Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

About:

The Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a renowned sanctuary in the state of Maharashtra.It is located in Hingni in Wardha of Vidarbha region, covering an area of 61.10-sq-km. This area includes 3,237 hectares of Reserve Forest, 2,213
hectares of Protected Forest, and 660 hectares of Unclassed Forest.Many villages surround the sanctuary.

Flora
The Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in its natural vegetation. The main type of forest in this sanctuary is dry deciduous forest. The sanctuary provides shelter to innumerous plant species, including a few endangered and threatened species. Many plant species in the sanctuary have medicinal and commercial values. Some of the predominant plant species in the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary include Teak, Ain, Tendua, Bamboo, etc. The sanctuary has a comfortable atmosphere and the weather remains predictable and comfortable for most of the time in a year.

Fauna
The Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a rich variety of fauna species that include the mammals, reptiles and birds.The endangered and threatened species like Tiger, Chinkara, etc. are the main attractions of the sanctuary. Some of
the other vital and noteworthy mammal fauna species found in the sanctuary includes Panther, Nilgai (Blue Bull),Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Bear, Wild Dog, Wild Cat, Bison, Chital, Peacock, Monkey, etc. The sanctuary is
also quite famous for its rich avifauna that includes both the resident and migratory types of birds. Some of the bird species found in the sanctuary are considered as endangered or threatened and they need to be conserved in a
proper way, immediately.

Location info:

Address: Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Hingni in Wardha, Maharashtra.
District: Wardha & Nagpur
Nearest City: Hingni
Best time to visit: April to May is the best time to visit of this sanctuary.

Climate/Weather:

The climate in Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is wet and Tropical kind. It receives quite a bit of rainfall during the monsoons season (June to september).The temperature varies from 22- 40C in Summers to12-33C in Winters.

Interesting things to do:

The most popular activity is the guided trips inside the sanctuary to "Experience the night life of forest" and to watch the animals, conducted by the local forest department. Regular morning and evening safari rides take tourists into the forest.

Interesting things to Visit:

The main attraction of the Borl Wildlife Sanctuary is its great collection of avifauna. Several bird species including both resident and migratory types can be found in this sanctuary. The tallest flying bird of the world Sarus crane inhabits this area and is found in good number. Not only the bird watchers or the ornithologists, but also the other tourists love to visit the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary, on a regular basis.

Mobile range info:

All major Network coverage present in Wardha and and around its Highway.

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station: The nearest railway junction is Wardha, which is 35 kms away from the sanctuary.
Station Code: WR
For enquiry: Dial 131, +91-7152-45191

Nearest Airport: Nagpur the nearest airport situated at a distance of 80-km from the sanctuary.

Airports Authority of India Nagpur Airport Nagpur - 440 005. Phone: 91-712-2288001. Fax: 91-712-2288007

Road Transport: Nearest bus station is at Hingni 5-km away from the sanctuary.

Bor Wildlife Sanctury Contacts & Suggestions
Dy.Conservator of Forests, Pench National Park,Near Govt. Press,Civil Line, Nagpur-440 001
0712 - 524727(O) , 227282(R)

Nearest Visiting places:

Nagpur- Nagpur plays host to a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Cultural and literary societies in Nagpur include Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh(for development of Marathi), Vidarbha Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti (promotion and spreading Hindi) and Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sammelan (for promoting Hindi). The Nagpur central museum (estb 1863) maintains collections are mainly for Vidarbha region.The South Central Cultural Centre also actively sponsors various other cultural events in Nagpur city, such as the Orange City Craft Mela and Folk Dance Festival, which is noted for its numerous folk-dances.

Chandrapur district- The city of Chandrapur has ancient temples of Ankleshwar (Lord Shiva) and Mahakali (Goddess Mahakali).Tadoba National Park near Chandrapur is one of India`s 28 Project tiger reserves and one of the famous tourist spots. Other tourist places are Ramala Tank, Junona Tank at Chandrapur, Ghodazari Project, Satbahini Tapovan At Naghbir, Adyal Tekari at Bramhpuri, Ramdegi at Chimur. The languages spoken are Marathi, Hindi, Gondi and Kolam.

Yavatmal- The district has poor heritage of art, architecture, and archaeology. But there are some beautiful temples and other objects of interest. Some of these are at Wani and Moho village in Darwha Tehsil. The temple of Mahadeo in Moho is very beautiful and a large number of visitors visit this temple on every 'Chaitra Amavasya'. Tipeshwar wild life sanctuary is located in Pandarkawada Tehsil of Yavatmal district of Vidarbha region covering an area of 148.63-sq-km.The Painganga sanctuary is located in the Umerkhed Tehsil of Yavatmal district.

Amravati- The Temple of Goddess Amba is a famous example of spiritual architecture in the Vidharbha Region. There's a legend that when Lord Krishna ran away with Goddess Rukhamini from her wedding ceremony, he used a tunnel laying from Ambadevi temple to Koundinyapur (another spiritual place near Amravati). This tunnel is still in existence but is now closed.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

There are numbers of petrol pump surrounding the sanctuary to the highway to Wardha.
Mate Square Petrol pump- 0712 6978715
Manohar Agencies- 0712 2524078
Orange City Petrolium Bharat Petrolium Co Lt- 0712 6455246
Tiwari Associates- 0712 2546703

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

The forest lodges and the guest houses are the best places for accommodation for the visitors to put up and to experience the night life of forest, which is full of thrill and excitement. Else one can also opt for the magnificent and affordable hotels in Wardha.
Hotel Ramakrishna
Vyas Bhavan Hotel
Hotel Royal Green Park

Things to carry:

Carrying a tour guide book will work wonder. It will help you gaining heaps of information about the region, which will definitely add delight to your touring experience.
Equip yourself with all necessary amenities like trekking kit, cameras and binoculars.
Always put a personal first-aid-box in your bag.
And plenty of water.

Tips & Suggestions:

Wear loose fitting and simple clothes that blend with the sanctuary surroundings.

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station: Incharge Wardha Police Station. 232506. Control Room. 232500
Nearest Hospital: Mure Memorial Hospital- 0712 2522370
Iggmc & Mayo Hospital- 0712 2728621
Society/Community Phone Number- 0712 - 524727(O) , 227282(R)