Rajasthan has been the abode of many birds and mammals. Many efforts have been put in to conserve the flora and fauna of this desert state of India. One of them - Jawai Conservation Reserve was established in the year 2013. This project was proposed to promote ecotourism and safeguard the wellbeing of flora & Fauna in this area. Ancient Rocks of the pre-Cambrain period, Represents Bera in the Aravalli Range which runs diagonally across the state, The southern part of the range is formed by granite and raise to their highest summit Mt Abu (1722 msl) Bera Region lies between Kumbalgarh National Park and Mt Abu Sanctuary, this area has granite hills, These large granite formation are scattered with Anogeissus scrub, and rocky dry river beds the kopjes are scattered with religious shrines and temples. The leopards of Bera have accepted these as a part of their habitat and it is the most incredible sight to see villagers at prayer and leopards sitting quite calmly and watching the ceremonies. Traditionally the area was maintained for grazing livestock and farming, with the creation of watering holes and feeding stations for wildlife.
A healthy population of 50+ Leopards is there in Bera/Jawai Region, and its one of the few places on earth where among human settlements leopards thrive, The area is Inhabited by Rabari Tribe (The Shepherds/Herdsmen) and where they is pray predators follow. Shatrunjay team heads out early morning to locate leopards based on the previous days movement patterns and tracks and signs to ensure the best possible leopards viewing
Some of the animals found in the area - Indian Leopard, Caracal (Rare sight), Chinkara, Desert Cat, Indian Wolf, Sloth Bear, Pythons, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Blue Bulls etc.
Guided wildlife (leopard) safari with Bera Safari Lodge
The Region is also called as leopard & shepherds country and has attracted interest of many international filmmakers from BBC, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. Bera Safari Lodge offers one of the best leopard encounters in Rajasthan, India. We also offer value added and exclusive services to wildlife photographers and filmmakers; your journey with us will be rustic, authentic, and seasoned with a sense of appreciation.
Jawai Bandh/Dam Safaris
A highlight of any trip to the region is a visit to the Jawai Dam. The large reservoir is home to many species of migratory and residential birds and provides incredible sightings of species like the Sarus Crane, Indian Courser, Osprey, Pelicans, Bar- Headed Geese, Water fowl, pipits, larks, pratincoles, and other raptors to mention just a few. With over a hundred bird species to see and photograph, a day at Jawai is incredibly rewarding. (November – March) Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur built the dam. The work started on 12th May 1946 and it got completed in 1957. This is the biggest dam in the western Rajasthan and has been a paradise for migratory birds and it has a rich Biodiversity. You can also see a large variety of migratory birds like Spot-billed duck, comb duck, Sarus cranes, Geese, Common Crane, Demoiselle Crane, Northern Pintail, wagtails, pelicans in winters, while Crocodiles keep basking at Jawai dam.
Summer season – Morning: 5.00am – 8.00am and Evening: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Winter season – Morning: 6.30am – 9.00am and Evening: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Jawai Dam Safari - Morning 9.00am - 12.00pm