Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh, India. Established in 1977, it covers an impressive 646 square kilometers and is nestled in the northern foothills of the Satpura Range. This sanctuary is a vital part of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, which also includes the Satpura National Park and the Pachmarhi Sanctuary.

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport to Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is the Bhopal Airport (Raja Bhoj Airport), approximately 150 kilometers away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the sanctuary.

By Train The Pipariya Railway Station, about 50 kilometers from the sanctuary, is the closest railhead. Regular trains connect Pipariya to major cities like Bhopal, Jabalpur, and Nagpur.

By Bus Buses ply from nearby towns and cities to Hoshangabad, which is the gateway to Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. From Hoshangabad, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the sanctuary.

2-Day Itinerary

  • Day 1

Morning: Arrive at Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. Check in at your chosen accommodation. Afternoon: Embark on a thrilling jungle safari. Keep your eyes peeled for tigers, leopards, and other wildlife. Evening: Enjoy a serene sunset by the Tawa River.

  • Day 2

Morning: Rise early for another safari. Witness the forest come alive with bird calls and animal activity. Afternoon: Visit the Bori Reserve Forest, India’s oldest forest preserve. Explore its diverse flora and fauna. Evening: Relax and soak in the natural beauty of the sanctuary.

Getting Around

Jeep Safaris: The best way to explore Bori is through guided jeep safaris. Experienced naturalists will accompany you, sharing their knowledge about the wildlife and ecosystem.

Things to Do

  • Wildlife Spotting: Keep your camera ready to capture glimpses of gaurs, sambars, and playful rhesus macaques.
  • Birdwatching: Bori is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Look out for colorful Indian pittas, parakeets, and majestic hornbills.
  • Nature Walks: Take leisurely walks along the forest trails, breathing in the fresh air and admiring the ancient trees.

Offbeat Places

Churna Point: A scenic viewpoint offering panoramic vistas of the sanctuary. Bori River: Follow the meandering Bori River and discover hidden nooks.


Choose from a range of accommodations, including forest lodges, eco-friendly resorts, and homestays. Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy warm hospitality.