Jawai Conservation Reserve

The Leopards and Shepherds Country

About Park

Rajasthan, 'The Land of Kings', is the largest state in India. Being a popular destination amongst travellers, Rajasthan offers uncountable and diversified destinations to add to your itinerary. When travelling to Rajasthan there is no bandwidth to your ideal stay days. Every city in Rajasthan is painted with a different shade of colour, depicting its uniqueness. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan has a pink colour on the palate and offers opportunities in terms of great shopping, a leisurely stay, amazing ancient structures, and warmth. 

Jawai has its fame for something which no other village has achieved. It has managed to set a benchmark on wildlife conservation by conserving its flora and fauna, especially its leopard population, without any outside help. A healthy population of 50+ Leopards is present around the Jawai Conservation Reserve.

Jawai Conservation Reserve was established in the year 2013. The Jawai Conservation Reserve offers you a chance to observe a scarce phenomenon, one where humanity and nature co-exist peacefully, without disturbing each other. Leopards, considered somewhat elusive and are generally found in the deep corners of the jungle, are aplenty in this region. When someone says that Jawai is a heaven for wildlife, they aren't wrong. Ancient Rocks of the pre-Cambrian period represent Jawai in the Aravalli Range which runs diagonally across Rajasthan. The southern part of the range is formed by granite and rises to its highest summit at Guru Shikhar, Mt Abu (1722 MSL). The Jawai Region lies between Kumbalgarh National Park and Mt Abu Sanctuary. The region, which is found between the rocky and hilly terrain, also has a beautiful dam that is built across the Jawai River. With its crystal clear water and mesmerizing landscape and topography, the river serves as a beautiful natural habitat for many different animals, most importantly birds. This beautiful area, which is cut off from urbanization, also brings some of the world's most rare migratory and regional birds. There is 'n' number of amazing resorts and hotels that offers the ideal stay for every tourist. Bera Safari Lodge is one of the top hotels of Jawai. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Safaries

  • Jeep Safari

  • Nature Walk

Places to Visit

Jawai Dam

The largest Dam in Western Rajasthan

Ranakpur Jain temple

An architecturally rich temple

Dev Giri temple

The home of Goddess Ashapura

Visitor Tips

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Safari ticket booking is done privately by hotels and local Safari organizers. 

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Carry binoculars, a camera, and a bird book to identify birds to make your trip more fruitful. 

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Wear comfortable walking shoes. Do check your shoes every time before wearing them to avoid scorpions and other creatures. 

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Carry proper woollens in winters and an effective sunscreen in summers. 

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Remember to Carry Hats/ Caps and personal medicines (if any). 

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Wear muted forest colours like earthy greens or beiges and avoid perfumes and deodorants. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Jawai Bandh is majorly famous for leopards and unlike any other park, the leopards here can be spotted throughout the year. Though the temperatures in summers are extreme and winters are comparatively better, the best time to visit the park is from October to April. During the monsoon season, the park remains closed which lasts till September.

Jawai Bandh is well connected through rail, road, and air all across India.

Nearby Railway Station: Mori Bera, Jawai Bandh, and Falna Railway Station

Nearby Airport: Jodhpur Airport 

Road: Since the park is connected to the major cities, one can either take a state transport facility like a bus or can book a taxi. Private vehicle is also another option if travelling via road.

 

Village Safari: It is always a great idea to take back home experiences along with learning. The lifestyle of the tribal people is way too different from our usual lives. From growing crops to rearing cattle, these village people are content with what they do and inspire us to come close to mother nature. 

The indigenous people of Jawai Bera can teach us many things to implement in our daily lives about survival and productivity. One can take up village safari and discover the different lifestyles that prevail in our country.

Temple visit: The famous Dev Giri Temple at Jawai is one of the famous tourist attractions of this place. Both the tourists and animals such as leopards visit the temple. It is believed that the town is guarded by the goddess which is why the animals don’t hurt the people. 

Learn about the Rabari tribe: The Rabari tribe have been the inhabitants of the Jawai village for a long time. Their unique attire wherein the men wear big red turbans with white kurta pyjamas and women wear bangles covering the entire arms along with silver anklets, makes them stand out from others. One can learn more about the culture and traditions of these indigenous people whilst visiting Jawai Bandh.  

Bird watching: Jawai is a rich treat for birders. A varied number of bird species both native and migratory can be sighted here. One can trek up the hills of Jawai and discover the different bird species such as flamingos, bar-headed geese, painted stork, little cormorant, Indian river tern and Red-wattled lapwing.

*Information Last Modified On: 19-Jul-2021

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