This desert town located in the district of Jodhpur in Rajasthan is sure to give you a sizzling experience. It is a 65 km drive from the city of Jodhpur and is accessible only by road. The nearest cities to get to Osian from are Bikaner, Jodhpur or Jaipur. Offering the best tourist places in Osian, this oasis boasts of Hindu and Jain temples, close to 16, and thus is also known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan” given the erotic sculptures at the temples and thus is of utmost significance to them. The specialty of these temples is that they stand out for their architecture and history behind each of them. Back in ancient times, it was also a prominent trading site for silk in the region. With extreme climates at the desert, the time of visit is extremely important when visiting Osian. It is also commonly known as the “Oasis of the Thar Desert”.
A maximum of one or two days of trip to Osian is sufficient to cover the entire temple town. The town has many hotels, camps and resorts to stay at during your trip there catering to all kind of budgets. However, most travellers stay at Jodhpur and complete exploring Osian in a day if it is well planned. There are some heritage hotels available in the region for those looking for a comfortable stay. Apart from temples visits and pilgrims, the most common and popular activity here would be the camel safari. Most hotels would facilitate your bookings for the safari, if not it is recommended to pre-book it with a tour agency to avoid paying huge amounts at the last minute. A trip to Osian will give you a complete desert experience. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers to help you plan your trip to this desert town: