Osian is also referred to as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’ owing to its rich collection of intricate Jain and Hindu Temples and is an important pilgrimage for certain groups of Jains in India. A center for trade, art, and architecture, Osian was destroyed by Mohammad Ghor and his troops that forced the inhabitants to flee for their lives. The village is mostly inhabited by the Bishnoi tribe who are considered to be a peaceful and environment-friendly group of people.
Osian greets you with its rustic charm. Arid and dusty the air gives you the feeling of being really close to the vast stretches of sand. It’s not long before you start seeing herds of camels grazing or lying around that you realize you are probably witnessing Rajasthan in its original form. The people are colorful and that is a treat for the eyes.
Stay: Jhumpa Huts
Meals: Dinner, Breakfast and Tea