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Corbett National ParkThe Corbett National Park Tourism : Largest Tiger Populated Reserve In The World is first national park of India established in the year 1936 it was named Hailey National Park. In 1957, the park was rechristned as the Corbett National Park in the memory of Late Jim Corbett great naturalist.eminent conservationist.

Corbett National Park Location & Area

Corbett national park is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, is known to house a population of 200 + tigers along a massive topographical area interspersed with hilly ridges and rolling grasslands in the foothills of Himalayas and spreads over an area of 520 sq. kms., along the bank of Ramganga river. The dense Sal forests of Himalayan foothills and the tall grassy meadows make it one of the richest areas of northern India for the habitation of big mammals.

The Corbett national park covering an area of 521 Sq. Kms. is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. It spreads over parts of two districts, a major part of park with an area of 312.86 sq. Kms. falls in Pauri Garhwal district and the balance 208.14 sq. Kms. in Nainital district. The park occupies portions of Kalagarh and Ramnagar forest divisions. It falls within the trek of land known as Paltidun.

Corbett National Park - Misty Morning

Following international appeal to save the world's most magnificent beasts, Project Tiger was launched with the help of World Wildlife Fund on April 1st 1973, making the Corbett National Park a heaven for the tigers.

Corbett National Park   The lake in the park attracts a large number of species of water birds, both migrants and others, that frequent it's water, mainly in the winter.

Among the reptiles, the long snouted, fish eating gharial and mugger (crocodiles) could be seen basking in the sun on the sand banks.

Sporting fish such as mahseer and malee thrive in the lake and in the river, offering great fishing, sport to anglers.

Different species of trees, shrubs, bamboo and grass make up the lush vegetation of the park. The sanctuary is dominated by pure sal, for which the park is known.

It is found in the lower hilly ridges and flat valleys while the soothing green shisham is in abundance in the revering area. The balky enriches the hues of park with its reddish leaves and pale bark and the the chaurs, the savannah grasslands are covered with a variety of grass. During the monsoon from June to October, the park remains closed to tourists and the animals move to the hilly areas of Corbett at this time.

Corbett National Park The Tiger is the bigger attraction of this park. Other carnivores include the leopard, elephant, bear, hog, sambar deer, muntjac and fox. The park has more than 300 species of birds. The common birds seen here are ducks snipe egrets, herons, spotted eagle, harrier, woodpecker, darter, cormorants and thrushes.

The Ramganga is the home of the prehistoric reptiles, gharial and the mugger. The gharial has been saved from extinction in the park through captive breeding. A few species of turtles and tortoises are also found in and around lake. The chital and the well known spotted deer, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world congregate in large numbers in the vast grassland choirs of Corbett.

Corbett National Park