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National Park Jim Corbett

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Among the numerous sanctuaries of India the national Park Jim Corbett primarily stands out for its age. It is the oldest national Park of the country and was founded in 1936 under the name Hailey. It was subsequently renamed several times, and its final title acquired in 1956, in honour of the famous British conservationist Jim Corbett.

The Park is located in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the small town of Ramnagar, in more than 520кв km. on the South side of the Park surrounded by a 12 kilometer high stone wall. Its construction was a necessary measure, as the population of small villages located near the reserve complained that predators living in its territory, attacks on livestock and damage crops. In addition, the wall was supposed to be a protection from the numerous poachers.

Landscape variety, rich flora and fauna make the Park a real draw for tourists, the number of which each season reaches 70 thousand, although is open for attendance only part of the territory of Jim Corbett.

Despite the fact that the main focus of the Park is to protect the Bengal tigers living there, on its territory there are many other equally beautiful and rare animals - a total of about 655 species of birds and animals. Apart from tigers, the Park Jim Corbett is home to leopards, elephants, samburov, and spotted Bengal cats, mustakov, sloth bears, Indian black bears, otters, Martens, various monkeys, owls, nightjars, crocodiles.

The most favorable time for a visit to the Park Jim Corbett is the period from November to June.