About Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park

ABOUT CORBETT TIGER RESERVE


  • It is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  • In 1973, Project Tiger was launched in Jim Corbett National Park, which is part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
  • The major rivers flowing between Jim Corbett National Park are Ramganga, Sonnadi, Mandal, Exodus, and Kosi.
  • As of August 2019, there are 50 tiger reserves in India.

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India which was established in 1936 as the Hanley National Park to protect the Bengal tiger. The most striking feature of Jim Corbett National Park is that it is a critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Jim Corbett National Park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand on the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and on the banks of the Ramganga River.

The park is home to around 50 species of trees, 580 bird species, and 50 species of animals, besides 25 species of reptiles, which are spread over an area of ​​more than 500 square meters. The area of ​​this national park consists of belts, hills, marshy depressions, lakes, rivers, and grasslands. If you are going for a walk in this park, then let us know that the journey of this park is incomplete without the safari of the forests here, so be sure to enjoy the safari when visiting Jim Corbett National Park. Come let us take a tour of Jim Corbett National Park.

History


The famous wildlife conservationist and author Jim Corbett assisted the British government in establishing the region during 1930. Then again in the year 1936, a wildlife reserve area called Hailey National Park was established covering an area of ​​about 300 sq km of this area. In 1955–1956, the place was renamed the reserve area as Jim Corbett National Park. The park was named for Jim Corbett National Park, a tribute to Jim Corbett, and his contribution to the preservation of wildlife as he was instrumental in establishing this park. In 1974, Jim Corbett National Park was selected as the launch of Project Tiger by a prestigious wildlife conservation campaign. In 1991, the entire area of ​​Sonandi Wildlife Sanctuary under its Kalagarh Forest Division was added to its immediate boundary.

Flora


According to the Botanical Survey of India, a staggering 600 species of trees are found in the vast area of ​​about 521 sq km of Jim Corbett National Park. These include grasses, climbers, bamboo, shrubs, ferns. This reserve park is rich in diverse flora and includes both freshwater vegetation and alpine vegetation. Sal park forests are very much found in this park which covers more than 75% of this reserved area. The most prominent species in the trees include the names of Sal, Khair, and Siso. The only coniferous tree you will find here is pine. The credit for making Jim Corbett spellbound and attractive goes to the flowering trees which are found in large numbers here. The beautiful trees and plants here attract the attention of the tourists visiting here. In this park, special plants such as kacharan (pink flowers of white tomatoes), semal (huge red flowers), 'forest fire', dhaka (bright orange flowers) are also found.

Fauna


Jim Corbett National Park has always been a very favorable place for the fauna. The National Park is home to several endangered animals and critically endangered species, especially Asian elephants and gongs. The Jim Corbett Safari is very special to entice tourists visiting the place throughout the year. The main attraction in this safari drive is the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. Other species found here such as Asian Black Bear, Walking Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar, Sloth are also very special. Jim Corbett National Park is a paradise for bird lovers as it is home to 600 species of birds including the Great Pied Hornbill, the white-backed vulture. Peacock, Hodgson Bushchat, orange-breasted green pigeon, sea eagle, golden masher, fish owl. Endangered reptiles, Mugger crocodiles, and king cobras are also found in Jim Corbett National Park.


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