Osian or Osiyan is one of the ancient towns in the state of Rajasthan in Jodhpur district famous for its Thar Desert. The beautiful town has been known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan as it is famous for its temples. The beautiful town at the distance of 69 km for district headquarters on Bikaner Highway. The beautiful town is famous for having the clusters of ruined Brahmanical and Jain Temples dating from the 8th to 11th Centuries. For the duration of Mewar and Gurjara Pratihara Dynasty, it was a famous religious center. Not forget to mention the religious significance of Surya and Sun Temple and later Kali Temple along with Sachiya Mata Temple and main Jain Temple dedicated to Mahavira Stands out in their grace and architecture.
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The beautiful town that is famous for Osian Temple is a famous pilgrimage site of the Oswal Jain Community as most of the shrines and temple in Osian lie in ruins today. During your visit to this beautiful town, you will see 16 temples that include Sachiya Mata Temple, Sun Temple, Mahavera Jain Temple, and different others. Apart from temples, the beautiful town is also famous for camel safari that you will enjoy here. Like other destinations of Rajasthan, Osian Temples are also worthwhile to see from the months of October to March.
During your tour to Osian Temples, you will get the best accommodation options in Jodhpur. However, you can also stay near temples here. You will also find plenty of food options that will surprise you.
How to Reach Asian Temple?
Jodhpur is the main city at the distance of 69 km to reach Osian Temple. The town lies on National Highway connecting Jodhpur to Bikaner. You can get taxi or bus from Jodhpur to reach here.