Corbett National Park is a national park located in the Nainital district of Northern State of
Uttarakhand. It was established in 1936 during the British Raj and named Hailey National Park
after William Malcolm Hailey. It was renamed Corbett National Park after Jim Corbett, a hunter
and naturalist who had played a leading role in its establishment and had died the year before. It
comprises an area of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands and a large lake. The
elevation ranges from 300 meter to 1,200 meter known to affect the area during monsoon season.
Harsh winds are reported from December to February. The park contains parts of the Upper
Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests and Himalayan subtropical pine forests eco regions.It
has a humid subtropical and highland climate.
The national park is located in the middle of the Lesser Himalaya range and Shivalik range.
Towards the bottom of Shivalik is exposed hard sandstone, while towards the top is softer rock.
The Shivalik range ridge ends in a circular valley called a Doons. Parallel ridges are called dri or
duns. The length of the ridges and valleys is called a band or line. The park includes parts of the
Upper Gangetic Plains and Himalayan subtropical pine forests biomes. Highland areas have a
semi-arid climate and lowland areas have a humid subtropic cyclonic climate. It contains around
488 different plant species, 110 tree species, 50 mammal species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile
Area: 1288 square kilometers
Popular mammals: tiger, leopard, elephant, leopard cat, ghoral, hog deer, sloth bear, Indian pangolin and smooth coated otter.
Popular birds: Long-tailed Broadbill, Ibisbill, Brown Dipper, Wallcreeper, White-Capped
Water Redstarts, Gray-Headed Fish-Eagle & Many more.
Forest type: Dense moist deciduous forest with Mixed Sal forest and Grassland
How to Reach: 4 Hours drive from Dehradun Airport
- 5 Hours drive from Delhi International Airport
- Well connected to major metro cities such as Delhi, Dehradun and Mumbai.