The foundation of Ashok Oswal Group was laid down by late Shree Kunwar Lal Jain, the beloved father of Shree Ashok Kumar Jain, in the year 1971 in order to organize the disorganized artisans of Agra, who were engaged in the art of inlaid marble handicrafts to promote this novel art to the world. Thus, the present Oswal Emporium and Oswal Emporium was born. This venture gave sufficient reasons for Mr. Ashok Kumar Jain to involve himself on full time. The Saga of business continued till 1980 and Oswal Exports was born take care of the importing clientele world-wide for Indian handicrafts.
In order to supplement the ongoing business of Oswal Emporium and Oswal Exports, touraids(I) Travel Service was acquired in 1986 with the fleet of 02 coaches and 04 cars, which grew into full excursion agency with the distinction of The Best Handling Agent in Northern and Central India recognized by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation with the membership of IATA, IATO, TAAI, ADTOI and recognized by "Department Government of India". Today we have a large fleet of 45 Luxury coaches and over 200 cars spread over to five branches – Agra, Jhansi, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Gwalior.
In 1997, major expansion took place and time it was Madhya Pradesh where another showroom in the name of Kandariya Shilp Gram, Kandariya Art & Culture as well as deluxe boutique hotel was opened to develop various local art and culture of the area. Orchha was new destination promoted by the Orchha Resort, which is now known to the World.
In 2004, in order to capture the new high-end Tourist traffic to India, we started a new showroom in the name of Kalakriti, which is stones throw from the world famous Taj Mahal and catering to the up market tourists visiting Agra.
The latest and the most desired activity in the form of evening entertainment came Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Centre with the seating capacity of appx. 600 audiences, which is state of the Art Auditorium aimed at live performance, Meetings, Conferences. Product launch etc. The group employees around 500 dedicated and professionals, having long experience in the related business. Besides full time professionals, the group generated indirect employment to almost 1000 families. Till now we have received several awards from State and Central Government to our credit.
- Kalakriti Art Gallery
The most brilliant colors of Indian Art & Craft. Our marble products are known for their unique features like attractive designs, seamless finish, eye-catching looks, smooth edges, perfect cuts and intricate details.
- Kalakriti Theatre
The true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife and the lavish lifestyle of mughal era in a series of play depicting the saga of love- 'Mohabbat-the-Taj'.
- Oswal Art Gallery
Oswal art gallery has a number of privileged customers all over India right from cities to remote villages. We offer exquisite and delicate collection of authentic artcrafts.
- Touraids (i) Travel Services
Touraids a premier travel excursion service operator with head office in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal and branch offices at Gwalior, Jhansi, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Bodhgaya.
- Orchha Palace
Orchha Palace & Convention Centre is sprawling over 13 acres of lush green ambience with luxurious rooms, exotic food and impeccable facilities.
- Orchha Resort
'The Orchha Resort' is a destination of Nature's beauty and rich cultural heritage Situated on the banks of river Betwa. Completely away from the hustle –bustle of town.