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Osian

Rajasthan
Camel ride
Osian
Enjoying the afternoon
Wind Mills
Uniform makes us stylish
The landscape
On the route to osian
Rait (Osian)
Osian

HI Friends!!

I am back, After the overwhelming response I got for my story

JODHPUR: The land of "The Dark Knight Rises"

I decided to once again take you all to another journey of this beautiful land called "JODHPUR" or better known as "THE SUN CITY"

But this time towards the outskirts of this city and one of the favorite places for visitors who come to Jodhpur

OSIAN

Country -- India

State-- Rajasthan

District -- Jodhpur

Elevation -- 323 m (1,060 ft)

Population (2001)

• Total -- 12,452

• Density 126/km2 (330/sq mi)

Languages --

• Official Hindi

Time zone -- IST (UTC+5:30)

PIN -- 342303

Telephone code-- +91-2922

Vehicle registration -- RJ-19

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 mi) north of the district headquarters at Jodhpur, on a diversion off the main Jodhpur –Bikaner Highway. It is also known as Khajuraho of Rajasthan.

How to get there --

The nearest airport is at Jodhpur. National Highway 11 passes through Osian. Osian Railway Station is situated on the Jodhpur – Phalodi line of North Western Railway. Astonfield completed a five megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the town, which is the first industry in this holy town.

It is an important Jain pilgrimage center for the Oswal Jain community. The (Mahavira,) 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.

Beautiful sand dunes of osian make its evening amazing.

Seeing the setting sun sitting on a sand dune feels like being in heaven.

Seeing the sun disappearing behind the infinite sand in front of your eyes is One of the most beautiful things to watch.

Osian is a fabulous landscape for photographers and nature lovers

If you want to see Real Rajasthan

OSIAN is the place for you

Finally I can just say --

"Padharo Mhare Desh"

Hope to see you soon :)

Courtsey -- Wikipedia

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12 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (14 Nov 2012):

    Wonderful! Keep up the excellent work!

  • Prashant Gupta

    Prashant Gupta said (14 Nov 2012):

    Thanks Ma'am :)

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (14 Nov 2012):

    Wonderful. It brings back memories of visiting Rajasthan.

  • Prashant Gupta

    Prashant Gupta said (14 Nov 2012):

    Thanks a lot :)
    Hope to see you again in Rajasthan Soon :)

    "Padharo Mhare Desh"

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (15 Nov 2012):

    beautiful. Voted

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (15 Nov 2012):

    Wonderful shots and story. I appreciate you for your story.I voted and voted Michele for story of the week. All the best!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (15 Nov 2012):

    Nicely done, Prashant!

  • P L.

    P L. (Deleted) said (15 Nov 2012):

    The directions, history and the description of this destination shows your excellent writing skills. Well done and good luck.

  • Prashant Gupta

    Prashant Gupta said (17 Nov 2012):

    thanks a lot :)
    Every comments means a lot to me

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker   said (17 Nov 2012):

    Fabulous photos and great information to support them! Voted!

  • Surendra Varshney

    Surendra Varshney gave props (17 Nov 2012):

    Fabulous shots and wonderful story Keep it up dear

  • Mradula Varshney

    Mradula Varshney gave props (17 Nov 2012):

    nice :)

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