Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest national park spread over a area of 521 sq. Km. It was established in the year 1936 by the name of Hailey national park but later on its name was change to Jim Corbett National Park to honour the great hunter Jim Corbett who was famous for hunting Man eating leopards and tigers. The national park is spread over two districts of Uttaranchal Pradesh namely Nanital and Pauri.

At present this national park offers a wide variety of flora and fauna to explore. . This vibrant mixture of habitats wet and dry, temperate and rocky, forests and plain lands take care of various plants and animal species present in the area. There are more than 600 varieties of plants, trees, herbs bamboos, etc. in this region. The major plant species which one would encounter in this region are Chir Pine, Palms, Semal, Amaltas, Madaar Silver Oak, Karaunda etc.

Despite of the wide variety of flora in the region, animals draw the major attention of the tourist visiting the park. The famous Indian tiger live in these jungles although the no. Of this endangered species has reduced tremendously but if one is lucky then spotting a tiger is an easy job. Elephants are found in abundance in this national park. Various species of deers like Chaital, Hog Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer,etc. other animal to  be found in these jungles are Leopards, Rhesus Macaque, Common Langur, Ghural, Wild Boar, Asiatic Jackal,Otter etc.

There are many hotels and state run lodges available for rent in the national park. Guided tours are organized on daily bases by the park authorities.

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