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National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

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Many of India's wildlife sanctuaries were once hunting grounds for kings and princes. More than 50 out of which have been turned into tiger reserves. There are only 2967 tigers left in India by the year 2018 according to the National Tiger Conservation Authority. Around 70% of these reside in the tiger reserves.

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Name
Place
Famous for
Great Himalayan National Park
Himachal Pradesh
Blue sheep, Snow leopard, Musk Deer
Rajaji National Park
Uttarakhand
Elephants, Tigers
Valley of Flowers National Park
Uttarakhand
Snow Leopard, Flora
Corbett National Park
Uttarakhand
Tigers
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
Uttar Pradesh
Tigers
Sariska National Park
Rajashthan
Tigers
Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Rajashthan
Birds and Deers
Ranthambore National Park
Rajashthan
Tigers

Manas National Park
Assam
Tigers, Elephants
Kaziranga National Park
Assam
One-Horned Rhinoceroses
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Manipur
Only floating park in the world, Famous for Sangai or Dancing Deers
Sundarbans National Park
West Bengal
Tigers
Gorumara
West Bengal
-
Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary
Orissa
-
Bandhavgarh National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Tigers
Kanha National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Tigers
Pench National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Tigers
Gir National Park
Gujarat
Asiatic Lions

Bandipur National Park
Karnataka
Tiger
Nagarhole National Park
Karnataka
Tigers and Elephants
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
Kerala
Tiger
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Kerala
Tiger
Periyar National Park
Kerala
Tigers and Elephants

Name
Place
Famous for
Dachigam National Park
J&K
Hangul/Kashmiri Stag
Nanda Devi National Park
Uttarakhand
-
Kanchenjunga National Park
Sikkim
Musk Deer, Snow Leopard
Mouling National Park
Arunachal Pradesh
Red Panda
Namdapha National Park
Arunachal Pradesh
Red Giant Flying Squirrel
Nameri National Park
Assam
Elephants
Balpakhram National Park
Meghalaya
Elephants, Golden cat
Desert National Park
Rajasthan
-
Marine National Park
Gulf of Kutch
-
Madhav National Park
Madhya Pradesh
-
Chandra Prabha National Park
Uttar Pradesh
-
Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary
Rann of Kutchh
Wild Ass

Panna National Park
Madhya Pradesh
Tiger
Betla National Park
Jharkhand
Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Axis-axis
Palamu National Park
Jharkhand
Tiger
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Jharkhand
Elephants
Simlipal National Park
Orissa
Tiger
Melghat Tiger Reserve
Maharashtra
Tiger
Indravati National Park
Chhattisgarh
Tiger and wild Buffalo
NagarJuna National Park
Andhra Pradesh
Tiger
Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Goa
-
Banerghatta National Park
Karnataka
Tiger
Silent Valley National Park
Kerala
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