Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. It was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. Then it was renamed as Ramganga National Park after Independence and later in 1956 it was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park after a famous hunter and conservationist author Jim Corbett. The National Park is home to the Indian Tiger.
The national park is spread in an area of over 521 sq. km. and is home to 488 different species of flora and fauna. The major inhabitants of Corbett National Park are Asiatic Elephant, Tiger, Sambhar Deer, Chital, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Alligator, King Cobra, Hedgehog, Flying Fox, common musk shrew, muntjac, flying fox, Indian Pangolin etc and more than 600 species of birds.
Corbett National Park is among the best managed protected forests in the country and is the protected home for the endangered Bengal Tiger. Every year thousands tourists from all over India and abroad visit the National Park spread in the foothills of Himalayas. If you love adventure or are an angler, animal lover or a bird watcher, Corbett National Park is the ideal getaway for you.
Best Time to Visit Corbett National Park : The climate in this area is Temperate. The national park is closed for tourists in the Monsoon season that is from mid-June to mid-November. During the Summers (March to May) the temperature touches 40°C. You can move around in the park in this season. The animals seldom are seen roaming as the scorching heat is unbearable to them. During the monsoon the area receives heavy rainfall. The weather is pleasant though this time being the mating season of the animals the park is closed for tourists. In the Winters (December to February) the temperature ranges from 5 °C to 30 °C and the mornings are usually foggy. This time is the best to explore the park. November to June is the best time to enjoy the scenic surroundings mainly before and after heavy monsoon.