List of Tiger Reserves in India 2022


There are 53 Tiger Reserves in India as of November 2022. Durgavati Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and Ranipur Tiger Reserve in the Chitrakoot district of UP. have got approval recently. There were 9 tiger reserves in 1973. As per the 2018 Tiger Census, the total tiger population in India is estimated at 2,967. India is home to 80% of tigers in the world.

The Indian tiger reserves were established in 1973 and are managed by Project Tiger, which is administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority. NTCA is headed by the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Tiger conservation is a shared responsibility of the Centre and states.

In accordance with section 38 v (3) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, the State Government shall prepare a tiger conservation plan including a plan for the development and deployment of staff for the proper management of each area.

According to Section 38X of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, the State Government shall set up a Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF) for tiger reserves in the State which is regulated under NTCA (Tiger Conservation Foundation Guidelines, 2007).

List of Tiger Reserves in India

Here is the list of 53 Tiger reserves in India (August 2022):

State/UT

Tiger Reserves

Important Facts

Assam

Kaziranga Tiger Reserve

  • The park is a World Heritage Site because it hosts two-thirds of the world's giant one-horned rhinoceroses.
  • It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2007.
  • It is located in the flood plain of the Brahmaputra River

Manas Tiger Reserve

Manas was brought under Project Tiger in 1973 and was declared Tiger Reserve in 2008.

Nameri Tiger Reserve

It was preliminarily notified as a Tiger Reserve in 1999-2000. It is situated in the northern part of the Sonitpur district of Assam, along the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh.

Orang Tiger Reserve

In 2016, it was declared as a tiger reserve.

Arunachal Pradesh

Namdapha Tiger Reserve

In 1983, it was preliminarily notified as Tiger Reserve.

Pakke Tiger Reserve

Pakke Tiger Reserve is located in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by the Tenga Reserve Forest to the North, Doimara Reserve Forest on the West, Nameri National Park and Tiger Reserve (Assam) on the South and some agricultural land as well as Papum Reserve Forest on the East. It was preliminarily notified as tiger reserve in 1999-2000.

Kamlang Tiger Reserve

  • In 2002, it was preliminarily notified as the 26th Tiger Reserve of India. In 2017, it was officially notified as Tiger Reserve.
  • It has won the India Biodiversity Award 2016 in the category of 'Conservation of Threatened Species'.

Andhra Pradesh

Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve

It was preliminarily notified as a Tiger Reserve in 1983. It is currently the largest tiger reserve in India.

Bihar

Valmiki National Park

It was established in 1989-90 as the 18th Tiger Reserve. Rivers Gandak, Pandai, Manor, Harha, Masan and Bhapsa flow through various parts of the reserve.

Chhattisgarh

Achanakmar Tiger Reserve

It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2009 under Project Tiger.

Indravati Tiger Reserves

It was preliminarily notified as a Tiger Reserve in 1983 under Project Tiger.

Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve

It was declared a Tiger Reserve in February 2009 under Project Tiger. The Core I (Udanti) of the Tiger Reserve was declared as Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary in 1984 by the then undivided Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Guru Ghasidas NP & Tamor Pingla WLS

It is located in the northern part of Chhattisgarh, bordering Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. It has become 53rd Tiger Reserve in India.

Jharkhand

Palamau Tiger Reserve

It was formed in the year 1974 under the project TIGER. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2012.

Karnataka

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Bandipur is one of the first nine tiger reserves in the country to be brought under Project Tiger in 1973. It was declared Tiger Reserve in 2007.

Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

It was declared Tiger Reserve in 2007. It is situated in the districts of Mysore and Kodagu in Karnataka.

Bhadra Tiger Reserve

It was preliminary as the 25th Project Tiger of India in 1998. River Bhadra and its tributaries drain this region well.

Dandeli- Anshi Tiger Reserve or Kali Tiger Reserve

  • Its name was changed to Kali Tiger Reserve in December 2015.
  • Anshi National Park and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary were proclaimed 'Anshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve' in January 2007.

Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Tiger Reserve

It is located in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka State. The tiger reserve derives its name from 'BILIGIRI ', the white rocky cliff which has a temple of Lord 'VISHNU' locally known as ‘Rangaswamy’.  It was declared a tiger reserve in 2011.

Kerala

Periyar Tiger Reserve

It was preliminarily notified as a Tiger Reserve in 1978.

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

It was declared as the Tiger Reserve in 2009.

Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

  • It was preliminarily notified as Tiger Reserve in 1993.
  • The first white tiger was captured in this region in 1951.
  • It is located between the Vindhyan and Satpura ranges of Madhya Pradesh.

Satpura Tiger Reserve

It was preliminarily notified as a Tiger Reserve in the year 2000. Based on its rich floral and faunal diversity, it was declared as the first Bio-sphere reserve of India in 1999.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

It was brought under Project Tiger in 1973 and was declared as a tiger reserve in 2007.

