Bera is a tiny town situated in the Pali district of Rajasthan. It is home to a number of leopards and thanks to less coverage in the media, this place even in spite of net-edge remains largely unexplored by the tourists. Limited coverage of the place makes this place less known among wildlife lovers. However, with the word of mouth publicity, lately, it is getting popularized as a leopard nation. In fact, such is the excitement of shooting the leopards in their natural habitat that it is a dream to-do list of the wildlife lovers visiting Bera. It enjoys the boundaries with Aravalli hills landscape and offers a pleasing sight thanks to large terrain of green vegetation including cactus and keekar. The Aravali foothills, hillocks, and small caves of the area make for a perfect habitat for leopards. Besides this natural den abundance, this place is arile attracting herds and providing easy prey to for the leopards. This place has also access to the river Jawai and the Jawai dam which adds to the scenic beauty of the place besides offering ideal hunting ground for the leopards. Bera is also home to biggest crocodiles, and migratory birds visiting the place every year. Because of the frequent flocking of the wild cats, this land which was once a revenue land and has now been under the process of earning the tag of being a wildlife sanctuary according to the Govt. of Rajasthan ‘s latest notification.
Fauna & Flora
Besides the big crocodiles and untamed leopards, Bera is also the habitat of nilgai, hyena, jungle cat, Indian grey mongoose etc. This place is also home to sloth bear. Under the avian category, the bird lovers will find this place worth visiting because of its space for owl, osprey, egret, pond heron, Indian pond heron, and Indian robin. It also attracts a number of migratory birds every year including black-shouldered kite, parakeet, common sandpiper, house sparrow, sarus crane, large cuckoo shrike, pelicans, ruddy shelduck, greylag goose, pelicans, Asian openbill stork, common sandpiper, grey-headed canary flycatcher, black ibis, red throat-ed fly-catcher, and oriental magpie robin.