The wildlife in Corbett National Park consists of a great variety of flora and fauna species. The park was set up in 1936 as Hailey National Park; the name was changed one more time before the park was finally named Jim Corbett National Park after the famous hunter and conservationist who was a key figure in the development of the park. Besides the Indian wildlife on display here, there are many other tourist attractions in Jim Corbett National Park.
Tourist attractions in Jim Corbett National Park:
The richness of the fauna found in Corbett attracts a lot of visitors every year to this National Park, making it very important for wildlife tourism in India. The fauna found in the forest includes tigers, elephants, Himalayan black bear, sloth bear, spotted deer, wild boar, langur and rhesus monkey, besides about 580 species of resident and migratory birds.
About 110 species of plants can be spotted in Corbett National Park . Sal and Shisham are the dominant species, but the forest is also home to many shrubs, herbs and flowering plants. Grasslands also form an important part of the flora in Corbett.
Besides the wildlife, there are many other tourist attractions in Corbett National Park.
This is one of the major tourist attractions in Jim Corbett and offers excellent views of the Patli Dun Valley which has the Ramganga river flowing through it. There is a watchtower near Dhikala that provides a high vantage point for viewing elephants and other animals in the chaurs or grasslands. The old guest house was built over a hundred years ago and is yet another place to visit.
This area was once part of the shooting block. The place has diverse vegetation and offers a splendid view of the surrounding areas.
Corbett Wildlife Museum:
This museum preserves the belongings and other artifacts related to Jim Corbett. It also has many artifacts which relate to the history of the development of Corbett National Park .
Jhirna rest house, Garjia temple, Crocodile Pool, Corbett fall, Getheryo Library, and the Jim Corbett House are some of the other tourist attractions in Jim Corbett National Park.
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