(Last Updated on : 21/05/2014)
Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary, a most popular tourist destination of Madhya Pradesh, is covered an area of about 288 square kilometres. Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Bari Tehsil of Raisen district
of Madhya Pradesh
. The headquarter is Bari, which is situated on National Highway 12, 205 km away north from Jabalpur
on the way to Bhopal.
Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of animal species like Royal Bengal Tiger
, Sambhar, Chital and Wild Boar
. Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary also housed some of the historical monuments like Choukigarh Fort, Bhandariya Temple, and archaeological caves of Jamgarh. On the occasion of Shivaratri
, a fair is organized near the Bhandariya Shiva Temple.
Geographically, Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary spreads between 22 degree and 45 minutes and 22 degree and 55 minutes North latitudes and 77 degree and 15 minutes and 78 degree and zero minutes East longitudes.
Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary was created on 2nd July 1976 by The Government of Madhya Pradesh. The entire area of the Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary is hilly and consists of hills, plateau, valleys, forges and at places plains. Most of the rivers flowing in this sanctuary are seasonal. There are two main streams in the sanctuary i.e. Ghoghara River and Barna River. Bhadaria Kund in Ghoghara River is permanent water source for the wildlife.
The forests in the Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary are of Tropical Dry deciduous types. The trees in this forest are Daora (Anogeissus latifolia
), Bija (Pterocarpus marsupium
), Salai (Boswellia serrata
), Khair (Acacia catechu
), Saja (Terminalia alata
), Tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon
) also occur Bamboo
). This area is also covered with Teak forests and Tropical Mixed deciduous forests.
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