Established in early 90’s or the year 1936 to be precise, Jim Corbett situated in Uttarakhand; India is one of the oldest National Parks. It was established by a renowned British hunter Sir Edward James whose aim was to create a National reserve to protect the Bengal tiger et al other wildlife from extinction. This park was earlier known as Hailey National Sanctuary but in the year 1957, which is two years after the death of Edward James; this park was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park. The name was changed in honour of Sir Edward James who played a key role to persuade the government to take the initiative in order to protect wildlife by establishing this park.
It was due to the efforts of Sir Edward James that now in every season better than 50,000 visitors from all across the world get an opportunity to experience the beautiful landscape and rich et al diverse flora and fauna in Jim Corbett at Nanital District. Holding a diverse wildlife, riverine belts, large grasslands, splendid lake and much more this park is a true heaven for the travel enthusiasts.
The dense Sal forests in Jim Corbett have more than 480 species of plants. The variety of fauna here is equally diverse. Including red jungle fowl, serpent eagle and many more domestic fowl, this park serves as a host to 586 species of diurnal and seasonal migratory birds. It is also a home to several species of amphibians, reptiles, fishes and dragonflies. Mammals including Bengal Tigers, Black Bears, Black Buck Deer, Elephants, Jungle Cat, Sloth, Grey Mongoose and Leopards are also here in plenty. Indian python and local crocodile are some of the animals who are well cared of under the enslaved genealogy programs.
Jim Corbett National Meadow is the first sanctuary to be recognized by government under Project Tiger initiative. The thick wilderness forests are ideal habitat for the tigers to survive here. Wherein, the other mammals like fishing cat, barking deer, sandbar, langur and India pangolins venture well into the low patrial hills of Corbett. The dense forests and its residing wildlife can raken well explored by visitors by taking Elephant Trek and Jeep safari. Though, Jeep Safari is much preferred via the tourists. The summer months of April to June and winter season from November to January are ideal to pay a visit to Jim Corbett.
The visitor’s charge of Jim Corbett National Park promote this place as an ecotourism destination. Since 1993 the management has initiated several courses and workshops to train guides and visitors on ecotourism. Everyone who visits here is encouraged to accomplish a contribution to promote the conservative efforts in order to protect the flora, fauna and natural beauty of this landscape.