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Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the first wildlife reserve of India established in 1936, extending over an area of more than 500 sq km in the Himalayan foothills. Corbett national park was ealier known 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 flora & fauna, 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 Mostly 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.

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






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