Bor wildlife sanctuary Maharashtra is an important biological reserve. Bor sanctuary has maintained its rich natural habitat very well.
Location: Near Hingi (Hingani)-Bor Dam Road, 35 kms from Wardha, Maharashtra (India) – 442104.
Best Time To Visit: April to May is the best time to visit Bor wildlife sanctuary Maharashtra. The eco-tourism this sanctuary starts from 1st October to 16th June every year. Sanctuary remains closed during monsoon season i.e. from 16th June to 30th September of every year.
Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Maharashtra Information
The important wildlife sanctuary of Bor dam is located on the boundary of Nagpur and Wardha districts in the foothills of Satpuda mountain range. Bor sanctuary is geographically important because it acts as a corridor between Tadoba Tiger Reserve and Pench Tiger Reserve. It is 32 kms away from Wardha. This sanctuary has a large population of Tigers and Panther. It acts as a home to large species of wild animals & flora species. Various villages of tribal and semi-tribal people are there around the sanctuary.[caption id="attachment_885" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Dam Backwaters![/caption]
In July 2014, Bor became the 47th tiger reserve in India and the 6th tiger reserve of Maharashtra. The strong natural habitat of Bor wildlife sanctuary Maharashtra was first notified in 1970. The sanctuary covers an area of 121.1 square kms which also includes the drainage basin of the Bor Dam and catchment area of Bor river. Bor sanctuary is surrounded by a dam which has water all year round. So the backwater of a dam and dense forest have established a nice natural habitat to large species of flora & fauna. Bor dam sanctuary also acts as a good breeding location for animals. It is one of the most visited sanctuaries in Maharashtra and a nice place for nature lovers![caption id="attachment_887" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Common Langoor![/caption]
Flora & Fauna
- Animals: Various animals like Tigers, leopards, Sambhars, Bisons, Panthers, Blue Bulls, Wild Boars, Monkey, Langoor, Chinkaras, cheetals, wild dogs, Wild Pig, Bear, Wild Cats and Barking deer stay in Bor sanctuary. As per the 2010-11 tiger census, there are 24 tigers in the Pench and Bor region.
- Birds: Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Maharashtra is a home to the rich variety of local as well as migratory birds. There are about 160 species of birds out of which 9 belong to the endangered species and 10 are migratory bird species.
- Reptiles: The sanctuary serves as a home to about 30 reptile species. There are 6 endangered species of reptiles in this sanctuary which are Indian rat snake, Indian cobra, Russel’s viper, monitor lizard , Indian rock python and Chequered keelback.
- Flora (Tree Species): The Bor sanctuary is mainly comprised of south Deccan plateau dry deciduous forests. Tree species like Bamboo, Ain, Teak, Tendoo and much more are there. Tarwar, Wight, Waghori Velatri, Tarota, Tenella, Gokhru, Vanbhendi, Waghori are the main herbs species in the sanctuary.
Bor Sanctuary is situated at the center to various wildlife sanctuaries like Pench Tiger Reserve, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Umred Karhangla Wildlife Sanctuary, Tadoba – Andhari Tiger Reserve, Melghat Tiger Reserve and Satpura National Park. All these sanctuaries are situated in the vicinity of each other. A large number of tourists visit Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Maharashtra every year.
How to Reach There
Tourist can reach here from Hingani, Wardha & Nagpur. Hingani (Hingi) is the nearest bus stand to Bor Sanctuary. ST & tourist buses ply to Hingani from all major cities in Maharashtra. Hingani is just 5 kms away from the sanctuary. Tourist cars and jeeps are available from the bus stand to the sanctuary. If you are driving then proceed via MSH-3 (Wardha-Nagpur road) and take North turn at Selu for Hingi and then to the visitor center at Bor Dam.
- Nearest Railway Station: Wardha is the nearest railway station to Bor wildlife sanctuary Maharashtra. It is 35 kms away from the station. Bori Railway Station (50 kms) is another option to reach Bor sanctuary. Tourist jeeps & cars are available from the station to a sanctuary.
- Nearest Airport: Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport – Nagpur is the closest airport to reach the sanctuary. This airport is 80 kms away from the sanctuary.
Timing: Sanctuary remains open on all days of the week except Monday.
Entry Fee: Park entry charges are Rs.50/- for a person above 12 years and Rs.25/- for a person below 12 years. Entry fee for the jeep is Rs.100/- and Rs.200/- for a mini bus. (Please note that these rates may change with time)[caption id="attachment_886" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Forest Resorts at Bordam Sanctuary![/caption]
Sanctuary region has very few accommodation options. The MTDC Resort offers 10 double-bed rooms, 3 dormitories and restaurant facilities. Few low-cost budget hotels are also there nearby the sanctuary. Balodyan also has an eco-tourism center. Tourists can also stay in Wardha or Nagpur which are respectively 35 kms & 75 kms away from the sanctuary. You can book an MTDC Resort room at this link.
Eating Stuff: MTDC resort offers decent quality food inside the Bor sanctuary. Few other restaurants are also there to have food. There is also a canteen of eco-tourism center which serves the food of Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh.
Attractions Nearby Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Maharashtra:
- Tadoba Tiger Reserve
- Pench wildlife sanctuary
- Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
- Vishwa Shanti Stupa
- Kishor Nivas
- Gandhiji Ashram – Bapu Kuti
- Sevagram Ashram
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