Jim Corbett National Park is a part of the bigger Corbett Tiger Reserve, situated in the foothills of the grand Himalayas in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. The Corbett National Park is natural home to a variety of flora and fauna. It is also renowned for its wild populace of Tigers, Leopards and wild Elephants. Once a prominent hunting ground of the British, the Jim Corbett Park was set up in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. Later, it was re-named as Jim Corbett National Park to pay tribute to the late Jim Corbett, the fabulous seeker naturalist turned creator and picture taker, who spent a large portion of his years here and contributed in setting up the park. With the assistance of the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was propelled in Jim Corbett National Park in 1973 to secure the most jeopardized species tigers and this park was one of the primary such tiger holds in India. Presently Jim Corbett Park is a noteworthy eco-tourism destination.
India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett National Park exhibits a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey. The varied topography comprises hilly and riverine areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines. In the Jim Corbett National Park are found 110 tree species, 50 mammals species, 600 bird species and 25 reptile species.
The Corbett Tiger Reserve is a tremendous wilderness and the finest wild territories of the world. Corbett National Park is acclaimed as
the "Place that is known for Roar, Trumpet and wild creatures Song," Thousands of vacationer visits Corbett National Park every day, so,
for the comfort of guests and better tourism administration, park is separated into six distinctive ecotourism zones:-
Dhikala Zone, Bijrani Zone, Jhirna Zone, Dhela Zone, Durga Devi Zone, Sitabani Buffer Zone