Biosphere Reserves in India

Here is a list of biosphere reserves in India:

Indian Government has established 18 biosphere reserves. Ten of the eighteen biosphere reserves are a part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, based on the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme list.

Biosphere Reserves in India – Part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Name of the Reserve Area Location
Gulf of Mannar 10,500 Indian part of Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka (Tamil Nadu) – Coasts
Sunderbans 9,630 sq.km. Part of delta of Ganges and Brahmaputra river system (West Bengal) – Gigantic Delta
Nanda Devi 5,860.69 sq.km. Part of Chamoli, Pithoragarh & Almora Districts (Uttaranchal) – West Himalayas
Nilgiri 5,520 sq km Part of Wynad, Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai, Nilambur, Silent Valley and Siruvani Hills (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka) – Western Ghats
Panchmarhi 4,926.28 sq.km. Part of Betul, Hoshangabad and Chindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh – Semi-Arid-Gujarat Rajputana
Similipal 4,374 sq.km. Part of Mayurbhanj district (Orissa) – Deccan Peninsula
Nokrek 820 sq.km. Part of Garo Hills (Meghalaya)- East Himalayas
Achanakmar-Amarkantak 3835.1 sq.km. Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (A large part of the reserve is in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh)
Nicobar Islands Indian Ocean
Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve 3500.36 sq.km. Kerala and Tamil Nadu

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