Tiger Reserves of India

The 36 Tiger Reserves are listed state wise in the following table:

No.StateTiger ReserveYear Estd.Est. No. of TigersTotal Area (km2)
1AssamManas Tiger Reserve1973-74152840
2JharkhandPalamau Tiger Reserve1973-7461026
3KarnatakaBandipur Tiger Reserve1973-7479866
4Madhya PradeshKanha Tiger Reserve1973-74601945
5MaharashtraMelghat Tiger Reserve1973-7451677
6OdishaSimlipal Tiger Reserve1973-7482750
7RajasthanRanthambhore Tiger Reserve1973-74451334
8UttarakhandCorbett Tiger Reserve1973-741341316
9West BengalSunderbans Tiger Reserve1973-742562585
10KarnatakaBannerghatta tiger and lion reserve1978NA104
11KeralaPeriyar Tiger Reserve1978-7910925
12RajasthanSariska Tiger Reserve1978-794866
13 Arunachal PradeshNamdapha Tiger Reserve1982-83151985
14 Andhra PradeshNagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve1982-83143568
15ChhattisgarhIndravati Tiger Reserve1982-83132799
16West BengalBuxa Tiger Reserve1982-8312759
17Uttar PradeshDudhwa Tiger Reserve1987-88101811
18Tamil NaduKalakad-Mundathurai Tiger Reserve1988-8973800
19BiharValmiki Tiger Reserve1989-9018840
20Madhya PradeshPench Tiger Reserve1992-9319758
21Madhya PradeshBandhavgarh Tiger Reserve1993-94631162
22MaharashtraTadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve1993-9420620
23Madhya PradeshPanna Tiger Reserve1994-9522542
24MizoramDampa Tiger Reserve1994-95235 00
25KarnatakaBhadra Tiger Reserve1998-9924492
26MaharashtraPench Tiger Reserve1998-9925257
27AssamNameri Tiger Reserve1999–200027344
28Arunachal PradeshPakhui Tiger Reserve1999–200026862
29KarnatakaNagarhole (extension) Tiger Reserve1999–200037643
30Madhya PradeshBori-Satpura Tiger Reserve1999–2000281486
31AssamKaziranga Tiger Reserve200632859
32Tamil NaduMudumalai National Park200736321
33OdishaSatkosia Tiger Reserve200731988
34KarnatakaAnshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve200734875
35MaharashtraSahyadri Tiger Reserve200839569
36ChhattisgarhAchanakmar Tiger Reserve200833963
37Madhya PradeshSanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve200835831
38Tamil Nadu / KeralaAnnamalai Tiger Reserve2008-09291019
39ChhattisgarhUdanti & Sitanadi Tiger Reserve2008-09301580
40KeralaParambikulam Tiger Reserve201038391
41KarnatakaBiligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary201040540
42KarnatakaKudremukh Tiger Reserve2012NANA


Some Important Points

  • Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam is the largest tiger reserve in terms of Area.
  • Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharastra is minimum in area.
  • As per website of NTCA, Sunderbans in West Bengal has the largest number of Tigers.
  • Manas (Assam) , Similipal (Orissa), Sunderbans (West Bengal) are Biosphere Tiger reserves
  • Manas Tiger Reserve is the only tiger reserve which is also a World Heritage Site
  • In 2002-03, Madhya Pradesh was home to maximum number of Tigers.



  • mukesh

    kudremukh tiger reserve is also a world heritage site