The first national park to be established in India is the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, in 1936. However, it was known as Hailey National Park when it was established.
Today, the park has an area of over 1,300 square kilometres, with diverse flora and fauna. The park also is home to over 600 Asian elephants and 164 Bengal tigers. However, the number of animals is drastically declining due to loss of habitat.