Sir Edward James Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park, gateway to wildlife heaven. ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. ) Jim Corbett National Park is a dream destination of every wildlife enthusiast, both for it's flora and fauna. The misty mornings of Jim Corbett (Jungle safari in jim Corbett) are the dream setting desired by every photographer, who wants to capture the splendid beauty of nature in his camera. ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. ) Jim Corbett National Park is home to many exotic species Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Jackals are a few to name. ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. ) Jim Corbett also boasts about a population of more then 500 species of birds too. The vegetation is is rich too, but why is it named Jim Corbett National Park (Jungle safari in jim Corbett) ?


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Jim Corbett National Park (Jungle safari in jim Corbett) is named after famous hunter turned conservationist Sir Edward James Corbett. Jim Corbett was a Colonel in the British Indian Army. ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. ) James or popularly known as Jim Corbett, was born on 25th July 1875 in Nainital of present Uttarakhand state. Born in a rather big family of 16 kids, he was the 8th child. ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. ) His father Christopher William Corbett was the postmaster of the town of Nainital. His mother Mary Jane was a well known figure in the European settlers circle.

The Corbett family used to live in Chhotti Haldwani in the foothills or Kaladhungi as it is known nowadays, ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. ) during the winters . It is here where Jim Corbett started taking interest in the wild. (Jungle safari in jim Corbett) Jim Corbett was fascinated with jungles from the very beginning. ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. ) In his Kaladhungi home he used to spend a lot of time in the surrounding forests.

Jim Corbett did his schooling from Oak openings school, now named Birla Vidya Mandir. (Jungle safari in jim Corbett) His first job was in Bengal and North-Western railway as fuel inspector in Manakpur, Punjab. ( Jeep safari in jim Corbett. )

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