Jawai Photography tour

The Rabari Leopards

The blue sky beams watching the printed predators resting on the brown boulders. The green patches of shrubs stand in between to hide the treasure of the rocky hills from the peeking eyes on the ground. The warm wind swirls the dust on the muddy path to haze the sighting of the elegant creatures roaming inside their territory.

The mystical Leopards reside on the rocks of Jawai. Their printed skin blends evenly with the tone of the boulders and their presence is covered by the shrubs grown on the rocky hills. Only the enigmatic movements can give a clue and the zooming cameras can get their glimpse. A single glance at their magnetic panache seizes the eyes forever.

Upcoming departures

Jawai Photography tour

Nov 6th - Nov 8th, 2020
Kesavamurthy

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Jawai Photography tour

Jan 8th - Jan 10th, 2021
Kesavamurthy

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Tour Highlights

  • 2 Nights and 3 days photo tour.
  • Concentrating mainly on the leopards of Jawai
  • Open jeep for maximum visibility.
  • Mentored photography tour.
  • Image review sessions in-between the safari.
  • Professional on-field guidance on photography.
Jawai Leopard

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What to expect from the tour

The spectacular rocky landscapes and the dam waters of River Jawai welcomes you spot the evanescent Leopards. Adventurous and thrilling moments fill up your day as you settle in the camp on the foothills of the distinct wilderness.

The true excitement begins as the open jeep takes you on the steep rocks probing your attention towards the spotted mammals. Your cameras indulge in clicking the portraits of the patterned cats against the most unique backdrop of the Leopard eco-system. There can be a shot of a Leopard hiding behind a cactus or the silhouette of the animal in front of the setting sun.

You may have goose bumps hearing the roars of the Leopards on the other side of a big rock while you are watching a resting Leopard in front of you. The awe-inspiring Leopards of Jawai allow worthwhile moments to be captured and taken back home.

After descending the hills, the calming waters of the Jawai dam bring the beauty of the aquatic dam life close to your eyes. Flamingos, Ducks, Storks play with the waters and the crocodiles bask in the sun. Other wild animals like the Rusty spotted cat, Foxes, and Hares along with reptiles like Monitor Lizards, and Snakes could be spotted near the hills.

Then, the red Rabari turban clad villagers chat with you to describe their Leopard encounters attacking the live-stock in the village. The group of goats and sheep circling the old Rajasthani villagers grazing their grass is another scene not to be missed capturing in your cameras.

Above all, your tour mentor from Birdwing, an expert in natural history and photography accompanies you throughout the photo tour to guide you on making incredible pictures of the Leopards and the beauty of Jawai. The group of like-minded nature and photography enthusiasts make your tour memorable with numerous meaningful conversations.

After descending the hills, the calming waters of the Jawai dam bring the beauty of the aquatic dam life close to your eyes. Flamingos, Ducks, Storks play with the waters and the crocodiles bask in the sun. Other wild animals like the Rusty spotted cat, Foxes, and Hares along with reptiles like Monitor Lizards, and Snakes could be spotted near the hills.

Then, the red Rabari turban clad villagers chat with you to describe their Leopard encounters attacking the live-stock in the village. The group of goats and sheep circling the old Rajasthani villagers grazing their grass is another scene not to be missed capturing in your cameras.

Above all, your tour mentor from Birdwing, an expert in natural history and photography accompanies you throughout the photo tour to guide you on making incredible pictures of the Leopards and the beauty of Jawai. The group of like-minded nature and photography enthusiasts make your tour memorable with numerous meaningful conversations.

How is it?

Jawai Bandh is a famous dam built across river Jawai, at the Somerpur town of the Pali district in Rajasthan. It is considered the largest dam in the Western Rajasthan with a vast catchment area. The waters of the dam create pleasant surroundings and attract several species of birds to nest in their vicinity.

The region shelters more than 240 species of birds out of which 50 are migratory found during winters between October and March. Spotting the colourful birds through the binoculars is an exciting activity in the dam area. The Greater Flamingos can be seen gliding above the waters in style and the ducks quietly waddle through the serene dam waters.

