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All National Parks in India 2022: Here is the latest updated list of National Parks in India. At Present India has 106 National parks. All the important information about the national parks is given here keeping in mind various competitive examinations like SSC CGL, SSC CPO, SSC CHSL, WBCS, Banking, RAIL, UPSC, CDS, and all state PSCs.

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What is National Park?

• An area, whether within a sanctuary or not, can be notified by the state government to be constituted as a National Park.

• The purpose of a National Park is to protect the ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, or zoological association of a particular region.

• National Parks in India are declared under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

• National parks in India are IUCN category II protected areas.

• Flora
All the plant life present in a particular region or time is known as Flora. Or in other words, we can say flora are the naturally occurring (indigenous) native plants.

• Fauna
Just like flora, Fauna is all of the animal life present in a particular region or time. Or in other words, fauna is the animals of a certain region, habitat, or geological period.

• IUCN Category II: National Park
✓ Large natural or near natural areas are set aside to protect large-scale ecological processes, along with the complement of species and ecosystems characteristic of the area.

✓ The primary objective is to protect natural biodiversity along with its underlying ecological structure and supporting environmental processes.

Source: IUCN Category II: National Park

♦ About IUCN
✓ Full form – International Union for Conservation of Nature.

✓ Function – It works in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
✓ Foundation year – 5 October 1948

✓ Headquarters – Gland, Switzerland
✓ Members – 1,400
✓ Director-General – Dr. Bruno Oberle
✓ President – Zhang Xinsheng

Features of National Park

• The proposal authority for notifying lands included in national parks is vested in the state government.

• After the declaration of the National Park, from the day the State Government can’t alter the boundary of the National Park without the recommendation of the National Board.

• Grazing of livestock is strictly prohibited in a National Park.

• Only those animals are allowed to enter the national park used as a vehicle by a person who is allowed to enter it.

• The poaching, exploitation, or removal of wildlife, including forestry products, from a national park is strictly prohibited.

• People living around the National Parks cannot use the Park for commercial purposes or any private activities.

• Any developmental activities, industrial activities, hunting, and cultivation are not permitted.

Source: – Section 35 in The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972

List of National Parks in India 2022

Sl. NoName of StateNational Park NameYear
1Andhra PradeshPapikonda2008
2Andhra Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram)2005
3Andhra PradeshSri Venkateswara1989
4Arunachal PradeshMouling1986
5Arunachal PradeshNamdapha1974
10AssamRajiv Gandhi (Orang)1999
12Chhattisgarh Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay)1981
13ChhattisgarhIndravati (Kutru)1981
14ChhattisgarhKanger Valley1982
16GujaratBlackbuck (Velavadar)1976
18GujaratMarine (Gulf of Kachchh)1982
22Himachal PradeshGreat Himalayan1984
23Himachal PradeshInderkilla2010
24Himachal PradeshKhirganga2010
25Himachal PradeshPin Valley1987
26Himachal PradeshCol. Sherjung Simbalbara2010
32KarnatakaNagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi)1988
33KeralaAnamudi Shola2003
35KeralaMathikettan Shola2003
36KeralaPambadum Shola2003
38KeralaSilent Valley1984
39Madhya PradeshBandhavgarh1968
40Madhya PradeshDinosaur Fossils2011
41Madhya PradeshFossil1983
42Madhya PradeshPench1975
43Madhya PradeshKanha1955
44Madhya PradeshKuno2018
45Madhya PradeshMadhav1959
46Madhya PradeshPanna1981
47Madhya PradeshSanjay1981
48Madhya PradeshSatpura1981
49Madhya PradeshVan Vihar
53MaharashtraPench (Jawaharlal Nehru)1975
54MaharashtraSanjay Gandhi (Borivilli)1983
59MeghalayaNokrek Ridge1997
61MizoramPhawngpui (Blue Mountain)1992
66RajasthanKeoladeo Ghana1981
67RajasthanMukundra Hills2006
71Tamil NaduGuindy1976
72Tamil NaduGulf of Mannar Marine1980
73Tamil NaduIndira Gandhi (Annamalai)1989
74Tamil NaduMudumalai1990
75Tamil NaduMukurthi1990
76TelanganaKasu Brahmananda Reddy1994
77TelanganaMahaveer Harina Vanasthali1994
79TripuraClouded Leopard2007
80TripuraBison (Rajbari)2007
81Uttar PradeshDudhwa1977
85UttarakhandNanda Devi1982
87UttarakhandValley of Flowers1982
88West BengalBuxa1992
89West BengalGorumara1992
90West BengalJaldapara2014
91West BengalNeora Valley1986
92West BengalSingalila1986
93West BengalSunderban1984
94Andaman & Nicobar IslandsCampbell Bay1992
95Andaman & Nicobar IslandsGalathea Bay1992
96Andaman & Nicobar IslandsMahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor)1983
97Andaman & Nicobar IslandsMount Harriett1987
98Andaman & Nicobar IslandsRani Jhansi Marine1996
99Andaman & Nicobar IslandsSaddle Peak1987
100Jammu & KashmirCity Forest (Salim Ali)1992
101Jammu & KashmirDachigam1981
102Jammu & KashmirKazinag2000
103Jammu & KashmirKishtwar High Altitute1981
105AssamDehing Patkai2021
106AssamRaimona National Park2021

