Barmer

Barmer being a desert town is situated in western Rajasthan around 153 km from Jaisalmer. It forms a major part of the Thar Desert. Barmer district is the third largest district of Rajasthan and it shares its borders with Jaisalmer in the north, Pali and Jodhpur in the east, Jalore in the south and Pakistan in the west.

The town has many historical sites and is a popular tourist destination. Small villages with mud-houses decorated with folk motifs, and colorfully attired people dot the landscape of Barmer. Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dance and music. It is among one of the antique cities of India and is profoundly known for wood engraving, ceramics, carpets, complex embroidery work, segment printed textiles and multi-hued costumes.

Barmer was established in the 13th century and is prominent for its colorful dance forms and beautiful folk music. Dholis and Bhopas are the most common forms of folk music which are enjoyed by the locals of the city as well as tourists from distant places.

Weather

Summers are extremely hot and exhausting. The temperature ranges from 23°C to 45°C in the months of April to June.

July marks the beginning of Monsoon season  and lasts till September. Sporadic rainfalls make Barmer look very beautiful during this season.

Winters approach Barmer in November and lasts till February. The climate is pleasantly cool and the temperature ranges from 10°C to 20°C.

The best season to visit is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Barmer.

How to Reach

The nearest Domestic Airport is Jodhpur Airport, roughly 3.5-hour drive from Barmer. Jodhpur Airport is well connected to New Delhi and Mumbai. The nearest International Airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad and roughly 375 Km from Barmer. The Airport is well connected with major cities in India.

The city has its own Railway Station which is connected to the major cities across India.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Kiradu Ancient Temples: The Kiradu Ancient Temples are a group of five wonderful temples situated at a distance of 39 Km from Barmer in Hathma village. As per the ancient history, Hathma was formerly known as Kiratkoop and was the centre of the Panwara dynasty.

Safed Akhara: Widely known as the Sidheswara Mahadev Temple Complex, Safed Akhara is situated close to Barmer city. Safed Akhara is a wonderful garden and a nice place to visit.

Neemari: Neemari is a wonderful garden that is situated on the Chohatan route at about 23 Km from Barmer.  It has a swimming pool which captivates tourists a lot.

The Nakoda Temple: Widely known as Parshvanath Temple, Nakoda temple is one of the main centers for Jain pilgrimage in India. The Nakoda Temple is situated on a hill at a height of 1500 ft. The temple contains an idol of Parshvanath, made up of black stone and was the Jain saint.

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