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Top 10 Largest National Parks in India

Given below is a comprehensive list of the Largest National parks located in the different states of India.

  • Hemis National Park
  • Desert National Park
  • Simlipal National Park
  • Gangotri National Park
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • Guru Ghasidas National Park
  • Gir Forest National Park
  • Sundarbans National Park
  • Jim Corbett National Park

 

Hemis National Park

Hemis National park is the largest Park in India and is known for reserving snow leopards and some of the most exotic and rare plants and animals. Its natural habitat is home to more than 17 species of mammals and 70 species of birds.

Some of the most common types of animals in reserve are:

  • Snow leopards
  • Wild sheep and goats
  • Marmot
  • Bharal
  • Ural
  • Wild donkey

Read this blog post to get complete details of Hemis National park.

Desert National Park

The Park is the 2nd largest desert after Hemis National Park. It is located in Rajasthan, India, and is famous for the Great Indian Bustard. The Desert National Park covers ​​3,162 square kilometers, of which 1,900 square kilometers is in the Jaisalmer district. The remaining 1,262 square kilometers is in the Palmer district of Rajasthan.

Simlipal National Park

Similipal is located in the northern Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. It is famous for Royal Bengal Tiger and Asian elephant. Simlipal National park covers an area of 2,750 square kilometers and contains some beautiful waterfalls such as Joranda and Barehipani. Plateaus and hills surround the Park, and the highest peaks are the twin peaks of Khairpuro and Megashini.

Gangotri National Park

Gangotri National Park is one of the most famous high-altitude National parks, located in Uttrakhand in India. It is famous for the Gaumukh Glacier. Gangotri National Park covers an area of 2,390 square kilometers.

Namdapha National Park

This Park is one of the largest protected areas in India. Located in Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India, it is an ideal biodiversity hotspot in the eastern Himalayas. The Park is famous for its flora and fauna and is recognized as one of the most biodiversity-rich areas in India.

Khangchendzonga National Park

This National Park is located in Sikkim, India, and is among the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It covers an area of 1784 Sq.Km.

Guru Ghasidas National Park

This National Park is located in Chhattisgarh, India, and is recognized for reserving tigers. It covers an area of 1441 square km.

Gir Forest National Park

This National Park is in Gujarat, India, and covers an area of 1412 km square. Visitors from all over the world visit this Park to see the famous Asiatic lion.

 

Sundarbans National Park

This National Park is located in West Bengal, India, and is known for its Bengal tigers reserve. It covers an area of 1330 sq. Km

 

 

Jim Corbett National Park

This National Park is famous for being the first National Park of India. It is located in Uttarakhand, India. It covers an area of 1318 square kilometers.

Rank Name of the Park Est. Yr Area State/UT
1 Hemis National Park 1981 4400 Sq.Km Ladakh
2 Desert National Park 1981 3162 Km Sq. Rajasthan
3 Simlipal National Park 1980 2750 Sq.Km Odisha
4 Gangotri National Park 1989 2390 Sq.Km Uttarakhand
5 Namdapha National Park 1974 1985 Sq.Km Arunachal Pradesh
6 Khangchendzonga National Park 1977 1784 Sq.Km Sikkim
7 Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park 1981 1441 Sq.Km Chhattisgarh
8 Gir Forest National Park 1965 1412 Sq.Km Gujarat
9 Sundarbans National Park 1984 1330 Sq.Km West Bengal
10 Jim Corbett National Park 1936 1318 Sq.Km Uttarakhand