Jim Corbett National Park—Named after the hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett who played a solution role in its organization—is the oldest national park in India. Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, the park acts as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger of India, the secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative.
An ecotourism target, it contains 488 different species of plants and a various variety of fauna. Once inside the park, the safari is huge, you obtain to see very relaxing jungle views, numerous kinds of antelopes, birds, Langur monkeys, and of course- tigers!
More than 585 type of resident and migratory birds have been categorized, including crested serpent eagles, blossom headed parakeet and the red jungle fowl — ancestor of all domestic fowl. 33 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians, 7 species of fish and 37 species of dragonflies have also been recorded.
The park was originally named Hailey National Park after Governor Hailey and was created on August 6th 1936. It was India’s first National Park. After independence the park was renamed after the Ramganga River and was call Ramganga National Park. The park was renamed again 1957 after James E. Corbett, who helped to locate up the park and spent most of his life in the area.