ABOUT THE JAWAI BANDH (DAM)
The Jawai Bandh is built on the Jawai River which is a tributary of the Luni River. In the yesteryears, each annual monsoon brought with it major flooding which caused havoc and heavy damage in the Pali and Jalore district making it difficult for the locals as well as the animal population in the area. The idea of building a dam on the Jawai River was first conceived in 1903 but it was finally given shape in the year 1946. The Jawai Bandh was built under the instructions of Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur and the completion of the project was done in a span of 11 years. The estimated cost of the dam is approximately Rs. 2.7 crore and it is currently operated by the Rajasthan Water Resources Department. Even today, the Jawai Bandh continues to be the largest dam in Western Rajasthan and provides water to the city of Jodhpur and many other nearby areas that are dependent on it. The resort near Jawai suggested by us above is located right next to the Jawai Dam.
LEOPARDS NEAR JAWAI BANDH
The spotted beasts are majestic creatures and witnessing them in their natural habitat is quite an unforgettable experience. The Jawai region is home to many leopards that live in perfect harmony with the locals. The Rabari tribals who live in Jawai actually consider the leopards to be the guards of their local deity. As a matter of fact, priests of the many temples that dot the area are commonly known to go to the temple on their own through the jungle even in the early hours when the leopards are known to be the most active. Yet no one has ever reported an attack in the area which is a testament to how beautifully the harmony prevails. In the entire region, the Jawai Bandh is specifically popular for sighting a leopard as it is comparatively easier to catch a sight of the big cat when it comes out foraging for food, drinking water or just wandering around. In your selection from the top resorts in Jawai, do ensure that it is located close to the Jawai Dam like the Sultan E Jawai Ananta Inn.
SAFARI AT JAWAI BANDH- DAY & NIGHT SAFARI
The Jawai region is surrounded by hills on all sides and the land is stretched along a river. A safari at Jawai Bandh starts by taking in the beauty of the rugged landscape. Owing to its perfect location, the weather is almost always pleasant in Jawai which makes it all the more alluring for tourists and visitors. In addition to the mighty leopard, a number of other animals can also be spotted during the safari. They include the likes of hyena, white fox, jungle cat, white fox, nilgai, crocodiles and more. Jawai also boasts of being home to more than 170 species of birds which according to studies is one of the highest varieties found in a single region. More than 100 migratory birds are known to dwell in the area from October to March every year, making it the best time for bird enthusiasts. It is a haven for birdwatchers and twitchers trying to catch a glimpse of different types of birds. Before you book a resort near Jawai, ensure a great location for the same that enables you to sight these birds from the comfort of your resort and not only during the safari.