List of Tiger Reserves in India

This page provides a comprehensive list of all the tiger reserves in India, along with information on their location, Fauna and the other IUCN status details of tigers they are home to.

List of Tiger Reserves

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1.BANDIPUR TIGER RESERVE KARNATAKALocated in Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts of southern Karnataka.
Ecological confluence of Western and Eastern Ghats.
Part of Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve.
2.CORBETT TIGER RESERVE (UTTARAKHAND) & AMANGARH BUFFER (UTTAR PRADESH)Located on foothills of Himalayas in Uttarakhand in three districts of Pauri, Nainital & Almora. The reserve spreads over Bhabar and lower Shivalik region with a deep-water table.
Rivers Ramganga, Pallaen and Sonanadi flow through it.
3.KANHA TIGER RESERVE MADHYA PRADESHLocated in Maikala range of Satpura Mountains falling in Mandla and Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh.
Fauna: Critical as last habitat for highly endangered hard ground Barasingha and saving it from extinction.
4.MANAS TIGER RESERVE ASSAMTiger reserve with largest buffer area among tiger reserves in India.Spreads across districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Buxa and Udalguri in North-West Assam. Separated by River Manas from the Royal Manas National Park (Bhutan) in its North.
Separated by River Sankosh from the Buxa Tiger Reserve.
Evolutionarily, it is entry point of tigers into India.
5.MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE MAHARASHTRAMarked with large tracts of hills and ravines in Satpura range.
Flora: Characterized by Dry Deciduous Forest with Teak being the dominant species.
6.PALAMAU TIGER RESERVE JHARKHANDLocated in western part of Chhota Nagpur plateau and spread over two districts of Latehar and Garhwa. Only tiger reserve in the Jharkhand. Forms part of Central Indian Tiger Landscape Complex and its habitat contiguity extends to Sanjay Dhubri Tiger Reserve through Guru Ghasidas National Park, all the way to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
Three rivers i.e., North Koel, Auranga and Burha flow through it. The area is drought prone with Burha being the only perennial river.
Located at the junction of (Great Boundary Fault) of Aravalli and Vindhyan range. Banas River bounds the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the North while Chambal River forms the southern boundary of it.
8.SIMLIPAL TIGER RESERVE ODISHALocated in Mayurbhanj District in northernmost part of Odisha. Derives its name from red silk cotton trees growing in the area. Tribal groups such as Khadia, Mankidia and Lodhas live in around the Simlipal Tiger Reserve. Only home to unique melanistic tiger (Black and Yellow stripes). This is due to a rare genetic phenomenon known as pseudo-melanism, which is characterised by excessive pigmentation of dark colour in the skin of an animal.
Sundarbans are the largest deltaic region of the world. The region is named after mangrove tree species ‘Sundari.
Fauna: Tiger, Fishing Cat, Estuarine Crocodile, Gangetic and Irrawaddy Dolphins. Harbours significant population of River Terrapin (Batagur baska). Sundarbans are known as Kingfisher’s paradise with 10 species out of 12 kingfishers found in India.
10.PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE KERALAPTR along with adjoining protected areas form largest tiger conservation landscape in southernmost western ghats, extending over 4000 sq km in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.Spreads across districts of Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam in Kerala.Two major rivers namely Periyar and Pamba drain the area.Tiger reserve with smallest buffer area among tiger reserves in India.
11.SARISKA TIGER RESERVE RAJASTHANHas unique distinction of succesfully reintroducing tiger after its local extinction.There is no perennial river or water stream. Characterised by Dry Deciduous Forests and Tropical Thorn Forest. Anogeissus pendula (also known as Dhok tree or Button tree) is the dominant tree species in the region.
12.BUXA TIGER RESERVE WEST BENGALLocated in Alipurduar of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.
Located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Indravati River forms the boundary of this reserve on the northern and western side. (Indravati is a tributary of Godavari River).Has a small population of Wild Water Buffalos (State Animal of Chhattisgarh, IUCN Status: Endangered), Tiger, Leopard etc.
14.NAMDAPHA TIGER RESERVE ARUNACHAL PRADESHLarge, protected area in Arunachal Pradesh near international border with Myanmar. It is a biodiversity hotspot in Eastern Himalayas. It is located on Dapha bum range of Mishmi hills and Patkai range. The Noa Dihing River crosses it from east to west. Harbors northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world. Namdapha flying squirrel (Critically endangered and endemic to this place)
15.NAGARJUNASAGAR TIGER RESERVE ANDHRA PRADESHLargest core area and largest overall area among all tiger reserves in India.
