List of Tiger Reserves in India (53 Tiger Reserves in 2022)

Tiger Reserves of India

Tiger Reserves in India Tiger Reserves in India

List of Tiger Reserves in India (53 Tiger Reserves in 2022)

State/UT Tiger Reserve Core area (In Sq. Kms.) Buffer area (In Sq. Kms.) Total Area (In Sq. Kms.)
1 Andhra Pradesh (1) Nagarjunsagar Srisailam (1982-83) 2595.72 700.59 3296.31
2 Arunachal Pradesh (3) Namdapha (1982-83) 1807.82 245 2052.82
3 Pakke (1999-2000) 683.45 515 1198.45
4 Kamlang (2016) 671 112 783
5 Assam (4) Manas (1973-74) 526.22 2310.88 2837.1
6 Nameri (1999-2000) 320 144 464
7 Kaziranga (2008-09) 625.58 548 1173.58
8 Orang (2016) 79.28 413.18 492.46
9 Bihar (1) Valmiki (1989-90) 598.45 300.93 899.38
10 Chhattisgarh (4) Udanti-Sitanadi (2008-09) 851.09 991.45 1842.54
11 Achanakmar (2008-09) 626.195 287.822 914.017
12 Indravati (1982-83) 1258.37 1540.7 2799.07
13 Guru Ghasidas NP & Tamor Pingla WLS) (October 2021) 2048
14 Jharkhand (1) Palamau (1973-74) 414.08 715.85 1129.93
15 Karnataka (5) Bandipur (1973-74) 872.24 584.06 1456.3
16 Bhadra (1998-99) 492.46 571.83 1064.29
17 Dandeli-Anshi (Kali) (2008-09) 814.884 282.63 1097.514
18 Nagarahole (2008-09) 643.35 562.41 1205.76
19 Biligiri Ranganatha Temple (2011) 359.1 215.72 574.82
20 Kerala (2) Periyar (1978-79) 881 44 925
21 Parambikulam (2008-09) 390.89 252.772 643.662
22 Madhya Pradesh (6) Kanha (1973-74) 917.43 1134.361 2051.791
23 Pench (1992-93) 411.33 768.3023 1179.632
24 Bandhavgarh (1993-94) 716.903 820.0351 1598.1
25 Panna (1994-95) 576.13 1021.97 1598.1
26 Satpura (1999-2000) 1339.264 794.044 2133.308
27 Sanjay-Dubri (2008-09) 812.571 861.931 1674.502
28 Maharashtra (6) Melghat (1973-74) 1500.49 1268.03 2768.52
29 Tadoba-Andhari (1993-94) 625.82 1101.771 1727.591
30 Pench (1998-99) 257.26 483.96 741.22
31 Sahyadri (2009-10) 600.12 565.45 1165.57
32 Nawegaon-Nagzira (2013-14) 653.674 1241.27 1894.944
33 Bor (2014) 138.12 678.15 816.27
34 Mizoram (1) Dampa (1994-95) 500 488 988
35 Odisha (2) Similipal (1973-74) 1194.75 1555.25 2750
36 Satkosia (2008-09) 523.61 440.26 963.87
37 Rajasthan (4) Ranthambore (1973-74) 1113.364 297.9265 1411.291
38 Sariska (1978-79) 881.1124 332.23 1213.342
39 Mukandra Hills (2013-14) 417.17 342.82 759.99
40 Ramgarh Vishdhari (June 2021) 309 740 1052
41 Tamil Nadu (5) Kalakad-Mundanthurai (1988-89) 895 706.542 1601.542
42 Mudumalai (2008-09) 321 367.59 688.59
43 Sathyamangalam (2013-14) 793.49 614.91 1408.4
44 Anamalai (2008-09) 958.59 521.28 1479.87
45 Srivilliputhur-Megamalai (Feb 2021) 641 374 1016
46 Telangana (2) Kawal (2012-13) 892.23 1123.212 2015.44
47 Amrabad (2014) 2166.37 445.02 2611.39
48 Uttar Pradesh (2) Dudhwa (1987-88) 1093.79 1107.985 2201.775
49 Pilibhit (2014) 602.798 127.4518 730.2498
50 Uttarakhand (2) Corbett (1973-74) 821.99 466.32 1288.31
51 Rajaji (2015) 819.54 255.63 1075.17
52 West Bengal (2) Sunderbans (1973-74) 1699.62 885.27 2584.89
53 Buxa (1982-83) 390.5813 367.3225 757.9038
  Total 40145.3 32603.72 74749.02
Largest Tiger Reserves   Descending order of States in terms of number of Tiger Reserves
Rank Name of Tiger Reserve Core Area in km2   Rank State No. of TRs
1 Nagarjunasagar Srisailam 2,596   1 Maharashtra 6
2 Amrabad 2,166   2 Madhya Pradesh 6
3 Namdapha 1,808   3 Karnataka 5
4 Sunderbans 1,700 4 Tamil Nadu 5
5 Melghat 1,500 5 Chattishgarh 4
6 Satpura 1,339 6 Rajasthan 4
7 Indravati 1,258 7 Arunachal Pradesh 3
8 Similipal 1,195 8 Assam 3
9 Ranthambore 1,113 9 Telangana 2
10 Dudhwa 1,094 10 West Bengal 2
Smallest Tiger Reserves in terms of Area 11 Odisha 2
Rank Name of Tiger Reserve Core Area in km2 12 Uttar Pradesh 2
1 Orang Tiger Reserve            79 13 Kerala 2
2 Bor 138 14 Uttarakhand 2
3 Nameri 200 15 Andhra Pradesh 1
4 Rajaji TR 256 16 Bihar 1
5 Pench 257 17 Mizoram 1
6 Mudumalai 321 18 Jharkhand 1
7 Biligiri Ranganatha Temple 359 19 Assam 1

Guru Ghasidas NP & Tiger Reserve (includes Tamor Pingla WLS) (53rd Tiger Reserve)

  • In October 2021, the NTCA‘s Technical Committee has approved Chhattisgarh’s proposal to declare the combined areas of the Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary and the Guru Ghasidas National Park as a Tiger Reserve.
  • The NTCA has approved the proposal under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • Tamor Pingla WLS and Guru Ghasidas NP — cover 608 sq km and 1,440 sq km, respectively.
  • The Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary was added to the Sarguja Jashpur Elephant Reserve in 2011.
  • In undivided Madhya Pradesh, the Guru Ghasidas National Park was a part of the Sanjay National Park.
  • Guru Ghasidas National Park is significant as the Asiatic cheetah’s last-known habitat in India.
  • The new tiger reserve provides the tigers with a corridor for the tigers to move between the Palamau (Jharkhand) and Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh)
  • There is also a proposal to upgrade Bhoramdeo WLS to a Tiger Reserve.
  • Bhoramdeo connects Chhattisgarh’s Indravati Tiger Reserve with Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha Tiger Reserve.
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