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List of Tiger Reserves in India

Tiger Reserves in India

The tiger reserves of India were set up in 1973 and are governed by Project Tiger, which is administrated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority. Until today, 53 protected areas have been designated tiger reserves in India.

India is home to 80% of tigers in the world. In 2006, there were around 1,400 tigers which increased to close to 3,000 in 2018.

Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tigers (526) in the age group of 1.5 years with more than 408 big cats. Other states with significant populations included Uttarakhand (442), Karnataka (524), Tamil Nadu (229), Maharashtra (190), Assam (167), Kerala (136) and Uttar Pradesh.

 

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Following the updated list of tiger reserves in India.

List of tiger reserves in India

l. No. Name of Tiger Reserve State Total area(In Sq.Kms.)
1 Nagarjunsagar Srisailam (part)* Andhra Pradesh 3296.31
2 Namdapha Arunachal Pradesh 2052.82
3 Kamlang Tiger Reserve Arunachal Pradesh 783
4 Pakke Arunachal Pradesh 1198.45
5 Manas Assam 3150.92
6 Nameri Assam 344
7 Orang Tiger Reserve Assam 492.46
8 Kaziranga Assam 1173.58
9 Valmiki Bihar 899.38
10 Udanti-Sitanadi Chattisgarh 1842.54
11 Achanakmar Chattisgarh 914.01
12 Indravati Chhattisgarh 2799.07
13 Palamau Jharkhand 1129.93
14 Bandipur Karnataka 1456.3
15 Bhadra Karnataka 1064.29
16 Dandeli-Anshi Karnataka 1097.51
17 Nagarahole Karnataka 1205.76
18 Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Karnataka 574.82
19 Periyar Kerala 925
20 Parambikulam Kerala 643.66
21 Kanha Madhya Pradesh 2051.79
22 Pench Madhya Pradesh 1179.63
23 Bandhavgarh Madhya Pradesh 1598.1
24 Panna Madhya Pradesh 1578.55
25 Satpura Madhya Pradesh 2133.30
26 Sanjay-Dubri Madhya Pradesh 1674.50
27 Melghat Maharashtra 2768.52
28 Tadoba-Andhari Maharashtra 1727.59
29 Pench Maharashtra 741.22
30 Sahyadri Maharashtra 1165.57
31 Nawegaon-Nagzira Maharashtra 653.67
32 Bor Maharashtra 138.12
33 Dampa Mizoram 988
34 Similipal Odisha 2750
35 Satkosia Odisha 963.87
36 Ranthambore Rajasthan 1411.29
37 Sariska Rajasthan 1213.34
38 Mukandra Hills Rajasthan 759.99
39 Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tamil Nadu 1601.54
40 Anamalai Tamil Nadu 1479.87
41 Mudumalai Tamil Nadu 688.59
42 Sathyamangalam Tamil Nadu 1408.4
43 Kawal Telangana 2019.12
44 Amrabad Telangana 2611.39
45 Dudhwa Uttar Pradesh 2201.77
46 Pilibhit Uttar Pradesh 730.24
47 Amangarh (buffer of Corbett TR) Uttar Pradesh 80.6
Corbett Uttarakhand 1288.31
48 Rajaji TR Uttarakhand 1075.17
49 Sunderbans West Bengal 2584.89
50 Buxa West Bengal 757.90
51 Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tamil Nadu 1016.57
52. Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan 252
53. Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh 466.67

 

 

List of tiger reserve in India: FAQs

 

Q. Which country has the highest tiger population in the world?

Ans. India

 

Q. How many tiger reserves are there in India?

Ans. 53

 

Q. Which state has the highest tiger population in India?

Ans. Madhya Pradesh

 

Q. Which tiger reserve has the highest tiger population?

Ans. Corbett Tiger Reserve

 

Q. Which was the first tiger reserve in India?

Ans. Bandipur tiger reserve

 

Q. Which is the newest tiger reserve in India?

Ans. Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Q. Which protected area has the highest density of tigers in India?

Ans. Corbett Tiger Reserve

 

Q. Which state has the maximum number of tiger reserves in India?

Ans. Madhya Pradesh

 

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