Jawai Leopard Camp
Bera, Rajasthan, India
Jawai Leopard Camp has 8 luxurious tents set in a landscape surrounded by craggy granite formations of caves, kopjes, Anogeissus scrub and winding sand river-beds. Jawai is ideally located between Udaipur and Jodhpur, close to Kumbalgarh and Ranakpur.
At a Glance
Probably the best place to see leopards in the whole of India.
Considerable thought has gone into conservation of the landscape and wildlife without compromising on luxury.
Fantastic views from your own private deck off your tent.
Some incredible site options for private dining.
Guided walks with a Rabari herdsman.
Get a real taste for the big cats of India by combining Jawai Leopard Camp with Sher Bagh, at Ranthambore National Park. Here you can see the Magnificent Tiger.Jessica Cator
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The Camp is situated in the heart of the wilderness at the bottom of the Aravali Mountains and is home to a thriving population of Leopards. With its specialized camp guides and excellent location, Jawai is probably the best place to see a Leopard in the whole of India! The camp also lies minutes upstream of the Jawai Bandh, one of Rajasthan’s largest water reservoirs, which attracts an abundance of birds and other wildlife.
The camp's remote location provides a truly rural experience but the Sujan team ensure that none of the luxury and opulence of India is lost. Each tent has plenty of space and privacy with attached bathrooms. The encampment is made up of an inviting Dining Tent, a scattering of comfortable ‘resting’ areas to unwind in and the spry Spa Tent which is tucked discreetly and peacefully away, ensuring no massage is disturbed.
All of the 10 tents at Jawai Leopard Camp are decorated in such a way that combines abundant adventure with luxury and comfort. The private deck attached to each provides unobstructed, spectacular views of the dramatic wilderness around.
The food at Jawai leopard camp is delicious, where meals made from organic home grown produce can be enjoyed at a vast choice of private dining setting. Why not try breakfast in the bush or dinner under the stars, overlooking the Jawai wilderness. The camp also includes various relaxation areas as well as a discreetly located spa.
Rise early and set out in one of the camp's customized jeeps with informed guides track the path and catch a sighting of the leopards in their natural surroundings. On your return, head to the spa to relax and unwind with a diverse choice of treatments.
Location & Directions
Bera, Rajasthan, India
Jawai is located between Udaipur and Jodhpur, approximately 130km from both. The location allows comfortable access to the NESCO world heritage site Kumbalgarh Fort.
When to go
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.
The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.
The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.