History of Ranthambore National Park
Earlier Ranthambore Forests were famous as a hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur. Hunting in Ranthambore Forests was banned in 1970. In 1955, Ranthambore Forests were declared as Sawai Madhopur Wildlife Sanctuary. In order to protect the tigers, Project Tiger was launched in 1973 and Ranthambore was one of the nine chosen tiger reserves. It was in 1981 when Ranthambore was given National Park Status. Gradually the tiger sightings increased in Ranthambore National Park and is now the best place to spot wild tigers.