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The royal state of Rajasthan is fortunate to be home to numerous wildlife destinations among which Jawai or Bera is getting popularity worldwide for being the capital of leopards. Bera and Jawai are the two different names of one wildlife destination, Bera is a small village in the Pali district which is home to the famous JawaI Bandh and River. Therefore, it is often referred to as Bera and Jawai. The place resides many wild animals and human beings of the Rabari Tribe, so Bera comes under the Jawai region.
Bera is in the lap of the majestic Aravalli Range of western Rajasthan in the Pali district. The area is majorly famous for exciting wildlife activities, and adventurous game drives covering the region with beautiful landscapes which host a diverse ecosystem. If you embark on a visit to Jawai or Bera, there should be some idea of what you can enjoy in Jawai.
In this blog, I will share some of the best things to do in Jawai and Bera which can make your holiday much more exciting and happening. So, let's look down to check out these –
Discover the wildlife on Leopard Safari –
Leopards are a prevalent attraction in Bera, you can relish sightings of these elusive big cats by booking a Jawai Leopard Safari Package by jeep. The safari operators organize this activity two times a day (morning and evening) in a customized 4X4 vehicle. The safari gets complete in 2 to 3 hours, as you go across the huge granite hills formed by lava millions of years ago. the chances of spotting leopards are comparatively higher than in other wildlife destinations in the world. The best time to enjoy this activity is September to June.
Grab your Binoculars and head out for Bird Watching –
Jawai is the home of several migratory birds like flamingos, cranes, geese, ruddy shell ducks, and other permanent residents of birds like black wing kites, shikra, falcon, vultures, etc. Birdwatching safari in Jawai is conducted during the daytime in the months of the winter season (November to March). Book a birding safari with Agvani Resort and enjoy the photography tour of Jawai.
Take a joyful Jungle Safari trail –
Enjoying jungle safari in Bera is another amazing experience to enjoy in Rajasthan. You can take this safari when planning a trip to Jawai or Bera. The safari is organized to spot wild animals like hyenas, sloth bears, deers, wild boars, and jungle cats, and if luck is in your favor, then you might spot an Indian wolf. Jungle Safari is usually operated in the early morning and late at night, so to indulge in this activity, you must book your room in Agvani Resort for a relaxing stay.
Spot Crocodiles on the banks of Jawai River –
More than 300 crocodiles are living in the Jawai River which is a part of the Jawai sanctuary. It converts this place into the only crocodile sighting destination in Rajasthan. Crocodile watching in Jawai can be done in the afternoon when they come out of the water for sun basking at the banks of Jawai Dam and Jawai River. The activity is free for those who book a leopard safari with a stay at Agvani Resort in Jawai.
Watch the scenic views of Jawai Dam –
The biggest water reservoir in western Rajasthan is Jawai Dam with 62 feet (18.89 meters) depth. The Jawai Dam was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur in 1957. Now the dame has become a tourist attraction after the official declaration of the Jawai Dam crocodile sanctuary in 2013. It offers beautiful views to visitors when the overflows water of the dam flushes out from its 13 channel gates. The dam also attracts visitors to watch the breathtaking view of the sunset from the catchment area of Jawai Dam.
Meet the locals on a Village Safari –
Despite wildlife and nature, Bera shows a clear picture of Rajasthan's rural lifestyle in the most vibrant forms. Those who want to see the real Rajasthani villagers and perceive the way of living, dressing, cooking, and a genuine smile when you plan a trip to Jawai. This activity is exciting especially during the winter season, as it's too hot on other days of the month.
Plan an excursion to Ranakpur Jain Temple –
The most iconic nearby attraction is Ranakpur Jain temple, which is extremely popular among travellers because of the stellar pilgrims of Rajasthan. Ranakpur is about 55 kilometers away from Jawai and is renowned for the beautiful Jain Temples built in 1439 AD. During your stay in Jawai, you can plan an afternoon excursion to Ranakpur and then drive back to the village. The temple remains open from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM.
Heritage visits to Kumbhalgarh Fort –
A renowned world heritage site by UNESCO is Kumbhalgarh Fort famous for its glorious past and fine architecture. The majestic hill fort is surrounded by a 15 kms long thick wall with seven enormous gateways. It is renowned for being the second-largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. When in Jawai, you can plan a free day as an excursion to Kumbhalgarh Fort Visit which is about 90 kilometers away from Jawai.
Now that you know all the most exciting things to do in Jawai and Bera, plan your next holiday to this land of leopards. There are several resorts in Jawai, but I would suggest you book a Jawai camp resort at Agvani and experience the rawness on its way.