Published on September 1, 2020

List of Ramsar Sites in India


What is Ramsar Site

Ramsar sites are protected wetland areas across the world under the Ramsar Convention program launched by UNESCO in 1971 at Ramsar city Iran. It came into force in 1975. Ramsar sites can be marine/coastal wetlands, manmade wetlands or inland water. At present, there are 2300 Ramsar sites in the world, among them, 37 Ramsar sites are present in India.

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List of Ramsar Sites in India

Ramsar Site Location
Surinsar- Mansar lakes Jammu & Kashmir
Hokera Wetland Jammu & Kashmir
Wular Lake Jammu & Kashmir
Tsomoriri Ladakh
Chandra Taal Himachal Pradesh
Pong Dam lake Himachal Pradesh
Renuka lake Himachal Pradesh
Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve Punjab
Harike Wetlands Punjab
Kanjli Wetland Punjab
Beas Conservation Reserve Punjab
Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary Punjab
Ropar Wetland Punjab
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Parvati Arga Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Saman Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Samaspur Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Sandi Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Sarsai Nawar Jheel Uttar Pradesh
Upper Ganga river Uttar Pradesh
Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan
Sambhar lake  Rajasthan
Nalsarovar Bird sanctuary Gujarat
Bhoj Wetland Madhya Pradesh
Sunderban Wetland West Bengal
East Kolkata Wetlands West Bengal
Deepor Beel Assam
Rudrasagar Lake Tripura
Loktak lake Manipur
Chilika Lake Odisha
Bhitarkanika Mangroves Odisha
Nandur Madhmeshwar Maharashtra
Kolleru lake Andhra Pradesh
Sasthamkotta lake Kerala
Vembanad Kol Wetland Kerala
Ashtamudi Wetland Kerala
Point Calimere Wildlife
and Bird Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu

List of Ramsar Sites in India

1. Surinsar-Mansar Lakes

  • It is located in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2005.
  • It is a freshwater lake.

2. Hokera Wetland

  • It is located in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 1974.

3. Wular Lake

  • It is located in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990.
  • It is the largest freshwater lake in India.

4. Tso Moriri

  • It is located in Ladakh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.
  • It is a freshwater lake.

5. Chandra Taal

  • It is located in Himachal Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2005.
  • It is a freshwater lake.

6. Pong Dam Lake

  • It is located in Himachal Pradesh on Beas river.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

7. Renuka Lake

  • It is located in Himachal Pradesh.
  • It is largest lake in the Himachal Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2005.
  • It is a freshwater lake.

8. Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve

  • It is located in Punjab.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

9. Harike Wetland

  • It is located in Punjab.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990.

10. Kanjli Wetland

  • It is located in Punjab.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

11. Beas Conservation Reserve

  • It is located in Punjab.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

12. Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located in Punjab.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

13. Ropar Wetland

  • It is located in Punjab.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

14. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

  • It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

15. Parvati Arga Bird Sanctuary

  • It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

16. Saman Bird Sanctuary

  • It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

17. Samaspur Bird Sanctuary

  • It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

18. Sandi Bird Sanctuary

  • It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

19. Sarsai Nawar Jheel

  • It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

20. Upper Ganga river

  • It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2005.

21. Keoladeo National Park

  • It is located in Rajasthan.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 1981.
  • It was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1981 by UNESCO.

22. Sambhar lake

  • It is located in Rajasthan.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990.
  • It is a saltwater lake.

23. Nalsarovar Bird sanctuary

  • It is located in Gujarat.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2012.

24. Bhoj Wetland

  • It is located in Madhya Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

25. Sunderban Wetland

  • It is located in West Bengal.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.
  • It was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1997 by UNESCO.

26. East Kolkata Wetlands

  • It is located in West Bengal.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

27. Deepor Beel

  • It is located in Assam.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

28. Rudrasagar Lake

  • It is located in Tripura.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2005.

29. Loktak Lake

  • It is located in Manipur.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990.
  • It is the largest freshwater lake in the North East region.

30. Chilika Lake

  • It is located in Odisha.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 1981.
  • It is a coastal saltwater lake.
  • It is the largest lake in India.

31. Bhitarkanika Mangroves

  • It is located in Odisha.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

32. Nandur Madhmeshwar

  • It is located in Maharashtra.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2019.

33. Kolleru Lake

  • It is located in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

34. Sasthamcotta Lake

  • It is located in Kerala.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

35. Vembanad Kol Wetland

  • It is located in Kerala.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

36. Ashtamudi Wetland

  • It is located in Kerala.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.

37. Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary

  • It is located in Tamil Nadu.
  • It was designated as a Ramsar site in 2002.
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