Inside leopard country: Explore Rajasthan in all its wild and serene beauty

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 15:26 IST | The Guide Team

Mount Abu, the scenic hill station in Rajasthan, is beautiful enough to feature on every traveller’s list. But what if we told you that the forest surrounding the town is rich with a whole array of endemic birds, too?

The town of Bera is known as the Leopard Country
The town of Bera is known as the Leopard Country

Mount Abu, the scenic hill station in Rajasthan, is beautiful enough to feature on every traveller’s list. But what if we told you that the forest surrounding the town is rich with a whole array of endemic birds, too? The Green Avadavat, a vulnerable and endemic munia, Indian Pygmy Woodpecker, Indian Blackbird, Indian Yellow Tit, Tawny-bellied Babbler, and White-bellied Drongo all fill the hilly jungles with their cacophony.

Bears, hyenas and marsh crocodiles are also spotted in the region
Bears, hyenas and marsh crocodiles are also spotted in the region

And just about two hours away from Mount Abu is the small town of Bera. Nestled in the Aravalli hills, it has in recent years developed a reputation for being one of the best places to see and photograph leopards, and it is aptly known as Leopard Country.

Get set to explore these two places with a five-day tour organised by the Bombay Natural History Society. You have to make your own way till Ahmedabad, which is well connected to Mumbai; you can take the overnight BCT Duronto Exp (12268).

On: December 24 to 28
Meeting point: Ahmedabad railway station, 6.30 pm
Call: 22871202
Cost: Rs 33,000

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