Osian || An ancient town of Thar Desert
The ancient town of Thar Desert was a great trading center between 8th to 12th centuries. Today it is desert oasis with 16 Brahamanical and Jain temples, beautifully sculpted and designed, most of which have stood ravages of time. The Majestic Sachiya Mata temple and the Surya temple are particularly noteworthy for their carvings and architectural grandeur. The Vishnoi pilgrimage of at Mukam (Jambha), the village of Kheechan, famous for its flocks of migratory Demoiselle cranes and the great pilgrimage centre of Ramdeora are conveniently located along the Osian-Jaislamer highway. The place is highlighted by its camel ride at the time of the sunset. The tourist's have the liberty to watch the architectural forms during that camel ride and return back to the camps or the resorts followed by drinks and thematic evening of performing arts and a choice of oriental cuisines arranged in the ethnic style of that region.