About Jawai Bandh, Rajasthan

Jawai, a small village located in the Pali district, Rajasthan is situated on the Jawai river. It has now become one of the most visited tourist place in Rajasthan. This area commonly referred to as Jawai Bandh due to a nearby dam on the river. Jawai Bandh was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh, then ruler of Jodhpur over an area of 500 sq km.

Jawai Bandh area is rich in its wildlife as you can witness here leopards, different species of birds, sloth bear, hyenas, crocodiles etc. The weather nearby Jawai always remains pleasant due to its location between the granite hills. Jawai Bandh has become a major hotspot for leopard sighting due to their large population in this area where you can witness them while just roaming or relaxing at granite hills.


Things to do in Jawai Bandh, Rajasthan

Jawai Bandh

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Jawai Bandh

Built across the Jawai river which is a tributary of Luni, the dam offers an exquisite view of the river. Its construction was started on 12 May 1946 and was finished in 1957. It is the biggest dam in western Rajasthan with the total area of 102,315 acres. Its height is 61.25 feet (18.67 meters) and the capacity is 7887.5 million cubic feet.

It a perfect site to watch the magnificent river and also wildlife around it. You can easily spot crocodiles and birds from the dam and the level of water makes the whole environment perfect for an outing. It is one of the vantage points in Jawai from where you can watch the entire village. The dream-like vista you get from here is precious in its nature.

Jawai Leopards

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Jawai Leopards

Leopards are undoubtedly the biggest attraction in this area. The most fascinating part is that they are very familiar with the locals and there hasn’t been a single incident of leopard attack in the villages nearby. The people have also reciprocated this behavior by keeping the habitat of big cats uninterrupted. It is a swashbuckling experience to watch them roam around freely.

The behavior of Jawai leopards is much talked about because they live very close to the human settlement and are surprisingly friendly with them. They attack only the wild animals at night and do not even try to prey on the cattle reared by the locals. And that’s why, it is very easy to watch them even at the daytime and they have never attacked any human being ever.

Dev Giri Temple

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Dev Giri Temple

Located halfway at one of the surrounding hills, Dev Giri temple is dedicated to the local goddess Ashapura Mata Ji. The locals believe that she protects the entire village from natural calamities. Surprisingly, humans are not the only visitors here, the temple is also visited by leopards and other wild animals in the area.

At the very first sight, the temple gives you goosebumps because it is located in the middle of rocks and you might even find some leopards or other animals roaming around. The tracks are made up of the same granite the entire temple is a monolith. It is a mesmerising experience to witness the temple at such a height.

Crocodile

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Crocodile

The confluence of a river and thousands of birds also make this place haven for crocodiles. They are often seen basking and hunting on the river banks. They can be easily cited from the dam and become one of the central attractions.

Even if you have seen a crocodile in the Zoo, it is a different experience to watch them bask in their natural habitat. Especially when they go back to water to resume hunting, their hide is noticeable when they rest at the shore of the river.

Jawai Bandh Birds

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Jawai Bandh Birds

Jawai gives you a great experience of bird-watching. Between the month of October and March, it becomes a temporary home shelter for migratory birds. You can see a great variety of birds including barheaded geese, sarus cranes, common eastern crane, knob-billed duck, demmossile, spotbill duck, and flamingos.

With such a great variety of birds, Jawai is surely a paradise for bird-watchers. There are various birds and you get a perfect environment with river and other animals. It is amazing to watch migratory birds and there are so many here to surprise you. Here, you can easily become a passionate wildlife lover and enthusiast.

Tribal Excursion

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Tribal Excursion

The native people of Jawai are tribals who rear cattle and engage in farming for their living. It is not that technology hasn’t reached them or they are incapable of moving to some big town. They are people who have embraced this lifestyle and enjoy being close to their lands. They still cook their food in earthen hearths and have an amazing sense of hospitality.

We will take you among them and give you an insight into their lifestyle. It would be an excursion of a lifetime for you and ethereal experience that you won’t be able to forget. We would take you in their huts and allow you to observe their lives as they go through their chores. For those who seek solitude and recluse, this would be an ideal tour.

