Jawai National Park

India - Wildlife in India

Jawai, often referred to as “The Leopard Sanctuary of India,” is situated amidst the Aravalli Mountains in the Pali district of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is renowned for hosting numerous wildlife sanctuaries and a wide variety of bird and mammal species. The Leopard safari in the Jawai Bandh region is a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts and stands as a favored destination along the banks of the Jawai River.

In this part of Rajasthan, leopards and humans coexist harmoniously, and what sets Jawai apart is the absence of conflicts between these two species. Due to a limited natural prey base, leopards in this area primarily target goats and other domestic animals. Remarkably, villagers hold a deeply rooted mythological belief that these animals are under the protection of a goddess, ensuring that no harm comes to them. This belief is widely accepted by the local tribes, fostering a peaceful coexistence.

Moreover, Leopard safari tourism plays a vital role in supporting the livelihoods of the local communities, further strengthening the bond between humans and leopards. The serene and cooperative relationship between the leopards of Jawai and the indigenous tribes is an experience that must be witnessed to be fully appreciated.

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