Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India.The park, named for the hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, the park acts as a protected area for the endangered Bengal Tiger of India. The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics. An ecotourism destination,] it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. The Jim Corbett National Park is a heaven for the adventure seekers and wildlife adventure lovers alike. Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife.
Corbett National Park lies in two districts – Nainital and Pauri – in the hill state of Uttaranchal in northern India. It covers an area of 521 sq. km and together with the neighbouring Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve over 1288 sq. km. The flora in Corbett national park is that the varied topography comprises hilly and riverine areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines.
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.There are quite a number of reptiles also in Corbett National Park. Some of the common reptiles you will spot here are Gharials (fish eating crocodiles), Muggers (another species of crocodiles), Monitor Lizards, Turtles, Cobras, Pythons, Sal forest Tortoise, Russell's viper and kraits.Apart from the places mentioned above, tourists also find it interesting to visit this city and the surrounding areas when there is some festival held. Tourists come to this city in large numbers to see the numerous colorful festivals and events that are held here. You can reach here by road Dhikala is 300 km from Delhi, 145 km from Lucknow and 51 km from Ramnagar.
The weather in the park is temperate compared to most other protected areas of India. The temperature may vary from 5 °C (41 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F) during the winter and some mornings are foggy. Summer temperatures normally do not rise above 40 °C (104 °F).] Rainfall ranges from light during the dry season to heavy during the monsoons. The best time to visit is Mid-November to Mid-June.
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