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About a breathtaking wilderness, nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya, whose history is almost as hypnotic as its natural history. The Corbett Tiger Reserve has been described as the ‘land of roar, trumpet and song’ for almost as long as books have been written about this stunning wildlife haven. While similar parcels of grassland and riverine forest fell to agriculture and industry in the past century, the Corbett National Park managed to survive, thanks to perceptive individuals such as naturalist-photographer F.W. Champion and hunter-conservationist Jim Corbett, after whom the park was named. After India gained her Independence, another series of stalwarts took charge.
Spread over two districts - Garhwal and Kumaon, Corbett has been described as the 'finest jewel in the crown of Uttarakhand', a hill state replete with culture, religion, myth and legend, almost all inspired by the mighty Himalaya. With its diverse habitats and three distinct seasons – summer, monsoon and winter, this tropical forest is literally bursting with life. Tigers, elephants, as many as 557 species of birds, plus a pulsating panoply of aquatic life forms including gharials, muggers and mahseer fish make Corbett one of India’s most popular wildlife destinations.
The Corbett Inheritance is a tribute to this wildlife refuge and to the proud people of Uttarakhand in whose hands the future of this natural haven rests.