Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is India’s oldest national park which was established in 1936. Previously known as the Hailey National Park, it was established by Jim Corbett who by profession was a hunter, tracker, and naturalist. This was also the first park which came under the Tiger Protection Act and is surrounded by the Himalayas and mountain ranges, streams and small plateaus. Other than that, the place also has an interesting history with it.
During the early 1900s, many Britishers suggested setting up a national park in Uttarakhand. The British administration considered the possibility of creating a reserve there in 1907. In the 1930s, the process of demarcation for such area got underway and a reserve known as Hailey National Park covering was created. This during that time was Asia’s only National Park that came into existence.
Hunting was not allowed back then in the reserve, except timber cutting which was for domestic purposes. The reserve was then renamed during 1954 to 1955 as Ramganga National Park and was again renamed during 1955 to 1956 as Corbett National Park. The new name honored the well-known author and naturalist, Jim Corbett.
Why Jim Corbett is an ideal holiday destination?
The national park is a must visit for those people who are connected to the flora and fauna and who like spending time and exploring more in terms of National Parks and wildlife. This is also a must visit place for people who are wildlife enthusiasts and have a keen interest in plants and birds.
Jim Corbett is an excellent weekend getaway destination full of adventure yet a traditional aspect. This national park should not be missed if you’re a wildlife enthusiast or you want to explore more on animals and plants. If, you’re short on money and days then here’s a list for you which will help you cover most of the National park with less time and thus making the most out of your holiday.
- First, visit the National Park to get a safari. The beautiful coexistence of the resident animals, birds, and reptiles with the vast ecosphere combined with the Himalayas with and subtropical and deciduous forests with a touch of minor streams makes it worth spending.
- Then for adventure lovers, river rafting is a crazy experience. This is one of the beautiful ways to enjoy the speedy waterbodies and is an experience you will cherish throughout your life.
- The next is the Garija temple and the museum which you may visit. This provides mental peace and is a beautiful way of thanking god and ending your beautiful experience you’ve had so far.
- Jungle Safari
- River Rafting
- Corbett Waterfall
- Garija Temple
- Corbett Museum