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  • 1820 - private property of local rulers before being taken over by the British Raj
  • 1820 - 1850 - forests mercilessly felled for timber by British rulers
  • 1858 - plan drawn up for protecting the forests
  • 1879 - declared as reserved forests
  • 1884 -Jim Corbett shoots his first leopard at the age of eight and gets addicted to hunting
  • 1900 - 1910 - Jim Corbett leads shikar parties and kills two maneaters
  • 1910 - Jim Corbett gives up killing as mere sport and becomes the saviour of the villagers, delivering them from maneaters.
  • 1934 - The Park is declared a National Park and Corbett helps define the boundaries.
  • 1957 - After the death of Jim Corbett, the Park is renamed in honour of his memory.
  • 1973 - The Park becomes the first Tiger Reserve of India under Project Tiger.

The Den, Corbett started in 1989. The resort area was a hunting ground of British in India. Just adjacent to resort stands a British rest-house constructed in 1902 which is declared a heritage property.