Suján Jawai Leopard Camp
Suján Jawai Leopard Camp
Jawai, Rajasthan, India
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.
Best time to Visit
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Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more color to the landscape.
October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. 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 normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.
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Suján 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 located between Udaipur and Jodhpur, close to Kumbalgarh and Ranakpur.
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 Suján 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 Royal Tented Suite includes its own pool, sunbathing deck and offers even more space to unwind.
Children are welcome at Suján Jawai Leopard Camp. The Junior Ranger program is great for younger guests to develop an interest in wildlife. Complete with a junior ranger's uniform, a bird book and list, a mammal book and an observation list, kids will set out on an educational adventure with the ranger.
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. Wilderness drives, nature trails perfect for keen birders. Cycle through the surrounding area or head to Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur. On your return, head to the spa to relax and unwind with a diverse choice of treatments. In the evening a sunset vintage jeep ride is a perfect way to end the day.
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Jawai Leopard Camp has only 10 luxurious tents so the experience is personalized, with lots of space and privacy. The nomadic Rabani herdsmen offer guided walks through the surrounding wild grasslands which is an authentic touch. The property is equidistant between Jodhpur and Udaipur so makes for a perfect wildlife experience as part of a wider Rajasthan itinerary.
North India in Depth
Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodphur, Jawai Banh & Udaipur
from $14400 pp 17 nights
- See all the major highlights of northern India, from the Golden Triangle to Ranthambore National Park and more rural Rajasthan
- Private drivers, expert guides and seamless logistics throughout
- Balanced set of experiences from seeing all the major sights, experiences markets, walking tours, wildlife and time at leisure to let it all soak in
Location & directions
Jawai, 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.
How to get there
Closest airports are Udaipur and Jodhpur with regular flights daily from Delhi or Mumbai. It is then a 3 hour drive from both airports. Alternatively catch an overnight train from New Delhi to Jawai Bandh station, only 20 minutes from the camp.