List of National Parks in India | State & Establishment date

India have a total of 106 National Parks . Here is a complete list of National Parks in India with their establishment year and location ( State) .

National Parks

National Park is defined an area which used for conservative purpose. A National Park is a reserved are for preservation of its natural vegetation, wildlife and natural beauty of the region.

It is created by the governments of the country. These are core areas of biosphere reserves. The main objective behind the national parks is to conserve and protect flora and fauna.

A National Park is properly conserved and no human activity is permitted inside a national park.

Human Activities like Grazing, hunting, forestry or cultivation, encroachment, destruction of habitats and other activities are strictly prohibited in a National Park.

A National Park is covered under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

Rules in a National Park

A National Park has the following rules / properties.

  • National Park provides protection to both flora and fauna
  • Grazing is not allowed in National Parks
  • Cultivation of Land is prohibited in the area of National Parks
  • Private Ownership of National Parks is not allowed.
  • The boundary of a National Park is well democrated. The boundaries of a National Park are fixed by legislation.
  • Hunting is illegal and strictly prohibited in National Park .
  • Human Activities like Grazing, hunting, forestry or cultivation, encroachment, destruction of habitats and other activities are strictly prohibited in a National Park.

List of National Parks in India

In India, there are a total of 106 National parks. Raimona National Park is the most recent national park. The table below comprises the national parks list with their location and year of establishment .

Name of National Park [ Establishment Year ] State
Neora Valley National Park ( 1986 ) West Bengal
Manas National Park ( 1990 )Assam
Nameri National Park ( 1978 )Assam
Kaziranga National Park ( 1974 )Assam
Papikonda National Park ( 2008 )Andhra Pradesh
Singalila National Park ( 1986) West Bengal
Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram) National Park ( 2005 )Andhra Pradesh
Dibru Saikhowa National Park ( 1999 )Assam
Rajiv Gandhi ( Orang) National Park ( 1999 )Assam
Sunderban National Park ( 1984)West Bengal
Dudhwa National Park ( 1977 )Uttar Pradesh
Sri Venkateswara National Park ( 1989 )Andhra Pradesh
Namdapha National Park ( 1974 )Arunachal Pradesh
Corbett National Park ( 1936 )Uttarakhand
Valmiki National Park ( 1976 )Bihar
Betla National Park ( 1986 )Jharkhand
Guru Ghasidas ( Sanjay) National Park ( 1981 )Chhattisgarh
Col. Sherjung Simbalbara National Park ( 2010 )Himachal Pradesh
Gangotari National Park ( 1989 )Uttarakhand
Pin Valley National Park ( 1987 )Himachal Pradesh
Mouling National Park ( 1986 )Arunachal Pradesh
Govind National Park ( 1990 )Uttarakhand
Nanda National Park ( 1982 )Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers National ParkUttarakhand
Indravati ( Kutru ) National Park ( 1981 )Chhhattisgarh
Inderkilla National Park ( 2010 )Himachal Pradesh
Khirganga National Park ( 2010 )Himachal Pradesh
Mollem National Park ( 1978 )Goa
Vansda National Park ( 1979 )Gujarat
Blacbuck ( Velavadar ) National Park ( 1976 )Gujarat
Rajaji National Park ( 1983 )Uttarakhand
Kalesar National Park ( 2003 )Haryana
Marine ( Gulf of Kachch) National Park ( 1982 )Gujarat
Great Himalayan National Park ( 1984 )Himachal Pradesh
Buxa National Park ( 1992 )West Bengal
Sultan Pur National Park ( 1986 )Haryana
Anshi National Park ( 1987 )Karnataka
Gorumara National Park ( 1992 )West Bengal
Bandipur National Park ( 1974 )Karnataka
Gugamal National Park ( 1975 )Maharashtra
Jaldapara National Park ( 2014 )West Bengal
Pench ( Jawaharlal Nehru ) National Park ( 1975 )Maharashtra
Balphakram National Park ( 1986 )Meghalaya
Sanjay Gandhi ( Borivilli ) National Park ( 1983 )Maharashtra
Bannerghatta National Park ( 1974 )Karnataka
Shiroi National Park ( 1977 )Manipur
Tadoba National Park ( 1955 )Maharashtra
Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park ( 1988 )Karnataka
Keibul – Lamjao National Park ( 1977 )Manipur
Nokrek Ridge National Park ( 1997 )Meghalaya
Murlen National Park ( 1991 )Mizoram
Eravikulam National Park ( 1978 )Kerala
Phawngpur ( Blue Mountain ) National Park ( 1992 )Mizoram
Simlipal National Park ( 1980 )Odisha
Mathikettan Shola National Park ( 2003 )Kerala
Bhitarkanika National Park ( 1988 )Odisha
Intanki National Park ( 1993 )Nagaland
Pambadum Shola National Park ( 2003 )Kerala
Bhitarkanika National Park ( 1988 )Nagaland
Desert National Park ( 1992 )Rajasthan
Periyar National Park ( 1982 )Kerala
Keoladeo Ghana National Park ( 1981 )Rajasthan
Sariska National Park ( 1992 )Rajasthan
Bandhavgarh National Park ( 1968 )Madhya Pradesh
Mukundra Hills National Park ( 2006 )Rajasthan
Dinosaur Fossils National Park ( 2011 )Madhya Pradesh
Ranthambore National Park ( 1980 )Rajasthan
Khangcheddonga National Park ( 1977 )Sikkim
Indira Gandhi ( Annamalai ) National Park ( 1989 )Tamil Nadu
Kasu Bhrahmananda Reddy National Park ( 1994 )Telangana
Fossil National Park ( 1983 )Madhya Pradesh
Guindy National Park ( 1976 )Tamil Nadu
Mudumalai National Park ( 1990 )Tamil Nadu
Gulf Mannar Marine National Park ( 1980 )Tamil Nadu
Mahveer Harina Vanasthali National Park ( 1994 )Telangana
Pench National Park ( 1975 )Madhya Pradesh
Mukurthi National Park ( 1990 )Tamil Nadu
Mrugavani National Park ( 1994 )Telangana
Bison ( Rajbari ) National Park ( 2007 )Tripura
Kanha National Park ( 1955 )Madhya Pradesh
Clouded Leopard National Park ( 2007 )Tripura
Campbell Bay National Park ( 1992 )Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Mahatma Gandhi Marine (Wandoor) National Park ( 1983 )Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Kuno National Park ( 2018 )Madhya Pradesh
Galathea Bay National Park ( 1992 )Andaman and Nicobar Islands
City Forest Salim Ali National Park ( 1992 ) Jammu And Kashmir
Saddle Peak National Park ( 1987 )Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Madhav National Park ( 1959 )Madhya Pradesh
Dachigam National Park ( 1981 ) Jammu And Kashmir
Rani Jhansi Marine National Park ( 1996 )Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Mount Hariett National Park ( 1987 )Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Panna National Park ( 1981 )Madhya Pradesh
Kazinag National Park ( 2000 ) Jammu And Kashmir
Kishtwar High Altitude National Park ( 1981 ) Jammu And Kashmir
Sanjay National Park ( 1981 )Madhya Pradesh
Hemis National Park ( 1981 )Ladakh
Raimona National Park ( 2021 )Assam
Satpura National Park ( 1981 )Madhya Pradesh
Dehing Patkai National Park ( 2021 )Assam
Jaldapara National Park ( 2014 )West Bengal
Gorumara National Park ( 1992 )West Bengal
Van Vihar National Park ( )Madhya Pradesh
Chandoli National Park ( 2004 )Maharashtra
List of National Parks in India

