Jim Corbett National Park—named after the hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—is the oldest national park in India.
The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve is located inside the ecologically valuable Bhabar-Terai Region, a stretch of land in northern India that skirts the southern part of the Shivalik Mountains.
Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
It is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve which was first to come under the Project Tiger initiative launched in 1973.
The park has a high density of tigers (Panthera tigris) and a sizeable population of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
In the foothills of the Central Himalayas— 50 km from Ramnagar. It occupies the broad Patlidoon Valley, with beautiful Ramganga River flowing in a westerly direction.