Top 10 Indian States by Maximum Tiger Population in 2019

Tiger Census of India in 2018 recorded the population of tiger from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018 within the 17 states of India. Six tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh house the largest number of tiger population in India, followed by the western ghats of Karnataka and Shivalik hills of Uttarakhand.

Status of Tigers in India by 2018 showing 2,967 tiger population in their natural habitat, all India tiger census have used all the possible technology, mobile app, camera traps and well trained forest guards for perfect counting.

Madhya Pradesh (526)


Madhya Pradesh is home to 6 tiger reserves for dedicated protection and conservation of Bengal tigers in their natural habitats. Kanha Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna and Satpura National Parks are the important protected area of Madhya Pradesh, managed as project tiger areas and home to 526 population of endangered Bengal tiger.

Karnataka (524)


The state of Karnataka supports rich diversity of fauna and home to 20% of the tiger population of India. Wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks of Karnataka are dominated by teak and rosewood forest, and home to largest population of wild elephants in India as well as house 524 Bengal Tigers, as per Tiger Census 2018.

Uttarakhand (442)


Uttarakhand state of Himalayan belt is home to unique, rare and protected species wild animals, which are only found in sanctuaries and tiger reserves. The oldest national park of India is Jim Corbett and Rajaji National Park is created to protect the endangered Bengal tiger, now an ecotourism destination in India.

Maharashtra (312)


Maharashtra state’s geographical area is covered by thick forest and preserving their biodiversity by converting forest areas into wildlife reserves. There are numerous reserve parks in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra like Melghat Tiger Reserve in Amravati district and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur district, which are home to largest population of tigers in Maharashtra.

Tamil Nadu (264)


Tamil Nadu protect its larger areas of natural habitat by converting them to Biosphere reserves, There are 3 Biosphere Reserves in Tamil Nadu and five National Parks, offering natural habitats for range of fauna and home to several endangered species including Bengal tiger, Indian elephant and Indian leopard.

Assam (190)


Awesome Assam is a Wildlife hotspots in the North East Region of India, Wildlife reserves like Manas, Pobitora, Nameri, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and Kaziranga National Parks are the notable tourist destinations in Assam, famous for highest density of tigers, large populations of Indian rhinoceros, Indian elephants and wild water buffalo.

Kerala (190)

Kerala is well known for backwaters tourism, rare flowering plants and endangered and endemic wildlife of the Western Ghats. Parambikulam and Periyar National Park are notable elephant reserve and tiger reserve of Kerala, home to good population of Indian elephant and Bengal tigers.

Uttar Pradesh (173)


Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of India and also home to India’s most visited tourist sites Taj Mahal and city including Varanasi, Ayodhya, Mathura and Sarnath. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve of Uttar Pradesh are well forested area, offering good prey base for tigers in India.

West Bengal (88)

The Ganges, Brahmaputra delta and mangrove forest of Sundarbans are protected land having list of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Sundarbans is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tigers in India with 88 tiger population in a distinct ecological setting, known as swamp tigers of Sundarbans.

Rajasthan (69)


The royal state of Rajasthan is the most popular international tourist destinations in India, attracts large number of foreign tourist visiting India for its hill forts, historical palace, desert havelis and Ranthambore National Park, known for its Bengal tigers, especially Machali.

Which is the Largest Tiger Reserve in India?

Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India, Part of the Project Tiger from 1983 and home to big mammal species including sloth bear, chowsingha, chevrotain, leopard, blackbuck and Bengal tiger.

How many Tiger Reserves are there in India?


There are 50 tiger reserves in India which are home to 70 percent of tigers in the world, current population of tigers in India – 2,967 in 2018.

Andhra Pradesh (58),Bihar (31), Arunachal Pradesh (29), Odisha (28), Chhattisgarh (19), Jharkhand (5) and Goa (3). The state of Karnataka (6049) is home to largest population of elephants in India, followed by Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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