Tiger Reserves


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Project Tiger was launched by the Government of India in the year 1973 to save the endangered species of tiger in the country. Starting from nine (9) reserves in 1973-74 the number has grown up to forty eight (48) in 2015. A total area of 68,795.72 km2 is covered by these tiger reserves, which is 2.09% of the total geographical area of the country

Project Tiger Reserves of India (as on April, 2015)

S.No. State Tiger Reserve Year of Creation Area of the Core/ Critical tiger habitat Area of the Buffer/ Peripheral Total Area (in sq km)
1 Andhra Pradesh Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam 1982-83 3721.00 1175.51 4896.51
2 Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha 1982-83 1807.82 245.00 2052.82
3 Arunachal Pradesh Pakke 1999-2000 683.45 515.00 1198.45
4 Assam Manas 1973-74 840.04 2310.88 3150.92
5 Assam Nameri 1999-2000 200.00 144.00 344.00
6 Assam Kaziranga 2006 625.58 548.00 1173.58
7 Bihar Valmiki 1989-90 598.45 300.93 899.38
8 Chhattisgarh Indravati 1982-83 1258.37 1540.7 2799.07
9 Chhattisgarh Udanti-Sitanadi 2008-09 851.09 991.45 1842.54
10 Chhattisgarh Achanakmar 2008-09 626.195 287.822 914.017
11 Jharkhand Palamau 1973-74 414.08 715.85 1129.93
12 Karnataka Bandipur 1973-74 872.24 584.06 1456.30
13 Karnataka Bhadra 1998-99 492.46 571.83 1064.29
14 Karnataka Nagarahole 1999-2000 643.35 562.41 1205.76
15 Karnataka Dandeli-Anshi 2007 814.884 282.63 1097.514
16 Karnataka Biligiri Ranganatha Temple 2011-12 359.10 215.72 574.82
17 Kerala Periyar 1978-79 881.00 44.00 925.00
18 Kerala Parambikulam 2008-09 390.89 252.772 643.662
19 Madhya Pradesh Kanha 1973-74 917.43 1134.361 2051.791
20 Madhya Pradesh Pench 1992-93 257.26 483.96 741.22
21 Madhya Pradesh Bandhavgarh 1993-94 716.903 820.03509 1536.938
22 Madhya Pradesh Panna 1994-95 576.13 1002.42 1578.55
23 Madhya Pradesh Satpura 1999-2000 1339.264 794.04397 2133.308
24 Madhya Pradesh Sanjay-Dubri 2008-09 812.571 861.931 1674.502
25 Maharashtra Melghat 1973-74 1500.49 1268.03 2768.52
26 Maharashtra Pench 1992-93 411.33 768.30225 1179.6323
27 Maharashtra Tadoba-Andhari 1993-94 625.82 1101.7711 1727.5911
28 Maharashtra Sahyadri 2009-10 600.12 565.45 1165.57
29 Maharashtra Nawegaon-Nagzira 2013 653.674 - 653.674
30 Maharashtra Bor 2014 138.1214 - 138.1214
31 Mizoram Dampa 1994-95 500.00 488.00 988.00
32 Odisha Similipal 1973-74 1194.75 1555.25 2750.00
33 Odisha Satkosia 2008-09 523.61 440.26 963.87
34 Rajasthan Ranthambore 1973-74 1113.364 297.9265 1411.291
35 Rajasthan Sariska 1978-79 881.1124 332.23 1213.342
36 Rajasthan Mukundara Hills 2013 417.17 342.82 759.99
37 Tamil Nadu Kalakad-Mundanthurai 1988-89 895.00 706.542 1601.542
38 Tamil Nadu Mudumalai 2007 321.00 367.59 688.59
39 Tamil Nadu  Anamalai 2007 958.59 521.28 1479.87
40 Tamil Nadu Sathyamangalam 2013 793.49 614.91 1408.40
41 Telangana Kawal 2012-13 893.23 1125.89 2019.12
42 Uttar Pradesh Dudhwa 1987-88 1093.79 1107.9848 2201.7748
43 Uttar Pradesh Amangarh  2012 - 80.60 80.60
44 Uttar Pradesh Pilibhit 2014 730.2498 - 730.2498
45 Uttarakhand Corbett 1973-74 821.99 466.32 1288.31
46 Uttarakhand Rajaji 2015-16 820 330 1150
47 West Bengal Sunderbans 1973-74 1699.62 885.27 2584.89
48 West Bengal Buxa 1982-83 390.5813 367.3225 757.9038
      Total    38676.66 30119.064 68795.72

Map showing Tiger Reserves in India