Tracing a bit of history, the park was initially established as Hailey National Park in 1936 in honour of Sir Malcolm Hailey. This name was also subsequently changed to Ramganga National Park in 1952, and finally in 1957, the park was renamed as Corbett National Park in honour and memory of the late Jim Corbett, the fearless legendary hunter turned conversationalist, naturalist, author and photographer.

Project Tiger, that most ambitious of conservation projects aimed at saving the Indian 'panther tigress' was inaugurated here on April 1st, 1973. There is something absolutely magical about being in tiger and elephant country where unexpected sights and sounds present themselves at almost every turn. Its proximity to Delhi and prolific wildlife makes Corbett one of the must visit wildlife destinations in India. Amidst the varied topography, teems wildlife of splendid beauty that include wild cats, langurs, jackals, foxes, reptiles, birds etc.

Corbett National Park is one of the greatest National Parks in Asia with over 1300 sq kms of forests, hills and grasslands, fed by a frisky Ramganga river. Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, and blessed with a varied climate, it is famous for its myriad fauna and flora that helps sustains a huge collection of leopards, tigers, elephants etc. Corbett National Park is major attraction for nature lovers. The wild species at Corbett are in no worries of existence. Corbett is home to 110 species of trees, 51 species of shrubs, 27 species of climbers, 37 species of grasses and bamboos, over 50 mammals, 580 species of birds and 25 reptile species. Corbett is birdwatchers' delight as also for Angling of Mahaseer fish.

How To Reach

The park is connected to other places by air, rail and road. The nearest international airport is at Delhi that is at a distance of 300 km from Corbett.

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