Biosphere Reserves

Biosphere Reserves in India - Part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves
# Name of the Reserve Area Location
1.Gulf of Mannar10,500Indian part of Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka (Tamil Nadu) - Coasts
2.Sunderbans9,630 sq.km.Part of delta of Ganges and Brahmaputra river system (West Bengal) - Gigantic Delta
3.Nanda Devi5,860.69 sq.km.Part of Chamoli, Pithoragarh & Almora Districts (Uttaranchal) - West Himalayas
4.Nilgiri5,520 sq kmPart of Wynad, Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai, Nilambur, Silent Valley and Siruvani Hills (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka) - Western Ghats
5.Panchmarhi4,926.28 sq.km.Part of Betul, Hoshangabad and Chindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh - Semi-Arid-Gujarat Rajputana
6.Similipal4,374 sq.km.Part of Mayurbhanj district (Orissa) - Deccan Peninsula
7.Nokrek820 sq.km.Part of Garo Hills (Meghalaya)- East Himalayas
8.Achanakmar-Amarkantak3835.1 sq.km.Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (A large part of the reserve is in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh)
9.Nicobar Islands-Indian Ocean
10.Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve3500.36 sq.km.Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Note: Kachch Biosphere Reserve (not in the UNESCO list) with an area of 12,454 sq km is the largest biosphere in India