Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the southern slopes of Satpura Range in Hoshangabad District, 125 kilometers from Bhopal. The park is located among the mixed deciduous and bamboo forests. The dominant tree species of the region are Dhawa, Teak, Haldu, Dhaura, Char, Amaltas, Tendu, Jamun and vast forests of dense Bamboo. The North & East boundary of Bori sanctuary is marked by the Satpura National Park and Western boundary of sanctuary is outlined by Tawa river, which makes this place as complete with ecological requirements. Backwater of Tawa reservoir is the habitat of many aquatic life.
The sanctuary has got abundance of wildlife including Tiger, Leopard, Bison, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Chinkara, Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica), Indian Wild Dog, Striped Hyaena,Jackal,Jungle Cat, Indian Fox, Muntjac, Chevrotain, Nilgai, Four – horned Antelope, Chinkara & Gaur.
Flora: 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 Anogeissus latifolia, Tectonia grandis, Terminalia spp., Adina cordifolia, Aegle marmelos, Mitragyna parvifolia, Manikara hexandra, Ficus sp., Lagerstroemia parviflora, Chloroxylum swietenia, Buchanania lanzan, Soymida febrifuga, Cassia fistula, Pongamia pinnata, Dalbergia sissoo, Dispyros melanoxlyon, Syzygium cumin and Grewia tiliaefolia. The best teak forest-tracts are near Bori. The undergrowth vegetation includes shrubs of Helicteres isora, Grewia hirsuta, Mimosa himalayana, M. rubicaulis, Lawsonia inermis, Xeromphis spinosa, X. uliginosa, Carissa congeta, Petalidium barlerioides, Lantana camara, Baliospermum monatanum, Securinega leucopyrus, Homonoia riparia and Boehmeria scabrella. Throughout the forests the undergrowth vegetation has been entangled by numerous climbing plants. Epiphytic orchids like Vanda ressellata and Aerides odoratum and parasites such as Dendriphthoe falcata, Scurrula philippensis and Viscum nepalense are quite common on deciduous trees.
Fauna: The fauna of the santuary are Tiger Panthera tigris, leopard P. pardus, Indian wild dog Cuon alpinus, striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena, jackal Canis aureus, jungle cat Felis chaus, Indian fox Vulpes bengalensis, chital Axis axis, sambar Cervus unicolor, muntjac Muntiacus muntjak, chevrotain Tragulus meminna, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis, chinkara (mountain gazelle) Gazella gazella, gaur Bos gaurus.
Major Wildlife Attractions: The sanctuary is home to Tiger Panthera tigris, leopard P. pardus, Indian wild dog Cuon alpinus, striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena, jackal Canis aureus, jungle cat Felis chaus, Indian fox Vulpes bengalensis, chital Axis axis, sambar Cervus unicolor, muntjac Muntiacus muntjak, chevrotain Tragulus meminna, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis, chinkara (mountain gazelle) Gazella gazella, gaur Bos gaurus.
Best Time to Visit: Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is from January to June. The climate during this period remains predictable and comfortable.
How to Get there:
Air: Bhopal is the nearest airport from Bori Wildlife sanctuary. The Bhopal airport is located some 185 kilometers.
Rail: The nearest railway station is the Pipria of Western Railway. It is located some 54 kilometers from the sanctuary.
Road: The nearest roadways to Bori Wildlife sanctuary are from the township of Panchmari. It is around 15 kms away.
General Info / Tips:
The climate in Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is dry and on the lower side of humidity. The temperature varies from 200 C to 350 C. During May and September-October, there is a possibility of storm.
Madhya Pradesh, India
Panchmari (15 Kms.)