At a Glance
- Superb tented camp located between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan
- One of the best places to see leopard in the wild in India
- Also a wonderful area to explore the local villages and immerse yourself in the traditional Rajput culture
- Exceptional en-suite tents, as good as you find on an African safari
- World-class cuisine and a delightful swimming pool to make you completely at home
Jawai is located is a beautiful corner of Rajasthan, close to the rolling Aravali Hills in Bera, and surrounded by craggy outcrops, making it an ideal habitat for leopard. In fact, so happy are the leopards who live in this area, that the chances of seeing leopard at Jawai are some of the best in India. Jawai is run by Sujan who also look after Sherbagh in Ranthambore and the Serai just outside of Jaisalmer and they certainly know how to run wonderful hotels. Jaisal Singh is a visionary when it comes to bringing the luxurious touch to Rajasthan. There are ten tents here, each with your own veranda, en-suite bathroom with steaming hot power-showers. The design combines stainless steel, with creamy pale canvas and vibrant red leather touches (inspired from the red-turbaned farmers who come from this area of Rajasthan). It goes without saying that the tents are air-conditioned, with everything you need for your stay from hairdryers to hot-water bottles being put in your bed at night.
Jaisal Singh, who owns Jawai, knows one or two things about food, in fact, it is his passion and at Jawai you are in for a culinary masterclass, serving up a range of delectable local and international dishes, much of the ingredients are sourced from the local vegetable garden. They can serve up meals under the stars, making it ideal for honeymooners. You will love just heading to the camp fire to share stories about your day over a ‘peg’ of this or that. There is a spa where you can indulge in a few treatments in between exploring the local area.
Rajasthan comes alive when your explore its rural heartlands, and at Jawai it is all on your door-step. Obviously, the wilderness drives to see leopard and birdlife is a massive draw, but just ambling around the local area on bikes is massively rewarding. For historical enthusiasts, do consider a visit to Kumbulgarh and the Jain Temples at Ranakpur. For those wanting authentic, immersive experiences Jawai offers opportunities to explore the local villages or take longer walks in the surrounding hills. In short, we love Jawai as it brings together everything we love about off-the-beaten track India.