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.