About OSIAN


Osian (Osiyan) is an ancient town located in the Jodhpur District of Rajasthan state in western India. It is an oasis in the

Thar Desert, 65 km (40 miles) north of the district headquarters at Jodhpur, on a diversion off the main Jodhpur – Bikaner Highway.

History of Osian

Osian is a small village 65 km (40 miles) north-east of Jodhpur. It is an important Jain pilgrimage center for the Oswal Jain community. The (Mahavira, महावीर) Temple, built here in A. D. 783, is an important tirtha for Jains built by Gurjara Pratihara King Vatsaraja.[1] The Jain Harivamsa Purana refers to Vatsaraja's rule in Saka year 705 (A. D. 783). It is believed that he was highly influiential in Upakesapura (Osian), as inscriptions of Vikram Samvat dating back to 1013 (A. D. 956), and referring to this place, have been found.

"Off the Beaten Track"

The idea behind setting up a permanant camp was to give the traveler a chance to go off the beaten track and explore the interiors. To bring you closer to Nature, and allow you the Romance of Living Under Canvas, to find the true Tranquility, and Absolute Pure Passion of Life.

The option of venturing into the country and the interiors on our Camel Safari gives our guest a chance of interacting and mingling directly with diffrent tribes. These are the hard and rugged people of Rajasthan braving the odds of the harsh desert with a smile....always happy to welcome guests to their homes.

While on Safari on also gets to see desert wildlife like Chinkara, Blue Bull, Desert Fox etc. not to mention the large variety of birds.

 

 

 

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