A trip to Corbett is a lifetime experience for travellers belonging to all age groups. The oldest national park of India, Corbett National Park is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It has been named after popular conservationist Jim Corbett who had a major contribution in the establishment of this park. The park has played an important role in the conservation of the Bengal Tiger whose declining numbers have added it to the list of endangered species.
Sprawling over a huge area of 520.8 sq km, the Corbett National Park consists of over 488 species of flora and a wide variety of wildlife. A Corbett National Park tour offers unending excitement to tourists, especially nature lovers. Its vast expanse abounds in hills, small streams, lovely lakes and vast meadows. The park attracts over 70,000 visitors each season from different parts of the globe.
The Jim Corbett Park is rich in wildlife and features animals like elephants, boars, sloths, gorals, pangolins and langurs. However, the Bengal Tiger, along with crocodiles and leopards, forms the highlight of the park. Trees such as Sal, Pipal, Haldu and Rohini cover majority of the land of the deciduous forest. All in all, the park is home to over 110 tree species, 50 varieties of mammals, 580 bird species and approximately species of 25 reptiles.
Other popular attractions in Corbett include the Corbett Falls and the Kalagarh Dam. Tourists can admire the sight of water falling from a height of 20 m at the Corbett Falls. Furthermore, the Kalagarh Dam is one of the best spots from where tourists can enjoy bird watching. In addition, visitors can also trek on the numerous trails in Corbett amid lush green surroundings.