Built during the first half of the 20th century, Jawai Dam is situated in Sumerpur of Pali District
. It is set amid the scenic surroundings of rocky hills. One of the biggest dams in Rajasthan
, Jawai forms the main water supply source of Pali and Jodhpur
The hills adjoining the dam inhabit panther, bear, wolf, jackals and jungle cat. A sight to behold is the crocodiles basking on the dam shores. Besides, the rare species of birds such as sarus crane, barheaded geese and comb duck flock here during winter.