National Park in India
India has a diverse and rich natural heritage, and to preserve this heritage, the country has established a network of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Some of the most famous national parks in India include:
• Jim Corbett National Park: Established in 1936, it is the oldest national park in India and is located in the state of Uttarakhand. It is known for its rich diversity of flora and fauna, including the Bengal tiger.
• Kaziranga National Park: Located in the state of Assam, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its large population of one-horned rhinoceroses.
• Kanha National Park: Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, it is known for its population of tigers and swamp deer.
• Ranthambore National Park: Located in the state of Rajasthan, it is known for its large population of tigers and is also a popular tourist destination.
• Sundarbans National Park: located in the state of West Bengal and is known for it's mangrove ecosystem and Royal Bengal tiger.
These are just a few examples of the many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that can be found in India. Each of these parks offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty of India's wilderness and to see some of the country's most fascinating and endangered wildlife.
Here are some other facts about Indian National Park:
1. In 1936 Hailey National Park was declared as India's first national park. This National Park is now known as Jim Corbett National Park. It is also the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger in 1973-74.
2. There are 106 national parks.
3. Hemis National Park in Jammu and Kashmir is the largest national park of India with 4,400 square km. It is also the National Park located at the highest altitude.
4. South Button Island National Park in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the smallest National Park with a total area of 2 square miles.
5. Kaziranga National Park in Assam, Manas National Park in Assam, and Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan are the three National Parks in India that were declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
6. Madhya Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands have the highest number of National Parks with 9 each.
7. Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch is the first national marine park of India.
8. Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur is the only floating park in the world.
|State/UT||National Park||Famous For|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Rani Jhansi|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Campbell Bay|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Galathea|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Mount Harriet Island||Saltwater Crocodiles|
|Andaman and Nicobar||North Button Island||Dolphin|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Mahatma Gandhi|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Middle Button Island|
|Andaman and Nicobar||South Button Island|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Saddle Peak|
|Andhra Pradesh||Kasu Brahmananda Reddy|
|Andhra Pradesh||Mahavir Harina Vanasthali|
|Andhra Pradesh||Sri Venkateswara|
|Assam||Kaziranga||One horned rhinos|
|Bihar||Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary|
|Bihar||Vikramshila Dolphin Sanctuary|
|Gujarat||Blackbuck||Blackbuck and Lesser Florican|
|Gujarat||Marine National Park|
|Himachal Pradesh||Great Himalayan|
|Himachal Pradesh||Pin Valley||Himalayan Snowcock|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Kishtwar|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Dachigam|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Hemis||Snow Leopard|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Salim Ali|
|Karnataka||Bandipur||Asian Elephant, Tiger|
|Karnataka||Kudremukh National Park|
|Madhya Pradesh||Gilbert Hill|
|Madhya Pradesh||Chandoli||Indian Bison, Sloth Bears|
|Madhya Pradesh||Sanjay Gandhi|
|Manipur||Keibul Lamjao||Eld's Deer|
|Odisha||Simlipal||Royal Bengal Tigers,Elephants|
|Rajasthan||Desert||Great Indian Bustard|
|Sikkim||Khangchendzonga||Wild Ass, Himalayan Tahr|
|Tamil Nadu||Gulf of Mannar|
|Tamil Nadu||Palani Hills|
|Tamil Nadu||Indira Gandhi||Lion Tailed Macaque,Dhole|
|Uttarakhand||Rajaji||Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger|
|Uttarakhand||Valley of Flowers||Asiatic black bear|
|West Bengal||Neora Valley|
|West Bengal||Sundarbans||Royal Bengal Tiger|