Bor Dam Wildlife Sanctuary
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Brief

On one side is man’s effort to tame the boundless force of nature. On the other side is his effort to preserve nature the way it is. Located in the Wardha district of Maharashtra, Bor Dam Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect example of harmony between man and nature and mankind’s efforts to preserve the sanctity of nature. The sanctuary is sprawled over an area of 121 sq. km. which also includes the drainage basin of Bor Dam. It is part of the Pench Tiger Project, and is one of the several reserve forests in India where efforts are being made to preserve the Royal Bengal Tiger.

 
Travel Tips

The climate of the region is never too extreme. However, if you want to have the best travelling experience, it will be advisable to visit the sanctuary between the months of April and May. The temperature then a moderately warm and you are not likely to be impeded by rain. While the local language is Marathi, you will not face any problems communicating if you stick to English.



When to visit

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Things to do

If you are a wildlife enthusiast or someone who wants to take a break from the concrete jungle that the city is and feast his eyes on greenery, Bor Dam Wildlife Sanctuary can cater to just what you want. The sanctuary is home to a large variety of animals, many of which are endangered and nearing extinction. The main attraction of this wildlife sanctuary is the Bengal Tiger, which is being preserved here in an effort to increase its population. You can also be greeted by the sight of Indian leopard, blue bull, barking deer, chital, monkey, sloth bear, wild boar, wild dog, and mouse deer. It is not only the mammals that form the fauna of this sanctuary. The place also plays host to an impressive number of reptiles. Endangered species of snakes like Russel’s Viper, Indian Cobra, Indian Rock Python, Chequered Keelback, Indian Rat Snake, as well as Monitor Lizard can be seen in the sanctuary. Moving from the land to the sky, there are a large number of birds of different species that can be seen all over the sanctuary. In all, there are around 160 species of birds in Bor Dam Sanctuary, some of which have been declared as endangered. The sanctuary also plays host to a large number of migratory birds. The sanctuary has several varieties of trees, like teak, ain, tendu, and features deciduous forests. You can also find different species of herbs like tarot and gokhru, which are used for medicinal purposes.

 
Getting Around

If you are worrying that travelling about in and around Bor Dam Sanctuary might prove problematic, then you are greatly mistaken. Public transport is quite easily available. Buses ply frequently. You can also hire a car and drive around various tourist destinations. Bicycles can also be rented and provide a good way to move about the place.

 
Places to Stay

There are a number of hotels in and around the place for you to pitch your tent. Depending on how you choose to spend your cash, you can opt for a luxurious suite in one of the five star hotels. Or rent a room in a bread and bed establishment.

 
How to Reach

  • The nearest airport is at Nagpur. At a distance of 80 m, you can take a cab once you get down. The airport is connected to major airports across the country, including Delhi and Mumbai airports.
  • You may take a train to reach the sanctuary. The nearest rail station is at Wardha. If you are coming from some other state, the fare is likely to be between Rs.1500 and Rs.2600. Travelling within the state is likely to cost around Rs.250. You can book your tickets online from sites like makemytrip.com, irctc.in, and yatra.com.
  • If you prefer to travel by road, you can do so in two ways. You can either rent a car from one of the local car rental agencies or take a bus to the sanctuary. If you are travelling by car, you need to take the Wardha-Nagpur road MSH3, and then turn north from Seloo for Hingi, which will take you to the sanctuary. Buses can be boarded from Hingini, which is 5 km away from the sanctuary. It is also the most economic mode of transportation.

 
Surrounding Attractions

Apart from the Bor Dam Wildlife Sanctuary, there are several other places which you can explore. You can visit the Viswa Shanti Stoop, one of eight such stoops that have been built in India. Gitai Mandir is also a notable tourist destination. The temple has an innovative architecture with no walls or ceiling. Sewagram Village is also well worth visiting. It is the place where Gandhiji stayed during his visit to Mumbai and has a museum where articles used by Gandhiji are on display. Dhaga is a forest village located at some distance from Wardha. Every year a grand fair is organized there during Mahashivratri.

 
Important Numbers

Government Hospital: 07152 245198, 07152 102

Sevagram Hospital: 07152 284344, 07152 284345

Police Station: 07152 232506, 07152 100