The waters also host crocodiles which can sometimes be seen resting on the banks of the dam. The most captivating scenery of the region belongs to the Jawai hills around the still waters. The billion-year-old rock formations are home to wild Leopards who command the local terrains with their magnificent demeanour.

After descending the hills, the calming waters of the Jawai dam bring the beauty of the aquatic dam life close to your eyes. Flamingos, Ducks, Storks play with the waters and the crocodiles bask in the sun. Other wild animals like the Rusty spotted cat, Foxes, and Hares along with reptiles like Monitor Lizards, and Snakes could be spotted near the hills.

Then, the red Rabari turban clad villagers chat with you to describe their Leopard encounters attacking the live-stock in the village. The group of goats and sheep circling the old Rajasthani villagers grazing their grass is another scene not to be missed capturing in your cameras.

Above all, your tour mentor from Birdwing, an expert in natural history and photography accompanies you throughout the photo tour to guide you on making incredible pictures of the Leopards and the beauty of Jawai. The group of like-minded nature and photography enthusiasts make your tour memorable with numerous meaningful conversations.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Arrive at Ahmedabad/Udaipur airport latest by at 9.00am
  • Drive to Jawai.
  • Check-in and lunch. 
  • Tour briefing by tour mentor and tea-break
  • Head for evening safari looking for leopards on the rocky terrain.
  • Tea at 6.00 am
  • Safari by 6.30 am looking for wildlife.
  • Return for lunch and photography review sessions
  • Evening safari at 3.00 pm
  • Return for tea and snacks
  • Pre-dinner review session
  • Dinner and rest
  • Wake up for hot tea and get ready for last safari.
  • Safari at 6.30 am
  • Check out after breakfast.
  • Head towards Udaipur or Ahmedabad.

Cost and Terms

new comer

INR 26,500

Includes lunch, tea and applicable taxes. Payment options will be shared upon enquiry.

BIRDWING PATRONS

INR 25,000

Includes lunch, tea and applicable taxes. Payment options will be shared upon enquiry.

terms and conditions

Payment Terms

  • INR 15,000/- advance required for provisional reservation
  • Needed towards securing of forest permit with valid ID proof.
  • The tour cost is Ex-Jawai.
  • Remainder (100% ) within 30 days from the first payment

What's not Included?

  • Cab from Udaipur/Ahmedabad to Jawai.
  • Any personal expenses (beverages, laundry, etc.,)

cancellation Policy

  • 60% refund if cancelled before 2 months from the date of travel
  • 20% refund if cancelled after 2 months and before 1 month from the date of travel
  • No refund if cancelled within 1 month of the date of travel

What's Included?

  • 4 safaris in open jeep.
  • Photo mentor assistance on the field and off the field.
  • Sessions on post-processing.
  • Hands-on support on image making

Note: The date of written communication ( email ) stating the intent to cancel will be considered as the date for applying the cancellation policy.

FAQ

Yes, you can bring your spouse. The charges are not different.

Yes, surely. Our tours though related to photography, we strive to enhance the experience of the travel rather than just focusing on the image making part of it.

If you are joining in on one of our photo tours, we can arrange the specific equipment that you might be looking for, on rent.

We will surely suggest you on the best possible flight options for the tour. If required, we will book the tickets for you as well.

We can arrange a cab on sharing basis (at actual cost) from Ahmedabad/Udaipur or from the place you request. Please talk to us.

We would love to have you on the tour. Being a beginner, you get all the attention from our experienced mentors. On the field as well as off the field. You just need to have the curiosity to learn.

We would want to give the best quality and value for money for every tour. You will have sufficient space for comfortable ride and photography throughout.

How we wish! We have our expert guides, drivers and experienced tour expert on the job. They will put their entire effort to deliver a memorable experience for you. At the end of the day, it is wildlife and it depends on luck factor.

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