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.