Happy 87th Birthday to Jim Corbett National Park

As you must be aware of the fact that Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park which means it is the first national park that started to take steps against tiger hunting and started the conservation and preservation of tigers. So this national park played an important role when it comes to bringing a change in the lives of animals and humans as well.

This national park holds a rich history. So 4 days ago this old, important and beautiful park turned 87. So today let’s know this national park a little deep. The park was established in the year 1936 at that time Edward James Corbett used to live in this country until India got independent. Even the park was named after him because he was the one who killed the dangerous man-eater. Because of this, he earned lots of fame and respect. Also, he was India’s one of the most popular hunters.

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Imagine being the 1st national park among the 106 national parks. The total area covered by the national park in India is 44,402.95 square kilometers which is 1.35% of the total area of India in that 1.35% of this national park covers 1,318 square kilometers.

Interesting Facts about Jim Corbett National Park:

  • Jim Corbett National Park is the first national park that took steps in preserving tigers. Corbett the naturalist and conservationist worked as one of the leaders when it comes to the establishment of Jim Corbett National Park. But unfortunately, he died in the year 1955.
  • You will be amazed to know that the name of this beautiful national park was changed three times. First, when it was established in 1936, it was known as Hailey National Park and the second time it was changed to Ramganga National Park this was done after Independence. Lastly, it was changed to Jim Corbett National Park in the year 1955.
  • When the national park was established park was just 323.75 square kilometers which was quite big but in the year 1966, the park expanded to 520.82 square kilometers. This expansion of the area made a quite great habitat for the animals, especially for the tigers living in this protected area.
  • Jim Corbett National Park has a huge range of flora and flora and also allow tourists to enjoy various activities which makes it one of the best destination of tourism in Uttarakhand.
  • 73% of the Jim Corbett National Park was covered by trees and 10% of the national park is covered by grassland and most of it is the Sal tree.

So these are the interesting facts about the special Jim Corbett National Park which you may or may not know about it. As this national park is so special then it deserves a visit as well. So if you are planning a visit in the district of Nainital, Uttarakhand then you know what a must-visit destination is for you.

Jim Corbett National Park is not only about flora and fauna or about its history but it offers much more than that such as the Corbett Tiger Safari Tour, night safari, nature walk, bird watching, etc. If you are planning to give a visit to this place then we wish you all the luck and adventure there.


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  1. September 8, 2023

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