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Osiyan or " Osian " popularily known as " Gateway to The Thar Desert " is a small town known for it's ancient temple ruins and exclusive Camel Safari , in Rajasthan, India.The ancient town of Thar Desert was a great trading center between 8th to 12th centuries. Today it is desert oasis with 16 Brahamanical and Jain temples, beautifully sculpted and designed, most of which have stood ravages of time.

Get in

Osiyan is about 65 km north of Jodhpur off of the main highway leading to Bikaner. Easily Accessible from Jaisalmer and Khimsar. Osian(Osiyan)is on the route of Jodhpur-Jaisalmer(Train,Road)via Phalodi. Taking this route via Osian is less traffic and intresting desert countryside to explore. the roads are good enough.

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See

A)Sacchiyay Mata Temple- is a popular hindu Godess, this is most famout and most visited temple in town, very busy during 'Navratra' a 9days festivity of godess Durga in month of Sept. B)Mahaveera Jain Temples inside the city, is also wellkept temple complex, very intresting for old stone carvings. C)rest of temples are just ruines but it reminds the prosperity of this ancient town 1000 years back. D) there is also a step-well known as Katan Baori , in walking distance est of jain temple; west from car parking.

Do

-This parts(Osian and surrounding)of desert country is less visited and authentic to experience desert village life,camping and camel Safari in the Thar Desert(Rajasthan). -Khetasar Village Safari(See weaver, potter etc.) -Camel Race and Camel Polo at Camel Camp. Authentic villages and stay at desert folk's huts home-HACRA.

Buy

Eat

Budget - Cafe Osian on Osian - Phalodi Road near the Railway Track.

Mid-Range - Camp Thar (contact : Thakur Digvijay Singh (M)09414128574 www.campthar.com)

High-End - The Camel Camp ( contact : R.K Reggie Singh (M) 09828032100 www.camelcamposian.com)

Drink

Mid-Range - Camp Thar (contact : Thakur Digvijay Singh (M) 09414128574 [www.campthar.com])

High-End - The Camel Camp ( contact : R.K Reggie Singh (M) 09828032100 [www.camelcamposian.com])

Sleep

Mid-Range - Camp Thar (contact : Thakur Digvijay Singh (M) 09414128574 www.campthar.com)

High-End - The Camel Camp ( contact : R.K Reggie Singh (M) 09828032100 www.camelcamposian.com)

Staying a like truly desert-folk -HACRA is some further afield middle of desert villages,a chance to exprience typical desert style huts home. HACRA- its a team of desert natives offer-home stay,camping and desert walks. contact: guidedesert@gmail.com; www.hacra.org

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