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Osian Temples in Osiyan

·  Summer: March-May (24°C - 45°C)
·  Winter: November-February (5°C - 20°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 6:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 7:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 5
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 50
Video Camera:  INR 100
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 10
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 50
Video Camera:  INR 100
Osian Temples near Jodhpur (about 67 km. away) are no less than masterstrokes on the desert canvas of Rajasthan. Built with such artistic fervour amidst the golden sand dunes, these temples are dedicated to different deities of Jainism and Hinduism. Built between the 8th and the 11th centuries, the temples flaunt superlative architecture with intricate carvings and are also the important pilgrimage sites for the followers from both the religions.

Temple of Lord Mahavira exemplifies the Jain architectural excellence and is definitely the most alluring structure. In addition, there are more than a dozen Jain Temples, each boasting of exquisite charm and glory. Among the Hindu temples at Osian, the Sachiya Mata Temple has some eye-pleasing sculptures to its credit. Another popular attraction is the group of three Harihara Temples dedicated to the combined form of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.  

Surya Temple dedicated to Sun God houses a grand idol of the god. Pippala Devi Temple, Vishnu Temple and Shiva Temple are also worth visiting. Many of these temples exhibit erotic sculptures and are thus termed as the ‘Khajuraho or Rajasthan’.

Road: National Highway 15 connects the town of Osian with the popular city of Jodhpur. State transport buses and taxis are available not only from Jodhpur but many other popular destinations in Rajasthan. Temples can be explored on foot.

Railway: Osiyan Railway Station is only about a km. from the temple complexes. However, Jodhpur Railway Station (about 64 km. away) offers better rail connectivity. Taxis from the station can be hired to reach the temple.

Airway: Jodhpur also has the closest airport to the temples, about 64 km. away. To reach the temples directly from the airport, prefer to hire a taxi.