Updated List of Ramsar Sites in India


  • Ramsar is the oldest of the modern global intergovernmental environmental agreements. The treaty was negotiated through the 1960s by countries and non - governmental organizations concerned about the increasing loss and degradation of wetland habitat for migratory water-birds. It was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975.
  • The first World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2, 1997. Every year World Wetlands Day is observed on February 2.
  • Thirteen meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP13) was held at Dubai, United Arab Emirates in October 2018. The Convention has 170 member states. The COP adopts 25 Resolutions.
  • 27 sites are declered as Ramsar Wetlands sites in India.

Updated List of Ramsar Sites in India

S/No.Name of SiteLocationDate of DeclarationArea (in square km)
1Chilka LakeOrissa01-10-19811165
2Keoladeo Ghana National ParkRajasthan01-10-198128.73
3Wular LakeJammu & Kashmir23-03-1990189
4Harike LakePunjab23-03-199041
5Loktak LakeManipur23-03-1990266
6Sambhar LakeRajasthan23-03-1990240
7Kanjli LakePunjab22-01-20021.83
8Ropar LakePunjab22-01-200213.65
9Ashtamudi WetlandKerala19-08-2002614
10Bhitarkanika MangrovesOrissa19-08-2002650
11Bhoj WetlandMadhya Pradesh19-08-200232.01
12Deepor BeelAssam19-08-200240
13East Calcutta WetlandsWest Bengal 19-08-2002125
14Kolleru LakeAndhra Pradesh 19-08-2002901
15Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird SanctuaryTamil Nadu19-08-2002385
16Pong Dam LakeHimachal Pradesh19-08-2002156.62
17Sasthamkotta LakeKerala19-08-20023.73
18TsomoririJammu & Kashmir19-08-2002120
19Vembanad Kol WetlandKerala19-08-20021512.50
20Chandertal WetlandHimachal Pradesh 08-11-20050.49
21Hokera WetlandJammu and Kashmir 08-11-200513.75
22Renuka WetlandHimachal Pradesh 08-11-20050.20
23Rudrasagar LakeTripura08-11-20052.4
24Surinsar-Mansar LakesJammu, Kashmir08-11-20053.50
25Upper Ganga RiverUttar Pradesh08-11-2005265.90
26Nalsarovar bird SancturyGujarat24-09-2012120
27Sunderbans WetlandWest Bengal30-01-20194230
Total Area (in Sq. km.)
Updated List of Ramsar Sites in India Updated List of Ramsar Sites in India Reviewed by Admin on October 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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