Tiger Reserves in India – Biggest, Smallest, First, and other facts

Tiger Reserves in India

There are total 50 Tiger Reserves in India. As per the 4th All India Tiger Estimation (AITE), there are 2967 tigers in India, which is 70 percent of the global tiger population. In 2006 the total number of tigers in India were 1411, which which increased to 1,706 in 2010, 2,226 in 2014 and 2,967 in 2018.

List of Tiger Reserves in India 

Tiger Reserves in India
S No. State Name of Tiger Reserve
1 Andhra Pradesh Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve
2 Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha National Park
3 Arunachal Pradesh Kamlang Tiger Reserve
4 Arunachal Pradesh Pakke Tiger Reserve
5 Assam Manas Tiger Reserve
6 Assam Nameri National Park
7 Assam Orang Tiger Reserve
8 Assam Kaziranga National Park
9 Bihar Valmiki National Park
10 Chhattisgarh Udanti-Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
11 Chhattisgarh Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
12 Chhattisgarh Indravati Tiger Reserve
13 Jharkhand Palamau Tiger Reserve
14 Karnataka Bandipur Tiger Reserve
15 Karnataka Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
16 Karnataka Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve
17 Karnataka Nagarahole National Park
18 Karnataka Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Tiger reserve
19 Kerala Periyar Tiger reserve
20 Kerala Parambikulam Tiger reserve
21 Madhya Pradesh Kanha Tiger reserve
22 Madhya Pradesh Pench Tiger reserve
23 Madhya Pradesh Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve
24 Madhya Pradesh Panna Tiger reserve
25 Madhya Pradesh Satpura Tiger reserve
26 Madhya Pradesh Sanjay-Dubri Tiger reserve
27 Maharashtra Melghat Tiger reserve
28 Maharashtra Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
29 Maharashtra Pench Tiger Reserve
30 Maharashtra Sahyadri Tiger Reserve
31 Maharashtra Nagzira Tiger Reserve
32 Maharashtra Bor Tiger Reserve
33 Mizoram Dampa Tiger Reserve
34 Odisha Similipal Tiger Reserve
35 Odisha Satkosia Tiger Reserve
36 Rajasthan Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
37 Rajasthan Sariska Tiger Reserve
38 Rajasthan Mukandra Hills Tiger Reserve
39 Tamil Nadu Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
40 Tamil Nadu Anamalai Tiger Reserve (Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park)
41 Tamil Nadu Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
42 Tamil Nadu Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
43 Telangana Kawal  Tiger Reserve
44 Telangana Amrabad Tiger Reserve
45 Uttar Pradesh Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
46 Uttar Pradesh Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
47 Uttar Pradesh,
Amangarh Tiger Reserve (buffer zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve),
Jim Corbett National Park
48 Uttarakhand Rajaji Tiger Reserve
49 West Bengal Sunderban National Park
50 West Bengal Buxa Tiger Reserve


Facts Related to Tigers in India 

Largest Tiger reserve in India (in terms of Tiger Density)

Largest Tiger reserve in India (in terms of Tiger Density) is Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand (231 Tigers). It is followed by Bandipore Tiger Reserve, Karnataka (127), and Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka (126).

Smallest Tiger Reserve in India

Bor Tiger reserve, Maharastra is the The Smallest Tiger Reserve in India.

Biggest Tiger Reserve in India (in terms of Area)

Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (3728 Sq Km) is the biggest Tiger Reserve in India (in terms of Area). It is spread across the 5 districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States.

Other Facts about Tigers in India

  • Tiger is the National Animal of India.
  • Tiger IUCN Status is Endangered.
  • Total Area in India under Tiger Reserves is 71027 Sq km.
  • As of 2018, the total population of Tigers in India is 2967.
  • Madhya Pradesh (526) has the highest number of tigers, followed by Karnataka (524), Uttarakhand (442), Maharastra (312), Tamilnadu (264).
  • First white tiger sanctuary is in Madhya Pradesh.


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