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It was only in 1930, that the British government took the help of Jim Corbett, who used his influence to establish the park. Best jungle safari in uttarakhand. A reserve area by the name of Hailey national park was created, marking the first ever national park in Asia. Top wildlife safari in uttarakhand. The reserve was later renamed to Jim Corbett national park to honor his contributions in the creation of the park. Top wildlife safari in uttarakhand.
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