We'd asked you, dear readers, to share stories and photographs of the national animal.
Here are some rare sightings sent in by our readers.
Rajesh Gupta, 50, spotted this tigress known as Paarwali in the Dhikala zone of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand.
"I was all alone when I sighted this tigress walking towards my jeep. She stayed in front of me for nearly 45 minutes," Gupta shared.
"Every time my driver reversed the jeep, Paaro kept walking on the road towards me."
Ashish Kawale, 47 snapped the tigress Sonam and one of her cubs at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.
Kawale took this photo on May 29, 2016 at a morning safari.
Sanjukta Ghosh saw the Prince of Corbett at Jim Corbett National Park in May 2018.
"The most curious and brave little cub son of the legendary Paarwali," he described.
"Together they roamed along the banks of Ramganga river, sometimes splashing and swimming and sometimes just treading along the icy cool blue water."
"They sat in the water for hours. When Prince got bored, he walked all over his mother's back. She used to be cool. But sometimes she meant to say, it's enough."
Sai Shankar, 42 shared his favourite photograph of Tiger T-91 clicked at Ranthambore Zone 3 in April 2017.
'The tiger was about to cross the little patch in the lake. Just before the leap, he stood in perfect position looking towards us.
'I loved the entire composition. This is my favorite.'
Pattabhi Sitaramayya, 64 says he was lucky to spot Sharmili and her cubs at Kabini National Park.
Ankur Laha spotted Noor resting near the water hole at Ranthambore Zone 2. "We could not believe our eyes," he wrote about this photograph.
Hardik Shelat from Ahmedabad wrote: "We spotted these two cute sub-adult cubs in beautiful grassland of Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India.
"Both are sub-adult cubs of Mahaman female in Tala zone.
"It was our first day and first safari. We were eagerly searching for the tiger and suddenly saw these two cubs playing in the grass.
"When we went closer, they realised that someone was coming towards them and gave this curious, innocent look."
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