List of National Parks in India

Important National Parks in India UPSC

The General Studies Paper I for UPSC IAS Prelims include various subjects like Geography, History, Polity and Economics. Past three years UPSC tends to ask more factual questions from traditional as well as current affairs segment which is considered as highly dynamic. If aspirants are adopting right strategies understanding this fact, then they can crack Prelims exam very easily. The geography questions asked by UPSC in IAS Prelims Exam in the last few years are overlapped with the environment and ecology. The National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuary, Reserve forest, Conservation reserves, Marine reserves, Community reserves, Biosphere reserves comes under the Protected areas India.

India is one of the 17 megadiverse countries of the world. The country is bestowed with a plethora of flora and fauna. National parks are protected areas under the IUCN category II. India’s first National Park was established in 1936 at Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park. India only had five national parks till 1970. In 1972, India legislated the Wildlife Protection Act. Now the country possesses more than 100 National Parks with an immense variety of fauna.

National Parks act as an apt place for preserving animals by providing natural habitat and prey. The anthropogenic activities like developmental activities, industrial activities, forestry, poaching, hunting, and cultivation are not permitted. The boundaries of National Parks are well defined and no private activities are allowed inside the National Park.

For UPSC IAS Prelims examination aspirants should know about the National Parks in India which is an integral part of Indian geography and Environment. Here we are giving the complete list of National Parks in India which will helpful for your UPSC IAS Prelims exam.

Year of establishment

Name of National Parks

State

1936

Corbett National Park

Uttarakhand

1955

Kanha National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1955

Tadoba National Park

Maharashtra

1959

Madhav National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1968

Bandhavgarh National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1974

Kaziranga National Park

Assam

1974

Bandipur National Park

Karnataka

1974

Bannerghatta National Park

Karnataka

1975

Gir National Park

Gujarat

1975

Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1975

Gugamal National Park

Maharashtra

1975

Navegaon National Park

Maharashtra

1975

Pench National Park

Maharashtra

1976

Blackbuck National Park

Gujarat

1976

Guindy National Park

Tamil Nadu

1977

Keibul-Lamjao National Park

Manipur

1977

Khangchendzonga National Park

Sikkim

1977

Dudhwa National Park

Uttar Pradesh

1978

Eravikulam National Park

Kerala

1979

Vansda National Park

Gujarat

1979

Van Vihar National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1980

Simlipal National Park

Odisha

1980

Ranthambhore National Park

Rajasthan

1980

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

Tamil Nadu

1981

Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park

Chhattisgarh

1981

Dachigam National Park

Jammu & Kashmir

1981

Hemis National Park

Jammu & Kashmir

1981

Kishtwar National Park

Jammu & Kashmir

1981

Panna National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1981

Sanjay National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1981

Satpura National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1981

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Rajasthan

1982

Indravati National Park

Chhattisgarh

1982

Kanger Valley National Park

Chhattisgarh

1982

Marine National Park

Gujarat

1982

Periyar National Park

Kerala

1982

Nanda Devi National Park

Uttarakhand

1982

Valley of Flowers National Park

Uttarakhand

1983

Mahatma Gandhi Marine  National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1983

Namdapha National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

1983

Fossil National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1983

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Maharashtra

1983

Rajaji National Park

Uttarakhand

1984

Great Himalayan National Park

Himachal Pradesh

1984

Silent Valley National Park

Kerala

1984

Sunderban National Park

West Bengal

1985

Balpakram National Park

Meghalaya

1986

Mouling National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

1986

Betla National Park

Jharkhand

1986

Nokrek Ridge National Park

Meghalaya

1986

Neora Valley National Park

West Bengal

1986

Singalila National Park

West Bengal

1987

Middle Button Island National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1987

Mount Harriet National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1987

North Button Island National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1987

Saddle Peak National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1987

South Button Island National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1987

Pin Valley National Park

Himachal Pradesh

1987

Anshi National Park

Karnataka

1987

Kudremukh National Park

Karnataka

1988

Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park

Karnataka

1988

Bhitarkanika National Park

Odisha

1989

Sri Venkateswara National Park

Andhra Pradesh

1989

Valmiki National Park

Bihar

1989

Sultan National Park

Haryana

1989

Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park

Tamil Nadu

1989

Gangotri National Park

Uttarakhand

1990

Manas National Park

Assam

1990

Mudumalai National Park

Tamil Nadu

1990

Mukurthi National Park

Tamil Nadu

1990

Govind National Park

Uttarakhand

1991

Murlen National Park

Mizoram

1992

Campbell Bay National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1992

Galathea Bay National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1992

Mollem National Park

Goa

1992

City Forest (Salim Ali) National Park

Jammu & Kashmir

1992

Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park

Mizoram

1992

Desert National Park

Rajasthan

1992

Sariska National Park

Rajasthan

1992

Buxa National Park

West Bengal

1992

Gorumara National Park

West Bengal

1993

Intanki National Park

Nagaland

1994

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Telangana

1994

Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali National Park

Telangana

1994

Mrugavani National Park

Telangana

1996

Rani Jhansi Marine National Park

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1998

Nameri National Park

Assam

1999

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Assam

1999

Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

Assam

2003

Kalesar National Park

Haryana

2003

Anamudi Shola National Park

Kerala

2003

Mathikettan Shola National Park

Kerala

2003

Pampadum Shola National Park

Kerala

2004

Chandoli National Park

Maharashtra

2005

Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram) National Park

Andhra Pradesh

2006

Mukundra Hills National Park

Rajasthan

2007

Clouded Leopard National Park

Tripura

2007

Bison  National Park

Tripura

2008

Papikonda National Park

Andhra Pradesh

2010

Inderkilla National Park

Himachal Pradesh

2010

Khirganga National Park

Himachal Pradesh

2010

Simbalbara National Park

Himachal Pradesh

2014

Jaldapara National Park

West Bengal

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