Jim Corbett National Park is India's oldest national park. Situated in the foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas, the park covers an area of 521 sq km, of which 313 sq km are in Pauri Garhwal district and the remaining 208 sq km in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The head office of the park is in the town of Ramnagar.
The park was established on August 8, 1936 as Hailey National, Corbett National Park is one of India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger. The abundance of vegetation in Corbett makes it an ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey.
The wildlife found in the Corbett National Park include the tiger, elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, Indian muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, Gray langur and nearly 600 species of birds.