National Parks in India | RBI Grade B Exam

National Parks in India are suitable places for biodiversity conservation. Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are protected areas declared by the Government. Their primary objective is to preserve wildlife, save flora & fauna and restore the natural ecological balance. In total, there are 544 wildlife sanctuaries and 103 National Parks in India.

These are often asked in banking exams such as RBI Grade B, IBPS PO and other exams. Hence, it is important to learn and revise the important ones at frequent intervals so as to retain them. In this article, we have tabulated the statewise national parks in India. In addition to that, we have also listed out important wildlife sanctuaries that are frequently asked in the banking exam.

State-wise List of National Parks in India

National parks in India are conserved and restricted area where activities like forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. The boundaries are well defined and circumscribed. Here’s the state-wise list of national parks in India:

State/Union Territory

National Park in India

Establishment Year

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Campbell Bay National Park

1992

Galathea Bay National Park

1992

Mahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor) National Park

1982

Middle Button Island National Park

1987

Mount Harriett National Park

1987

North Button Island National Park

1987

Rani Jhansi Marine National Park

1996

Saddle Peak National Park

1987

South Button Island National Park

1987

Andhra Pradesh

Papikonda National Park

2008

Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram) National Park

2005

Sri Venkateswara National Park

1989

Arunachal Pradesh

Mouling National Park

1986

Namdapha National Park

1983

Assam

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

1999

Kaziranga National Park

1974

Manas National Park

1990

Nameri National Park

1998

Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

1999

Bihar

Valmiki National Park

1989

Chhattisgarh

Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park

1981

Indravati (Kutru) National Park

1982

Kanger Valley National Park

1982

Goa

Mollem National Park

1992

Gujarat

Vansda National Park

1979

Blackbuck (Velavadar) National Park

1976

Gir National Park

1975

Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) National Park

1982

Haryana

Kalesar National Park

2003

SultaNational Parkur National Park

1989

Himachal Pradesh

Great Himalayan National Park

1984

Inderkilla National Park

2010

Khirganga National Park

2010

Pin Valley National Park

1987

Simbalbara National Park

2010

Jammu and Kashmir

City Forest (Salim Ali) National Park

1992

Dachigam National Park

1981

Kishtwar National Park

1981

Jharkhand

Betla National Park

1986

Karnataka

Anshi National Park

1987

Bandipur National Park

1974

Bannerghatta National Park

1974

Kudremukh National Park

1987

Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park

1988

Kerala

Anamudi Shola National Park

2003

Eravikulam National Park

1978

Mathikettan Shola National Park

2003

Pambadum Shola National Park

2003

Periyar National Park

1982

Silent Valley National Park

1984

Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park

1968

Fossil National Park

1983

Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park

1975

Kanha National Park

1955

Madhav National Park

1959

Panna National Park

1981

Sanjay National Park

1981

Satpura National Park

1981

Van Vihar National Park

1979

Maharashtra

Chandoli National Park

2004

Gugamal National Park

1975

Nawegaon National Park

1975

Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park

1975

Sanjay Gandhi (Borivali) National Park

1983

Tadoba National Park

1955

Manipur

Keibul-Lamjao National Park

1977

Meghalaya

Balphakram National Park

1985

Nokrek Ridge National Park

1986

Mizoram

Murlen National Park

1991

Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park

1992

Nagaland

Intanki National Park

1993

Odisha

Bhitarkanika National Park

1988

Simlipal National Park

1980

Rajasthan

Mukundra Hills National Park

2006

Desert National Park

1992

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

1981

Ranthambhore National Park

1980

Sariska National Park

1992

Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park

1977

Tamil Nadu

Guindy National Park

1976

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

1980

Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park

1989

Mudumalai National Park

1990

Mukurthi National Park

1990

Ladakh

Hemis National Park

1981

Telangana

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

1994

Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali National Park

1994

Mrugavani National Park

1994

Tripura

Clouded Leopard National Park

2007

Bison (Rajbari) National Park

2007

Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa National Park

1977

Uttarakhand

Corbett National Park

1936

Gangotri National Park

1989

Govind National Park

1990

Nanda Devi National Park

1982

Rajaji National Park

1983

Valley of Flowers National Park

1982

West Bengal

Buxa National Park

1992

Gorumara National Park

1992

Jaldapara National Park

2014

Neora Valley National Park

1986

Singalila National Park

1986

Sunderban National Park

1984

State-wise List of Wildlife Sanctuaries In India

Wildlife sanctuary is a natural habitat run by the government or the private bodies to protect certain species of animals and bids. Human activities are generally allowed in a wildlife sanctuary. In comparison to the national park which is a completely protected area, the restrictions are lesser in Wildlife sanctuaries in India. 