Located in Nallamalla range, an extension of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh spread over three districts of Kurnool, Prakasham & Guntur.
Located on southern bank of Krishna River.
16.DUDHWA TIGER RESERVE UTTAR PRADESHLocated on India-Nepal border. Part of Shivalik hills and Gangetic Plains tiger landscape complex in Uttar Pradesh.Comprises of three protected areas: Dudhwa National Park, Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary & Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Provides habitat for unique species including endangered Rhinoceros (succesfully reintroduced), Bengal Florican (Critically Endangered) & Hispid Hare (Critically Endangered).
Located in southern Western Ghats and forms part of Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve.
Major river: Gadananathi river
18.VALMIKI TIGER RESERVE BIHARLocated in Bihar in northern part of West Champaran district along the border of India & Nepal.Located in Terai region of Himalayas is connected to Chitwan National Park in Nepal.Only Tiger Reserve in Bihar. Sets an excellent example of Shivalik Hills and Gangetic Plains landscape with a mosaic of dense forests, open woodlands, swamps and grasslands.
19.PENCH TIGER RESERVE MADHYA PRADESHLocated on southern slopes of Satpura range in Madhya Pradesh. Pench River flows through the park from north to south and splits the park into two. Meghdoot dam on Pench River is located on the boundary of this Tiger Reserve.
20.TADOBA ANDHERI MAHARASHTRALocated in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra in the Vidarbha region. The Andhari River passes through this reserve.
21.BANDHAVGARH TIGER RESERVE MADHYA PRADESHLocated between Vindhya and Satpura ranges in Madhya Pradesh. The park has remnants of archaeological monuments dating to Kalachuri dynasty.
22.PANNA TIGER RESERVE MADHYA PRADESHNamed after the city of diamonds, Panna in the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh.Spreads across Panna, Chhatarpur and Damoh districts of Madhya Pradesh. Located in Vindhyan Range.Forms northernmost tip of natural teak forests. Ken River flows through the tiger reserve.
23.DAMPA TIGER RESERVE MIZORAMLocated in western edge of Mizoram. It is bound by Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh. Drained by River Khawthlangtuipui in the West and the Teirei River to the East.  
24.BHADRA TIGER RESERVE KARNATAKALocated in Western Ghats of Karnataka. The habitat is drained by Bhadra River and its tributaries.Moist & Dry Deciduous forests and Shola grasslands.
25.PENCH-EXTENSION MAHARASHTRAExtension of Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.
26.PAKKE TIGER RESERVE ARUNACHAL PRADESHLocated in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in East Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh.Forms a transition zone between Indian and Malayan ecoregions and high endemicity.Pakke River forms the boundary in the East while Kameng River forms the boundary in the West.Pakke along with Nameri Tiger Reserve forms one of the largest blocks of semi-evergreen & evergreen forests in North-East.Key habitat for Clouded Leopard
27.NAMERI TIGER RESERVE ASSAMLocated in northern part of Sonitpur district of Assam along the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh. This habitat is rich in biodiversity and is famous for white winged wood duck. It is bound by Jia Bhoreli River in the West and Bor-Dikorai River in the East.
28.SATPURA TIGER RESERVE MADHYA PRADESHPrime example of Central Indian Highlands ecosystem. Pachmarhi is located inside it. Located south of Narmada River.
Largest tiger reserve of Tamil Nadu. Situated at the heart of Anamalai Range (Also known as Elephant hills).
Named after Sitanadi River which originates here and joins Mahanadi River.
31.SATKOSIA TIGER RESERVE ODISHASpread over four districts of Angul, Cuttack, Boudh and Nayagarh in the heartland of Odisha. The Mahanadi passes through this tiger reserve and forms a large gorge here, hence also known as Gorge Sanctuary.
Located on the southern bank of Brahmaputra River in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.World famous habitat for one-horned rhinoceros. The river Diffalu, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, flows through the National Park area (core/critical tiger habitat), while another tributary Moradifalu flows along its southern boundary.
Located in the Maikala range in Chhattisgarh. It is located close to Amarkantak, the source of Son and Narmada River.  
34.KALI TIGER RESERVE KARNATAKALocated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in Western Ghats. It was formerly known as Dandeli Anshi National Park. Kali River flows through it.
Located in Sidhi and Shahdol districts of Madhya Pradesh on the borders of Chhattisgarh (Close of Guru Ghasidas National Park in Chhattisgarh).Various perennial rivers like Gopad, World famous white tigers “MOHAN” was found and rescued from the forest of this landscape by Maharaja of Rewa in 1951.
Located in North-eastern and North-western slopes of Nilgiris at the tri-junction of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Moyar River passes through it. Documentary Movie ‘Elephant Whisperers’ was shot in this Tiger Reserve. Kattunayakan Tribe (PVTG) lives in this tiger reserve.
