National Parks in Jammu Kashmir Ladakh

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Jammu and Kashmir have several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Notes and GK for UPSC.

National Parks WLS in Jammu Kashmir Ladakh

Jammu & Kashmir is home to several stunning national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, making it an important region for biodiversity conservation in India.

What is a National Park?

National Parks are basically an area of the countryside protected by the state or the central govt. for the enjoyment of the general public as well as the preservation of wildlife under sec.35. or sec.38 or deemed, under sub-section (3) of sec.66.

Jammu & Kashmir is one of the most disputed areas between India and Pakistan. It is famous for its beautiful landscape and rich culture and the Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra. Nowadays this state is becoming the favorite tourist place in the world. A large number of tourists are attracted to its beautiful sight.

List of National Parks in Jammu Kashmir Ladakh

Sl No.NameEstablishedDistrictArea sq kmFamous For
1Hemis National Park1981Ladakh 4400Snow Leopard
2Dachigam National Park1981Srinagar 141Hangul
3Kishtwar  National Park1981Kishtwar 400Snow Cock, brown bear
4Kazinag National Park 1992Baramulla426Markhor
5Salim Ali National Park1986Srinagar 9.05Musk Deer
List of National Parks in Jammu Kashmir Ladakh

Hemis National Park is the largest national park in South Asia.

List of Wildlife Sanctuary in Jammu Kashmir Ladakh

#Wildlife SanctuaryDistrictArea (Km2)
1Overa – Aru WLSAnantnag4251981
2Rajparian (Daksum) WLSAnantnag201981
3Gulmarg WLSBaramulla1801987
4Limber WLSBaramulla441987
5Lachipora WLSBaramulla941987
6Hirpora WLSShopian3401987
7Thajwas (Baltal) WLSGanderbal2031987
8Tral WLSPulwama1542019
9Ramnagar WLSJammu311990
10Nandni WLSJammu331990
11Surinsar WLSUdhampur/ Samba/ Jammu981990
12Jasrota WLSKathua10 1987
13Tata Kutti WLSPoonch66 2007
14Trikuta WLSReasi321981
List of Wildlife Sanctuary in Jammu Kashmir Ladakh

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