State-wise National Parks in India

National Parks in Andhra Pradesh

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
2Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram)2005
3Sri Venkateswara1989

National Parks in Arunachal Pradesh

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Assam

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
5Rajiv Gandhi (Orang)1999
6Dehing Patkai2021
7Raimona National Park2021

National Parks in Bihar

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Chhattisgarh

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
1Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay)1981
2Indravati (Kutru)1981
3Kanger Valley1982

National Parks in Goa

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Gujarat

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
1Blackbuck (Velavadar)1976
3Marine (Gulf of Kachchh)1982

National Parks in Haryana

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Himachal Pradesh

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
1Great Himalayan1984
4Pin Valley1987
5Col. Sherjung Simbalbara2010

National Parks in Jharkhand

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Karnataka

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
5Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi)1988

National Parks in Kerala

Sl. NoName of ParkYear
1Anamudi Shola2003
3Mathikettan Shola2003
4Pambadum Shola2003
6Silent Valley1984

National Parks in Madhya Pradesh

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
2Dinosaur Fossils2011
11Van Vihar

National Parks in Maharashtra

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
4Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru)1975
5Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli)1983

National Parks in Manipur

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Meghalaya

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
2Nokrek Ridge1997

National Parks in Mizoram

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
2Phawngpui (Blue Mountain)1992

National Parks in Odisha

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Rajasthan

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
2Keoladeo Ghana1981
3Mukundra Hills2006

National Parks in Sikkim

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Tamil Nadu

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
2Gulf of Mannar Marine1980
3Indira Gandhi (Annamalai)1989

National Parks in Telangana

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
1Kasu Brahmananda Reddy1994
2Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali1994

National Parks in Tripura

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
1Clouded Leopard2007
2Bison (Rajbari)2007

National Parks in Uttar Pradesh

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

National Parks in Uttarakhand

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
4Nanda Devi1982
6Valley of Flowers1982

National Parks in West Bengal

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
4Neora Valley1986

National Parks in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
1Campbell Bay1992
2Galathea Bay1992
3Mahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor)1983
4Mount Harriett1987
5Rani Jhansi Marine1996
6Saddle Peak1987

National Parks in Jammu & Kashmir

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear
1City Forest (Salim Ali)1992
4Kishtwar High Altitute1981

National Parks in Ladakh

Sl. NoNational Park NameYear

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List of National Parks in India
List of National Parks in India

Number of National Parks, Current Status

◘ At present, as per the official data, we have 106 national parks.
◘ Previously, there are 104 National Parks.
◘ In May 2021, two new National Park was added to this list.
◘ Both the new National Parks are located in the state of Assam.

◘ They are___
• Raimona National Park
• Dihang Patkai National Park

◘ 104th National Park ➥ Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh
◘ 105th National Park ➥ Raimona National Park, Assam
◘ 106th National Park ➥ Dihang Patkai National Park, Assam

Fact about the newly added National Parks

Raimona National Park

• Raimona National Park, located in Kokrajhar district, Assam.
• It formed a boundary with the Sonkosh River along the inter-state boundary of West Bengal and the Saralbhanga River in Assam.

• On World Environmental Day, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma declared Raimona a National Park.

• The Raimona National Park, located at the Kachugaon forest division.
• Raimona National Park is the 6th National Park of Assam.
• The Park is famous for Golden Langur, an endemic species.

Dihang Patkai National Park

• Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Assam’s easternmost districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

• Previously it was a Wildlife Sanctuary that is Dihang Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary.

• Recently Government of Assam decided to upgrade the status of Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to National Park.

• Dehing River, which originates from the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, flows through the sanctuary.

• Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as the “Amazon of the East” or ” Jeypore Rainforest.”
• It is the 7th National Park of Assam.
• Some of the rare species of the Dihang Patkai National Park are Flying Fox, Clouded Leopard, Chinese Pangolin, and Assam macaque.
• White Winged Wood Duck is a rare endangered species of this park.

