April 09, 2014

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

India has more than 90 national parks and 515 wildlife sanctuaries. Jim Corbett National Park (earlier formed as Hailey National Park) is the oldest national park among them. This was established in the year 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. Below is the list of some important National Parks and Wild Life sanctuaries in India. 


  • Achanakmar Sanctuary : Bilaspur (Chattisgarh)
  • Bandhavgarh National Park : Shadol (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Bandipur National Park : Mysore (Karnataka)
  • Bannarghatta National Park : Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Bhadra Sanctuary : Chikmangalur (Karnataka)
  • Bhimbandh Sanctuary : Monghyr
  • Bori Sanctuary : Hoshangabad (Maharashtra)
  • Borivili National Park : Mumbai
  • Chandraprabha Sanctuary : Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Corbett National Park : Garhwal (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Dachigam Sanctuary : Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Dandeli Sanctuary : Dharwar (Karnataka)
  • Dudwa National Park : Lakshmipuri Kheri (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Ernakulam Rajamallam National Park : Idukki (Kerala)
  • Gandhisagar Sanctuary : Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Grampian Sanctuary : Diphu (Assam)
  • Ghana Bird Sanctuary : Bharatpur (Rajasthan)
  • Gir National Park : Junagarh (Gujarath)
  • Gautam Buddha Sanctuary : Gaya (Bihar)
  • Hazaribagh Sanctuary : Hazaribagh (Bihar)
  • Intangki Sanctuary : Kohima (Nagaland)
  • Jaldapara Sanctuary : Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)
  • Jim Corbett National Park : Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  • Kanha National Park : Mandla and Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Kewal Sanctuary : Adilabad (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Kaziranga National Park : Jorhat (Assam)
  • Khang Chandzenda : Gangtok (Sikkim)
  • Kinnerasani Sanctuary : Khammam (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Kolleru Pelicanary : Eluru (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary : Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Manas Sanctuary : Barpetal (Assam)
  • Madumalai Sanctuary : Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu)
  • Mukambika Sanctuary : South Canara (Karnataka)
  • Nandapa Sanctuary : Tirap (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Nawegoan National Park : Bhandare (Maharashtra)
  • Panchmarhi Sanctuary : Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Periyar Sanctuary : Idukki (Kerala)
  • Ranthambore Tiger Project : Sewai Madhopur (Rajasthan)
  • Rohla National Park : Kulu (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Sariska Sanctuary : Alwar (Rajasthan)
  • Sharawathy Valley Sanctuary : Shimoga (Karnataka)
  • Shikari Devi Sanctuary : Mandi (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Similipal Sanctuary : Mayubhanj (Orissa)
  • Sunderbans Tiger Reserve : 24-Parganas (West Bengal)
  • Tadoba National Park : Chandrapur (Maharashtra)
  • Tadwai Sanctuary : Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Tansa Sanctuary : Thane (Maharashtra)
  • Tungabhadra Sanctuary : Bellary (Karnataka)
  • Valvadar National Park : Bhavnagar (Gujarat)
  • Wayanad Sanctuary : Cannanore and Kozhikode (Kerala)

Top 10 :


  1. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
  2. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
  3. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
  4. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  5. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  6. Gir National Park and  Sasan Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat
  7. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan
  8. Periyar National Park, Kerala
  9. Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  10. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan 

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