Jawai Dam and Jawai Forests, Crocodiles, Leopards

Jawai Dam and Forests are in Pali district in Rajasthan. These areas are famous for Crocodiles, Leopards and Migratory Birds.

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The dam across Jawai River is a Crocodile reserve for Indian Mugger Crocodiles. This reptile park has an estimated 288 crocodiles as per wildlife census of 2011.

The Jawai Bandh Leopard Conservation Reserve is a leopard habitat. (Bandh means dam, in Hindi Language.) The big cats roam freely in the Jawai leopard camp forests here. If you are lucky, you can see the Near Threatened or endangered leopards in these forests during day time. Many tourists have reportedly seen the Clouded leopards near the Devgiri Cave Temple. You can go for a Jeep Safari to spot these wild cats.

Jaiawi forests around the dam are home to many migratory birds during winter time.

The forests of Jawai have been accorded Conservation reserve status in 2011. See the full list of Conservation reserves in India.

Jawai Dam, the biggest dam in Western Rajasthan, was constructed by Jodhpur King, Umaid Singh. The Dam works were started in 1946 and was completed by 1957.

Devgiri Cave Temple is a beautiful temple inside a cave, on your half-way to the hill top.

How Do I Go to Jawai Forests and Dam?

Sumerpur town on the eastern side of the Thar Desert, is the nearest town to the Dam and surrounding forests, at 15 kilometers distance. Jodhpur is a major city at 170 kilometers distance from Jawai.

George Thiruvilakalayil George

Travel Related Blog Writer at touristinindia.com
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