Osian tour is a journey through the mesmerizing historical saga. Mostly part of Rajasthan tour Packages, Osian is visited while travelling between Jodhpur & Jaisalmer. For the Jain faithful, Osian tour is part of a pilgrimage travel. Osian was an important center of pilgrimage between the eighth and ninth centuries. History also confirms that Osian was a large and prosperous city in the early medieval times. Influence of the Brahmins was very strong in Osian during that period. Later, Jainism also flourished in the place. This was the main reason for the construction of many Hindu and Jain temples in the place. At the time of the construction of the temples between the eighth and twelfth centuries, Gurjara Pratihara dynasty reigned in Osian. In antiquity, it was known as Osian Ukeshpur.
Single & multi-day Osian tours are available from Jodhpur. Osian has a cluster of sixteen Jain and Vaishnav temples of great archaeological significance belonging to the fifth century BC. A group of eleven temples belonging to the eighth and ninth centuries are located within the Osian village. Another group dating from the eleventh and twelfth century is situated on a hill overlooking the village. Depending upon a tourist’s interest, overnight stay in a tented camp can be organized to enjoy the desert landscape and cultural colors.