Located in the village of Moklawas, about 23 kilometres outside Jodhpur, the 10-acre site of the Arna Jharna museum is a must-visit for any travel enthusiast. Home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, experience the rustic simplicity and natural beauty of the desert frontier in all its grandeur here.

Plan a day’s trip to the museum, and on your way you can also visit the Pratap Sagar Lake, Machia Safari Park, the Kala-Gora Temple dedicated to Bhaironji or the Arneshwar Mahadeva Shiva Mandir famous for the annual mela on Kartik Purnima and Bhogishal Yatra held every three years. Further ahead the Jaisalmer highway you can also take the road to Jodhpur via the undulating hills and fertile valley of Chokha and the picturesque Umeid Sagar if you’re in the mood for a long drive.

Get in touch with us to plan your visit in advance. Individuals and groups interested in understanding the nuances of rural life practices and knowledge systems are welcome for an interactive learning process. We also customise visits for schools, universities, youth organisations, researchers, photography aficionados, bird watchers, artists and activist groups.


Please write to us at info@arnajharna.org and tell us when you would like to visit the museum.



Organisation Address: 

Rupayan Sansthan 

Paota B-2 Road 

Jodhpur - 342006, Rajasthan



Museum Location: 

 Arna Jharna: The Thar Desert Museum 

Arna Jharna, near Arna Vihar

Jodhpur - 342001, Rajasthan


Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM