Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in india. The park—named for the hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in nainital district of Uttarakhand the park acts as a protected area for the endangerred Royal Bengal tiger of india of India, the secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative.
The park has sub-himalaiyan belt geographical and ecological characteristics.
Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife.