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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park can be befittingly called the paradise of Tigers for the fact that it holds a large population of tigers in its breathtaking landscapes that consists of different varieties of flora and fauna. Named after the legendary tiger hunter turned naturalist Jim Corbett (1875-1955), the proud destination 'Jim Corbett National Park' was the first national park of India, which was established in 1936 in the hill state of Uttarakhand in Northern India. It is one of the most famous wildlife destinations in India, visited by several wildlife enthusiasts who want to catch the glorious sights of the Indian tigers.

During its inception, the name of the park was Hailey National Park, which was rechristened afterwards in the honor of the great conservationist and naturalist Jim Corbett, who hunted down tigers that had turned man-eaters in Kumaon, Uttarakhand, between 1907 to 1939. Jim Corbett believed in the conservation of the ecosystem and wildlife, especially tigers and which is why Jim Corbett National Park was chosen as the venue for the inauguration of 'Save the tigers' project in India.

Spread across the districts- Nainital and Pauri, the Corbett National Park covers an area of 1288 sq. km, together with neighboring reserves- Sonanadi Wildlife Santuary and Reserve Forest. It is home to approximately 110 tree species, 50 mammals' species, 580 bird species, and 25 reptile species that are found both in the lower and higher regions of the park. The geographical location of this place that encloses streams, rivers, and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, makes Jim Corbett National Park a perfect habitat for numerous plant and animal species. The most famous of Corbett's wild residents are the Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Leopards, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Mongoose, and Crocodile.

Tourists from all across the world visit Jim Corbett National Park to view India's precious predators during the months of November to June, which is considered to be the best time to make a visit this park. It is during this time that visitors can explore the Indian wildlife through jungle safari, available from five different tourism zones…Dhikala, Bijrani, Domunda, and Sonanadi. Corbett also invites people for adventure activities like rock-climbing, rappelling, river-crossing and slithering, organized by the hotels & resorts located near Jim Corbett park. Read more

Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve News

  • Corbett Elated at the Sight of Striped Hyena

    A surprise visit of Striped Hyena has elicited happiness in Corbett National Park. According to reports, it is for the first time in the history of Corbett a Striped Hyena had been spotted. Ofcourse, a significant population of this species is recorded in Rajaji National Park; however it was unexpected to find this mammal in the forests of Corbett National Park, which made the authorities jump in joy. The Striped Hyena was captured in the camera trap that was set in....>>Read more
  • Dhela: A New Zone in Corbett National Park

    A good news pertaining to Corbett national park awaits all wildlife enthusiasts. For boosting tourism in the region, the government has agreed upon creating a new zone in the park. Dhela is the name of new zone, which will be open to tourists from 1st December. The Deputy Director of Corbett National Park said that there are now a total of six zones in Corbett. He also informed that the new zone, Dhela sprawls over an area of 1173 hectares and....>>Read more