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Jawai, known as The Leopard expanse of India is on the mounts of Aravalli in Pali district in the states of Rajasthan. Rajasthan has been abode to many wildlife sanctuaries, various species of birds and mammals. The Leopard safari in the region of Jawai Bandh, draws the attention of wildlife enthusiasts and is a chosen destination built across the Jawai river. Leopards and humans co-exists in this province of Rajasthan. The most interesting and unsaid fact of this place is that there is no man and animal conflict in the expanse of Jawai. There is no much prey base available for leopards, the goat or any domestic animal is picked as their prey base and the villagers have the mythological belief that it has been bestowed to Goddess so they don’t harm each other and this is accepted by the local tribes. Leopard safari tourism also contributes to their livelihood, which is another reason for their smooth cohabitation. The harmonious relationship between the Leopards of Jawai and the local tribes is to be truly experienced.

Jawai dam is constructed across the Jawai river, the dam offers a stunning view of the river. The construction started on 12th May 1946 by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur and was finished in 1957. It is the biggest dam in western Rajasthan with the total area of dam is 102,315 acres. The height of dam is 61.25 feet (18.67 meters) and the capacity is 7887.5 million cubic feet. 

Jawai safari ensures the sightings of the wild Leopard near the areas of Jawai dam along with the sight of many residential and migratory winged visitors. Adventure in this enthralling landscape of Jawai and bera gives the life time delighted remembrances to wildlife explorers.

Jungle safari in Jawai:


The territory of Jawai covers 60kms area covering 16 villages and 9 Points to witness while on Jawai safari ride along with visit to Jawai dam which is 60ft deep and it covers the area of 5kms.  Leopard sightings are always on the hills, the predator inhabits on the hills of Jawai.  The chances of Leopard sightings are very high on a jeep safari tour to Jawai. Another very important thing to consider while on a Leopard safari trip to India is that, Jawai is the hilly terrain and being mountainous belt going in private vehicle becomes risky, one should avoid the private vehicles, the private vehicle can-not climb on the hills. Only four-wheel drive is comfortable, safe and notified for Leopard sightings in Jawai.

For Leopard safari trip to Jawai, there are no time restrictions other than the night rides to the surrounded hilly area. The area is surrounded by villages, farm lands and hills, where in the human and leopards synchronize and reside in their own territories.

Fauna in Jawai:


The mammals discovered during the Jawai safari are Indian Leopard, Caracal (Rare sight), Chinkara, Desert Cat, Indian Wolf, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Blue Bulls etc. Crocodiles are often seen in the Jawai dam while on Jawai safari tour.

It is said and believed that the Jawai expanse is known for leopard safari in Jawai.

Jawai is one of the preferred destination for birdwatchers as there are more than 100 species of resident and migratory birds are seen while on the Jawai Leopard safari tour. The resident and migratory birds like Indian Eagle owls, bulbul, Spotted owl, black winged stilt, Red naped Ibis, flamingos, spotbill duck, demmossile, knob-billed duck, common eastern crane, sarus cranes, bar-headed geese and many more are the residents of Jawai.

Entry Gates in Jawai:

There is no specific entry gate for jungle safari in Jawai. The bordered summits of few of the villages where the safari rides are conducted are Bera, Tela, Varavel, Terua, Bisalpur, Lilora, Kothar. There are small mountains around these famous villages, place where Leopard resides. The maximum leopard sighting in Jawai are on the hills of these villages.

Jawai Jungle Safari Timings

Sunrise to sunset are the timings for Jawai safari, there is no declared government regulation and hence no time lines are defined for the safari in Jawai area in Rajasthan. Tourists can be on the safari for unlimited time and any time during the day, night safaris in Jawai are restricted by local tribes, considering the disturbances caused to the wildlife during the night rides on the hills of Jawai.

How to reach Jawai

  • By Air: Udaipur is the nearest airport to Jawai at a distance of 150 kms, Other nearest airports with a close proximity to Jawai are Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Ahmedabad.
  • By Rail: Mori Bera is the closest railway station from Jawai at a distance of 4kms. Jawai has a connectivity from all the major cities of the country like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and many more.
  • By Road: Jawai has a good road connectivity from almost all the major cities of Rajasthan. National Highways 27, 58, and 62 are very well connected to Jawai and to many other destinations across Rajasthan.

Best time to visit Jawai

October to March is recommended to be the best time to visit Jawai. Being the hilly area, the weather becomes hot and leopard sightings decreases during summers. Nights are pleasant in summer and the Leopard movements are high during night time. In winter season leopards are sighted during the day as the noon’s are sunny and pleasing.

February is an ideal season for bird watchers as they get to see various migratory and residential bird species during this time.

Places to visit while on Jawai Leopard tour

  • Leopard Sighting
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Bird Watching
  • Granite Hills & Temples
  • Jawai Villages
  • Rabari Tribe
  • Bera River
  • Jawai river & dam

Accommodation in Jawai Bandh

There are a various home stays, tented accommodation and resorts in Jawai area. These options of stay in Jawai are in proximity to Jawai Leopard safari trip. These wildlife lodges in Jawai offers the unique and comfortable stay, catering to the need of the guest. The leopard safari trips in Jawai and rural tours are organized along with the stay at the resort in Jawai. One can experience the sight of the wild beast, the scenic hills, exotic Avifauna, aqua fauna and picturesque Jawai dam during Jawai safari trip.


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