Jawai Hills

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Jawai Hills

The granite hills of Jawai were formed millions of years ago by Lava and they are home to many wild animals as well. They are not steep and that makes trekking very easy. Apart from visiting the temple, one can also rove around the rocks and feel the wilderness inside. It is an indispensable part of the panorama of Jawai.

The best thing about Jawai Hills is that they are not abandoned, they are a shelter to animals and humans as well. And they become a perfect spot for doing photography, you can get the view of the entire village from here. These rocks give you a feeling of solitude and also bring you closer to nature with a profound charm.

Kambeshwar Mahadev Temple

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Kambeshwar Mahadev Temple

Kambeshwar Mahadev Temple is located in the Sheoganj area of Sumerpur Tehsil. It is only 11 km far from Jawai Bandh and a must-see for people who touring this belt. Apart from the devotees, it also becomes a go-to destination for thrill seekers as the temple is situated in the hills and you have to reach there through the serpentine roads carved out of hills.

In the month of November, the annual fair is organized at this temple. This one-day event attracts a humongous crowd from neighboring towns suchas Sirohi, Pali, and Jalor. It is quite a spectacle to watch and those who are planning to visit Jawai must involve a day for this occasion in their itinerary. Even if you are not religious, you cannot help but praise this place.

Abhinav Mahavir Dham

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Abhinav Mahavir Dham

Shree Abhinav Mahavir Dham is a shrine located in the city of Sumerpur, Rajasthan in the middle beautiful hills. It is a beautiful structure which is also very easy to reach because of its vicinity to NH 14. It is only 8 km from Jawai Bandh and a must-see place for those who want to explore the region. The temple structure is wonderful and the boarding facilities are also excellent.

The temple gives you an insight of Jainism and shows us how culture has thrived in the country. This particular shrine offers many more things to look forward to. Inside it, you will see a huge collection of artifacts along with well-crafted murals. It is a place where you can find peace, you can meditate here for hours without getting disturbed. It should be on your list when you visit Jawai.

Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh

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Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh

Located at the distance of just 54.2 km from Jawai, Ranakpur is another attraction that you would regret excluding from your itinerary. The driving distance can be covered in 1 hr 30 minutes. This is a place that shows you the sheer brilliance of Jain architecture. The main attractions involve Shri Falna Swarna Jain Tirth (Golden Jain Temple), Surya Narayan Temple, and Ranakpur Dam.

Lying at the driving distance of just 86.8 km which could be covered in 2 hrs 38 mins, Kumbhalgarh is one of the must-see destinations in Rajasthan. Make sure that you have a little more to explore this place as it offers you a lot. You can take a visit to the Kumbhalgarh fort, Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary, Parshuram Mahadev Temple, Hammeripal lake, and many other sites.



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FAQ

What can you tell us about the history of Jawai Bandh?

Jawai Bandh was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. The construction began in 1946 and it was finished in the year 1957 with a total expenditure of 2 crores 7 lakh rupees then. It is the biggest dam in western Rajasthan and is the main source of water supply for Jodhpur and parts of the Pali district.Read full history of jawai Bandh rajasthan

What is the best time to visit Jawai?

In Jawai, leopards can be easily spotted in any month or season of the year. However, if you want to maximize the chances just in case, then you should plan the tour between the months of September and March.

Is Jawai Bandh safe for visiting wildlife?

Jawai Bandh is actually safer than various other places, especially at this time. It is an isolated region and the number of people here is always lesser than the number of visitors in other wildlife reserves. Moreover, the resorts provide you tents that are placed afar from each other so you don’t have to worry about maintaining social distancing with other guests.

Are there some other places to visit near Jawai Bandh?

Yes there are if you have could plan your itinerary wisely, you can include some other local attractions such as Dev Giri Temple, Abhinav Mahavir Dham, Kumbheshwar Mahadev Temple, Tribal Excursion, Jawai Hills, Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh etc. All these sacred shrines are situated in hilly terrains and visiting them is quite an adventurous experience.
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