Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It includes India's oldest forest preserve, the Bori Reserve Forest, established in 1865 along the Tawa River. A part of Pachmarhi Biosphere reserve along with Satpura National Park (towards north and east) and Pachmarhi sanctuary it is located in the northern foothills of the Satpura Range. River Tawa flanks its western boundaries.  It is an important transition zone between the forests of western and eastern India and predominantly has mixed deciduous and bamboo forests. Main trees include teak (Tectona grandis), dhaora (Anogeissus latifolia), tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon), among others. Large mammal species include tiger, leopard, wild boar, muntjac deer, gaur (Bos gaurus), chital deer (Axis axis), sambar (Cervus unicolor), and Rhesus Macaques.


Fossils, Tiger, Panther, Sambhar, Blue Bull, Chital, Barking deer, Four-horned antelope, Bear , Chinkara, Gaur, Wild boar, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wolf, Crocodile etc.  It is also home to many species of birds, butterflies, insects, etc.


Sal,  Bija, Teak, Tendu, Bel, Bambo, etc. It is famous for medicinal herbs and shrubs.


November to April is the best time to visit when you can spot local as well as migratory birds along with other flora and fauna. Winters are bitter cold with minimum temperature falling around 0 degrees centigrade.


Prehistoric rock paintings in Pachmarhi area.