Barmer is the second largest district of Rajasthan. Barmer is widely known for its rich handicrafts and traditional art forms. Various historical sites present here also make it a popular tourist destination.Its is also associated with folk music and dance. The folk musicians of Barmer do not just belong to one community. City Barmer is also famous for hand block printing on fabric and wooden furniture.
Place to visit
Barmer Fort town sits atop a rocky hill, where one can find ruins of the old Barmer Fort scattered all over. The district of Barmer is known for its Fort which is normally known as Gadh Siwan which when translated means fort.
Jain Temple is the place of worship for Jains. The word Derasar is used for a Jain temple in Rajasthan and Gujarat. ‘Basadi is a Jain shrine. The word Basadi is generally used in South India and even in Maharashtra.
The Barmer is home to a goddess temple which lies in the mountain at a height of approx 450 feet (140m).
Airways Jodhpur is the nearest airport around 220 km from Barmer. Around 320km from Barmer the closest international airport is at Jaipur. There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Roadways The Barmer Bus Terminus is located near the railway station. Most of the cities in the state are connected such as Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur. Tickets are affordable and buses are frequent.
Railways The Barmer railway station is well connected to Jodhpur which in turn is well connected to other major cities of India. The station is located along the Jodhpur Munabao route. Trains are cheapest means of transport to reach Barmer.