These gorgeous animals, considered very shy, usually take a lot of effort to track in the wild, but in Jawai, not getting to see a leopard is an extra-ordinary affair. Each of them has a well-defined territory centred around a cave or crevice and follow a regular pattern of activities making it easier to view them.
The homestays/camps around Bera offer two safari trips on a daily basis – at sunrise and in the late afternoon. Each of these places has contact with the local trackers and can pinpoint the exact location where a certain animal will be found at a certain point in time. This results in almost certain leopard viewing for the guests.
And the leopards do not disappoint! They will sidle out of their caves in the evening to bask in the warm rocks, survey their territories from atop the hillocks, sashay around the golden rocks – overall they put up a show that is well worth the time and effort to reach the place.
Aside from the animals and birds, the landscape around Jawai deserves a mention too – its whimsical rock formations are all that is left of the once-mighty Aravallis. The uneven ground and thorny jungle provides ample opportunities for off-road drives, hill climbing and jungle walks.