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Jim Corbett National Park (Nainital district, Uttarakhand)

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Jim Corbett national park is that the oldest park in india and was established in 1936 as Hailey national park to guard the endangered Bengal tiger. it's settled in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named once Jim Corbett who compete a key role in its establishment. The park was the primary to come back under the Project Tiger initiative.

The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics. an touristry destination, it contains 488 totally different species of plants and a various style of fauna. the increase in tourist activities, among different issues, continues to present a serious challenge to the park's ecological balance.

Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a protracted time. tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of corbett Tiger Reserve in order that people get a chance to examine its splendid landscape and therefore the diverse wildlife. In recent years the number of people coming back here has raised dramatically. Presently, each season over 70,000 visitors come back to the park.

Corbett national park contains 520.8 km2 (201.1 sq mi) area of hills, riverine belts, quaggy depressions, grasslands and a large lake. The elevation ranges from 1,300 to 4,000 ft (400 to 1,220 m). Winter nights are cold however the days are bright and sunny. It rains from July to september.

Dense dampish deciduous forest primarily consists of sal, haldu, peepal, rohini and mango trees. Forest covers almost 73 of the park, 100 percent of the area consists of grasslands. It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.

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