In recent times, wild animals, frequent sightings of leopards and birds with its picturesque landscape have been gaining attention from discerning travelers. Jawai, India’s Leopard hills is one of the few places in the world where one can easily sight leopards in the picturesque locations that is also home to other wild animals and migratory birds. The Jawai landscape is an extraordinary and unique wilderness – land shared (almost equally) between wildlife and humans.
Bijapur Lodge – Jawai is a newly constructed wild life boutique property spread over 5 acres in the midst of the nature. The eco-friendly resort offers suites that’s designed for fine experiences. The jungle lodge marries culture with modern grandeur in keeping with the understated elegance. From exploring the surroundings and the local culture, to indulging in memorable dining, serene and destination experiences, holidays at Bijapur Lodge Jawai offer a wealth of relaxation, discovery and adventure.
The 6 aesthetically appointed suites designed for quite indulgence boast spacious luxury spread over 50 m2 with a king bed overlooking the courtyard and the hinterland view. The cozy daybed set against a large draped window enables to gaze at the rural beauty from one of the most sustainable eco-friendly resort in Jawai. From the basic amenities like the electric kettle, four fixture bathrooms (his and her vanity), all weather air conditioning, mini bar and so on to the haven of luxurious comfort. The large writing desks provides enough space for living amenities and camera equipment thus marrying harmony of authenticity and modernity. The palette of elegant and neutral tone furnishings enlivened by deft strokes of color showcase the region’s rich native artisanship with an indigenous touch distinctive to the jungle lodge.
The local communities have always been the forefront of Bijapur Lodge’s vision. These ecosystems are vital to help achieve long term, sustainable results. The experiential offerings at the lodge are customized for the guests’ purpose of visit whether it is meeting the shepherd’s or seeing the leopards in the land of shepherds and leopards. Jawai landscape promises excellent opportunities for an adventurous terrain including rocks, water bodies and forest. For beginners and serious bird watchers one can spot various species like Bustards, Darter, Quail, variety of Kingfishers and Falcons.
5 acres of the land with just three trees to a jungle is the kind of transformation Bijapur Lodge has done while reclaiming nature. Bringing back natural regeneration of grasses, triggered a chain reaction resulting in the flourishing birdlife. Around 10,000 local species plants on the farm creates a micro climate for all living beings. Other sustainability measures ranging from usage of old mud roof tiles that’s bought and collected from neighboring villages to set an example that how these tiles can be reused with modern construction (Reinforced concrete) giving the best insulation or weather proofing. For the doors, windows and furniture at the Lodge not even a single tree was cut – the wood that’s used is procured from logs used in old “Havelis” dating back atleast a century. The waste of the reused wood is further used to design the indoor and outdoor lights, switch boards borders, rafters and purnins of “Dhaliya” (reception hut) et al. Furthermore the rain water harvesting and a solar generation plant helps in reduction of carbon foot prints creating a better world for upcoming generations.
Explore villages, ancient watering holes and so much more while driving through the most magical and dramatic of landscapes. Discover places steeped in the hiding during the trail through various flora. Specially scouted locations to choose for the picnic are minutes away from the lodge. It is here that one finds themselves far from the hustle of life, in pristine settings. The purity of a setting sun in the Jawai backdrop is a remarkable experience, a force of nature. Perfect with a rejuvenating calmness, serene calmness close to nature and any celebration – the lodge team will tailor-make this end-of-day experience to suit the requisite. Nature, clean air, water bodies and forest skies that turn from sky blue to millions of stars at night – there’s a lot to be grateful about!