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Jim Corbett National Park History

Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. This park is placed at the Uttaranchal. Before 1815-20 of the British rule, the Jim Corbett National Park was the private property of the local rulers.

On January 1907, Sir Michael Keen for the first time referred to the prospect of turning these forests into the game refuge but the suggestion was turned down.After in 1934 the governor, Sir Malcolm Hailey, supported the idea of having a refuge and wanted performance of a law to give it protection. In discussion with Major Jim Corbett, the boundaries of the park were demarcated and in 1936, the united local national Park Act was compulsory and it became the first National Park of India.

First time the area of the park was only 324 sq. km. After some time it was expanded to 522 sq. km for the Tiger and Elephants. In 1973, lunched Project Tiger in Jim Corbett National Park.

Best Time to visit Corbett National Park:

Jim Corbett National Park almost open throughout the year for the tourists, from Jhirna Zone. Famous tourist zones of Jim Corbett Park are Dhikala, Bijarani, Durgadevi and Jhirna.

Best Time for Dhikala Zone: 15 November to 15 June

Best Time for Bijrani Zone: 15 October to 30 June

Best Time for Durgadevi Zone: 15 October to 30 June

Best Time for Jhirna Zone: Round of the Year

How to Reach Corbett Park

Ramnagar is the nearest town to reach Corbett National Park.

By Road: Ramnagar is well connected via road Delhi, Lucknow, Dehradun, Nainital and Ranikhet.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Ramnagar. It is just 12kms far from the Jim Corbett National Park. The Ranikhet Express runs between Delhi to Ramnagar.

By Air: The nearest domestic airport is Pantnagar. It is approx 50kms from the Jim Corbett National Park. The International Airport (New Delhi) is only 295kms far from the Corbett National Park.

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