BERA

Bera, a small hamlet situated in the Aravali range of Rajasthan and surrounded by lakes and dams.You can view Jawai Dam (The largest man made dam of western Rajasthan) from the top of Castle Bera and Jawairiver flows beside the village.It is surrounded by forests where leopards roam free. Along it flows the river Jawai, with the Jawai Dam built on it. And the resulting beautiful lake is home to some of the biggest crocodiles you will ever see. These are not a part of any National Park or sanctuary; most people don’t know about it, not even Rajasthanis. You will not see any madding tourist crowds here – go wildlife spotting freely, but remember you are on your own here. The hosts arranges for morning and evening safaris where one can sight Leopards, Blue bull, Crocodile, Hyena, Pelican, Greylag Goose, Robin Accentor, Demoiselle Crane, Barheaded Goose, Indian Partridge etc. in their natural habitat.

In spite of a comparatively hostile terrain, bera surprisingly is the abode of a number of mammals and birds. Its vast size and latitudinal variations above the sea level of 1,700m provides it with varied vegetation. It provides, semi green forests of Mount Abu, to dry grasslands of the desert, and from the dry deciduous thorn forest of Aravali, to wetlands of Bharatpur.The leopard, also called the panther here, is found in forests and in open degraded forest areas, with rocky outcrops adjoining towns and villages.


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