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Osian Tourism

Osian (Osiyan), also known as the 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan', has earned this name due to its many temples, some of which are very erotic. It is an ancient temple city located 65 kms north of Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan in western India.

This place is of utmost significance to the Jains and the Hindus as some of their most important shrines lie in this beautiful city. Amongst the many temples that this town is host to, the ones that stand out in their beauty and grandeur are the Surya or Sun Temple, the Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Endowed with golden sand dunes all around, one can get a majestic aerial view of this place from the Sachiya Mata Temple.

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What is famous about Osian?

Boasts of the luxurious camel camp.

What is not so good about Osian?

Not much to explore (can be covered in a day).

Who should visit Osian?

Osian is a perfect destination for people who wish to explore the temple architecture of Rajasthan along with experiencing the desert. It acts as an ideal base camp for the safari towards Jaisalmer. It can be visited by families, kids and couples.

What is the best time to visit Osian?

November to March are the best months to visit this place. Osian is accessible throughout the year. Though the climate is at the extremes here. The summers are unbearably hot with temperatures reaching up to 42 degrees Celcius. The winters are relatively cooler with the days having an average temperature of 26 degrees Celcius while the nights are as cool as 9 degrees Celcius. The best time to visit this place would be during the months of November to March.
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What is the local food in Osian?

There are limited eating options in Osian. Mostly, the ones being on the roadside stalls. To experience the real cuisine of Rajasthan, one must visit Jodhpur which serves exemplary delicacies to suffice to one's taste buds. The sweets of Rajasthan are the most renowned and a must try.
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What is the best way to reach Osian?

Osian has limited connectivity, well connected to the rest of India only via roadways. The nearest airport, as well as the nearest railway station, are both at one place, Jodhpur, which is around 63 km and 60 km respectively.

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What are the places near Osian?

The top places near to Osian are Jodhpur which is 55 km from Osian, Udaipur which is located 252 km from Osian, Jaipur which is located 286 km from Osian, Khimsar which is located 55 km from Osian, Bikaner which is located 149 km from Osian

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Rohit Shroff

3 years ago
- The road from Jodhpur to Osian is good but infested with Cows. So be careful while driving esp. when you are returning just after sunset.
- Do not miss out on the Mahavira Temple, it is worth yo (Read More)ur time.
- Hire a trustworthy guide who can enlighten you about the deepest of details about the temples.
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