Located in districts of Mysuru and Kodagu district of Karnataka. The reserve named after a small river ‘Nagarhole’ (a snake stream in Kannada), which meanders through it, before joining Kabini River.  
Located in Anamalai landscape of Western Ghats in Palakkad and Thrissur districts of Kerala. The park has montane and marshy grasslands locally known as ‘Vayals’ and Evergreen, Deciduous and Shola forests.
39.SAHYADRI MAHARASHTRALocated in Sahyadri range of Western Ghats in Maharashtra. These ranges from a common boundary between Maharashtra, Karnataka & Goa.First tiger reserve of Western Maharashtra and spreads across two protected areas of Koyna sanctuary and Chandoli National Park.
40.BILIGIRI RANGANATHA TEMPLE KARNATAKALocated in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. Acts as a bio-geographical bridge between Western & Eastern Ghats in South India.Derives its name from ‘Bilgiri’, the rocky white rocky cliff which has a temple of Lord Vishnu locally known as Rangaswamy.
41.KAWAL TIGER RESERVE TELANGANALocated on the banks of Godavari River and forms part of Deccan peninsula – Central Highlands.Located on the southernmost tip of Central Indian Tiger Landscape, has linkages with Tadoba-Andhari (Maharashtra) and Indravati (Chhattisgarh) tiger reserves.
Located as a transition zone between Western and Eastern Ghats in Erode District of Tamil Nadu. It contiguous with other tiger conservation landscapes like BRT, Bandipur, Mudumalai and Nagarhole.
Named after two continuous flat topped, almost parallel hills with narrow central ridges forming part of Vindhyas extending from Chambal to Kali Sindh River.
44.NAWEGAON NAGZIRA TIGER RESERVE MAHARASHTRALocated in Gondia and Shandara districts of Maharashtra in Vidarbha region.
45.AMRABAD TIGER RESERVE TELANGANALocated on the Nallamalla hills (part of Eastern Ghats) along Krishna River. Sri Sailam dam on Krishna River is located inside the Tiger Reserve. Mouse Deer (Indian spotted Chevrotain) which were locally extinct is being re-introduced in this protected area.
46.PILIBHIT TIGER RESERVE UTTAR PRADESHLocated in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh on the international border with Nepal. River Gomti originates from this reserve. The park also forms catchment of Sharda, Chuka and Mala Khannot rivers. Sharda Sagar dam forms the boundary of the reserve. Connected to Dudhwa Tiger Reserve through Kishanpur (UP), Shuklaphanta (Nepal) and Nandaur Sanctuary in Uttarakhand. Fauna: Critically endangered Bengal florican and hispid hare.
47.BOR TIGER RESERVE MAHARASHTRALocated in Wardha District of Maharashtra. Located adjacent to Pench Tiger Reserve.
48.RAJAJI TIGER RESERVE UTTARAKHANDLocated in Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand. The tiger reserve is named after C. Rajagopalachari.  
49.ORANG TIGER RESERVE ASSAMSmallest core area and smallest overall area among all tiger reserves in India. This Tiger Reserve is located on the northern bank of Brahmaputra River in Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam.
Home to Indian rhinoceros, Pygmy Hog (Critically Endangered), Elephant, Wild Water Buffalo, Bengal Tigers. (Only stronghold of rhinoceros on North Bank of Brahmaputra). Bengal Florican (Critically endangered) is one of the flagship birds found in the park.
Located in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Kamlang River passes through this sanctuary, after which this tiger reserve named. It is located on the north of Namdapha National Park. Local inhabitants of the region are Hishmi, Digaru & Mizo. They claim themselves as descendent of King Rukmo of Mahabharat. Home to Four big cats (Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard & Snow Leopard), Hoolock Gibbon, Slow Loris, Leopard Cat, Himalayan Palm Civets
This tiger reserve was created by combining two wildlife sanctuaries Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary and Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. This tiger reserve is located close to Periyar Tiger Reserve. Vaigai River originates from this Tiger Reserve and flows to Palk Strait. Meghamalai (also known as High Wavy Mountains) is a mountain range located in Western Ghats in Theni district of Tamil Nadu.
52.RAMGARH VISHDHARI RAJASTHANLies in the southeastern part of Rajasthan.Plays an important role in connecting Ranthambore and Mukundra Tiger Reserves of Rajasthan.
Mez River, a tributary of Chambal River, passes through the tiger reserve.
Latest Tiger Reserve to be notified. Located in the Chitrakoot district of Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh.
This Tiger Reserve has been notified to accommodate sinking of a part of Panna Tiger Reserve due to the Ken-Betwa Linkage.

Read also: What is Biosphere Reserve?

Which is the largest tiger reserve in India?

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

How many tiger reserves in India ?

There are 53 tiger reserves in India.

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