National Parks in India

12 May, 2020

National Parks in India

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National Parks in India

National parks are the best natural tourist places in India. Parks play an important role in the natures life cycle and keep the ecosystem healthy. National parks are protected shelter to the trees, plants, and animals.

Here is a list of state-wise national parks in India. The total number of existing national parks in India is 104. The total covering an area is 40501.13 km2. It is 1.23% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database, May 2019).

What is a National Park ?

The National Park is an area of planted space for recreation and protection. It is used for conservation purposes. It preserves biodiversity and also helps in protecting the endangered species.

National Parks are designated and maintained by state governments in India. In national park Hunting and cultivation are not permitted and it is strictly reserved for recreation of the wildlife and biodiversity.

An area may be declared a National Park for any of the following attributes of importance:

  • Ecological
  • Faunal
  • Floral
  • Geo-morphological
  • Zoological

Important Facts About the National Parks in India

Number of National 104
Total area covered 40,501
Maximum National Park stateM.P. (9), Andaman & Nikobar (9)
First National ParkJim Corbett National Park
Largest National ParkHemis National Park
Smallest National Park South Button National Park
Latest National Park Kuno National Park

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I. Andrapradesh :


Andhra Pradesh, formally known as the Andhra State, is a state in the south-eastern coastal region of India. The total national parks are three and total area is 1368.88.

1. Papikonda National Park:

Papikonda National Park is situated in between Eastern and Western Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. Previously it was a wildlife sanctuary and later declared as the national park in the year 2008.

The total area of the park is about 1012.86 Sq. Km. Papikonda is the largest national park of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Established: 2008
  • Total Area : 1012.86 sq km
  • Best time to visit: October to May.

2. Rajiv Gandhi National Park:

Rajiv Gandhi National Park is near Proddutur in Kadapa district. The park was named after the late former chief minister Dr Y.S Rajasekhar Reddy in 2005. The total area of the park is about 2.40sq km

  • Established: 2005
  • Total Area: 2.40 sq km
  • Best time to visit: Monsoon Season

3. Sri Venkateswara National Park:

Sri Venkateswara National Park is situated in the Chittoor and Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh. It is established in 1989 but officially declared as National Park in 1998. The Park covers the area about 353.62 sq km.

  • Established: 1989
  • Total Area: 353.62 sq km
  • Best time to visit: November to February

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