Established in the year 1936, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of India. Originally named as Hailey National Park, the park got its new name in 1956. New name of the park was an honour to Jim Corbett – The hunter of man-eating tigers of Kumaon hill. Jim Corbett later turned into a popular wildlife conservationist.
Located in Nainital district, Jim Corbett National park covers an area of 1318 sq km. The varied area includes forests, mountains, rivers, swamps, marshes and grassland. This in turn gave birth to a variety of flora. Apart from rich flora, the park is famous for its picturesque landscape and beautiful surroundings. Ramganga, Palain, Sonanadi, Kosi and Mandal are the five rivers of this park. All these five rivers support the survival of flora and fauna species in the park.
Dominated by Sal forests, the park offers the opportunity to explore around 488 species of plants. The list of vegetation in Jim Corbett includes khair, sal, ber,…