In the following paragraphs I will relate to you the fascinating story of a man who went by the name of Jim Corbett. His name has been now immortalized in a national park which bears his namesake. There are many hotels in Jim Corbett national park. Many hotels also offer a safari into Jim Corbett national park as part of their package.
Corbett was conceived of Irish family in the town of Nainital in the Kumaon hills of the Himalaya (now in the Indian state of Uttarakhand). He spent his childhood in a big family of sixteen kids and was the eighth offspring of Christopher William Corbett and his better half Mary Jane who was previously marries to Dr Charles James Doyle of Agra, who passed away during the revolt of 1857. His folks had moved to Nainital in 1862, after Christopher Corbett had stopped military administration and been selected the town's postmaster. In winters the family used to move to the lower regions, where they owned a cottage.
From an early age Jim was intrigued by the jungles and natural life around his home in Kaladhungi. Through continuous journeys he figured out how to distinguish between most creatures and birds by their calls. After some time he turned into a decent tracker and hunter. He then went to Oak Openings School which is now known as Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital).
At an early age Jim Corbett had to face with the responsibility of supporting his family of six members and so, before he was nineteen, he quit school and began working with the Bengal and North Western Railway, at first filling in as a fuel examiner at Manakpur in the Punjab, and in this manner as a contractual worker for the trans-shipment of products over the Ganges at Mokameh Ghat in Bihar.
As time went by, Jim rediscovered and further honed his talents as a hunter as well as a naturalist. He was blessed with the excellent observation skills which he had developed during his childhood days roaming about the forests of Nainital, a swift foot and an agile body.
It is only apt, that after multiple name change endeavors, the authorities finally settled on naming a wonderful national park in the foothills of Himalayas after this hunter-turned-conservationist since he had done and accomplished so much in the field on conservation of both forests and the animals that inhabit them. Jim Corbett National Park is today a beautiful forest escape for many people living in the overcrowded and polluted cities of the plains and deserves an honorable place of position on any traveler’s travel book. Such is the lasting legacy of this man.