Gandhi Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the northern boundary of Mandsaur and Nimach districts in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is spread over an area of 368.62 km squire adjoining Rajasthan state in India. It was notified in 1974 and more area was added in 1983.
The Chambal River passes through the sanctuary and divides into two parts. The western part is in Nimach district and eastern part is in Mandsaur district.
Flora: With a varied terrain of wooded hills – the forest being dry, mixed and deciduous- and flat grasslands around Gandhi sagar dam submergence, it offers abundant opportunities of sighting a variety of wildlife. The principal tree species found in the Sanctuary are Khair Acacia catechu, Salai, Kardhai, Dhawda, Tendu, Palash etc.
Fauna: The Predominant wild animal species that inhabits the Sanctuary are the deer, of which the most easily sighted are chinkara or Indian gazelle, nilgai, sambar, leopard, common langur, wild dog, peacock, otter, crocodile etc.
Major Wildlife Attractions: The sanctuary is home to deer, of which the most easily sighted are chinkara or Indian gazelle, nilgai, sambar, leopard,common langur, wild dog, peacock, otter, crocodile etc.
Best Time to Visit: the Sanctuary is April and May.
How to Get there:
Air: Nearest Aerodrome is Udaipur in Rajasthan at a distance of 220 km.
Rail: Nearest rail heads are Bhawanimandi (53 km), Jhalawar (53 km) and Shamgarh (85 km).
Road: One can reach Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary by road from Madhya Pradesh towns Mandsaur (135 km) and Nimach (100 km) or from Rajasthan city Kota, RajasthanKota (100 km).
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
Jhalawar (53 Kms.)