JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Settled down in the foothills of Himalayas is a beauty of a national park, a place that is refer to as
the ‘Jim Corbett National Park’. Ideally located in Nainital district of Uttrakhand, the Jim Corbett
National Park is the oldest national park of Asia. The place is full of rich cultural heritage that
substantiates the story behind its name at different points in time. Being called as ‘Hailey National
Park’ during its early days, came from Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of United Provinces. Later,
during the years 1954-55, its changed to ‘Ramganga National Park’ owing to the prominence of
Ramganga River in its vicinity.
Soon after, the park was named ‘Jim Corbett National Park’ in context to Edward James Jim Corbett, the
man behind the establishment of the park in 1957. The place was given the honor of a national park in
1936 and witnessed conservation of the land in 1868. It is also being honored as the place where Project
Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of
the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers.
Jim Corbett is a home to densest population of tiger in the world that promises the sight of the big
striped cat in its premises. The park boasts of an area of 521 sq. km and together with adjacent Sonanadi
Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, constitutes the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The park is filled
with a plethora of options in Jim Corbett resorts and packages that will leave you spellbound. Jim
Corbett National Park is marked by a beautiful habitats ranging from wet and dry, plain and
mountainous, plain and rugged, forests and grasslands resulting in the growth of countless species of
flora and fauna. The Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant remain the pride of the park till date in
addition to over 550 distinct species of fauna.
The park is every nature lover’s beloved spot as it is filled with Sal, Amla, Peepal and Mango trees. In
fact, over 70 percent area of the park is covered with lush green expanse of the forests. Jim Corbett
National Park is endured with main type of Safaris, the Jeep Safari.