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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.
- 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 your time.- Hire a trustworthy guide who can enlighten you about the deepest of details about the temples.
Boasts of the luxurious camel camp.
Not much to explore (can be covered in a day).
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.
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 6... (Read More)