National Parks are the protected forest areas that have ecological, zoological, biodiversity and other importance. The National Parks in India are the protected areas under the IUCN’s Category II protected area.
What is a National Park
An area, whether within a sanctuary or not, can be notified by the state government to be constituted as a National Park, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, or zoological association or importance, needed to for the purpose of protecting & propagating or developing wildlife therein or its environment. No human activity is permitted inside the national park except for the ones permitted by the Chief Wildlife Warden of the state under the conditions given in CHAPTER IV, WPA 1972.
The first National Park in India, Hailey National Park was established in 1936. Currently, it is known as Jim Corbett National Park which is present in Uttarakhand.
As of now (May 2019), there are a total of 104 National Parks in India.
Complete List of National Parks in India
Following is the complete list of National Parks in India. This list is useful for the SSC, State PSC/PCS, and UPSC aspirants.