Also known as 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan', its an oasis in the Thar desert. You should visit here to get a glimpse of life in bishnoi villages, visit ancient temples, enjoy a camel safari, or to do desert camping.Read More
Also known as 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan', its an oasis in the Thar desert. You should visit here to get a glimpse of life in bishnoi villages, visit ancient temples, enjoy a camel safari, or to do desert camping.
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.
After breakfast, take a day trip to Osian (an hour's drive). Osian is an ancient desert town with some incredible temples dating from as far back as the 8th century AD. The refined stone carving work at Osian has given it the nickname of 'the Khajuraho of Rajasthan'. Spend some time exploring the temples- you can even take an optional camel ride through the desert. Return to your hotel in the afternoon, freshen up and head to the festival at the fort.