Believe it or not: There is a village in Rajasthan called Bera, now declared as the Jawai Bandh Community Reserve, only Leopard safari in India. Bera is a small town in Pali district with a considerable number of Leopards. It is surrounded by forests where leopards roam free. Hidden in the belly of Rajasthan, Bera was hardly known amongst the wild lifers. It is gaining popularity and also known as Leopard country lately.
Close to this village, lie the river Jawai and the Jawai dam. The result of these two structures is a lake-like water body Along it flows the river Jawai, with the Jawai Dam built on it. This beautiful lake is home to some of the biggest crocodiles you will ever see.These are not a part of any National Park or sanctuary; most people don’t know about it, not even Rajasthanis. It has a classic landscape with Aravalli hills dotting scrub-land vegetation such as cactus and keekar. Hillocks with caves present here provide a perfect habitat for Leopards.
The entire hill locks where leopards have their habitat, is a revenue land and it has not been declared a wildlife sanctuary. Govt. of Rajasthan is in the process of declaring this area as wildlife sanctuary for giving protection especially to leopards, the most elusive cat in the wild.
BERA OVER NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK
Before Bera came into prominence, Nagarhole National Park was known for best of the sightings of leopard.But Bera has surpassed Nagarhole. In fact one can spend the entire duration of morning or evening safari observing leopards. It is also good place to see birds such as flamingoes, sarus crane, bar-headed geese, ruddy shelduck and around waters of Jawai Dam which itself is surrounded by picturesque hills.Crocodiles are also seen basking on the boulders. Now Bera is one of the safari places in India.
JUNGLE SAFARI AND LEOPARD VIEWING
The first Leopard sighting in the middle of nowhere has known to give the guests quite an adrenaline rush.The ride on the 4×4 can build quite an appetite and one can hence gorge on the scrumptious breakfast served in a stately manner with all the fineries and the sunrise as the backdrop. Guests often get to see predators in action.
REASON TO VISIT
- Bera is situated near Jawai Dam, 50 kms of Ranakpur known for Leopard sightings.
- Royal family with a wide experience in Wildlife safaris and Photoghraphy runs Leopards Lair resort here.
- Bera is very good village surrounded by hills and forests.
- Bera is good for bird –watching sightings comprise Blue Bulls, Wild Jungle Cats, Hyanas, Wolves, Jackals, Hare, Red Fox etc.
- These might be the only available night safari in India.
2N/3D TOUR PACKAGES CHARGES
Approximately Rs. 10,293/Person
There is no restriction for viewing wildlife in any time of the year. During the months of October, November and February, weather is quite pleasant and one can see leopards for long duration without any difficulty.The months of December and January are quite cold but you can see migratory birds in the waters of Jawai dam.
NEAREST RAIL STATION
Jawai Bandh, Falna and Udaipur
Jaipur & Ahmedabad
Approx Flight Charges (One way)
KOLKATA to JAIPUR Rs 4,509
CHENNAI to JAIPUR Rs 4,225
MUMBAI to JAIPUR Rs 2,912
NEW DELHI to JAIPUR Rs 1,189
KOLKATA to AHMEDABAD- RS 4,496
CHENNAI to AHMEDABAD- 2,435
MUMBAI to AHMEDABAD- 1,421
NEW DELHI to JAIPUR Rs- 2,107
Author: Anindita Ghosh
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