Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the
Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the
year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India's oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored
as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the
Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers.
Spans over an extent of 520 square kilometers, its whole area comprises of hills, marshy depressions,
riverine belts, grasslands and large lake. It is among the few tiger reserves in India that allows overnight stays in the lap of
the National Park. Nature watch and wildlife viewing in the park is done in an open four wheeler Jeep and on elephant back.
Sheltering a healthy population of tigers and rare species like Otters and the endemic fish eating crocodile, the national
park is one of the most sought after destinations for the wildlife buffs. Dhikala, situated at the border of the extensive
Patil Dun valley, is the most popular destination.