8 Indian States With Highest Number of Tigers in 2023

Tiger counting happened in every 4 years and as per counting in 2023, India is home to 75% of the world’s tiger population. Tiger Population in India 2023 is 3,167, Among the 55 tiger reserves of India by 2023, Here is the top 8 Indian states with highest number of Tiger population.

निर्वनो वध्यते व्याघ्रो निर्व्याघ्रं छिद्यते वनम्।
तस्माद्व्याघ्रो वनं रक्षेद्वनंं व्याघ्रञ्च पालयेत्॥


Madhya Pradesh – 526

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The state of Madhya Pradesh has highest number of tiger population in India by 2023 Tiger Census with the presence of 526 Tigers in India. There are seven tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh including the newest addition known as Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve in Damoh district.

Karnataka – 524


Karnataka State has 5 Tiger Reserves named as Bandipur, Bhadra, Nagarahole, Biligiri Rangaswamy and Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve. The state is home to second highest number of tigers in India with 524 big cats after Madhya Pradesh.

Uttarakhand – 442


The beautiful land or Devbhoomi Uttarakhand has third highest number of wild tigers in India with 442 according to a census in 2012-23. Tiger spotted at high altitude of mountains at 7000 ft height in Binsar wildlife sanctuary of Uttarakhand.

Tamil Nadu – 229

As per Survey, there are 229 tigers in Tamil Nadu by 2023 and the figure is an increase from the last big cats survey in India. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is the most popular tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu and all 5 tiger reserves of Tamil Nadu are managed by NTCA.

Maharashtra – 190


There are six dedicated tiger reserves in Maharashtra and Melghat was among the first nine tiger reserves under the Project Tiger. Tadobo Andhari Tiger Reserve has the highest number of tiger in Maharashtra state and among all the other Indian states, Maharashtra has the fifth largest tiger population in India and counting.

Assam – 167


In 2022-23, the state has 167 tigers population and further increasing in three of its Tiger reserves named as Kaziranga, Manas, and Orang. Kaziranga is the most popular place to spot tiger in Assam, Recently a golden tiger spotted in Kaziranga and one of the big five of Kaziranga National Park.

Kerala – 136


Kerala has 136 tigers, population is up by last counting and has been steadily increasing. Periyar is one of well known elephant reserve and tiger reserve, home to 35 species of mammals and around 40 tigers in the park but very difficult to sight them.

Uttar Pradesh – 117


The state of Uttar Pradesh has three tiger reserve by 2023, The the 53rd tiger reserve was declared as Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh. Dudhwa and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve are the part of the Terai Arc Landscape and marshy grasslands.

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