Famous species of some National Parks

Sl No.National ParksStatesKey species
1Dibru-SaikhowaAssamFeral horse
2Govind Pashu ViharUttarakhandSnow Leopard
3Gorumara (West Bengal)West BengalRhinoceros
4MukurthiTamil NaduNilgiri Tahr
• State animal of Tamil Nadu
5DesertRajasthanGreat Indian Bustard
6MrugavaniTelanganaSpotted Deer (Chital)
7KanhaMadhya PradeshBarasingha or Swamp deer
8Mahaveer Harina VanasthaliTelanganaBlackbuck
* State animal of –
• Punjab
• Haryana
• Andhra Pradesh
9BhitarkanikaOdishaSaltwater Crocodile
10Gulf of MannarTamil NaduDugong (sea cow)
11DachigamJammu and KashmirHangul
• State animal of J&K
12Clouded LeopardTripuraClouded Leopard
• State animal of Meghalaya
13KazirangaAssamOne Horned Rhino
14SultanpurHaryanaBird Sanctuaries
15GirGujaratAsiatic Lions
16Great HimalayanHimachal PradeshSnow Leopard

Some National Parks in India are named after famous persons

National ParkStatePerson associated
Jim Corbett National ParkUttarakhand✓ British Tiger Hunter ‘Jim Corbett’
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy parkTelangana✓ CM of Undivided Andhra Pradesh Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
Rajaji National ParkUttarakhand✓ C Rajagopalachari
• Last Governor-General of India
• First Indian Governor General.of Independent India
Guru Ghasidas National Park or Sanjay National ParkChhattisgarh✓Saint Guru Ghasidas
• Founder of Satnami (truth) community in Chhattisgarh
Rameshvaram National ParkAndhra Pradesh✓Rajiv Gandhi
• Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Rameswaram)
Orang National ParkAssam✓ Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
Nagarhole National ParkKarnataka✓Rajiv Gandhi (Rajiv Gandhi National Park)
Borivali National ParkMaharashtra✓Sanjay Gandhi (Sanjay Gandhi National Park )
Pench National Park
• Not to be confused with Pench National Park (Madhya Pradesh)
Maharashtra✓ Jawaharlal Nehru (Jawaharlal Nehru National Park)
Anamalai Tiger ReserveTamil Nadu✓ Indira Gandhi (Indira Gandhi National Park)
Marine National ParkAndaman and Nicobar Islands✓Mahatma Gandhi ( Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park)
Rani Jhansi Marine National ParkAndaman and Nicobar Islands✓ Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi

Important one-liner about National Parks in India

Q1. Total National Parks in India in 2022?
Answer: 106

Q2. Largest National Park in Terms of the area?
Answer. Hemis National Park (Ladakh, 3350 sq. Km)

Q3. Smallest National Park in Terms of area
Answer. South Button Island National Park. (Andaman & Nicobar Island)

Q4. South Button Island National Park is a part of
Answer. Rani Jhansi Marine national park of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Q5. Only Floating National Park of India
Answer. Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur

Q6. Keibul Lamjao floating National Park is located in
Answer. Loktak Lake

Q7. First Marine National Park
Answer. Gulf of Kutchh National Park

Q8. The only area where the Kashmir stag is found
Answer. Dachigam National Park, Jammu, and Kashmir

Q9. First national park in India
Answer. Jim Corbett National Park

Q10. Jim Corbett National Park is previously known as
Answer. Hailey National Park

Q11. Kalesar National Park is located on the Bank of
Answer. Yamuna river

Q12. Kanger Valley / Ghati national park (Chhattisgarh) was named after the…….?
Answer. Kanger river

Q13. Sundarban National Park (West Bengal) famous for
Answer. Sundori Tree , Mangroves Forests

Q14. The Keoladeo Ghana national park is previously known as
Answer. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Q15. Mollem national park (Goa) also known as
Answer. Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park.

Q16. Valmiki National Park (Bihar) located on the bank of
Answer. River Gandak

Q17. Largest national park of Chhattisgarh?
Answer. Guru Ghasidas National Park

Q18. Second oldest National Park of India
Answer. Mudumalai National Park (Tamil Nadu)

Q19. Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ was set in the
Answer. Pench National Park

Q20. How many national parks in India?
Answer. As of 2022, India has 106 National Parks.

Frequently Asked Questions about National Parks in India

Q1. The number of National parks in India?

Answer: 106

Q2. How many national parks are in India?

Answer: As of 2022, India has 106 National Parks.

Q3. How many new national parks are there in India?

Answer: Raimona and Dehing Patkai are two newly declared national parks in Assam.

Q4. How many National Park in India and name them?

Answer: Total National Parks in India is 106. (For full list of all the national parks read this article)

Q5. Which is the largest National Park in India?

Answer. Hemis National Park (Ladakh, 3350 sq. Km)

Q6. Which is the last national park in India?

Answer: Raimona National Park is the 106th or most recently declared a national park in India.

Q7. Which is the latest national park in India in 2021?

Answer: Raimona National Park is the 106th or latest national park in India.

Q8. Which state has no national park in India?

Answer: Punjab has no National Parks.

Q9. Which was the first national park?

Answer: Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest or first national park in India.

Q10. Which state has the highest national park in India?

Answer: Madhya Pradesh
Currently, Madhya Pradesh has 11, the highest number of National Parks in the country.

Q11. How many national parks are there in India in 2022?

Answer: As of 2022, India has 106 National Parks.

Q12. Which state has only one national park?

Answer: Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Ladakh
• Bihar – Valmiki National Park
• Goa – Molem National Park
• Jharkhand – Betla National Park
• Sikkim – Khangchendzonga National Park
• Uttar Pradesh – Dudhwa National Park
• Ladakh – Hemis National Park

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