Saturday 5 May 2012

Jim Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is located in the state of Uttarakhand and is a haven for wildlife lovers. This tiger reserve covers 1318.54 square kilometers, which includes 520 square kilometers of core area and 797.72 square kilometers of buffer area. The core area of this wildlife sanctuary forms the Corbett National Park and the buffer area  forms the reserve forests. The rich eco system of the park is formed by the park’s rolling grasslands and flat valleys.

Corbett wildlife sanctuary is one of the greenest and most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. It has a tiger population of one hundred and sixty. This wildlife sanctuary is one of the most important bastion of tigers, one of the most endangered species.

The Corbett national park is home to several types of flora and fauna. About six hundred species of birds have been sighted in the Corbett national park and this park is a haven for bird lovers in India.
The Corbett national park covers mountains, Sal forests, grasslands, rivers. This makes it home to various species of trees, birds, shrubs, herbs, grass and bamboos.

This park was established in 1936 and was initially named Hailey National Park. Later the name was changed to Ramganga National Park and finally it was named Jim Corbett National Park after the big game hunter who turned conservationist. He was known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon and lower Garhwal region.

Corbett Natioanl Park is the site for launching of the Project Tiger conservation program.
The main wild animals found in the Corbett National Park are tigers, King Cobra, Elephants, Nilagai, Chital, Sambhar, Gharial, Muntjac, Flying Fox, Indian Pangolin, Hedgehog musk deer and some six hundred species of birds. If you want to see wildlife, a visit to Corbett National Park is a must.

1 comment:

  1. Club Mahindra has a resort in Jim Corbett national park.

    It is on the river Kosi and my room had a view of the lovely river. My room was a single bedroom apartment that was very well done. It had all the modern facilities. Club Mahindra provides a Jungle safari for those who are interested, the rest can stay indoors and take part in the activities provided by them. There are a number of games and activities provided. I choose to go on the safari. You can even go on nature walks, as the resort is very close to the Jim Corbett national Park.

    There are several places to visit and the Club Mahindra executive gave me complete information on the places I could visit. The staff is attentive and efficient. They provide all facilities and food is extremely good. I had read several Club Mahindra Reviews before I came, most of them praised the place and the facilities and I found it all true. Even I can see that the resort is well worth the money spent and this place is a must visit if you love nature and wild animals. This is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India. I think everybody who loves nature must visit this resort.