Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand

Located in Uttarakhand under the watchful gaze of the Shivalik Mountain range, lies Corbett National Park. It is situated on the Ramganga River at the point where the Himalayan Foothills begin to rise out of the plains and this location differentiates it form the parks of central India. Corbett is lush, green and in addition to a good tiger population, also houses wild elephants and over 580 species of birds. The park was first established in consultation with great hunter turned conservationist, Jim Corbett and today, it covers an area of more than 900 sq kms. Chital (spotted deer), Sambar, Common Black-faced Langur, Asian Elephants and perhaps the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger make up its mega fauna.