National Parks

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. The park named after the hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment.

It 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 secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative.

The Jim Corbett National Park is a heaven for the adventure seekers and wildlife adventure lovers alike. The National Park 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. In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park from India and other countries.


The climate in Corbett National Park, consists of three distinct seasons: Winter (November to February), Summer (March to mid-June) and Monsoon (mid-June to October). Mean monthly maximum temperatures range from 260C in January to 440C in June, and minimum temperatures from 20C in January to 210C in August. Conditions are humid throughout the year, relative humidity rising to 98% in the monsoon and seldom falling below 57% even in the driest period (November).

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Location: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Best Time to Visit: November to June
Nearest Airport: Phoolbagh in Pantnagar
Nearest Railway: Ramnagar
Vegetation: Moist deciduous, Tropical dry deciduous, Subtropical Conifers
Major Wildlife: Royal Bengal Tigers, Chital, Leopards, Crocodiles, Sambhar deer, Elephants

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