Ranthambore National Park is one of the popular tiger reserves in India located among the Aravali & Vindhya hill ranges in the state of Rajasthan. The park covers an area of 400 sq.km and comes under the district of Sawai Madhopur. In 1957 the Ranthambore National Park was declared as a wildlife sanctuary and in 1972 it came under the Project Tiger Scheme. It became a National Park in the year 1982. It's the ideal place to spot the tiger. The majestic predators, assured of protection, roam freely during the day time and can be seen at close quarters.