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National Parks and Sanctuaries in India

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National Parks and Sanctuaries in India

According to the report of Forest Survey of India 2008, 23.68% of India’s land area is covered by forest. A wide variety of trees and animals are found in these forests as diverse as cultures and religions in India.

National Parks and SanctuariesNational parks are established by the government to conserve endangered species of animals. Hailey National Park or Jim Corbett National Park is the India's first national park and was established in 1935. 

By 1970, India had only five national parks till 1970 but now the number has increased to 97. All national parks altogether covers 38,029.18 km² of land area.

India has over 500 Wildlife Sanctuaries. Among these, Project Tiger administers 28 Tiger Reserves established with an aim to conserve tiger. 

Some wildlife sanctuaries are specifically named Bird Sanctuary. Many Wildlife Sanctuaries are later on converted into National Parks.

Some sanctuaries are dedicated to some specific animal species, like the National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary for conserving the Gharial established in 1978.

Corbett National ParkFamous National Parks in India

Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
ADDRESS: Nainital District, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand 244715, India
PHONE +91 97593 63344

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
ADDRESS: Rajasthan, India

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
ADDRESS:Madhya Pradesh, India
PHONE +91 7642 250 760

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh
ADDRESS: Turia ,Tehsil :Kurai, P8XP+R4F, near Turia gate, Madhya Pradesh 480881, India
PHONE +91 92127 77223

Kaziranga National Park, Assam
ADDRESS: Kanchanjuri, Assam 784177, India

Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
ADDRESS:RVPM+8MW, Kolkata, West Bengal 743370, India
PHONE +91 90733 86804

Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand
ADDRESS:Uttarakhand 246443, India
PHONE +91 135 255 9898

Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
ADDRESS:NH 67, Hangala Village, Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126, India
PHONE +91 82292 36043

Nagahole National Park, Karnataka
ADDRESS:Nagarahole Tiger Reserve Forest Campus, 25X3+C76, Old BM Rd, Hunsur, Karnataka 571105, India
PHONE +91 82222 52041

Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu
PHONE +91 423 244 4098

Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh
ADDRESS:Shairopa, Sharchi, Himachal Pradesh 175123, India
PHONE +91 1902 265 320

Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh
ADDRESS:H4CV+6G6, Damua, Madhya Pradesh 461881, India
PHONE +91 89890 07070

Other National Parks are 

  • Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  • Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
  • Gir National Park, Gujarat
  • Kanha National Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
  • Periyar National Park, Kerala
  • Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
  • The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh
  • Silent Valley National Park, Kerala
  • Manas National Park, Assam
  • Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
  • Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh
  • Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh 
  • Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka
  • Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
  • Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir

Wildlife Sanctuaries in IndiaFamous Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala
  • Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand
  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa
  • Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
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