National Parks in India

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct the National Defence Academy (NDA) Exam on April 21, 2019. In competitive exams like NDA, lot of emphasis is given to current affair topics and General Knowledge Questions. Aspiring candidate’s NDA preparation should include thorough study of current affair topics. One of the topic which is commonly asked in competitive exams is about National Parks India. Hence for your reference, we have compiled a list of all National Parks India which will help you in your NDA preparation.

National Parks India | Important for NDA Preparation

Name State Established in Famous For
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary Kerala 1983 Rare Species of Birds
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala 1976 Housing Elephants and Tigers
Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan Flamingos, Northern Shoveller, Blackheaded Gull
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve West Bengal 1984 Tigers
Anshi National Park Karnataka 2013 Bengal Tiger, Black Panther, Indian Elephant
Balphakram National Park Meghalaya 2013 Wild Water Buffalo, Red Panda, Elephant and Eight Cat Species, including the Tiger and Marbled Cat
Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh 1968 Highest known White Tiger population in India, 1336 species of Endemic Plants
Bandipur National Park Karnataka 1974 Chital, Gray Langurs, Indian Giant Squirrel, Gaur, Leopard Sambar and Indian Elephants, Honey buzzard, red-headed vulture, and other animals.
Betla National Park Jharkhand 1986 Palamau Tiger, Sloth Bear, Peacock, Elephant, Sambar, Bison, Leopard.
Bhitarkanika National Park Odisha 1988 Mangroves. Saltwater Crocodile, White Crocodile, Indian python, Black Ibis, Wild Pigs, Rhesus Monkeys, Chitals, and other animals.
Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar Gujarat 1976 Black Buck
Buxa Tiger Reserve West Bengal 1992 Tigers
Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand 1936 Tigers
Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 Only area where Kashmir Stag / Hangul is found.
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park Assam 1999
Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh 1977 Tigers
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park Madhya Pradesh 1983 Fossils
Galathea National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1992 Large Species of Crab
Gangotri National Park Uttarakhand 1989 Snow Leopard, Black bear, Musk Deer, etc
Gir Forest National Park Gujarat 1965 Asiatic Lion
Gorumara National Park West Bengal 1994 Indian rhinoceros
Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary Uttarakhand 1990 Bearded Vulture
Great Himalayan National Himachal 1984 Blue sheep, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer
Gugamal National Park Maharashtra 1987 Deer
Guindy National Park Tamil Nadu 1976 BlackBucks and Spotted Deers
Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch Gujarat 1980 Flamingo
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Parks Tamil Nadu 1980 Dugong
Hemis National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 Snow Leopards
Harike Wetland Punjab 1987 Rich Biodiversity of the Wetlands (Indus Dolphins)
Hazaribagh National Park Jharkhand 1955 Sambar, Neelgai, Chital, etc.
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park Tamil Nadu 1989 Tigers and Elephants
Indravati National Park Chhattisgarh 1981 Tiger & Wild Buffalo
Jaldapara National Park West Bengal 2012 Elephants and Rhinocerous
Ntangki National Park Nagaland 1993 Hoolock Gibbon and Golden Langur
Kalesar National Park Haryana 2003 Indian Leopard and Asiatic Elephant.
Kanger Ghati National Park Chhattisgarh 1982 Tigers, Leopards, Mouse Deer, etc.
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park


Andhra Pradesh 1994 Pangolins
Kaziranga National Park Assam 1905 Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, UNESCO World Heritage Site
KeibulLamjao National Park Manipur 1977 Only floating park in the world. Famous for Sangai or Dancing Deers
Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan 1981 UNESCO World Heritage Site/Birds and Deers.
Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 1977 550 Species of Bird
Kishtwar National Park Jammu and Kashmir 1981 Himalayan Snowcock and Brown Bear
Kudremukh National Park Karnataka 1987 Lion-Tailed Macaque
Madhav National Park Madhya Pradesh 1958 Bengal Tigers
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1983 Turtles
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Parks Andhra Pradesh 1994 Blackbucks
Manas National Park Assam 1990 UNESCO World Heritage Site/Tigers and Elephants
Mouling National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1986 Red Panda
Mount Harriet National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands Important Bird Area as attributed by BirdLife. International, New Species Frog named Rana Charles Darwini.
Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh 1974 Red Giant Flying Squirrel
Nameri National Park Assam 1978 Elephants
Nanda Devi National Park Uttarakhand 1982 UNESCO World Heritage Site
Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand 1983 Tigers and Elephants
Periyar National Park Kerala 1982 Tigers & Elephants
Nagarhole National Park Karnataka 1988 Tigers & Elephants
Ranthambore National Rajasthan 1981 Tigers
Sariska Tiger Reserve Rajasthan 1955 Tigers
Simlipal National Park Odisha 1980 Tiger, Leopard, Asian Elephant, Sambar, Barking deer, Gaur, Jungle cat, Wild boar, and other animals.
South Button Island National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1977 Dugong, Dolphin, Water Monitor Lizard, Blue Whale

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