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Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Madhya Pradesh

Main Wildlife Attractions: tiger, leopard, wild boar, muntjac deer, gaur, chital deer

Coverage Area: 518.25 sq.kms

Established: 1977

Best Time to Visit:December to June

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Being the rainbow state that it is, Madhya Pradesh’s wildlife is a major contributor to its tourism revenues.Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is among the other popular wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh.

How to reach Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

By Air

The nearest airport for air travel to Pachmarhi is Bhopal.

The road distance between Bhopal airport and Pachmarhi is nearby 200 kilometers and takes around 5 to 6 hours.

By Rail

Pipariya Railway Station on the Mumbai-Howrah line of Central Railways is the nearest station for the train journey to Pachmarhi.

Thereafter, tourists can take bus to reach Pachmarhi via road journey of about 50 kilometer. In last few years, due to the huge tourist influx, the number of trains stopping at Piparya has also stopped.

By Road

There are regular bus services available from Bhopal, Pipariya, Indore, Hoshangabad and other cities.

Besides, tourists can also hire a taxi from Bhopal airport or Pipariya railway station

  • Location: Satpura Hills
  • City: Pachmarhi
  • State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Region: Central India
  • Weather & Climate: Pleasant and Moderate
  • Temperature: Max. 26°C to Min. 15°C 
  • Tourist Season: December to June
  • Spoken Languages: English and Hindi
  • Fairs & Festivals: Shivaratri Mela at the Mahadeva Temple

Located in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh on the northern foothills of Satpura Range, the 518 sq km Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest forest reserves in India.This wildlife reserve is conveniently placed on the northern foothills of Satpura Range. In the west, there is the Tawa River and in the northern and eastern part, the sanctuary is surrounded by the Satpura National Park.

The river Tawa gets dried up in the dry season. The forest floor consists of fertile black-cotton soil with a combination of sandy loam. In the mounts, the soil is chiefly composed of sandstones, shales and basaltic rocks.

Flora and fauna at Bori National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Plants: Bori Satpura Tiger Reserve is also favorite hangout of Botany students as over 1300 plants species are found here. Teak, Sal, Bamboo, some medicinal plants and some rare mosses along with some water ferns species.

Other plant species found in these forests includes Achar (Buchanani lanzn) - Bija (pterocarpus marsumpium) - Jamun (syzygium cumini) - Kusum (Schleichera oleosa) - Lendia (lagerstromia parviflora) - Mahua (Madhuca latifolia) - Pula (kydia calycina) -Haldu (Adina cordifolia) - - Saja - Tendu (Diospyrous melanoxylon) - Tinsa (Ougeinia oojeinensis) etc.

Animals: Bear, Chinkara, Bear, Chital, Four-horned antelope, leopard, fox, Indian giant squirrel, Nilgai, Sambar, Tiger, Wild Dog, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Bison, Flying Squirrel, Porcupine and Bhedki

Birds: Bulbul, Erget, Jungle Fowl, Munia, King Fisher, Bee eater, Parakeet, Paradise Fly Catcher, Pigeon, Partridge, Sparrow, Wood Peaker, Vulture, Warblers Myna, Falcon, Eagle and Quail.

Local Transportation:

For tourists who are interested in exploring the Bori National Park, they can hire jeep but make sure to ask forest guides to accompany you. The forest tracks of Bori Satpura Tiger Reserve are not just rough but at some places vegetation is also higher.


There are forest bungalows and guest houses that are the best places for accommodation to enjoy the serenity of the jungle and the thrill that resides in it. Various safaris and the nature walks will give you a chance to enjoy the nature and its various elements. Different safaris are arranged so that tourists can enjoy the excitement of the jungle.