Established in the year 1936, the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India was popularly known as the Ramganga National Park and prior to that it was known as the Hailey National Park. It has the unique privilege of being the oldest national park in India and also enjoys the privilege of being the first national park of India to be covered under the famous Project Tiger.
Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, it is rated amongst the finest national parks of India. The park covers an area of 520.8 sq. km and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. Forest covers almost 73% of the park, 10% of the area consists of grasslands. It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.
The varied wildlife in Corbett National Park ranges from large mammals to the lesser ones, the birds, the reptiles and amphibians, the fishes, the insects, the mollusks, the crustaceans and more. But the Corbett National Park is known for its ferocious yet handsome Royal Bengal Tigers. No wonder, it is appropriately called the heaven of majestic tigers.
The Corbett National Park also has a significant population of antelopes and deer. The park also shelters a significant population of omnivorous Wild Pigs and Wild Boars.
Corbett is the nest to more than 600 registered species of birds which makes the park to greatest number of birds in the country. As the park is located in the migratory route, it is a stopover for many passage migrants.
Corbett National Park is a paradise of wildlife and bird lovers and is a must visit for any wildlife and nature loving person.