Biosphere reserves in India map are more helpful for remembering the places easily. Because some questions related to the biospheres are raised in various competitive exams.

The map of Biosphere reserves in India can be also helpful for quick revision in exam time. But you should know before watching the map:

what is a Biosphere reserve?

"A Biosphere Reserve is a protected area, which is used for preserving living organisms like flora and fauna". The area of Biospheres is divided into three zones for multiple uses of the land. Each zone is used for a particular activity.

To save the existence of living organisms under the natural boundaries the Government of India passed the Wild Life Protection Act in 1972, under which the National Parks, the Sanctuaries have established, and as well as the Nilgiri was declared the first Biosphere Reserve of India in 1986.

At present, there are 18 Biosphere reserves in India that are conserving the extinction of various species. in which 11 Biospheres of India are also included in the UNESCO world network.

Biosphere Reserves in India Map Showing All Update lists

The map showing 18 Biosphere Reserve of India with 11 Biospheres that included in the UNESCO World Network. Biospheres in the world network are showing with a round circle which is helpful to identification separately.

Biosphere Reserves in India map
Biosphere Reserves in India map 

List of the Biosphere Reserves in India

A list of  18 Biosphere Reserves is given below, which includes the Name of Biospheres, Establishment Year, and States. Stars (🌟) are showing In the list, included Biospheres in the World Network of UNESCO.

Name of The Biospheres

Declared Years


Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve



Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka 

Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve




Nokrek Biosphere Reserve




Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve



Gulf of Mannar (Tamilnadu)

Manas Biosphere Reserve



Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve



West Bengal

Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve



Andaman Nicobar

Similipal Biosphere Reserve 




Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve



Dehang - Dewang Biosphere Reserve


Arunachal Pradesh

Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve



Madhya Pradesh

Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve




Augusta malai Biosphere Reserve



Tamilnadu and Kerala

Achanakmar - Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve



Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Rann of Kutch Biosphere Reserve



Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve


Himachal Pradesh

Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve


Andhra Pradesh

Panna Biosphere Reserve


Madhya Pradesh

Note: Included years of The Biospheres in UNESCO's world networks are different from the above. Click below link to see the included years of India's Biospheres in the World Network. Click

Important Points Related to the Biosphere Reserves

  • Kutch Biosphere Reserve is the largest in India that has spread over 12454 square kilometers.
  • Nilgiri was included as the first Biosphere in the UNESCO World network.
  • Kanchenjunga is the latest biosphere that was included in the world network in 2018.
  • Kanchenjunga Biosphere is situated in the highest in the world.
  • The Gulf of Mannar is the second-largest biosphere reserve of India that has spread over 10500 km square.
  • Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is the smallest in all Biosphere Reserves of India.
  • Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is known for more biodiversity in India.
  • There are 701 Biosphere Reserves in all over the world that are included in the UNESCO World Network from 124 countries.
  • Great Bear Lake (Canada) is the largest Biosphere Reserve in the world.
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