Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is located at the foot of Mehrangarh Fort. It was created in 2006 for the restoration of the natural ecology of the rocky wasteland. This sandy desert park has rock-loving plants which adapt to the arid surrounding. It was opened to the public in February 2011. The area in and around the park contains distinctive volcanic rock and sandstone formations. The park includes a Visitors Centre with Interpretation Gallery, a native plant nursery, a small shop, and a cafe. There are four trails (yellow, green, red, and blue trails), about 880 m to 1115 m long, that visitors can take and trained guides and naturalists are also available.
Desert Park also consists of a plant nursery, visitors center and rocky walking trails. It extends to 70 acres out of 200 acres of land around Mehrangarh Fort.
Park Timings: 9 am to 5.15 pm
Entry Fee: Adults Rs.30/- Students Rs.10/-
The park has a native plants nursery where native rock-loving and arid region plants are propagated from seeds and cuttings. The nursery is located near the ‘piao’ or public drinking water station on the way down from the fort.
The seedlings raised here are planted out for ecological restoration of the park area each year around the monsoon. Over 80 native plant species have been raised and planted out in the park.
By Road: Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is located at the outskirt of Jodhpur city near Mehrangarh Fort. One can easily reach here by bus or taxi.
By Rail: Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is well connected through nearest Jodhpur Railway station to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park can be reach through nearest Jodhpur Airport (6 km) which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai.