Osian Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Osian

Theres already so much written about the jodhpur that writing about it again doesn't make sense at all ,well if you have already explored jodhpur and now you want to see some old temples from harshakalin time(gupta period) with beautiful carvings of gods and some old jain temples or you just like to visit some peaceful place with beautiful sunset than Osian should be your pick which is 80 kms from jodhpur with fare of just 60 rupees in normal bus which will take around one and half hour from the city ....

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The journey was full of adventure - late flights, late trains - killing time (7 hrs) at jodhpur station - tuk-tuk rides- jungle safari - overwhelming sight of blackbucks, deers and peacocks - climbing sand dunes at Osian village - tasted opium (known as afeem) - trying our hands at pottery and block printing at Bishnoi Village - Tiresome Mehrengarh Fort - Royal Umaid Bhavan Palace- gazing at the early morning sunrise - sunsets at the desserts - camel rides - lassi and mirchi ke pakode - jamming and singing with local musicians on the streets - This trip had the all the elements that a wanderlust - gypsy hearted would dream of....

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Near Jodhpur, Osian
Mandore Gardens, 8 Km North Ff Jodhpur, Osian

Weekend Getaways from Osian  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Rajasthan’s opulent capital is a magical land brimming with desert camps and lakeside palaces. Sitting on the edge of the Thar desert and surrounded by the Aravali hills, the Pink City boasts of hilltop forts, bustling bazaars and the best pyaaz kachoris you’ll ever taste. Among the places to visit in Jaipur city, the grandiose pink sandstone Palace of Winds, or Hawa Mahal, towering over the hustling streetscapes and the majestic City Palace are the ones attracting the most tourists. The 18th century old astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a UNESCO world heritage site and a major tourist attraction. Perched proudly on the top of a hill is Amber Fort, dating back to the 16th century. The red sandstone structure houses palaces, temples, gardens and a lake inside its premises. One of the most favoured things to do in Jaipur is to walk through the lively Bapu Bazaar, and come out with bags stocked with bandhani-printed sarees, lac bangles, meenakari trinkets and blue pottery. And while you’re at it, shop for some string puppets or kathputlis that make for some excellent souvenirs. Galtaji temple, also called the Monkey Temple, is another must visit in Jaipur city. If your eyes just can't get enough, visit Amber Fort, which has its own 600-year-old story to narrate, through its spectacular light and sound shows, cultural performances and folk music. Rajasthani tailored clothes, jewellery and handicrafts are a huge hit as souvenirs, for their exquisite mirror work, embroidery, leather and splashes of colour making up for most of Jaipur’s tourism. Some famous places this illustrious workmanship can be bought from are Rajasthali, Anokhi, Johari bazaar and Sireh Deori Bazaar, but remember to bargain. Central Museum and Albert Hall museum are great places to learn about Rajasthan's rich history and culture and also to buy handicrafts. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival, is dear to almost every bibliophile around the globe. Here, enjoy literature and music, amidst the likes of William Dalrymple, Stephen Fry and many other renowned writers and personalities. The 5-day festival is hosted in Diggi Palace, which gives people around the world an insight into Rajasthan's captivating cultural heritage. For those interested in pampering their palates with the flavourful Rajasthani cuisine against the backdrop of a picturesque village should visit Chokhni Dani. For a regal experience, a stay at the Suvarna Mahal is a must visit.

About Osian

A trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without camel rides and sunset over the sand dunes. The ride towards Osian from Jodhpur is very arid and dry. You realize that you are in the dersert state – the Great Thaar Desert. We travelled to Osian in Rinku’s tuk-tuk. It is located 85kms away from the main city. Osian boasts of old jain temples, camel safaris. We glided and ran like kids on the sand dunes. The scenic view of the setting sun from the sand dunes was a priceless moment. Prakash and Vimlesh 8 year old kids were too cute and kept us company. The ancient Thar Desert town of Osian, 65km north of Jodhpur, was an important trading centre between the 8th and 12th centuries. Known as Upkeshpur, it was dominated by the Jains, whose wealth left a legacy of exquisitely sculpted, well-preserved temples.

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