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					It is a different story that Rudyard Kipling 鈥檚 cult novel 鈥楯 ungle Book 鈥?was
based on another jungle in India, but Jim Corbett National Park is probably the most
celebrated wildlife reserve in the country. This is may be because of the fact that India
鈥檚 most ambitious wildlife conservation initiative was kicked off from this oldest
national park in the country. The aim behind this initiative called 鈥楶 roject Tiger
鈥?was to protect the critically endangered Bengal tigers residing in the region.
Named in honor of Jim Corbett, a British hunter and conservationist who stressed on
the need to protect India's wildlife from extermination, Jim Corbett National Park is
one of the most sought after eco-tourism destination in the whole Asian region.
  The park was first established in 1936 as Hailey National Park by protecting an
establishment of rare bio-diversity in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Symbolically
speaking, the park represents an amalgamation of two distinct cultures of Kumaon
and Garhwal in Uttarakhand because of its locations at the convergence of both the
regions. Blessed with a breath taking Himalayan topography Uttarakhand has always
been a favorite destination of nature lovers and this particular park has been the focal
point of this worldwide admiration. However, tourism activity is only confined to a
few selected areas of Corbett national park to ensure a safe and serene habitat to its
occupants.
  Corbett National Park is an amazing blend of high hills, swamps, riverine belts and
green meadows covering an area of total 522 kilometers at the foot hills of the great
Himalayas and this makes the park a heaven for wildlife adventure lovers. The
options are many as everything from rock climbing, rappelling, elephant safaris,
fishing and angling to bird watching is available for visitors. But, the best thing about
this park has to be the open jeep safari. Catching a glimpse of a tiger resting in the
moist deciduous forest in a bright winter morning is a visitor 鈥檚 dream comes true.
  Apart form the monsoon season, the park is open all around the year. But, Corbett is
not all about tigers. A pathway adorned with mango orchards leads one into a
complete different world housing a record number of 488 different species of plants
and 580 bird types. Moreover a plethora of 25 reptile species and 50 species of
mammals are reasons enough to go personal with this wonderland. The cacophony of
the wildlife reverberating through the entire forest represents music of life that can
actually blow away the stress of a concrete life and what can be a better way to dance
into the beats of this music other than a solitary walk by the green meadows inside the
reserve?
  Leaving the occupants to the comfort of the wilderness, the area outside the park has
developed into a 鈥榬 esorts paradise 鈥?with innumerable accommodation facilities
so that we respect the fine line god has drawn between we human beings and the
wilderness. After all, the laws of the jungle do not permit wild intrusions.
  Of all the wildlife safaris in India, Jim Corbett National Park offers the most
exhilarating ones. Wildlife freaks and nature lovers from far off places come to visit
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