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Have you gone through the List Of National Parks In India? There are 105 existing national parks in India covering an area of 43,716 km square, which is 1.33% of the geographical area of the country. The National Parks are an in-situ conservation measure designated to secure Wild Life and their habitat. The landmark Wild Life Protection Act 1972 created national parks and changed the scenario of preservation of the earlier reserve forests. As per the provisions of law National parks can be declared both by the Central Government and State governments this provision was added by Wild Life Protection Act 1972. No alteration of the boundaries of a national park shall be made except on a resolution passed by the State Legislature and agreed to by the National Wild Life Board. Major National Parks and their location are one of the most important questions in the Competitive Examination. This article will cover the List of National Parks along with their location. 
 

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List of National Parks In India

A state-wise list of National Parks is mentioned below for the benefit of candidates. As per our experts, the location-based question on the List Of National Parks is one of the most prominent questions in examinations like - UPSC CSE, NDA, and CDS examination. Even in a state-level competitive examination, national parks along with their location are asked in the examination. Candidates must also prepare important flora and fauna associated with these National Parks. 
 
Name of State List Of National Parks 
Andhra Pradesh
Papikonda
Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram)
Sri Venkateswara
Arunachal Pradesh
Mouling
Namdapha
Assam
Dibru-Saikhowa
Kaziranga
Manas
Nameri
Rajiv Gandhi (Orang)
Bihar Valmiki
Chhattisgarh  
Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay)
Indravati (Kutru)
Kanger Valley
Goa Mollem
Gujarat
Blackbuck (Velavadar)
Gir
Marine (Gulf of Kachchh)
Vansda
Haryana
Kalesar
Sultanpur
Himachal Pradesh
Great Himalayan
Inderkilla
Khirganga
Pin Valley
Col. Sherjung Simbalbara
Jharkhand Betla
Karnataka
Anshi
Bandipur
Bannerghatta
Kudremukh
Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi)
Kerala
Anamudi Shola
Eravikulam
Mathikettan Shola
Pambadum Shola
Periyar
Silent Valley
Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh
Dinosaur Fossils
Fossil
Pench
Kanha
Kuno
Madhav
Panna
Sanjay
Satpura
Van Vihar
Maharashtra
Chandoli
Gugamal
Nawegaon
Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru)
Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli)
Tadoba
Manipur
Keibul-Lamjao
Shiroi
Meghalaya
Balphakram
Nokrek Ridge
Mizoram
Murlen
Phawngpui (Blue Mountain)
Nagaland Intanki
Odisha
Bhitarkanika
Simlipal
Rajasthan
Desert
Keoladeo Ghana
Mukundra Hills
Ranthambhore
Sariska
Sikkim Khangchendzonga
Tamil Nadu
Guindy
Gulf of Mannar Marine
Indira Gandhi (Annamalai)
Mudumalai
Mukurthi
Telangana
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali
Mrugavani
Tripura
Clouded Leopard
Bison (Rajbari)
Uttar Pradesh Dudhwa
Uttarakhand
Corbett
Gangotri
Govind
Nanda Devi
Rajaji
Valley of Flowers
West Bengal
Buxa
Gorumara
Jaldapara
Neora Valley
Singalila
Sunderban
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Campbell Bay
Galathea Bay
Mahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor)
Mount Harriett
Rani Jhansi Marine
Saddle Peak
Jammu & Kashmir
City Forest (Salim Ali)
Dachigam
Kazinag
Kishtwar High Altitute
Ladakh Hemis

Candidates must prepare the difference between National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuary.
 

Important Details Related To The List Of National Parks:

  • India is one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. The country is bestowed with a plethora of flora and fauna.
  • They are a method of in situ conservation.
  • The National Parks in general are not species-based. 
  • Hereno human activity is allowed.
  • Grazing of livestock and private tenurial rights are not permitted here.
  • Species mentioned in the Schedules of the Wildlife Act are not allowed to be hunted or captured.
  • No person shall destroy, remove, or exploit any wildlife from a National Park or destroy or damage the habitat of any wild animal or deprive any wild animal of its habitat within a national park.
  • They cannot be downgraded to the status of a ‘sanctuary’.
 

Important Facts Related to The National Parks:

  • Total number of National parks in India-  105
  • The total area covered under national parks - 40,501 sq.km.
  • Maximum National Park state-  M. P. (9), Andaman & Nicobar (9)
  • First National Park of Indian Jim Corbett National Park.
  • Largest National Park Hemis National Park
  • Smallest National Park South Button National Park
  • Latest National Park Kuno National Park
Candidates must also know the list of Natural Heritage Sites In India. They are as follows:
  • Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)
  • Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988,2005)
  • Sundarbans National Park (1987)
  • Western Ghats (2012)
Get to all the details about UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

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What is a National Park?

 Any natural habitat which is set aside by the Government of a state or Union Territory for the conservation of the natural environment is called a National Park.

Which is the largest National Park in India?

 Hemis National Park in Ladakh is the largest National Park in India.

Which was the first Marine National Park in India?

The first Marine National Park is located in the Gulf of Kutch and was created in 1982. It is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Kutch in the Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat state.

Which is the only floating National Park in the country and where is it located?

The Keibul Lamjao National Park is a national park in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur in India. It is the only floating National Park in the world.

How many National Parks are there in India?

There are a total of 105 National Parks (as of January 2021) in India. They cover a total area of 40,564 km2, which is 1.23% of the geographical area of the country.

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