Gateway to the Thar desert, the hamlet of Osian – 70km from Jodhpur – takes us back in time to the days when camel trains trudged endlessly along silk road. Osian (oasis) was known in ancient times as a Vedic centre and in the days of the Gupta kings (320-550 CE) as an important halt, Read More

The colossal Gomateshwara stands tall on its hilltop, like a lighthouse protecting the town of Shravanabelagola and benevolently guiding the traveller. This Jain holy place of rocks and palm trees breathes tranquillity.

The temple to Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir, protector of the unfortunate, in Mahudi town, is considered one of the most holy Jain pilgrimage sites.   Ghantakarna Mahavir A legend tells how the Himalayan Kshatriya king Tungabhadra protected his people with his bow and arrows. He died trying to defend a group of people from thieves,, Read More

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