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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 finally Jim 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 a buffer area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. It area includes kalagarh forest division and Ramnagar forest division.

The Main animals found in the national park wildlife 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.

Corbett National Park General Information :

Core Area- : 520.82 sq. km,

Buffer Area- : 797.72 sq. km, Total Area- : 1318.54 sq. km.

Corbett National Park Location:

It is close to Delhi, capital of India, about 300kms surface drive from the city. Being so close to Delhi city, it is very much visited by Tourists. One can reach Corbett Tiger Reserve by taxi from Delhi. It is located in the Uttarakhand State of India. Location details are:

Longitude: 7805’ E to 7905’ E, Latitude: 29025’E to 29040’ N, Altitude: 365 m – 1100 m above MSL

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