Ranthambore national Park : Ranthambore National Park is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan. The total area of this Ranthambore National Park is 273 km2 without including buffer zone.

Simlipal National Park : Simlipal national Park is a national park and an elephant reserve in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian State of Odisha .

This park is a treasure house of 1076 species of plants belonging to 102 families. 96 species of orchids have also been identified in this national park.

Valley of Flower National Park : Valley of National Park is an Indian National park which is located in the West Himalayas, in the state of Uttarakhand.

It is known for its endemic alpine flowers and variety of flora. This richly diverse areas is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic Black bear, snow leopard , musk deer , brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep.

Bandipur National Park : Bandipur National Park is located in the state of Karnataka. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore.

The park spans an area of 874km2 , protecting several species of India’s endangered wildlife.

Corbett National Park : Corbett National Park is situated in the Kumaon, Uttarakhand. This National Park comprises of 52.8 km2 of hills, riverine belts, marshy depression and others .

This park acts as a protected area for the endangered Bengal tiger of India.

Gk Question on National Parks in India

Q1. When did Dudhwa National Park established ?
Answer : 1977

Q2. Which is the 106 national parks in India? ?
Answer : Raimona National Park

Q3. How many national parks are there in India in 2022 ?
Answer : 106 National Parks

Q4. Which is the latest national park in India ?
Answer : Dehing Patkai National Park

Q5. Which State has highest number of national parks in India 2022 ?
Answer : Madhya Pradesh

Q6. Which state in India has no National Park ?
Answer : Punjab

Q7. Which is the India’s first national park? ?
Answer : Corbett National Park

Q8. Which state has only one national park ?
Answer : Mizoram, Haryana, and Telangana

Q9. What is the smallest national park? ?
Answer : South Button Island National Park

Q10. When did Jim Corbett National Park established ?
Answer : 1936

National Parks FAQs

Q. Which is the first national park in India ?

Ans. Hailey National Park

Q. How many national park in India ?

Ans. 106

Q. Which is the largest national park in India ?

Ans. Hemis National Park ( 1981 ). It covers an area of 3,350 square kilometers.

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