Tucked away in the foothills of the Sub-Himalayan belt Jim Corbett National has seized the imagination of many wildlife fans with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Established as Hailey National Park in the year 1936, Corbett has attained the fame of the first national park to be established in mainland Asia. The natural uniqueness of the area was identified by the Edward James Corbett a British hunter whole played a key role in its establishments.
The whole area of the Jim Corbett National Park spans in two districts of Uttarakhand i.e. Nainital and Pauri. The total extent of the park covers an area of 521 Square kilometers together with the neighboring wildlife sanctuary called Sonanadi and Reserve Forest area which forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve spans over 1288 Square kilometers.
Its beautiful geographical location, varied physical features and climatic types displays the widest variety of landscapes. It lies amidst the Himalayan and the Terrai, and the streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain which forms the unmatched combination of biographic and physical environment of the area. Corbett is known for its vivid mosaic of habitats like plain and mountainous, wet and dry, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands supporting the life of many species of plant and animals. The Royal Bengal Tiger and Asiatic Elephant are the most famous wild residents of Corbett, additionally with about 600 species of avifauna Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of India.