State

Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Jammu and Kashmir

  • Karakoram WLS

  • Lachipora WLS

  • Limber WLS

  • Rajparian WLS

  • Gulmarg WLS

  • Hirapora WLS

  • Trikuta WLS

  • Ramnagar Rakha WLS

  • Kanji WLS

  • Changtang WLS

Himachal Pradesh

  • Kais WLS

  • Kibber WLS

  • Kalatop- Khajjiar WLS

  • Tunda WLS

  • Shimla Water Catchment WLS

  • Dhauladar WLS

  • Rachham Chitkul( Sangla Valley) WLS

  • Pong Dam Lake WLS

  • Renuka WLS

  • Shikari Devi WLS

  • Chandratal WLS

  • Sechu Tuan Nala Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary

Punjab

  • Abohar WLS

  • Harike Lake WLS

  • Kathlaur Kushlian WLS

  • Nangal WLS

  • Jhajjar Bacholi WLS

  • Takhni- Rehampur WLS

Uttarakhand

  • Askot Musk Deer WLS

  • Nandhaur WLS

  • Binsar WLS

  • Kedarnath WLS

  • Mussoorie WLS

  • Govind Pashu Vihar WLS

  • Sonanadi WLS

Uttar Pradesh

  • Bakhira WLS

  • Chandraprabha WLS

  • Dr . Bhimarao Ambedkar bird sanctuary

  • Hastinapur WLS

  • Kaimur WLS

  • Turtle WLS

  • Pilibhit WLS

  • Jai Prakash Narayan Bird WLS

  • Kishanpur WLS

  • Okhala Bird Sanctuary

  • Patna WLS

  • Nawabganj Bird WLS

  • Saman Bird Sanctuary

  • Sur Sarovar Bird WLS

  • VijaySagar WLS

  • Katarniaghat WLS

  • Ranipur WLS

Rajasthan

  • Kailadevi WLS

  • Kesarbagh WLS

  • Mount Abu WLS

  • Sariska WLS

  • Sawai Man Singh WLS

  • Todgarh Raoli WLS

  • Jawahar Sagar WLS

  • Bandh Baratha WLS

  • Van Vihar WLS

  • Sitamata WLS

  • Bhensrodgarh WLS

  • Jawahar Sagar WLS

  • Darrah WLS

  • Jaswant Sagar WLS

  • Keladevi WLS

  • Phulwari WLS

  • Jamwa Ramgarh WLS

  • Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS

  • Sita Mata WLS

  • Todgarh Rawali WLS

Gujarat

  • Gaga Great Indian Bustard WLS

  • Gir WLS

  • Girnar WLS

  • Lala Great Indian Bustard WLS

  • Marine( Gulf of Kutch) WLS

  • Nal Sarovar Bird Santuary

  • Narayan Sarovar (chinkara)WLS

  • Porbandar Lake WLS

  • Thol Lake WLS

  • Wild Ass WLS

  • Kacchh Desert WLS

  • Mitiyala WLS

  • Purna WLS

  • Ratanmahal Sloth Bear WLS

  • Rampara vidi WLS

  • Khijadiya Bird WLS

  • Barda WLS

  • Shoolpaneshwar WLS

  • Balaram-Ambaji WLS

Madhya Pradesh

  • Gandhi Sagar WLS

  • National Chambal WLS

  • Orcha WLS

  • Pachmarhi WLS

  • Kuno WLS

  • Panna WLS

  • Pench WLS

  • Veerangna Durgawati WLS

  • Phen WLS

  • Bagdara WLS

  • Bori WLS

  • Sanjay Dubari WLS

  • Sardarpur WLS

  • Ralamandal WLS

  • Karera WLS

  • Narsinghgarh WLS

  • Nauradehi WLS

  • Sanjay-Dubri WLS

  • Singhori WLS

Bihar

  • Bhimbandh WLS

  • Gautam Buddha WLS

  • Valmiki WLS

  • Kaimur WLS

  • Udaipur WLS

  • Pant( Rajgir) WLS

  • Kusheshwar Asthan Bird WLS

  • Dihing Patkai WLS

