INTRODUCTION :The Corbett national park named after Jim Corbett was established in the year 1936 and is also referred as the Hailey National Park. The Corbett Park also takes the credit of India’s first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger. The Corbett national park on the foothills of the Himalayas spreads over an area of about 201 square mile and is extremely rich in its flora and fauna. With an excellent environment and habitat, the Corbett National park is ideal for wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants.
HISTORY : The Jim Corbett National Park was earlier the hunting ground of the British during which the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer namely Jim Corbett who dedicated most of his life in the development of this park. In the year 1973 the Jim Corbett National Park with the help of World Wildlife Fund got Project Tiger.
ORIENTATION Jim Corbett National Park in the foothills of Himalayas lies in the Nainital, Pauri Garwhal and Bijnore Districts of Uttaranchal.Corbett National Park is located in Ramganga valley in Uttaranchal.It is at a distance of about 263 kilometers from Delhi.