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Introduction

Barmer is a city and a municipality in Barmer district in the state of Rajasthan, India. Barmer is part of the Great Indian Desert or Thar Desert. The name Barmer is derived from the ruler Bahada Rao or Bar Rao who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century, when it was named Bahadamer ("The Hill Fort of Bahada").Barmer is the abode of certain flora and fauna that are particularly endemic to arid regions and are specially adapted biologically to survive in the dry, waterless regions of the state.The rich tradition of arts and handicraft making has been kept alive by the people of Barmer. The artisans of the city are famous for creating beautiful carved wooden items, excellent pots and vases, exquisite and embroidered carpets and rugs and dyed and hand printed textiles of vivid colors.

Area 15 sq km
Altitude 227 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-27.0 C-45.0 C Winter-10.2 C-26.0 C
Language Rajasthan, Hindi & English.
STD Code 02982
Rainfall 277 mm. average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Barmer MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Nearest Airport is Jodhpur– 240kms.
  2. Rail:-Well connected with major towns of India.
  3. Road:-The N.H.15 runs south from Barmer. Distances From BarmerTo Important Cities By Road: Jodhpur:224 km (via Balotara), Jodhpur: 198 km (via Pachpdra), Jaiselmer:157 km, Jalore: 204 km, Udaipur: 462 km, Jhunjhunun: 625 km, Jaipur: 588 km.

Places to Visit

Jasol Juna Barmer Khed Kiradu
Mahaveer Park Mallinath Fair Meva Nagar Neemari
Safed Akhara Junagarh Fort Lalgarh Palace  

Excursion

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary Deshnok's Karniji Temple Kolayat Bhaironji Temple

Shopping

Barmer is famous for its wood carving, carets, embroidery, block printing and other crafts - handicrafts produced here are found in shops throughout Rajasthan. The center for embroidery is Sadar Bazaar; crafts are for sale on Station road at more reasonable prices than elsewhere.

Accommodation

Kalinga Place Khartal Hotel Hotel Kailash Inernational