The essence of the experience
Set out on the ultimate desert safari expedition in the rugged landscape surrounding Jodhpur. Leaving the city in the morning, you will be driven an hour and a half west to the ancient city of Osian, situated in the Thar Desert, travelling through constantly changing landscapes and marvelling at breath-taking views. The historic city is a veritable oasis within the golden sands of the desert and is renowned for being home to a number of ruined Brahman and Jain temples dating from the 8th century.
Explore the ruined temple of Mata Mandir, teeming with statues and paintings of Hindu deities in various poses. Next, head off to conquer the vast open spaces of the desert. Drive across shifting sand dunes, forever changing form in accordance with the direction of the wind. Visit local villages where whitewashed buildings with colourful doors set beneath flowing thatch roofs are lined up along beaten dirt roads. Interact with the local people and find out more about their desert culture, religion and way of life.
Before you return to your hotel, you can choose to enjoy a safari even deeper into the the open desert, exploring its vast open spaces in an open 4×4 vehicle. Enjoy an authentic Indian lunch set up in countryside before returning back to Jodhpur.