Located in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar district, Jim Corbett National Park is home to India’s major tiger population. Besides, the place offers a scenic view of the hills, lakes, grasslands, riverine belts, etc. Not to mention, the place is a destination for ecotourism!
Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park Completes 87 Years
In 1936, under the British era, the national park was created and given the name Hailey National Park. In fact, 87 years have passed since the establishment of this national park. The goal was to control the rapidly decreasing population of tigers. The name Haley National Park was given in honour of the then-Governor Haley.
Following independence, it was known as Ganga National Park, and efforts were made to conserve tigers there, with encouraging results. Ganga National Park’s name was eventually changed to Corbett National Park in 1957. Jim Edward Corbett, a British commander, inspired its naming. It is the ideal location for wildlife vacations in India. The best tiger reserve for wildlife tourism is here.
In comparison to other Indian National Parks, this park is well known for having the highest concentration of tigers. One of the best activities is a jeep safari. The most breathtaking vistas of hills, lakes, rivers, grasslands, and waterfalls may be seen while on a jeep safari, and they will undoubtedly spark your creative mind and uplift your mood.
It is among the top tourist destinations in Uttarakhand.
Facts About The National Park You Didn’t Know!
Here are some facts about India’s tiger habitat:
- It is one of the oldest habitats for tigers in India.
- In 1973, ‘Project Tiger’ was launched at this national park.
- Jim Corbett National Park is India’s first tiger habitat.
- 75 per cent of the area is covered by Sal trees.
- The only coniferous tree found is pine.
- Among the flora, Semal, Dhaka and Kacharan are predominant ones.
- Besides tigers, the place is home to Asian Elephants, Alligators, Sambhar Deer, Asian Black Bears, Walking Deer, Hog Deer and Sloth.
- There are 600 species of birds including the Great Pied Hornbill, White-backed Vulture. Peacock, Hodgson Bushchat, etc.
- The place is home to endangered reptiles like King Cobra and Mugger Crocodiles.
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