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List of Forests in India: Remembering the List of Forests in India is important for every all India competitive Examination. The word forest is derived from a Latin word “Foris” means Outside. Forests are one of the most important natural resources of the earth. The National Forest Policy of India, 1988 envisaged a goal of achieving 33 per cent of the geographical area of the country under forest & tree cover.


Types of Indian Forests


Indian forests perform an important role to make a healthy environment and it reduce air pollutions. As of 2021, the total forest cover in India is 713,789 Sq km, which is 21.71 percent of the total geographical area. These forests can be classified in five major groups namely:
 1. Moist tropical forest
 2. Dry tropical forest
3. Montane temperate forest
4. Montane sub tropical forest
5. Alpine forest


List of Important Forest Reserves in India


No Name Place
1 Kaziranga National Park Assam
2 Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand
3 Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan
4 Manas National Park Assam
5 Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh
6 Nagarhole National Park Karnataka
7 Pench National Park Madhya Pradesh
8 Sanjay Gandhi National Park Mumbai
9 Periyar National Park Kerala
10 Eravikulam National Park Kerala Munnar
11 Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh
12 The Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh
13 Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary Goa
14 Sundarban National Park West Bengal
15 Simlipal National Park Orissa
16 Guindy National Park Chennai
17 Bhitarkanika National Park  Odisha
18 Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand
19 Panna National Park Madhya Pradesh
20 Keibul Lamjao National Park Manipur
21 Silent Valley National Park Kerala
22 Sariska Tiger Reserve Alwar Rajasthan
23 Pilibhit Tiger Reserve Uttar Pradesh
24 Turahalli Forest Bangalore
25 Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Goa
26 Orang National Park Guwahati
27 Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim
28 Bandipur Tiger Reserve Bangalore
29 Buxa Tiger Reserve West Bengal
30 Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Assam
31 Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary Andhra Pradesh
32 Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala
33 Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Kerala
34 Kanha Tiger Reserve Madhya Pradesh
35 Satpura Tiger Reserve Madhya Pradesh
36 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala
37 Gir National Park Gujarat
38 Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Karnataka
39 Sultanpur National Park Haryana
40 Betla National Park Jharkhand


List of Important Forests In India


S.No Name Location Notes
1 Abujmarh forest Chhattisgarh
  • The Abujhmarh forest is spread over 1,500 square miles in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
  • It is home to indigenous tribes of India, including Gond, Muria, Abuj Maria, and Halbaas.
2 Annekal Reserved Forest Western Ghats
  • Annekal Reserved Forest is a protected area in the Western Ghats, India.
3 Baikunthapur Forest Dooars, West Bengal The Baikunthapur forests are situated in the Terai region of western Dooars/Duars within the state of West Bengal.
4 Bhavnagar Amreli Forest Gir National Park, Amreli district, Gujarat
  • Bhavnagar Amreli Forest is a reserved area for conservation of Asiatic lions.
5 Bhitarkanika Mangroves Odisha
  • The Bhitarkanika Mangroves are a mangrove wetland in India’s Odisha state.
  • In 1975, an area of 672 km2 was declared the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The core area of the sanctuary, with an area of 145 km2, was declared Bhitarkanika National Park in September 1998.
  • The Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, which bounds the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary to the east, was created in September 1997
6 Dvaita Forest Thar Desert
  • The Dvaita Forest or Dvaitavana was situated to the south of the Kamyaka Forest.
  • It contained within it a lake called the Dwaita lake, abounding with flowers, and delightful to look at, and inhabited by many species of birds, elephants and many trees (3,24).
  • It was on the south-western outskirts of Kurujangala and thus the whole of the Kuru Kingdom.
  • It was situated near the borders of the desert (northern extension of the Thar desert into Haryana) (3,176).
  • It also lay on the banks of the Saraswati River (known there as the Bhogavati).
7 Jakanari reserve forest Coimbatore
  • This forest is in the foothills of Jakanari mountain of Nilgris.
  • Jaccanaire reserve forest/Jakanari is a reserve forest in north of Coimbatore where Forest College and Research Institute is situated.
  • This reserve forest is recently becoming polluted because of human activities of nearby Mettupalayam.
8 Kamyaka Forest Kuru Kingdom along the banks of the Sarasvati River
  • Kamyaka Forest is mentioned in the Indian Epic “Mahabharata” being situated at the head of the Thar Desert, near the Trinavindu Lake.
  • It contained within it a lake called the Kamyaka lake (2,51).
9 Kukrail Reserve Forest Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh The Kukrail Reserve Forest was planted in the 1950s over 5000 acres to serve as the city’s green lungs.
10 Madhu Forest Northern India, west of Yamuna According to the Ramayana, an Asura named Madhu, ruled this forest and its territory.
11 Molai forest Jorhat district, Assam Molai forest is named after Padma Shri Jadav “Molai” Payeng, Indian environmental activist and forestry worker.
12 Mulai Kathoni Brahmaputra River, Assam Molai forest is a forest on Majuli district in the Brahmaputra River near Kokilamukh, Assam.
13 Naimisha Forest Gomati River, between the Panchala Kingdom and Kosala Kingdom, Uttar Pradesh Naimisha Forest or Naimiṣāraṇya was an ancient forest mentioned in the Mahabharata and the puranas.
14 Nallamala Hills Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh (South of River Krishna)
  • The Nallamala Hills is bordered by two major rivers Krishna and Pennar.
  • Nestled in the Nallamala Ranges of Eastern Ghats, the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) is a repository of Biodiversity and an abode for endangered flora and fauna.
15 Nanmangalam Reserve Forest Chennai,Tamilnadu Nanmangalam Reserve Forest is a protected forest located in Chengalpattu district, about 24 km from the city centre.
16 New Amarambalam Reserved Forest The Western Ghats
  • Amarambalam Reserve Forest is one of the largest reserve forests of Kerala.
  • The Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) has identified 212 species of birds from the Nilambur and Amarambalam forests
17 Pichavaram Mangrove Forest Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu World’s second biggest mangrove forest.
18 Saranda forest West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand
  • Saranda is Asia’s largest Sal Forest.
  • Sal (Shorea robusta) is the most important tree in the area.
19 Vandalur Reserve Forest Chennai, Tamilnadu
  • Vandalur Reserve Forest is a protected area located in the suburb of Vandalur in the southwestern part of Chennai, about 30 km from the city centre.
  • In 1976, a portion of the reserve forest covering 1,265 acres (512 ha) was demarcated by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department as the new location for the Madras Zoo,




Q. Bhitarkanika Mangroves are located in which Indian State?

Ans. The Bhitarkanika Mangroves are a mangrove wetland in India’s Odisha state.

Q. What is the percentage of the total forest cover in India?

Ans. As of 2021, the total forest cover in India is 713,789 Sq km, which is 21.71 percent of the total geographical area.

Q. What percentage of the total land area of the country should under forest or tree cover?

Ans. As per the NATIONAL FOREST POLICY 1988, the national goal should be to have a minimum of one-third of the total land area of the country under forest or tree cover.


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