Bori – Satpura Tiger Reserve (Timings, Entry Fee, Safari Online Booking & How to Reach)
Located between latitudes of 22º 15’ and 22º 45’ N and longitudes of 77º 50’ and 78º 30’ E, the Bori-Satpura Tiger Reserve is located within the area of Satpura Range of the Himalayas in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is spread across an area of 1427 sq. km. This includes Bori and Panchmarhi Sanctuaries as well which are located close by. Bori-Satpura was declared as tiger reserve in the year of 1981.
The reserve promises an enjoyable and exciting days to each and every nature enthusiast. Tourists can take elephant rides as well along with jeep safaris. Boat rides are also available letting tourists to explore the rich flora and fauna in a much better way.
Flora @ Bori – Satpura Tiger Reserve
The forests at the reserve are mainly of three kinds namely tropical dry deciduous, tropical moist deciduous and sub-tropical forests. There are teak, Sal and mixed forests as well along with various species of bamboo like bans Dendrocalamus strictus, water ferns, mahua(Indian Butter Tree), Aonla,, tendu, haldu, jamun and Bel (Stone Apple).
Fauna @ Bori – Satpura Tiger Reserve
The main species of animals found here are tiger, leopard, elephant, bison, wild buffalo, barasingha, sambar, sloth bear, rhesus monkey, wild dog or dhole, wolf, common fox, jackal, jungle cat, giant squirrel, flying squirrel, chital, barking deer, chinkara, mouse deer, chausingha or four horned antelope and nilgai. Some of the reptiles that also reside here at the reserve are Cobra, Russels viper, python, chameleon, common Indian monitor, crocodile.
The main species of birds found here are Jungle Fowls, quails, owls, warblers, mynas, munias, bulbuls, Paradise Fly Catchers, egrets, vultures, falcons, eagles partridges, pigeons, doves, parakeets, bee-eaters, kingfishers, woodpeckers, , etc.
Best time to visit Bori – Satpura Tiger Reserve
The best time to visit the tiger reserve is during the months of December to June.
Reaching Bori – Satpura Tiger Reserve
- By air: The nearby airports are Bhopal, Jabalpur and Nagpur. Tourists can reach any of these as per their convenience and then travel via road to the reserve.
- By rail: Nearest railway stations to the reserve are in the cities of Bhopal, Jabalpur and Nagpur. Tourists can also take Bombay-Howrah Route and reach Piparia or Itarsi and travel via road from there.
- By road: The nearest town to the Bori-Satpura tiger reserve is Pachmarhi which is at a distance of 52 km. It is well connected to cities like to Bhopal (210 km), Jabalpur (240 km) and Nagpur (250 km) by buses. One can also hire a taxi and travel on their own.
Accommodation @ Bori – Satpura Tiger Reserve
There are various kinds of accommodation facilities available in and around reserve. Some of the options are Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Madhai Wildlife Resort, Forsyth Lodge, ReniPani Lodge, Madai Wildlife Lodge, Denwa Backwater Escape, etc.