|Elevation||259 m (850 ft)|
|• Official||Marwari, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Pali (Lok Sabha constituency)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Pali|
|Avg. annual temperature||30 °C (86 °F)|
|Avg. summer temperature||44 °C (111 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||05 °C (41 °F)|
Jawai Bandh is a village also situated near to the dam and a railway station on Ajmer-Ahmedabad route. With the same name, a dam built across the Jawai river, a tributary of Luni river. It comes under Sumerpur Tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan.
Jawai Bandh (जवाई बान्ध) is a railway station between Ahmedabad and New Delhi railway line for the people who commute to the other places for their livelihoods. Majority of trains running on this route are having stoppage at this railway station. This railway station covers many towns and villages like Kothar Sheoganj, Sonpura koliwara,perwa.falna,balwana,Dudni, bisalpur Sumerpur, Bamnera, Posalia, Bankli, Takhatgarh, Paldi, etc. of nearby area.
One of the big hospitals named as Mahavir Hospital is located near this station, which was inaugurated by ex-President late Mr. Zail Singh.
Geography and history
The dam is situated near Sumerpur town in Pali District of Rajasthan state in India. The dam was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. the work started on 12 May 1946 and it got completed in 1957. Total expenditure was Rupees 2 crore 7 Lakhs. This village covers an area of 500 km². This is the biggest dam in the western Rajasthan. The dam has capacity of 7887.5 million cubic feet and covers an area of 102,315 acres (414.05 km2) of cultivable command area. Its height is about 61.25 feet (18.67 m). Sei dam and Kalibor dam are the feeder dams of the Jawai dam.
Besides being a winter paradise for migratory birds, it is the main water supply source for Jodhpur city and parts of Pali district. If there is sufficient water in the dam, then some villages of Jalore district and Pali district get water for irrigation from the Jawai dam, which was the main aim in making this dam.
Flora and fauna
Jawai Dam Crocodile Sanctuary with Indian & Migratory birds & Kambeshwar Ji leopard sanctuary situated nearby.
One can see sarus cranes, comb duck, spotbill duck in the dam. During the winter, demmossile, common eastern crane, barheaded geese and migrating birds descent on the water. Crocodiles bask on the dam shores.
There are panther locally called Vagheera or Bagheera, bear locally called Reech, hyena locally called Jarak, wolf locally called Siar, Nilgai and Chinkara in the hills around Jawai dam. Sometimes one can see Jackals and Jungle cats drinking water at the dam.
Places of interest
Bamnera and Korta are a historic place and has developed in a major tourist attraction. Both villages has lot to offer, from its rich history, culture, tradition and the warm hospitality of locals. Bamnera and Korta are a true insight of rural India. Places to visit, Kambeshwar Mahadev Temples as old as the 10th century, Marsh Crocodile century, Shepard's Hamlets and many more.
There are other few attractions like big market place for wholesaler and retailer located in Sumerpur and Sheoganj respectively, catering requirement of local as well as for tourist people coming across from south i.e. Sirohi and from north i.e. Rani.
Jawai-Pali pipeline project
The project has been sanctioned to provide drinking water to 531 villages and 10 towns of Pali district by converting existing canal system into pipeline from Jawai dam.
- "Irrigation by Different Sources:, District: Pali" (PDF). Central Groundwater Board.
- "Tourist Places". Pali District. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012.