Corbett National Park - Land of Roaring tigers !!
Corbett is situated in Himalayan foothills,it covers the area of 520 Sq-kms. Corbett Tiger Reserve has more than 50 mammal species including Approx .220 tigers, 700 Elephants and more than 150 leopards.The national park is home to the most precious and diverse species of flora and fauna accommodating around 110 tree species, 585 bird species, 33 reptile species,7 Species of Amphibians , 7 Species of fishes & 37 Species of colourful dragonflies.
It has got rich greenery which makes it a perfect destination for the big cats and other wild animals. Corbett was a very popular hunting reserve during the British period.Corbett national park is named to honor Jim Corbett a hunter turned naturalist photographer and author. Jim Corbett contributed a lot to set up Corbett Wildlife Park.Corbett is the first national park of India . Corbett was the first wildlife sanctuary which became the tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973. It became the national park in 1936. The main rivers in Corbett are Kosi & Ramganga which are ideal for Mahaseer angling and to see the crocodiles.
Corbett National Park General Information :
Core Area- : 520.82 sq. km, Buffer Area- : 797.72 sq. km, Total Area- : 1318.54 sq. km. Longitude: 7805' E to 7905' E, Latitude: 29025'E to 29040' N, Altitude: 365 m - 1100 m above MSL
The Climate the Corbett National Park
Temperature in winter's can go down to 2 degrees centigrade at night and the entire jungle is extremely dry in the summer months as the temperatures reach as high as 44 degrees centigrade. Rainfall: 1400mm-2800mm.
Welcome to Jim Corbett National Park, the first wildlife reserve of India, extending over an area of more than 500 sq km in the Himalayan foothills. Corbett national park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. In 1955-56 it has changed to Ramganga National Park and finallyJim Corbett National Park in the honor of legendary hunter-turned- conservationist, best known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon and lower Garhwal in the 1920s.
Corbett National park is known for its varied wildlife, and as the site for the launching of Project Tiger. Corbett National Park was one of the nine tiger reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. The original area of the Corbett National Park was 323.75 sq. km. to which 197.07 sq. km. was added later. In 1991, an area of 797.72 sq km was added as buffer area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. It area includes kalagarh forest division and Ramnagar forest division.
The Main wildlife animals found in the Corbett National Park include the tiger, elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and nearly 600 species of birds. Corbett National Park receives thousands of visitors every year. A variety of facilities are available to house tourists within and outside the park.