Corbett Tiger Reserve lies in the glorious Himalayan Foothills and is regarded as one of India’s foremost wildlife destinations. Spanning 1318 square kilometres, the reserve is made up of mountains, sal forests, grasslands, khair-sisoo forests and rivers. These are home to a plethora of rich flora and fauna including over 580 bird species, wild elephant (200-300 live in the reserve), Bengal tiger and sloth bear. Few wildlife enthusiasts leave disappointed. The reserve was named after Jim Corbett and was established in 1936, making it India’s oldest and arguably its most revered national park. Corbett combines extremely well with Rishikesh.