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Candidates preparing for government exams such as UPSC,SSC, and other competitive exams will find the list of national parks in India useful in their preparation
Here is the complete list of national parks in India being provided,and also download pdf to revise which is given below the article.

Important Policies on wildlife :

a) National Forest Policy – 1952, 1988
b) Project Tiger – 1973
c) Project Crocodile – 1975
d) Project Elephant – 1992
e) Project Dolphin – 2008

National park

An area which is identified as being rich in biodiversity is strictly protected from activities like industry or residential development, poaching, deforestation, hunting, forestry, grazing, cultivation, and
any other activity which may damage the flora and fauna of that region. The area is declared as a National Park under law, and the boundaries are well defined.
They are not to be exploited in any manner whatsoever.

Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 provides provision for several protected areas and reserves including National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Tiger Reserves, Conservation Reserves, and Community Reserves.

National Parks and Tiger Reserves are more strictly protected than other areas.

Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar have the highest number of National Parks (9 each).

Largest national park in terms of area – Hemis National Park Jammu & Kashmir
Smallest national park – South Button Island National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating National Park in India

Sundarbans National Park has the largest single mangrove forest in the world

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936
It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment.

Complete List of national parks in India

National ParksUNESCO World Heritage sites in India

  • Kaziranga National Park, Assam (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan (1985)
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam (1985)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand (1988)
  • Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal (1987)
  • Great Himalayan National Park ,Himachal pradesh (2014)
  • Khangchendzonga National Park , Sikkim (2016)
  • Western Ghats (2012)

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