  • Barela Jheel Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

  • Vikramsila Gangetic Dolphin WLS

  • Kanwarjheel WLS

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Dibang WLS

  • Mehao WLS

  • Kamlang WLS

  • Talley Valley WLS

  • Eagle Nest WLS

  • Kane WLS

  • Pakke( Pakhui) WLS

  • Sessa Orchid WLS

  • Itanagar WLS

Assam

  • Amchang WLS

  • Barail WLS

  • Dihing Patkai WLS

  • East Karbi Anglong WLS

  • Marat Langri WLS

  • Sonai Rupai WLS

  • Porbitora WLS

  • Hollangapar Gibbon WLS

  • Lawkhowa WLS

  • Chakrasila WLS

  • Pani- Dihing Bird WLS

  • Nambor- Doigrung WLS

  • Garampani WLS

  • Pabha WLS

Jharkhand

  • Hazaribagh WLS

  • Koderma WLS

  • Palamau WLS

  • Palkot WLS

  • Udhwa Lake WLS

  • Lawalong WLS

  • Parasnath WLS

  • Mahuadanr Wolf WLS

  • Topchanchi WLS

  • Dalma WLS

West Bengal

  • Raiganj WLS

  • Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary

  • Buxa WLS

  • Lothian Island WLS

  • West Sunderban WLS

  • Jorepokhri Salamander WLS

  • Ballavpur WLS

  • Pakhi Bitan Bird Sanctuary

  • Senchal WLS

  • Holiday Island WLS

  • Murti WLS

Maharashtra

  • Amba Barwa WLS

  • Bhimashankar WLS

  • Great Indian Bustard WLS

  • Koyana WLS

  • Karanja Sohal Blackbuck WLS

  • Lonar WLS

  • Mansingdeo WLS

  • Nawegaon WLS

  • New Bor WLS

  • New Nagzira WLS

  • Thane Creek Flamingo WLS

  • Tungareswar WLS

  • Umred- Kharngla WLS

  • Gangewadi New Great Indian Bustard WLS

  • Andhari WLS

  • New Maldhok Bird( Gangewadi) WLS

  • Ghodazari WLS

  • Naigaon Peacock Sanctuary

  • Koka WLS

  • Radhanagari WLS

  • Phansad WLS

Chhattisgarh

  • Achanakmar WLS

  • Bhairamgarh WLS

  • Bhoramdev WLS

  • PamedWild Buffalo WLS

  • Udanti Wild Buffalo WLS

  • Semarsot WLS

  • Tamor Pingla WLS

  • Barnawapara WLS

  • Sitanadi WLS

  • Badalkohl WLS

Odisha

  • Bhitarkanika  WLS

  • Chilika WLS

  • Balukhand Konark WLS

  • Debrigarh WLS

  • Gahirmatha ( Marine ) WLS

  • Similipal WLS

  • Satkosia Gorge WLS

  • Kapilash WLS

  • Kothagarh WLS

  • Chandaka Dampara WLS

  • Sunabeda WLS

  • Baisipalli

  • Kuldiha

Telangana

  • Manjeera crocodile WLS

  • Srisailam WLS

  • Pakhal WLS

  • Pranahita WLS

  • Lanja Madugu Siwaram WLS

  • Kinnersani WLS

  • Eturnagaram WLS

  • Kawal WLS

  • Kinnerasani WLS

  • Manjira WLS

  • Shivaram WLS

Andhra Pradesh

  • Coringa WLS

  • Kolleru WLS

  • Krishna WLS

  • Kambalakonda WLS

  • Rollapadu WLS

  • Pulicat Lake WLS

  • Nellapattu WLS

  • Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam WLS

  • Sri Venkateswara WLS *Combined area with Telangana

  • Sri Lankamalleswara WLS

  • Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Lanjamadugu Wildlife Sanctuary

