National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

National Parks:
There around 94 National Parks in India, covering an area of approximately 33,988 km2 or about 1% of India’s total area.

Wildlife Sanctuaries:
There around 501 sanctuaries in India covering an area of 1,07,310 km2 or about 3% of total land area.

List of important Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Name & Location
Reserve for
Area
1
Achanakmar Sanctuary - Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
Tiger, bear, chital, sambar, bison, hyena, jackal, wild boar, black buck
557.35km2
2
Bandipur  Sanctuary – Border of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Elephant, tigers, panther, sambar, deer, birds  
874.20 km2
3
Corbett National Park – Nainital, Uttaranchal
Tiger, leopards, elephants, sambar
1318.54 km2
4
Dachigam Sanctuary – Srinagar/Pulwama, Kashmir
Kashmiri stag or Hangul, Himalayan bear, musk deer, exotic Himalayan birds
141 km2
5
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary – Mandsaur and Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh
Chital, sambar, chinkara, barking deer, wild birds
368.62 km2
6
Ghana Bird Sanctuary – Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Water birds, black-buck, chital, sambar
29 km2
7
Gir Forest – Junagarh, Gujarat
India’s biggest Wildlife Sanctuary famous for Gir lions

1412.13 km2
8
Kaziranga national Park – Jorhat, Assam
Rhinoceros, wild buffalo, swan, deer, hog, elephant, leopard, languor, python
430 km2
9
Pakhal Sanctuary – Warangal, Telangana
Tiger, panther, sambar, nilgai, chital, spotted deer, wild boar, black buck, mountain gazzle
860 km2
10
Periyar Sanctuary – Idukki, Kerala
Elephant, tiger, panther, gaur, nilgai, sambar, Nilgiri tahr
305 km2
11
Ranthambore Tiger project – sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Tiger, leopard, sloth bear, crocodile
400 km2
12
Sariska Sanctuary – Aiwar, Rajasthan
Tiger, panther, sambar, nilgai, chital, chinkara
765 km2
13
Sharaswathy Sanctuary – Shimoga, Karnataka
Elephant, tiger, panther, sambar, gaur, chital
44 km2
14
Shikari Devi Sanctuary – Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Black bear, musk deer, leopard, partridge
72 km2
15
Sunderban Tiger Reserve -  South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
Tiger, deer, wild boar, leopard
4264 km2
16
Sonai-Rupai Sanctuary – Sonitpur, Assam
Elephant, sambar, wild boar, one horned rhinoceros
175 km2
17
Thungabhadra Sanctuary – Bellary, Karnataka
Panther, chital, sloth bear, four horned antelope
492.46 km2
18
Vedanthanagal Bird Sanctuary – Tamil Nadu
Pelican, spoon bills, specias of birds from Canada, herons, egret
72 acres
19
Wild Ass Sanctuary – Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Wild ass, wolf, nilgai, chinkara
4953 km2
20
Namdapha Sanctuary – Arunachal Pradesh
Elephant, sambar, panther, tiger, chital, king gobra

21
Gautama Buddha Sanctuary - Bihar
Tiger, leopard, sambar, chital, barking deer

22
Kanchenzunga National Park – Sikkim
Snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan boar

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