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Jain temple

Around 2 pm we arrived at the Jain temple in Osian. We walked a little and found the entrance to the temple. Of course a lot of people where begging for money and also guides wanted to help us explaining everything about the temple. Again we didn't want a guide. At the entrance we left our shoes and walked up the stairs.
The Osiyan Jain temple is 2500 years old. It is build in creamy sandstone. It has freestanding pillars and fantastic sculptures. This temple has been restored with care, without using cement or iron. The only materials used for the restoration were those used in the original construction.
Of course there was a guy who showed us the whole temple, but he wasn't asked by us. It is allowed to take pictures all over the temple.
The village Osian
No extra costs. We stayed there till 3:30 and left again. We still hadn't time for lunch, so now we went to a place where we had our lunch, this was included with the trip. It was at restaurant "The camel camp Osian". We arrived and a butler took us to our chairs. It was a 10 minute walk! But it has a beautifully surrounding. At 4 we left again and passed a very expensive hotel: The Umaid Bhawan Palace.

We arrived at our hotel and we got a very big room. A king size bed, a living room, and a huge bathroom with hot water! For the first time. And from our balcony we saw a beautiful pool! Also the first. So we went for a swim! This was gorgeous after a long time in the car. We changed and had dinner in the restaurant this evening. The food was very good and after a drink and writing in my diary we went to bed.

esposabella says:
Sounds great, especially the room after long trip!!
Posted on: Dec 17, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
For a long time...:P
Posted on: Nov 27, 2009
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Jain temple
Jain temple
The village Osian
The village Osian
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
Jain temple
View over Osian
View over Osian
Jain temple
Jain temple
From view lunch place: The camel c…
From view lunch place: The camel …
Local home
Local home
Local people
Local people
Anna-Isabel at our lunch place.
Anna-Isabel at our lunch place.
View from the camel camp Osian
View from "the camel camp Osian"
Pool at the camel camp Osian
Pool at "the camel camp Osian"
The camel camp Osian restaurant.
The camel camp Osian restaurant.
The camel camp Osian restaurant.
The camel camp Osian restaurant.
Our butler showing us where to go.
Our butler showing us where to go.
The camel camp Osian restaurant.
The camel camp Osian restaurant.
Traffic
Traffic
Road sign
Road sign
Expensive hotel: Unmaid Bhavan Pal…
Expensive hotel: Unmaid Bhavan Pa…
Our diner that evening.
Our diner that evening.
Osian
photo by: dolfijn