Bor National Park

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Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located near Hingi in Wardha District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a home to a variety of wild animals. The sanctuary covers an area of 121.1 kms (46.8 sq mi) which includes the drainage basin of the Bor Dam.

It is notable that Bor Sanctuary and some adjacent protected areas will be merged with Pench Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra) as a ‘Satellite core area’, to more than double the area of that well established tiger reserve.

Bor Sanctuary is centrally located among several other Bengal Tiger habitats including: Pench Tiger Reserve Maharashtra), 90 kms (35 sq mi) to the northeast; Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, 125 kms (48 sq mi) to the east northeast; UmredKarhangla Wildlife Sanctuary (Pro), 75 kms (29 sq mi) to the east southeast; Tadoba – Andhari Tiger Reserve, 85 kms (33 sq mi) to the southeast; Melghat Tiger Reserve, 140 kms (54 sq mi) to the west northwest and Satpura National Park and Tiger Reserve,160 kms (62 sq mi) to the northwest.

Bor Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra

Culture :

There are some religious places in the sanctuary such as a Shiva temple at Khori-Khapa, Bruhaspati Temple at Chauki, Hanuman Temple at Khadki and GaneshTemple at Kelzar It is believed this was an important place in Mahabharata time, namely about the early Gupta period (ca. 4th century CE). Archaeological remains known as Nasargarh and Gidamgarh reveal the existence of a seat of power here in the beginning of the 1st century.

The ecozone of the area is South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests with the main species being Teak, Ain, Tendu (East Indian Ebony) and Bamboo.

The main herbs found in the sanctuary are Tarot, Tenella, Tarwar, Gokhru, Wight (bracteata), Vanbhendi, Velatri and Waghori.

Climate :

There are three seasons; summer, winter and the rainy season.