Bera is a nondescript hamlet situated in Pali district of Rajasthan. This comparatively unexplored destination is fast gaining popularity as a ‘leopard country’. So if you are looking for any destination for the seeing ‘elusive cat’, choose Bera. Located near Jawai Bandh, Bera is a wilderness paradise.
The region is blessed with a panoramic landscape. It is a home to Aravalli Hills which are dotted by scrubland vegetation such as cactus and keekar. Hillocks with caves present a perfect habitat for leopards. The Jawai River and Jawai Dam are located close to the village forming a lake like structure.
The region enjoys profuseness of biodiversity. The forest is a home to mammals such as leopards, sloth bear, nilgai, Indian grey mongoose, jungle cat and hyena. Birds found here include Pelican, Greylag Goose, Robin Accentor, Demoiselle Crane, Bar-headed Goose and Indian Partridge. The region is also famous for elusive crocodiles.
When to go
The best time to visit the place is in October, November and February. Winters are severely cold and summers can be sultry.
Bera is fast gaining recognition as a ‘leopard country’ and has surpassed Nagarhole Sanctuary in the best sightings of leopards.