Duck under the city wall and walk through a canyon of rock on the Yellow Trail!
Visiting Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park lies at the foot of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur city, Rajasthan's iconic and best known fort. The park extends across 70 hectares – about 170 acres – of rocky land abutting the fort. You can enter the Park from the Visitors Centre 800 m from the main Fort Gate, or you can walk through it starting much closer to the Fort from several entries.
March to September: 6:30 am to 7 pm
October to February: 7:30 am to 6 pm
Adults Rs. 100/- Free for students with a valid student ID Card!
Hire a naturalist at Rs. 100/- per party for a guided walk through the park!
What to bring
Good walking shoes to negotiate rocky uneven terrain. Protection from a strong sun (hats, sunblock) is usually necessary and don't forget to carry drinking water with you. For birders, birding guides and binoculars!
The changing seasons
August to October - these are special months because of the rains and the explosion of grasses and ephemeral wild flowers.
October to February - the dry season sets in after October and the Park wears a gaunt, spare beauty through to February as the grasses dry up and turn golden. This is the best time to walk in the Park because the weather is pleasant.
April to July - it's very hot during these months but early mornings late evenings are still lovely.
Guided Tours to the Best Birding Spots in Jodhpur!
Keru, Kaylana and Guda are excellent places to see waders and waterbirds, especially in winters.
Only at Rs. 500/- per hour! To book, call +91 9571271000
Points of interest in Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
This is where you'll enter the Park from. Buy tickets here and browse or buy field guides, gifts or just refuel in the outdoor cafe at the Visitors Centre housed inside a historic gateway to the city.