It is a general perception that a jungle safari will be conducted in a far area from a human settlement. But as every general rule has an exception, there is also a place where humans and leopards share a harmonious bond.
Can you guess the place? Oh Yes!!! you guessed it right as Jawai Leopard Reserve is the place where leopards and humans are living in the same vicinity. The history of Jawai Bandh reflects that this relationship between the big docile cats and human beings are enjoyed for centuries.
You can come to this place to enjoy the alluring Jawai Leopard Safari where you will be witnessing these big docile cats from very close. It is none other than a surprise that not a single incident has happened where any leopard attacked the local people.
So isn’t it exciting to experience such a beautiful bond between humans and animals? This blog is written to provide you with essential information about Jawai: A Land of Leopards and Humans.
How Has Jawai Established This Bond Between Humans And Leopards?
According to experts, leopards came from the other wildlife reserves here found a perfect shelter around a couple of decades back. Here, they didn’t have to worry about the tigers driving them out of the jungle or the scavengers like hyenas or wild dogs that pestered them frequently.
They got a wide range of hills with several caves in them and there is ample food in nearby forests. Leopards are known for their adaptability and this is the reason they most widely dispersed species of big cats. It did not take them very long to get acquainted with the rocky hills of Jawai, the river provided the water and a large number of wild animals here are easy prey for them.
If we talk about the human settlements, the locals dwelling here are the people of the Rabari tribe who are known for their nomadic lifestyle. However, they have made Jawai their permanent residence and depend on farming, the production of dairy products, pottery, and cattle rearing for their survival.
If you come here and see them live, you would notice that they are very happy with their lives and enjoy the time with their cattle. They have also constructed a few temples in the hills of Jawai which are visited by humans and leopards. If you look at the leopards from their perspective, you will find this species even more mesmerizing at every front.
It can be the greatest wildlife experience of you if you plan to enjoy Jawai Leopard Safari.
How Can I Get The Insight Into This Wonderful Place?
The best way to do that is to book Jawai Jungle Safari from a reliable provider and when we say it is not just the leopard safari that you need, you have to do a village safari to see how close these people are to the animals. For this, you can plan your stay with Thour Nature Resorts which is the best resort in Jawai. They are experts in organizing customized Jawai Safari Tours for their guests.
You would see that they have developed a close bond with all the animals living in this region and the existence of the latter does not bother the former. They are blessed with the presence of so many animals around them, it is wonderful to see the people of the Rabari tribe embracing nature to the fullest.
People like us who are used to the comforts of urban living cannot even think of coming this close to the wilderness and embracing its raw disposition. That’s the reason, we seek to stay in glamping tents so there is no compromise in comfort even when we want to feel the wildlife around us.
When you are planning a trip to Jawai, you need to make sure that you do it with someone who is acquainted with this place. You need to specifically look for a village safari in which you get to see the artefacts made by these people.
You would be surprised to know that the people of the Rabari tribe are very good at pottery besides farming and various other activities. If you visit them, you get to relish the authentic hospitality, you see how much they value people visiting them.
And they don’t charge you anything for all this, they are simply happy to serve you as their guests. They are the people whom you call ‘down to earth and they take it very seriously, they show you their beautiful hamlet which is full of life and joy. With them, you get to the human side of Jawai which is as appealing as the wild one.
Best Season to Visit Jawai Leopard Reserve 🐆
After knowing so much about Jawai, you must be excited to plan your trip to this fascinating place. Wait!Wait!Wait!, don’t you want to know about the ideal time to visit Jawai?
Although, Jawai is unique from the other wildlife reserves, sanctuaries and national parks in India where the recommended time to visit is in the winter months. Jawai Leopard Reserve can be visited throughout the year to the possibility of witnessing these big docile cats.
There are around 60-70 leopards in Jawai that you can witness in summer as well as winter. In the summer season, you can witness how Jawai leopards hunt for food. However, in the winter season, leopards will be sitting in granite hillocks in the daytime to keep themselves warm by taking sunlight.
Our advice regarding the best time to visit Jawai is between October to March as in these months there would be cool and pleasant climatic conditions.
It is advised that you should make a list of things to pack before going on the Jawai Bandh trip. Such a list will help you in choosing the essentials to keep with you during the safari. There can be slight modifications in the items based on the season.
Where to Stay In Jawai? 🏕️
There are numerous hotels and resorts in the nearby areas of Jawai Bandh. However, the best resort in Jawai is Thour Nature Resorts due to its exceptional hospitality services. This resort offers a luxury tent stay to its guests and organizes the Jawai Leopard Safari, Jawai Jungle Safari and Jawai Village Safari through private jeeps at very affordable rates that can accommodate 6 people per vehicle.
Their drivers are highly experienced and know the Jawai area very well. Hiring Thour Resorts as your Jawai travel operator will enhance your chances of sighting leopards to almost 100%.
With the help of Thour Nature Resort, you can simply make the most of your time and enjoy a great trip to Jawai with your family and friends. Our staff members are fully dedicated to ensuring that your experience is one you won’t soon forget.
We ensure that you may observe the coexistence of leopards and people in this area and that you can visit locations. Our Jawai Leopard Safari will be organized in such a manner that it gives you enough opportunity to sight big docile cats and capture those adventurous memories in your camera for a lifetime.
We will also facilitate you in exploring the nearby places and local culture to make your trip more exciting and fun-loving.