Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur

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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park represents part of an attempt to restore the city's ecology and plants native to rocky environments. Volcanic rock surrounds the area where a thorny weed shrub, baavlia, once wreaked environmental havoc; after years of efforts by the Khandwaliya miners, the weed-free park now opens its doors to all visitors. See the collection of native plants adapted to arid areas of the Thar Desert, and visit the nursery to learn about techniques used to grow plant life in such difficult terrains. Careful not to walk off the designated paths, so as to protect the fragile vegetation here. Using our world travel planner, Jodhpur attractions like Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a great example of passionate people reclaiming the indigenous biodiversity of the that desert. Don’t go in the heat of the day like I did. Do get a guide. Hersh was amazing - very knowledgabl...  more »
  • With tickets at just Rs 100 a pop, this is not to be missed. Our guide was friendly, spoke great English, and was extremely well informed and clearly passionate about the flora and fauna and their con...  more »
  • I appreciate that an effort has been made to showcase the local flora and ecology of the area, in this park - a rare thing in India. I visited as it was close to the fort and on my `to see' list of pl...  more »
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  • Well organized, super clean park where curators have created the natural desert environment of the Thar Desert. Wonderful bird watching down by the water seep. Trails are clearly marked and a nice map is provided upon entrance (100 rs). Water bottles are sold at the ticket counter - make sure you take some. I went around 10 am during mid-January, and the weather was perfect although the sun still shines brightly this time of year, so wear sun protection.
  • Magnificent fort. There is lift and walking path, people can choose either to reach the top of fort. For lift, you have to buy a ticket. There is facility of audio touring the fort with audio devices that will guide you through historic information. Cafes are available, even small gift shops. You will find musicians in the fort
  • good place.. you get a thrilling experience as u follow the map.. and different coloured trails on it.. you also get view of fort meherangarh as a whole from here.. they also have a guided tour in morning at 7 or so.. it is called beat the heat initiative.. carry water bottle.. wear shoes and a cap would do..
  • It's a great park for a trek! Not very famous but if you love a calm and serene place this is where you need to head to! You will get beautiful views of Mehrangarh fort from this place! Additionally there is a bird watching zone but you need some extra time and a guide for that.
  • Encompassing a lot of Endemic Flora and Fauna, Rao Jodha Dessert Rock Park is transforming into one of the most visited attractions of the town. The best time to visit is a cloudy day when the direct sun doesn't heats up the Rock Park. Do come with proper trekking or sports shoes and carry your water bottles. During rains the place is filled with a lot of little waterfalls and streams. Its a really beautiful site during these times!
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