Panna Tiger Reserve

  • It was preliminarily notified as Tiger Reserve in 1993-94.
  • It was awarded the Award of Excellence as India's Best Maintained National Park in 2007.
  • The Ken river enters the reserve from the southern end and passes through it for almost 55 km.

Pench Tiger Reserve

  • It was preliminarily notified as tiger reserve in November 1992 under the Project Tiger. It was officially notified as Tiger Reserve on 2007.
  • It is spread in two states - Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Sanjay-Dhubri Tiger Reserve

It is located in the Siddhi district. It was declared tiger reserve in 2011. It is bordered by the Guru Ghasidas National Park on south.

Maharashtra

Melghat Tiger Reserve

It was one of the first nine tiger reserves in India to be notified in 1973 under Project Tiger. It was declared Tiger Reserve in 2007.

Pench Tiger Reserve

It was preliminary notified as a tiger reserve in 1998-99 and was officially notified as Tiger Reserve in 2007.

Tadobha Andhari Tiger Project

It was preliminarily notified as a tiger reserve in 1993-94. It is located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.

Sahyadri Tiger reserve

It was declared a tiger reserve in 2012. is located in the Sahyadri Ranges of Western Ghats in Maharashtra. These ranges form a common boundary between Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa.

Nawegaon- Nagzira Tiger Reserve

It was declared as 46th tiger reserve of India on 12th December, 2013. is situated in Gondia and Shandara Districts of Maharashtra.

Bor Tiger Reserve

It was declared as a tiger reserve in 2012.

Mizoram

Dampa Tiger Reserve

It was preliminarily notified as a Tiger Reserve in 1994. On the West, the reserve is bound by the Chittagong hill tracts (Sazek hill range) of Bangladesh.

Odisha

Satkoshia Tiger Reserve

It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2007. It is spread over four districts of Odisha viz. Angul, Cuttack, Boudh and Nayagarh. River Mahandi flows throught the valleys in the mid of the reserve.

Simlipal Tiger Reserve

It was brought under Project Tiger in May 1973 and was declared a Tiger Reserve in the year 2007. It is located in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.

Rajasthan

Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve

It was declared a tiger reserve in 2013. encompasses the area of Mukandra National Park, Dara Sanctuary, Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary and part of Chambal Sanctuary.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

It was declared as a Tiger reserve in 2007 although it was brought under Project Tiger in 1973.

Sariska Tiger Reserve

It was preliminary notified as a tiger reserve in 1978 and was officially notified as tiger reserve in 2007.

Ramgarh-Vishadhari Tiger Reserve

In 2021, it became 52nd Tiger Reserve of India.

Tamil Nadu

Anamalai Tiger Reserve

It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2007. It is surrounded by Parambikulum Tiger Reserve on the East, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulum National Park on the South Western side.

Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2007. It includes three sanctuaries, viz. Kalakad, Mundanthurai and part of Kanyakumari Sanctuary.

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2007. lies on the North eastern and North Western slopes of Nilgiris, descending to the Mysore plateau, at the tri-junction of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

It was notified a tiger reserve in 2013. Mudumalai – Mangalapatti – Thengumarada – Karachikorai – Bannari is an important corridor (The Great Moyar Corridor) which links the Mudumalai and Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserves.

Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve

In 2021, it was declared a tiger reserve.

Telangana

Kawal Tiger Reserve

It was declared a tiger reserve in 2012. It is located along the banks of river Godavari.

Amrabad Tiger Reserve

It was declared a tiger reserve in 2015. It is part of the Nallamala Forest

Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

It was preliminarily notified as a tiger reserve in 1987.

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

It was declared a tiger reserve in 2014. The river Gomti originates from the reserve. The Sharda Sagar Dam is on the boundary of this reserve.

Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve (Amanagarh buffer in UP-2012)

The park was the first to be included in the Project Tiger initiative. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2010.

Rajaji National Park

It was declared as a tiger reserve on 15 April 2015.

West Bengal

Buxa Tiger Reserve

It was created in 1983 as the 15th Tiger Reserve in India. It was officially notified as a Tiger Reserve in 2009.

Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

It was included under the Project Tiger initiative in 1973-74. It was declared a tiger reserve in 2007.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tiger Reserves in India

Which is the largest tiger reserve in India?

Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is currently the largest tiger reserve in India.

As of August 2022, how many tiger reserves have been notified by the Government of India?

As of August 2022, 53 tiger reserves have been notified by the Government of India.

Where is Mudumalai Tiger Reserve located?

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is located in Tamil Nadu.

How many tiger reserves are there in Madhya Pradesh?

There are 6 tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh including, Pench, Panna, Bandhavgarh, Satpura, Kanha and Sanjay-Dhubri Tiger reserve.

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