Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • maurobrev
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and quiet walk as part of Jodhpur visit
    The visit to Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was a plus on my visit to Jodhpur. Recommended to get to know a bit more about the city, with some relaxing walk away from the main buzzing roads. Our guide Harsh was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic, showing us some of the animals, plants and fruits as we were walking and exploring the park.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 16, 2023
  • nishant k
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great natural park in Jodhpur
    We had a great time exploring this natural park with our naturalist Harsh as the guide. He was great at showing us the reptiles & insects otherwise hidden from our normal vision due to their camouflage with the surroundings. We saw multiple bird species and Harsh was an expert in calling out the birds by making their sound and kind of communicating with them. This is a must visit attraction and should be on the itinerary of every tourist visiting Jodhpur.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India2,043 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk amidst the Nature
    It is located next to Jaswant Toda. A good place to explore in nature. There are some trails to explore the park and observe the surrounding natural beauty. Early morning visit is recommended to enjoy the natural beauty under cool and calm weather.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2024
  • Philip S
    Lichfield, United Kingdom61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be sure to include this in your itinerary
    Denzel was very knowledgeable, answered our many questions and took a lot of time to point out the flora and fauna of the park including uses and folklore of various plants and trees. The work being done to restore the ecosystem to its original state is exemplary. Interesting area where different soil types and plants indigenous to these. Interesting information regarding vultures and the impacts on the sad decline. Very interesting visit and highly recommended. Can book for no extra cost to visit early in the morning when there may be more wildlife. Cost very reasonable be sure to tip.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2024
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Dhruvak
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I did this with no prior experience in bird watching. I was able to spot about 17 species of birds, wild boars, a couple of interesting insect breeds and plants. I could also locate a few kinds of rocks at the park itself but the collection of samples at the Visitor Centre is amazing.

The accompanying naturalist suggested that I push my visit from 8am to 7am and it was totally worth it. The passion for the work being done at the Park and the love for its inhabitants came through. The information provided by the guide was good for a lay person. If you're from a scientific background with genuine curiosity, you might have to prod the naturalist a bit and may be disappointed with the responses. Perhaps best to let them know of your area and level of interest or prior experience beforehand so they can come prepared.

Must-do if you want to appreciate what goes into creating a natural habitat from scratch and how different species are essential parts of the natural ecosystem. Best to do this in a group of 2-3 people who are genuinely interested. A larger group may sour the experience for both the guests and the naturalist.
Written March 6, 2022
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Mukul Pareek
Kozhikode, India13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
This was one of the things on our Jodhpur itinerary albeit slightly offbeat.
We did two separate two trails.
The first one was late morning with the sun already out and without a guide. This itself was brilliant enough for us to book another one for early morning (around sunrise) with Harsh, our brilliant guide.
Harsh took us through a beautiful trail talking about the many species of birds, plants and animals, along with their conservation efforts in the region.
Highly recommend this as a guided trip early in the morning.

The views of the fort from the trails are majestic.
Written July 16, 2021
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Anirudh A
Varanasi, India30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
It's good trek of easy-medium rating. The flaura and fauna is good and the different types.of rocks.

Going in April, the sun had already come up so we couldn't spend a lot of time. We did the green trail, it a little steep at some places but everybody can do it.

Directions to reach, sometimes the Google map will show the city way which might not be suitable for cars. So instead, go to Nagori circle and then search for Rao Jodha Desert Park
Written April 2, 2021
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Philip S
Lichfield, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Denzel was very knowledgeable, answered our many questions and took a lot of time to point out the flora and fauna of the park including uses and folklore of various plants and trees. The work being done to restore the ecosystem to its original state is exemplary. Interesting area where different soil types and plants indigenous to these. Interesting information regarding vultures and the impacts on the sad decline. Very interesting visit and highly recommended. Can book for no extra cost to visit early in the morning when there may be more wildlife. Cost very reasonable be sure to tip.
Written April 5, 2024
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India2,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
It is located next to Jaswant Toda. A good place to explore in nature. There are some trails to explore the park and observe the surrounding natural beauty. Early morning visit is recommended to enjoy the natural beauty under cool and calm weather.
Written January 19, 2024
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nishant k
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We had a great time exploring this natural park with our naturalist Harsh as the guide. He was great at showing us the reptiles & insects otherwise hidden from our normal vision due to their camouflage with the surroundings. We saw multiple bird species and Harsh was an expert in calling out the birds by making their sound and kind of communicating with them. This is a must visit attraction and should be on the itinerary of every tourist visiting Jodhpur.
Written September 27, 2023
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Scenic10049509023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Rao Jodha Desert Rock park is a fine example of natural ecology preservation. Because of the persistent efforts of the local team, the bird species has increased from 65 to over 200 in a span of 15 years. We chose the blue trail near Jaswant Thada. And managed to see quite a few birds like grebes, spot billed duck, lapwings, bulbul, doves, egret, cormorant as well as Kingfisher, Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Sun Bird. The naturalist who didn't wish to be named, helped site birds and also show calitropis flower, gond plant, lithophytes. He helped us spot a wild hog & pick porcupine quill. The naturalist guided us on the rock formations around the blue trail. It was so beautiful to see igneous rocks chequered with seemingly red paint which was actually iron from lava solidifying much after silica solidified forming the breathtaking pattern. Sedimentary rock like sandstone was in close proximity to igneous formations. Igneous rock in the Aravalli dates back to 750 mn years ago, part of the world's oldest fold mountain range. We also saw the rocks on display at the entrance, and really spectacular trace fossils, as well as body fossils. All in all a highly educational visit, highly recommended for anyone who appreciates nature, ecology conservation. Thank you to Vikram ji for helping us plan the visit. Our autorickshaw driver drove us from Jodhpur hotel to Rao Jodha Desert Rock park and patiently waited there - Mast Kalandar (9829030755), one happy go lucky person just like his name.
Written January 23, 2022
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Xiaodong W
Singapore, Singapore147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We went to this park, and asked for the blue trail. The guide took us to the wall, where you can see the spectacular view of the Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, the lake, the palace, the blue city all together from the top, right next to the wall. And there are no people there except us. This is the best time we had in Jodhpur, and best kept secret!
Written March 5, 2023
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arpitam
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
This os a good place to explore in nature. Located next to Jaswant Thada, one may visit and observe natural beauty surrounding the edifice. It is better to visit early morning because the exposure of rocks get hot too soon.
Written March 8, 2023
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HughCM
Sevenoaks, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Took early morning walk with a naturalist from the Park (R200 + entrance ticket) - this was amazing and a fantastic introduction to desert vegetation, birds and history of this project to reclaim this area from invasive non-native species. Dozens of incredible species and crowned by Bonelli’s eagles nesting nearby. A truly authentic experience - what an amazing environment!
Written March 22, 2023
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