Trivia and Fun Facts about Corbett - Sterling Holidays
  • The Jim Corbett National Park was the first wildlife park in India which came under the ‘Project Tiger’ initiative – a programme launched by Government of India in 1973 to ensure a viable population of tigers in their natural habitat.
  • Wireless communication system set up in patrol camps have made it much easier to monitor and observe the various species of wildlife. There was a drastic decline in poaching and hunting activities, thanks to the management of the Corbett National Park.


  • 1936 - The National Park was established and named after the Governor of the United Provinces, Sir Malcolm Hailey, as the Hailey National Park.
  • 1952 - Name of the National Park was changed to Ramganga National Park.
  • 1957 - The National Park was renamed yet again, this time after Jim Corbett, the famed hunter-author-photographer-naturalist.
  • 1973 - Corbett National Park became the venue from where 'Project Tiger' was launched on April 1, 1973. Project Tiger has been one of the most successful conservation ventures aiming at tiger conservation in tiger reserves.


Famous for the numerous books he had written on the subjects of naturalism and eco-conservation, Jim Corbett has been made immortal through his works like the Man-Eaters of Kumaon (1944), The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag and the Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon (1954). Jungle Lore, written by Corbett is considered to be one of the most notable autobiographical works in English Literature.

Corbett also has a wide variety of avifauna: The Laughing Thrush, Kingfisher, Long-tailed Broadbill, Oriole, Parakeet and Kaleej are only a handful of the over 300 species of birds you can see and hear in this park.



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