The tiger reserve is India’s first national park that was renamed in 1957 after Jim Corbett the famous killer of man-eating tigers and leopards.
This year, the National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued guidelines to regulate the flow of tourists in India’s tiger reserves. In order to meet the ‘requirements’ of the guidelines the arrive-late-leave-the-next-day visitors are not longer welcomed in Corbett reserve. According to Mr Mishra these short visits create crowds of tourist in the park which supposedly leads to fewer sightings of tiger and other wild animals. That is what tourists have complained about.
But now, as a consequence, representatives of the tourism industry complain. They argue that a trip to the Corbett reserve requires better planning as more days are needed to provide the tourists with the promised tiger sighting experience. Furthermore, such a trip will become more expensive, as less tourists will be visiting Corbett [the intention of the mandatory two nights, Moos] and the income of the tourism industry is very valuable for conservation efforts and all people involved in this industry.
At present the forest rest houses, log huts, dormitories and other accommodations in Corbett are said to be fully booked, still.
(Source: The Pioneer, 17.11.2012)