Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, Hoshangabad District - Madhya Pradesh

The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Madhya Pradesh state of India. The Sanctuary is located on Southern slopes of the Satpura range, Hoshangabad district. It was established in year 1977. The area of Sanctuary is 518 sq.kms approximately. The physical features of sanctuary are perennial natural water source in the area. Little, but there are many swiftly flowing temporary streams and rivulets. The failry big Towa river, near Bunglapura gets dried up during dry months leaving only few stagnant pools of water. A few hills e.g. Sakott hill, Gottu Deo hills which are the out spurs of Satpura ranges protrude into the area. The undulating forest floor mainly consists of fertile black-cotton soil, mixed with sandy loam. However, in the hills, soil is chiefly composed of sandstones, shales and basaltic rocks.

Panthera tigris
Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary has tropical dry deciduous forest with good stands of teak. Around Churna, Dhain and Bori there are vast areas of undisturbed forests. The dominant tree species are Terminalia spp, Adina cordifolia, Anogeissus latifolia, Tectonia grandis, Manikara hexandra, Ficus sp., Aegle marmelos, Mitragynaparvifolia, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Chloroxylum swietenia, Cassia fistula, Pongamia pinnata, Buchanania lanzan, Soymida febrifuga, Dalbergia sissoo, Syzygium cumin and Grewia tiliaefolia, Dispyros melanoxlyon. The best teak forest-tracts are near Bori. The undergrowth vegetation includes shrubs of Mimosa himalayana, M. rubicaulis, Helicteres isora, Grewia hirsuta, X. uliginosa, Carissa congeta, Lawsonia inermis, Xeromphis spinosa, Petalidium barlerioides, Lantana camara, Homonoia riparia, Boehmeria scabrella Baliospermum monatanum and Securinega leucopyrus. Throughout the forest, the undergrowth vegetation has been entangled by numerous climbing plants. Epiphytic orchids like Aerides odoratumand Vanda ressellata and parasites such as Dendriphtone falcata, Scurrula philippensis and Viscum nepalense are quite common on deciduous trees.

The fauna of the santuary include Tiger Panthera tigris, leopard P. pardus, striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena, Indian wild dog Cuon alpinus, jungle cat Felis chaus, jackal Canis aureus, chital Axis axis, Indian fox Vulpes bengalensis, sambar Cervus unicolor, chevrotain Tragulus meminna, muntjac Muntiacus muntjak, four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, chinkara (mountain gazelle) Gazella gazella, gaur Bos gaurus and others.

How to get there?

  • By Air: The nearest Airport to visit The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is Bhopal around 190 kms away. Nagpur is connected by many Airlines with all big cities in India.
  • By Rail: Pipriya which is 54 kms away is the convenient nearest rail head to visit the sanctuary.
  • By Road: Bori Sanctuary is well connected by roads to various cities. Bhopal is around 54 kms away by road from the sanctuary. You can get state transport buses or private transport from Bhopal to here.

Where to stay?

There are many lodging and boarding facilities available at Bori Wildlife Sanctuary by private hotels. A good option of Madhya Pradesh Tourism corporation's rest house is available for you but the reservations must be made well in advance.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is January to June.

Bori wildlife sanctuary is a good experience when you are roaming in Madhya Pradesh and want to have 2-3 days wildlife experience away from city pollution.