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Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks

Indian subcontinent is not only well known for its Cultural diversity, but also have a diverse range of flora and fauna. Human activities are permitted in a wildlife sanctuary whereas these are completely restricted in a national park. Hunting is prohibited without permission in a sanctuary; however, grazing and movement of cattle is permitted. Therefore, India houses a number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that help in preserving the wildlife in its natural form. Hunting and grazing are totally prohibited in a national park.
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Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks

Indian subcontinents are not only well known for its Cultural diversity, but also have a diverse range of flora and fauna. Human activities are permitted in a wildlife sanctuary whereas these are completely restricted in a national park. Hunting is prohibited without permission in a sanctuary; however, grazing and movement of cattle is permitted. Therefore, India houses a number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that help in preserving the wildlife in its natural form. Hunting and grazing are totally prohibited in a national park.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Great Nicobar

Andhra Pradesh

1. Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam

2. Eturnagaram

3. Kolleru

4. Pulicat

Arunachal Pradesh

Pakui-bameri

Assam

Garampani

Bihar

Gautam Buddha (Gaya)

Himachal Pradesh

1. Gobind Sagar

2. Shikari Devi (Mandi)

Jharkhand

1. Palamau

2. Hazaribagh

Karnataka

1. Bhadra

2. Dandeli

3. Ranganathittu

Kerala

1. Waynad

2. Nayyar

Madhya Pradesh

1. Bori-Satpura

2. Pachmarhi

3. National Chambal

Goa

Bhagwan Mahaveer

Maharashtra

1. Kanheri

2. Melghat

Mizoram

Dampa

Odisha

1. Satkasia

2. Nandan Kanan (Bhubaneshwar)

3. Chandka

4. Chilika Lake

Punjab

Abohar

Rajasthan

1. Mount Abu

2. Tal Chhappar

Tamil Nadu

1. Vedanthangal

2. Point Calimere

3. Mundanthurai

Uttar Pradesh

Chandraprabha (Varanasi)

West Bengal

1. Mahanadi

2. Joldapara

3. Sajanakhali

National Parks in India

Andaman and Nicobar lslands

1. Campbell

2. Galathea

3. Mahatma Gandhi Marine

4. Middle Button Island

5. Mount Harriet

6. North Button Island

7. Rani Jhansi Marine

8. Saddle Peak

9. South Button Island

 

Andhra Pradesh

1. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy

2. Mahaveer Harina Vanasthal

3. Mrugavani

4. Sri Venkataeswara

Arunachal Pradesh

1. Mouling

2. Namdapha

Assam

1. Dibru-Saikhowa

2. Kaziranga

3. Manas

4. Nameri

5. Orang

Bihar

Valmikinagar

Chhattisgarh

1. Indravati

2. Kangerghati

3. Sanjay

Goa

Mollen

Gujarat

1. Bansda

2. Gir

3. Marine (Gulf of Kachchh)

4. Blackbuck

Haryana

Sultanpur

Himachal Pradesh

1. Great Himalayan

2. Pin Valley

Jammu and Kashmir

1. City Forest (Salim Ali)

2. Dachigam

3. Hemis

4. Kistwar

Jharkhand

Betla

Karnataka

1. Anshi

2. Bandipur

3. Bannerghatta

4. Kudremukh

5. Nagarahole

Kerala

1. Eravikulam

2. Periyar

3. Silent Valley

Madhya Pradesh

1. Bandhavagarh

2. Fossil

3. Kanha

4. Madhav

5. Panna

6. Pench (Priyadarshini)

7. Sanjay

8. Satpur

9. Van Vihar

Manipur

Keibul-Lamjao

Maharashtra

1. Gugamal

2. Nawegaon

3. Pench

4. Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli)

5. Tadoba

Meghalaya

1. Balphakram

2. Nokrek Ridge

Mizoram

1. Murlen

2. Phawngpui Blue Mountain

Nagaland

Intanki

Odisha

1. Bhitarkanika

2. Similipal

Rajasthan

1. Desert

2. Keoladeo Ghana

3. Ranthambore

4. Sariska

Sikkim

Khangchendzonga  (Kanchenjunga)

Tamil Nadu

1. Guindy

2. Gulf of Mannar Marine

3. Indira Gandhi (Annamalai)

4. Mudumalai

5. Mukurthi

Uttarakhand

1. Corbett

2. Gangotri

3. Gobind

4. Nanda Devi

5. Rajaji

6. Valley of Flowers (Phoolon ki Ghati)

Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa

West Bengal

1. Buxa

2. Gorumara

3. Neora Valley

4. Singhlila

5. Sunderbans

Bird Sanctuaries in India

Name of Bird Sanctuaries

Location

Ghana Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo)

Bharatpur (Rajasthan)

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Mysore (Karnataka) ,

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Chingleput (Tamil Nadu)

Nalapati Bird Sanctuary

Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Chorao (Goa)

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Thattekkad (Kerala)

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kottayam (Kerala)

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Sanand (Gujarat)

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary

Jamnagar (Gujarat)

Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary

Karnataka

Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary

Narendrapur (24 Paragana, West Bengal)

Kanwar Bird Sanctuary

Begusarai (Bihar)

Bakhira Bird Sanctuary

Khalilabad (Uttar Pradesh)

Chilika Bird Sanctuary

Odisha

Above list of Wildlife Sanctuaries, Bird Sanctuaries and National Park shows that India is the land of diversified beauty at its pristine location with versatile attraction. Not only in terms of culture, festival and eloquent historical monuments; but this incredible land is best accosted with a variety of wildlife living amidst the astonishing landscape and a wide range of floral beauty.

Difference between wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserves and national park