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 Reserve 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 Reserve||State||Year of establishment|
|Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary||Chhattisgarh||2022|
|Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary||Odisha||2022|
|Male Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary||Karnataka||2022|
|Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger Reserve||Tamil Nadu||2021|
|Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve||Rajasthan||2021|
|Orang National Park||Assam||2016|
|Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve||Arunachal Pradesh||2016|
|Rajaji National Park||Uttarakhand||2015|
|Amrabad Tiger Reserve||Telangana||2014|
|Pilibhit Tiger Reserve||Uttar Pradesh||2014|
|Bor Wildlife Sanctuary||Maharashtra||2014|
|Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary||Tamil Nadu||2013–14|
|Mukandara Hills Tiger Reserve||Rajasthan||2013–14|
|Nawegaon National Park||Maharashtra||2013–14|
|Kawal Tiger Reserve||Telangana||2012–13|
|Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Tiger Reserve||Karnataka||2010–11|
|Sahyadri Tiger Reserve||Maharashtra||2009–10|
|Anamalai Tiger Reserve||Tamil Nadu||2008–09|
|Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary||Chhattisgarh||2008–09|
|Satkosia Tiger Reserve||Odisha||2008–09|
|Kaziranga National Park||Assam||2008–09|
|Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary||Chhattisgarh||2008–09|
|Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve||Karnataka||2008–09|
|Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve||Madhya Pradesh||2008–09|
|Nagarhole National Park||Karnataka||2008–09|
|Parambikulam Tiger Reserve||Kerala||2008–09|
|Mudumalai National Park||Tamil Nadu||2007|
|Pakke Tiger Reserve||Arunachal Pradesh||1999–2000|
|Nameri National Park And Forest Reserve||Assam||1999–2000|
|Satpura National Park||Madhya Pradesh||1999–2000|
|Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary||Karnataka||1998–99|
|Pench National Park||Maharashtra||1998–99|
|Panna Wildlife Sanctuary||Madhya Pradesh||1994–95|
|Dampa Tiger Reserve||Mizoram||1994–95|
|Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve||Maharashtra||1993–94|
|Bandhavgarh National Park||Madhya Pradesh||1993–94|
|Pench National Park||Madhya Pradesh||1992–93|
|Valmiki National Park||Bihar||1989–90|
|Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve||Tamil Nadu||1988–89|
|Dudhwa National Park & Tiger Reserve||Uttar Pradesh||1987–88|
|Buxa Tiger Reserve||West Bengal||1982–83|
|Indravati National Park||Chhattisgarh||1982–83|
|Namdapha National Park & Tiger Reserve||Arunachal Pradesh||1982–83|
|Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve||Andhra Pradesh||1982–83|
|Periyar National Park||Kerala||1978–79|
|Sariska Tiger Reserve||Rajasthan||1978–79|
|Bandipur National Park||Karnataka||1973–74|
|Jim Corbett National Park||Uttarakhand||1973–74|
|Kanha Tiger Reserve||Madhya Pradesh||1973–74|
|Manas National Park||Assam||1973–74|
|Melghat Tiger Reserve||Maharashtra||1973–74|
|Palamau Tiger Reserve||Jharkhand||1973–74|
|Ranthambore National Park||Rajasthan||1973–74|
|Similipal National Park||Odisha||1973–74|
|Sunderbans National Park||West Bengal||1973–74|
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: Where is first tiger reserve in 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.