List of 54 Tiger Reserves of India

The tiger reserves were set up in India by the National Tiger Conservation Authority in an effort to protect them from going extinct in the country. With their efforts, India has become the home of 80 percent of total tigers in the world. These tiger reserves are spread all over the country with most number of reserves in the state of Madhya Pradesh. If you are also keen to know the list of all tiger reserves in India, we have compiled and presented the same for you in this article. Also find more about the best tiger reserves of the country in a little bit detail.

Complete List of Tiger Reserves of India

Check out the list of all tiger reserves in India along with their year of establishment and the state in which they are located in.

Tiger ReservesStateYear of establishment
Veerangana Durgavati Tiger ReserveMadhya Pradesh2023
Dholpur-Karauli tiger reserveRajasthan2023
Tamor Pingla Wildlife SanctuaryChhattisgarh2022
Sunabeda Wildlife SanctuaryOdisha2022
Male Mahadeshwara Wildlife SanctuaryKarnataka2022
Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger ReserveTamil Nadu2021
Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger ReserveRajasthan2021
Orang National ParkAssam2016
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger ReserveArunachal Pradesh2016
Rajaji National ParkUttarakhand2015
Amrabad Tiger ReserveTelangana2014
Pilibhit Tiger ReserveUttar Pradesh2014
Bor Wildlife SanctuaryMaharashtra2014
Sathyamangalam Wildlife SanctuaryTamil Nadu2013–14
Mukandara Hills Tiger ReserveRajasthan2013–14
Nawegaon National ParkMaharashtra2013–14
Kawal Tiger ReserveTelangana2012–13
Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Tiger ReserveKarnataka2010–11
Sahyadri Tiger ReserveMaharashtra2009–10
Anamalai Tiger ReserveTamil Nadu2008–09
Sitanadi Wildlife SanctuaryChhattisgarh2008–09
Satkosia Tiger ReserveOdisha2008–09
Kaziranga National ParkAssam2008–09
Achanakmar Wildlife SanctuaryChhattisgarh2008–09
Dandeli-Anshi Tiger ReserveKarnataka2008–09
Sanjay-Dubri Tiger ReserveMadhya Pradesh2008–09
Nagarhole National ParkKarnataka2008–09
Parambikulam Tiger ReserveKerala2008–09
Mudumalai National ParkTamil Nadu2007
Pakke Tiger ReserveArunachal Pradesh1999–2000
Nameri National Park And Forest ReserveAssam1999–2000
Satpura National ParkMadhya Pradesh1999–2000
Bhadra Wildlife SanctuaryKarnataka1998–99
Pench National ParkMaharashtra1998–99
Panna Wildlife SanctuaryMadhya Pradesh1994–95
Dampa Tiger ReserveMizoram1994–95
Tadoba-Andhari Tiger ReserveMaharashtra1993–94
Bandhavgarh National ParkMadhya Pradesh1993–94
Pench National ParkMadhya Pradesh1992–93
Valmiki National ParkBihar1989–90
Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger ReserveTamil Nadu1988–89
Dudhwa National Park & Tiger ReserveUttar Pradesh1987–88
Buxa Tiger ReserveWest Bengal1982–83
Indravati National ParkChhattisgarh1982–83
Namdapha National Park & Tiger ReserveArunachal Pradesh1982–83
Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger ReserveAndhra Pradesh1982–83
Periyar National ParkKerala1978–79
Sariska Tiger ReserveRajasthan1978–79
Bandipur National ParkKarnataka1973–74
Jim Corbett National ParkUttarakhand1973–74
Kanha Tiger ReserveMadhya Pradesh1973–74
Manas National ParkAssam1973–74
Melghat Tiger ReserveMaharashtra1973–74
Palamau Tiger ReserveJharkhand1973–74
Ranthambore National ParkRajasthan1973–74
Similipal National ParkOdisha1973–74
Sunderbans National ParkWest Bengal1973–74

Top 5 Tiger Reserves of India

Now that you have seen all the tiger reserves in the country, let us learn some details about some of the most beautiful tiger reserves of India.

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1. Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 during British rule and was the first tiger reserve of the country. earlier it was called Hailey National Park named after a British governor but later changed to Corbett National park, after the hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett. Other than tigers, the park is also the home to 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.

2. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

The Ranthambore National Park is a tiger reserve in Rajasthan, named after the historic Ranthambore Fort, which lies within the park. The park was initially named Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary and was later proclaimed as one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. It was only in 1980 that it became a national park. Other than a large number of tigers, the park includes 539 species of flowering plants.

3. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh

Located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park has been a tiger reserve since 1993. the park is known for its large biodiversity and apart from tigers, has a large breeding population of leopards as well. At least 37 species of mammals, more than 250 species of birds, about 80 species of butterflies, and a number of reptiles can be found at the Bandhavgarh national park. The Bengal tiger is one of the biggest attractions of this national park.

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4. Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, West Bengal

Densely covered by mangrove forests, the Sunderbans National Park is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger. Sunderbans National Park was declared as Sunderban Tiger Reserve in 1973 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1977 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The park is composed of 54 small islands, intersected by several distributaries of the Ganges river. it is the home to many endangered species such as the royal Bengal tiger, saltwater crocodile, river terrapin, olive ridley turtle, etc.

5. Sariska National Park, Rajasthan

Sariska Tiger Reserve, located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, is the first reserve in the world with successfully relocated tigers. the place is rich in copper and there still is marble mining going on there despite much effort of the government to stop it. In January 2005, it was reported that there were no tigers left in Sariska and after relocating tigers from other national parks, the population rose to 20 tigers in 2020.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: Which state has the most number of tigers in India?

Answer: Madhya Pradesh

Question 2: Which is the first tiger reserve of India?

Answer: Established in 1936, Jim Corbett National Park is the First Tiger Reserve in India.

Question 3: Which city is known as tiger city in India and why?

Answer: Nagpur is called the “Tiger Capital of India” as it connects many Tiger Reserves in India to the world.

Question 4: How many tiger reserves are in India?

Answer: 54

Question 5: Which is the 54th tiger reserve of India?

Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve

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