Karnataka

  • Attiveri WLS

  • Bhimgad WLS

  • Chincholi WLS

  • Cauvery WLS

  • Brahmagiri WLS

  • Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary

  • Gudekote Sloth Bear WLS

  • Malai Mahadeshwara WLS

  • Ranebennur Blackbuck WLS

  • Ramadevara betta Vulture WLS

  • Sharavathi valley WLS

  • Someshwara WLS

  • Talakaveri WLS

  • Jogimati WLS

  • Thimlapura WLS

  • Yadahali Chinkara WLS

  • Adichunchunagiri Peacock WLS

  • Rangayyanadurga Four horned Antelope WLS

  • Gudavi Bird WLS

  • Mookambika WLS

  • Nugu WLS

  • Arabithittu WLS

  • Adichunchanagiri WLS

  • Dandeli WLS

  • Pushpagiri WLS

  • Ranibennur WLS

  • Shettihalli WLS

Kerala

  • Chinnar WLS

  • Chulannur Peafowl WLS

  • Idukki WLS

  • Kottiyoor WLS

  • Kurinjimala WLS

  • Malabar WLS

  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

  • Parambikulam WLS

  • Periyar WLS

  • Thattekad Bird WLS

  • Wayanad WLS

  • Chimmony WLS

  • Peechi-Vazhani WLS

Tamil Nadu

  • Chitrangudi Bird WLS

  • Gangaikondan Spotted deer WLS

  • Indira Gandhi ( Anamalai) WLS

  • Kalakad WLS

  • Cauvery North WLS

  • Kodaikanal WLS

  • Mudumalai WLS

  • Mundanthurai WLS

  • Nellai WLS

  • Ossudu Lake Bird Sanctuary

  • Point Calimere WLS

  • Pulicat Lake WLS

  • Sathyamangalam WLS

  • Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel WLS

  • Vedanthangal WLS

  • Vellanadu( Black buck ) WLS

  • Megamalai WLS

  • Theerthangal WLS

  • Sakkarakotai WLS

  • Vellore WLS

Sikkim

  • Barsey Rhododendron WLS

  • Fambhong Lho WLS

  • Kitam Bird Sanctuary

  • Kyongnosla Alpine WLs

  • Pangolakha WLS

Manipur

  • Yangoupokpi Lokchao WLS

  • Khongjaingamba Ching WLS

Meghalaya

  • Baghmara Pitcher Plant WLS

  • Narpuh WLS

  • Nongkhyllem WLS

  • Siju WLS

Mizoram

  • Dampa WLS

  • Khawanglung WLS

  • Lengteng WLS

  • Tawi WLS

  • Thorangtlang WLS

  • Tokalo WLS

Nagaland

  • Fakim WLS

  • Puliebadze WLS

  • Rangapahar WLS

Haryana

  • Abubsehar WLS

  • Bhindawas Lake WLS

  • Kalesar WLS

  • Morni Hills WLS

  • Nahar WLS

  • Khaparwas WLS

Goa

  • Bhagwan Mahavir WLS

  • Bondla WLS

  • Cotigaon WLS

  • Netravali WLS

  • Madei WLS

Delhi

  • Asola Bhati (Indra Priyadarshini) WLS

Tripura

  • Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary

Important Points About Wildlife Sanctuary & National Parks in India

Here are some of the important must-learn points about national parks in India:


  • First National Park in India: Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

  • Largest National Park in India: Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir

  • Smallest National Park in India: South Button Island National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Largest Wildlife Sanctuary in India: Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

  • Smallest Wildlife Sanctuary in India: Bor Tiger reserve, Maharashtra


National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries are important part of static General Awareness section in Banking and SSC exams. Every year atleast 2 questions are asked from this area in every exam. 


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