Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is spread over 72 hectares, near the historic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. The park contains ecologically restored desert and arid land vegetation. The park was created in 2006 to try and restore the natural ecology of a large, rocky area adjoining and below the fort. 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, small shop and 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.
Ashok Gehlot is an Indian politician from Rajasthan. He was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2013. He hails from Jodhpur city and is a member of the Indian National Congress. He represents Member of Legislative Assembly from the Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur.