Jim Corbett National Park.

Jim Corbett National park is situated in the Uttarakhand state of India.

 

Jim Corbett National Park

  • Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect then dangered Bengal tiger.
  • It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment.
  • The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.
  • The park has sub-Himalayan beltgeographical and ecological characteristics.
  • An ecotourism destination, it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. The increase in tourist activities, among other problems, continues to present a serious challenge to the park’s ecological balance.
  • Jim Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time.
  • Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife.
  • In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park.
  • Jim Corbett National Park comprises 520.8 km2(201.1 sq mi) area of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands and a large lake.
  • The elevation ranges from 1,300 to 4,000 ft (400 to 1,220 m), Winter nights are cold but the days are bright and sunny, It rains from July to September.
  • Dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of sal, haldu, peepal, rohini and mango trees. Forest covers almost 73% of the park, 10% of the area consists of grasslands. It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species, It is a beautiful place to see around.

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