Tour-de-Thar 2016 Jawai
Jawai, a quaint village which in recent years have been famous for its Leopards. We were generously hosted at Jawai by Mr. Manahar Deo Singh Kahai at one of his many properties in Jawai. Mr. Deo is also an Automobile collector and restorer, he showed us around his lovely collection of rare automobiles. What an incredible sight, it is heartening to see forgotten and neglected automobiles coming back to life again.
We were lucky to spot a Leopard just 100 mtrs from us, on foot in the night, and a baby crocodile basking in the sun along a village pond. We explored beautiful trails across the jungle, saw the magnificent Jawai Dam from the top of its gates. Lying on top of Lava rocks in the night we stared at the show the stars above have put up and witnessed meteor shower in its full glory. Jawai was a revelation, it had so much to offer that the extra day spent there also felt inadequate.