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Even before the Indian independence, sanctuaries had been created in the form of shooting blocks, game reserves or hunting reserves by the provisional governments or by the native rulers in their respective areas. In 1936, the first National Park in India was created and named as the Hailey National Park, now called the Corbett National Park, in Uttaranchal. The sections 18 to 34 of the Indian Constitution deal with Sanctuaries, section 35 deals with National Parks and section 38 empowers the Central Government to declare areas as Sanctuaries or National Parks (Negi, S.S., 1991).

National Parks:

The term ‘National Park’ should denote an area:

  • which is, set aside for the protection and conservation of outstanding natural fauna, flora, geological formations and natural scenic;
  • in which hunting, killing or capturing of fauna, or deprivation of any wild animal of its habitat, or destruction and collection of flora, and weapons are all prohibited except for the improvement and a better management of wildlife therein, and on condition that these issues are handled by, or are under the control of, the park authorities;
  • where also, grazing [of any live-stock] shall not be permitted.

No alteration of the boundaries of a National Park shall be made except on the resolution passed by the legislature of the State (Wildlife Protection Society of India, 2003., Thane Riney, 1982).

Declaration of National Parks

Whenever it appears to the State Government that an area, whether within a Sanctuary or not, is, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological or zoological assosiation or importance, needed to be constituted as a National Park for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing wild life therein or its environment, it may, by notification, declare its intention to constitute that area as a National Park. (Sub section (1) of section 35).

List of National Parks in India

S.No.NameArea of park (sq km)Date of establishmentDistrictState
1Kasu Brahmananda Reddy1.421994HyderabadAndhra Pradesh
2Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali14.591994HyderabadAndhra Pradesh
3Mrugavani3.601994HyderabadAndhra Pradesh
4Sri Venkateswara353.621989Chittor & CuddapahAndhra Pradesh
5Mouling483.001986Upper SiangArunachal Pradesh
6Naldapha1,985.231983ChanglangArunachal Pradesh
7Dibru-Saikhowa340.001999Tinsukia & DibrugarhAssam
8Kaziranga471.711974Golaghat & NagaonAssam
9Manas500.001990Barpeta & BongaigaonAssam
10Nameri200.001998SonitpurAsam
11Orang78.801999Darrang & SonitpurAssam
12Valmiki335.651989Pashchim ChamparanBihar
13Indravati1,258.371981DantewadaChhattishgarh
14Kangerghati200.001982KankerChhattishgarh
15Sanjay1,471.131981Surguja, KoriaChhattishgarh
16Mollem107.001978North GoaGoa
17Bansda23.991979ValsadGujarat
18Gir258.711975JunagadhGujarat
19Marine (Gulf of Kachchh)162.891980JamnagarGujarat
20Blackbuck34.081976BhavnagarGujarat
21Kalesar46.822003Yamuna NagarHaryana
22Sultanpur1.431989GurgaonHaryana
23Great Himalayan754.401984KulluHimachal Pradesh
24Pin Valley675.001987Lahul & SpitiHimachal Pradesh
25City Forest (Salim Ali)9.071992SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
26Dachigam141.001981SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
27Hemis4,100.001981LadakhJammu & Kashmir
28Kistwar400.001981DodaJammu & Kashmir
29Betla231.671986PalamauJharkhand
30Anshi250.001987Uttara kannadaKarnataka
31Bandipur874.201974ChamarajanagarKarnataka
32Bannerghatta104.271974BangaloreKarnataka
33Kudremukh600.321987Chikmagalur & Dakshin KannadaKarnataka
34Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi)643.391983Mysore & KodaguKarnataka
35Anamudi7.52003Kerala
36Eravikulam97.001978IdukkiKerala
37Mathikettan Shola12.822003Idukkikerala
38Pambadum Shola1.3182003kerala
39Periyar350.001982IdukkiKerala
40Silent Valley89.521984PalakhadKerala
41Bandhavgarh448.851982Umaria & JabalpurMadhya Pradesh
42Fossil0.271983MandlaMadhya Pradesh
43Kanha940.001955Mandla & BalaghatMadhya Pradesh
44Madhav375.221959ShivpuriMadhya Pradesh
45Panna542.671973Panna & ChhatarpurMadhya Pradesh
46Pench (Priyadarshini)292.851975Seoni & ChhindwaraMadhya Pradesh
47Sanjay466.881981SidhiMadhya Pradesh
48Satpura585.171981HoshangabadMadhya Pradesh
49Van Vihar4.451979BhopalMadhya Pradesh
50Gugamal361.281987AmravatiMaharashtra
51Nawegaon133.881975Bhandara & GondiaMaharashtra
52Pench257.261975NagpurMaharashtra
53Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli)86.961983Thane & Mumbai-SuburbanMaharashtra
54Tadoba116.551955ChandrapurMaharashtra
55Keibul-Lamjao40.001977BishnupurManipur
56Balphakram220.001986South Garo HillsMeghalaya
57Nokrek47.481986East, West & South Garo HillsMeghalaya
58Murlen200.001991ChamphaiMizoram
59Phawngpui Blue Mountain50.001997Chhimtuipui (E)Mizoram
60Intanki202.021993DimapurNagaland
61Bhitarkanika145.001988KendraparaOrissa
62Simlipal845.701986MayurbhanjOrissa
63Darrah265.82003KotaRajasthan
64Desert3,162.001980Barmer & JaisalmerRajasthan
65Keoladeo Ghana28.731981BharatpurRajasthan
66Ranthambore392.001980Sawai MadhopurRajasthan
67Sariska273.801992AlwarRajasthan
68Khangchendzonga1,784.001977North & West SikkimSikkim
69Guindy2.821976ChennaiTamil Nadu
70Gulf of Mannar Marine6.231980Ramanathpuram & TuticorinTamil Nadu
71Indira Gandhi (Annamalai)117.101989CoimbatoreTamil Nadu
72Mudumalai103.241990NilgirisTamil Nadu
73Mukurthi78.461990NilgirisTamil Nadu
74Corbett520.821936Nainital & Garhwal (Pauri)Uttaranchal
75Gangotri1,552.001989UttarkashiUttaranchal
76Govind472.081990UttarkashiUttaranchal
77Nanda Devi630.001982ChamoliUttaranchal
78Rajaji820.001983Dehradun, Garhwal & HaridwarUttaranchal
79Valley of Flowers87.501982ChamoliUttaranchal
80Dudhwa490.001977Lakhimpur KheriUttar pradesh
81Buxa117.101992JalpaiguriWest Bengal
82Gorumara79.451994JalpaiguriWest Bengal
83Neora Valley88.001986DarjeelingWest Bengal
84Singhalila78.601986DarjeelingWest Bengal
85Sunderbans1,330.101984North & South 24-ParaganasWest Bengal

Union Territories

86Campbell Bay429.001992AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
87Galathea110.001992AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
88Mahatama Gandhi Marine281.501983AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
89Middle Button Island0.641979AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
90Mount Harriett46.621979AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
91North Button Island0.441979AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
92Rani Jhansi Marine256.141996AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
93Saddle Peak32.541979AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands
94South Button Island0.031977AndamanAndaman & Nicobar Islands

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Papikonda National Park is not listed.

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