How many national parks are there in India as of 2015? I think it has to be more than 103.
India is the largest country in South East Asia with a land area of 10,517,766 square kilometers. It borders Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar. There are one hundred fifty-nine national parks in India, where about 60 percent of the total land area is forestland.
India and forest Coverage:
In India, the forest covers 4.92 percent of the total land area in the country. The forest cover in India is very much dependent on monsoons. The percentage of forest area is much higher in north India and lower in south India. There are about 80,832 protected places, which are zoos, reserves, museums, public places, and historical places that are still intact. If we count places that have been acquired by urbanization and modern infrastructure, then it is about 100,000 places of remaining wild nature.
Heritage sites in India
There are about 508 heritage sites in India which are mostly in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Gujarat. Most of the states have a National Heritage Site in their territory. There are 14 national parks, 19 district parks, and 8 protected areas in India. All the protected places in India are in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Daman & Diu, and Gujarat. The total forest cover in India is 9.5 percent. Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Karnataka Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra have among the highest number of parks and zoos. Maharashtra has about 35 percent of the total number of zoos in India.
Of the total number of parks and zoos in India, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Karnataka Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Daman & Diu, Damanotn & Goa, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Damanotn & Karnataka, and Kerala have about 35 percent of the total number of places of wildlife.