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Jim Corbett Park In India

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in Asia. Established in 1936, the park was initially named Hailey National Park after William Malcolm Hailey. When he was the governor of the United Provinces, British India. Later it was renamed as Ramganga National Park in 1954-55 and finally in 1956-57 it was named after the famous hunter and naturalist James Edward Corbett (Jim Corbett).

Jim Corbett National Park is spread over an area of 1288.3 square kilometers, with its administrative headquarters at Ramnagar. It was the first tiger reserve to come under the Project Tiger initiative in 1973-74. Jim Corbett National Park (Core Area) is spread over 521 square kilometers within the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Geographically it is situated between the Shivalik Himalayas and the Terai region, with an altitude of 400 meters to 1220 meters above sea level.

The region has about 600 species of plants (Botanical Survey of India) and the most common trees are Sal, Khair and Sisu. 50 species of mammals are found here, as well as 25 species of reptiles. The Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asian Elephant are the most famous species of animals found in the forest. The area is a delight for bird watchers hosting over 580 species of birds. Dense sal forest, vast grasslands called chaur, Ramganga river and reservoir (lake), many water channels and surrounding hills contribute to the beauty of Jim Corbett National Park, making it one of the most beautiful national parks in India .

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