National Park Fact Sheet

Locals and leopards have peacefully coexisted for centuries like nowhere else in the world.Discovery Channel highlighted the fascinating story of wild leopard and humans at the hills of Jawai in Pali district of Rajasthan. Jawai is not a protected wildlife sanctuary.  These hills are one of the few places in India where one can easily sight leopards and the picturesque locations of Jawai hills and dam are also home to other wild animals and migratory birds.

About 130 kilometres south of Jodhpur, there is a fascinating tale of wildlife conservation. Through the efforts of the local community, the leopards of Jawai, a village in Pali district of Rajasthan are increasing in numbers.

The area called Jawai surrounds a vast reservoir created when Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur built a dam across the Jawai River in the late-1950s. The lake, when full, now covers an area of over 400 square kilometres and is the main water supply for Jodhpur city and a sparkling attraction for an array of migratory birds, including flamingos, geese and cranes.

These hills were shaped by lava millions of years ago and now the natural caves house leopards and other wild animals of the area.  It’s one of the best places where you can easily spot a leopard during the day.

Best Season : November - March

Main Attraction : Leopards

Shortest Route : Fly to Udaipur and drive to Bera or  Jawai

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State : Rajasthan

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Altitude:  m

Vegetation : Dry deciduous

Major City:  Udaipur (110 Km)

Airport : Udaiur (110 km)

Railway Station : Udaipur (110km)


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