Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur: Hours, Address, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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S. Singh
India5,488 contributions
Nov 2020
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park on the side ridge of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur city, Rajasthan, India.

Well first of all this place is very wide and the only option to cover or trial only by foot , there is no possibility of run by battery car or trolley .

For handicap people or visitors this place is not recommended at all.

Must go on early morning or late evening time , in afternoon it is harsh weather.
The open and close time will change in different weather, must check time before go from tourist centre or from website.

Ticket - applicable

Guide Fee - applicable
( for better understand full area must take guide )

Before entrance in this area that there is no fort inside or no historical palace

Must Wear - easy clothes , proper shoes , having water bottle & umbrella

In this area you get the information of different types of soil, raw minerals and many plants , volcano rooks formation .You get more and more information about thousands years old times earth condition about that area and other thigs.
You can see different types of fossils.

You get geographical , botanical and natural process of change in environmental condition in very wide scope.

This is purely educational centre in open roof .

This is not a picnic area.

Again said , this place is not recommended for old and handicap visitors
Written March 30, 2021
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New Delhi, India2 contributions
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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Bhavik Mody
Jodhpur, India184 contributions
Feb 2021
This place is one of those hiddern gems of Jodhpur which usually doesn't fall in the tourist circuit. However, it is a must visit place not only for tourists but especially for residents of Jodhpur. With its beautiful trails serpentining through the rocks, forest, ponds and city wall this place gives you an exprerience to never forget. Not only it is a good place to walk but also a good place for bird watching and teaching your children the value of nature. And not to forget the rock presentation laid out at the entrance with different rocks found in and around Jodhpur and some old time fossils.

Have visited multiple times and am sure to visit more in future.
Written June 9, 2021
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Mukul Pareek
Kozhikode, India14 contributions
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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1 contribution
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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Anirudh A
Varanasi, India28 contributions
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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Bebington, UK41 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I came upon Rao Jodha Desert Park by chance and we were so happy to have been in. The scenery was spectacular and got us away from the noise of the Jodhpur streets. The entry fee was very small and we would have been happy to pay more. The attendant selling the tickets was very kind and helpful and even gave us change for large notes.
Overall would definitely recommend.
Written January 11, 2020
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5 contributions
Mar 2022
Extremely close to Mehrangarh Fort, this is one place that you cannot afford to miss when you are visiting Jodhpur. Explore nature and wildlife in a completely different light when you visit this wonderful park. You will be stunned to see such greenery in the midst of a place that's known as a desert. Be on a lookout for some birds and animals that you can spot! Taking the guide to this place is a must and if possible, visit either early in the evening or during the second half of the day.
Written March 9, 2022
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
The park focuses on ecological restoration of desert, rocky and arid land vegetation. Visit this place only if you are interested. One needs to be physically fit to take the trail and it is not suitable for senior citizens. Hire a guide here to understand the importance of this place and the ecological restoration work that has been carried out. You can have a beautiful view of Mehrangarh Fort from here.
Written May 27, 2021
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Siddharth S
Shimla, India109 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Away from the noise of town it is a great place to spend some time in peace. It bears an entry ticket of Rs. 100/ per person which is a little lot. There are different routes you can take to complete your walk of the garden. Stick to your route otherwise you will lose the track. They provide map at the entry but it helps just a bit. Try to go only in evening as day is very hot. Many places where beautiful pictures can be clicked. It is overall a great place to visit if in Jodhpur.
Written February 14, 2020
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