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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the history and culture of Corbett?

Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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Corbett National park was the first tiger reserve under the Project Tiger in India. Named after the famous British hunter turned author and naturalist, Jim Corbett, Corbett National Park is one of the oldest National parks in India. The place attributes diverse flora and fauna situated in the sub-Himalayan belt. It is a major ecotourism destination that features beautiful landscapes and dense forests. It is an abode for many majestic animals like the Asiatic Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger and many other wild animals. The exhilarating terrain, streams and rivers portray the bounty of nature in the land.

The park was first established as a possible game reserve in 1907 by the
British colonialists and was named Hailey National Park. Later declared as protected region, the area of the park was increased and it was renamed to Jim Corbett National Park in 1955.

The locals here lead simple lives and are completely dependant on mother nature for their incomes. While most locals are engaged in farming, a few are also dedicated artisans specialising in wooden handicrafts. The area falls under the Garhwal region and most festivals, celebrations, cuisines and traditions are rooted in the authentic Garhwali culture.

A number of tourists turn up every year at this National Park to experience the abundance of mother nature. The open jeep safaris and the walk along the forest pathways is an enthralling experience for the visitors of this National Park. The best time to visit this wilderness is from
November to June.

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