tigers, Leopards and several species of birds, reptiles and Mammals.
240 Samaspur Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger Panthera tigris, Sambhar Axis axis,Hog Deer Axis porcinus
241 Buxa Tiger Reserve Tiger Reserve Swamp deer West Bengal
242 Gorumara National Park National Park Hog deer and barking deer
243 Jaldapara National Park National Park Endangered gharial
244 Sundarbans National Park National Park Knob-billed Duck, Lesser Whistling-duck
245 Murti Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Wild buffalo
246 Jaldapara National Park National Park Indian hornbill
247 Champramari Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for its Elephant Population
248 Gorumara National Park National Park Indian rhinoceros
249 Sunderban National Park National Park Tigers
250 Singalia National Park National Park  Yellow-throated Marten

 

 

Both National Parks and wild life sanctuaries in India are protected by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its world commission on protected areas.

 

According to a recent study, India is one of the 17th megadiverse country which is a home of 60-70% of the worlds biodiversity and it is a home to about 7.6% of all mammals, 12.6% of birds, 6.2% of reptilian and 6.0% flowering plant species.

 

 

 

Importance of National Park and Wild Life Sanctuaries

 

 

In the year 1969 IUCN declared a National Park with the essential characteristics which are discussed below.

 

  National parks help us to learn about the environment, history and wild life.

 Gives people the chance for healthy activity.

 Wild life sanctuaries help in the conservation of an endangered species.

 National parks help in protecting landscapes.

 Animal sanctuaries give new homes to abandoned animals and animals rescued from dangerous conditions.

 Parks and Sanctuaries preserve history.

 

 

 

5 Interesting facts about National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary in India

 

 

India is blessed when it comes to Nature and wild life, from the climatic conditions to good soil, everything is suitable for wild life and makes India a country which is rich in bio -diversity.

 

 

Fact #1

Jim Corbett National park which was built in 1936 in Uttarakhand was the 1st National Park of India.

 

 

 Fact #2

Hemis national park is the largest national park in India.

 

 

 Fact #3

India has a total of 1180 bird species which is amongst the top 10 in all over the World.

 

 

 Fact #4

There are several types of vegetation in India, which are: Tropical Evergreen Rainforests, Deciduous forests, Dry deciduous Forest & Scrub, Mangrove forests & Mountain forests.

 

 

 Fact #5

The roar of a Royal Bengal Tiger travels over a distance of 2 kilometers.

 

 

 

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