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Wildlife Sanctuaries, Birds Sanctuaries and National Parks in India

Indian subcontinents are not only well known for its Cultural diversity, but also have a diverse range of flora and fauna. Human activities are permitted in a wildlife sanctuary whereas these are completely restricted in a national park. Hunting is prohibited without permission in a sanctuary; however, grazing and movement of cattle is permitted. Therefore, India houses several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that help in preserving the wildlife in its natural form. Hunting and grazing are totally prohibited in a national park.

India’s forest cover ranges from the tropical rain forest of the Andaman Islands, Western Ghats, and Northeast India to the coniferous forest of the Himalaya. Lying along the Indomalaya ecozone, the major terrestrial biomes are composed of polar, temperate, dry, wet and (sub) tropical making them eligible for different species (to thrive), like the Tiger, Elephant, Crocodile, Cobra, Apes, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer, One-Horned Rhinoceros, Sloth Bears, Blue Bull (Neelgai), Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Asiatic lions, Goats and multiple ranges of avi-faunas (bird-species). Wildlife in India is world-recognized and marked by the presence of around 99 national parks, 442 wildlife sanctuaries and 43 tiger reserves all over the different states. The establishment of these different national parks and wildlife reserves are recognized under the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) categories II protected areas. The establishment of these bio-reserves and sanctuaries is dedicated to finding pragmatic solutions for the safety of environment and protecting the challenging conditions of the endangered species in different biological regions.

Below list of Wildlife Sanctuaries, Bird Sanctuaries and National Park shows that India is the land of diversified beauty at its pristine location with versatile attraction. Not only in terms of culture, festival and eloquent historical monuments; but this incredible land is best accosted with a variety of wildlife living amidst the astonishing landscape and a wide range of floral beauty.

Here is the List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Indian States

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Great Nicobar

Andhra Pradesh

1. Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam

2. Eturnagaram

3. Kolleru

4. Pulicat

Arunachal Pradesh

Pakui-bameri

Assam

Garampani

Bihar

Gautam Buddha (Gaya)

Himachal Pradesh

1. Gobind Sagar

2. Shikari Devi (Mandi)

Jharkhand

1. Palamau

2. Hazaribagh

Karnataka

1. Bhadra

2. Dandeli

3. Ranganathittu

Kerala

1. Waynad

2. Nayyar

Madhya Pradesh

1. Bori-Satpura

2. Pachmarhi

3. National Chambal

Goa

Bhagwan Mahaveer

Maharashtra

1. Kanheri

2. Melghat

Mizoram

Dampa

Odisha

1. Satkasia

2. Nandan Kanan (Bhubaneshwar)

3. Chandka

4. Chilika Lake

Punjab

Abohar

Rajasthan

1. Mount Abu

2. Tal Chhappar

Tamil Nadu

1. Vedanthangal

2. Point Calimere

3. Mundanthurai

Uttar Pradesh

Chandraprabha (Varanasi)

West Bengal

1. Mahanadi

2. Joldapara

3. Sajanakhali

List of National Parks in India

Indian States

National Park Name’s

Andaman and Nicobar lslands 1. Campbell National Park

2. Galathea National Park

3. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

4. Middle Button Island National Park

5. Mount Harriet National Park

6. North Button Island National Park

7. Rani Jhansi Marine National Park

8. Saddle Peak National Park

9. South Button Island National Park

Andhra Pradesh

1. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

2. Mahaveer Harina Vanasthal National Park

3. Mrugavani National Park

4. Sri Venkataeswara National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

1. Mouling National Park

2. Namdapha National Park

Assam

1. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

2. Kaziranga National Park

3. Manas National Park

4. Nameri National Park

5. Orang National Park

Bihar

Valmikinagar National Park

Chhattisgarh

1. Indravati National Park

2. Kangerghati National Park

3. Sanjay National Park

Goa

Mollen National Park

Gujarat

1. Bansda National Park

2. Gir National Park

3. Marine National Park (Gulf of Kachchh)

4. Blackbuck National Park

Haryana

Sultanpur National Park

Himachal Pradesh

1. Great Himalayan National Park

2. Pin Valley National Park

Jammu and Kashmir

1. City Forest National Park (Salim Ali)

2. Dachigam National Park

3. Hemis National Park

4. Kistwar National Park

Jharkhand

Betla National Park

Karnataka

1. Anshi National Park

2. Bandipur National Park

3. Bannerghatta National Park

4. Kudremukh National Park

5. Nagarahole National Park

Kerala

1. Eravikulam National Park

2. Periyar National Park

3. Silent Valley National Park

Madhya Pradesh

1. Bandhavagarh National Park

2. Fossil National Park

3. Kanha National Park

4. Madhav National Park

5. Panna National Park

6. Pench National Park (Priyadarshini)

7. Sanjay National Park

8. Satpur National Park

9. Van Vihar National Park

Manipur

Keibul-Lamjao National Park

Maharashtra

1. Gugamal National Park

2. Nawegaon National Park

3. Pench National Park

4. Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivilli)

5. Tadoba National Park

Meghalaya

1. Balphakram National Park

2. Nokrek Ridge National Park

Mizoram

1. Murlen National Park

2. Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park

Nagaland

Intanki National Park

Odisha

1. Bhitarkanika National Park

2. Similipal National Park

Rajasthan

1. Desert National Park

2. Keoladeo Ghana National Park

3. Ranthambore National Park

4. Sariska National Park

Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park  (Kanchenjunga)

Tamil Nadu

1. Guindy National Park

2. Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

3. Indira Gandhi National Park (Annamalai)

4. Mudumalai National Park

5. Mukurthi National Park

Uttarakhand

1. Corbett National Park

2. Gangotri National Park

3. Gobind National Park

4. Nanda Devi National Park

5. Rajaji National Park

6. Valley of Flowers National Park (Phoolon ki Ghati)

Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa National Park

West Bengal

1. Buxa National Park

2. Gorumara National Park

3. Neora Valley National Park

4. Singhlila National Park

5. Sunderbans National Park

List of Bird Sanctuaries in India

Name of Bird Sanctuaries

Location

Ghana Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo)

Bharatpur (Rajasthan)

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Mysore (Karnataka) ,

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Chingleput (Tamil Nadu)

Nalapati Bird Sanctuary

Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Chorao (Goa)

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Thattekkad (Kerala)

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kottayam (Kerala)

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Sanand (Gujarat)

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary

Jamnagar (Gujarat)

Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary

Karnataka

Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary

Narendrapur (24 Paragana, West Bengal)

Kanwar Bird Sanctuary

Begusarai (Bihar)

Bakhira Bird Sanctuary

Khalilabad (Uttar Pradesh)

Chilika Bird Sanctuary

Odisha

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