Corbett National Park is located in between the Himalaya and terai in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India.,Due to the exceptional location, Corbett possesses some of the breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife. This variety of habitats, wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands – supports numerous plant and animal species, representing wildlife of Himalaya, foothills and plains of Indian subcontinent.

In the conservation history of India Corbett National park means so much more than the splendid landscape or diverse. Corbett National park and Tiger Reserve was named after the legendary naturalist-writer Jim Corbett who needs no introduction .

Corbett National Park is the pioneer in Indian wildlife conservation history. In the year 1933 Corbett attained the distinction of having the crown as the first National Park of Asia.It covers an area of 521 Sq. Km and together with the neighbouring Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve over 1288 sq. km.

Corbett has a very sensitive eco-system consist of rivers, streams, mountain ridges and vast grasslands. River Ramganga and its tributaries like Sonanadi, Mandal, Palain along with river Kosi, which not only played a significant role to design the landscape of Corbett National Park but also created such habitat where some of the highly endangered and threatened species like Gharial, Asian Elephant, Mahseer still surviving . Though Tigers in Corbett has its own appeal, but the herds of elephants with in the backdrop of setting sun in the grassland habitat is a sight to cherish for long.

Flora and Fauna:

Altitude in Corbett varies from 400-1200 mtr and so the flora of Corbett varies along with the altitude. A total of 488 species of plants including 110 tree species have been recorded in the park area. Significantly 10 % of the total area consists of grassland. In upper reaches Pine and oak trees are found. Chir pine is the only pine species found here. In some parts of Corbett the vegetation is dominated by bamboo forest. The Density of forest is more in the Sal dominated area. Other species of moist deciduous forest found here are Haldu, Pipal, Rohini, Mango, Jamun etc. Secondary forest type is also reach in Corbett. Climbers and shrubs flourished dominantly along with other trees.

Presently Corbett houses a steady number of tigers in its account. Elephants are the next to mention in Corbett. More than 700 elephant grace the park area .. Carnivores species like Leopard is mostly found in the hilly region of the park. Asiatic Jackal is also commonly seen here. Small felines present in the park include Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat and Leopard Cat. Three species of Otter , Eurasian or Common Otter, Smooth-coated Otter and Small-clawed Otter are one of the important components of this fragile eco-system.

Herbivores species other than elephant found in this fascinating forest are Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, endangered Hog Deer and Himalayan Bhoral. Sloth Bear are not so common but Wild Boar is plenty in this National Park. Hanuman Langur and Rhesus Macaque are common primate species of Corbett.

33 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians and 37 species of dragonfly have also been recorded in Corbett National Park. Ramganga of Corbett is one of those special river, where Gharial(Gavialisgangeticus), one of the largest and most endangered crocodilian of the world still surviving in alarming population. Mugger crocodile, Indian Python, King Cobra are the other important reptilian species found in Corbett area. Other than these reptiles, fish like Golden Mahseer, Goonch and Indian Trout show the clear sign of the healthy eco-system and successful conservation programme.

More than 600 species of birds, resident or migratory has been recorded in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, and made it an important birding destinations of India. More than 50 raptors and scavenger species recorded in the area. Corbett falls on the flyway of numerous migratory birds. Notable species of bird found in this National Park are Swamp Francolin, Rufous-throated Partridge, Rain Quail, Koklass Pheasant, Cheer Pheasant, Woolly-necked Stork, Black Stork, White Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Black-necked Stork, Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Greater White -fronted Goose, Marbled Duck, Ferruginous Pochard, Tufted Duck, Greater Scaup, Long-legged Buzzard, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Grey-headed FishEagle, Red-headed Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Laggar Falcon, Amur Falcon, Collared Falconet, Sarus Crane, Demoiselle Crane, Bengal Florican, Northern Lapwing, Ruff, Indian Skimmer, Grey Nightjar, Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl, Mountain Scops-Owl, Asian Barred Owlet, Jungle Owlet, Grass Owl, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Yellow -crowned Woodpecker, Yellow-rumpedHoneyguide, Maroon Oriole, Indian Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Hume's Short-toed Lark, Bimaculated Lark, Nepal Wren Babbler, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Yellow -eyed Babbler, Blue-winged Minla, White -bellied Yuhina, White -crested Laughingthrush, Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Grey-bellied Tesia , Chestnut-headed Tesia, Siberian Rubythroat, Velvet -fronted Nuthatch, Crimson Sunbird, Fire-Breasted Flowerpecker, Finn's Weaver, Red Crossbill, Fire -fronted Serin, Black-faced Bunting and many more.