Best Sightseeing Places in Barmer
Sited on a rocky hill, it is the ruins of an old fort. It has a temple devoted to Balark
(the Sun) and the ancient ruins of Juna Barmer. There are also three Jain temples,
a massive pillar in the hall of the largest temple of Maharaja Kula Sri Samanta Sinha
Deva, an inscription of 1295 AD and a ruler of Bahadmera (Barmer) are also worth a
Located on the foot of a hill close to village Hathma in Barmer Tehsil is Kiradu. The
inscription dates back to 1161 AD reveals that the place was known as 'Kiratkoop'
and had once been the capital of Punwars. It has ruins of five ancient temples once
dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other four devoted to Lord Shiva - are of interest to the art
lovers and archaeologists. Someshwar temple is the prime of these temples.
The founder of the Rathore clan, Rao Siha along with his son his son (Asthanji)
occupied Khed from the Guhil Rajputs. There is an old Vishnu temple of Ranchhrji is
enclosed by a collapse wall and an image of Garuda (the eagle) at the gate guards the
complex. Some of the other nearby temples includes of Brahma, Mahadev, Bhairav and
a Jain temple of Lard Mahaveer.
Once called as Viranipur, it is a 12th century village that is situated on the slope of a
hill called Nagar-ki-Bhakarian, just 9 KM away from Balotra. This village has three Jain
temples. The largest of these is the one dedicated to Nakoda Parsvanath. A Vishnu
temple is also worth giving a visit.
Balotra & Kanana:
Situated nearby Kanana, the venue for the Sheetal Saptmi Mela, Balotra is a small
town. It is a significant centre for printing and dying.
Other In and Around Places of Interests:
Bada Bag, Juna Jain Temple, Kiradu Ancient Temples, Devka Sun Temple, Nakoda
Temple, Meva Nagar, Mahaveer Park, Safed Akhara, Neemari, Baisakhi, Ram-Kunda,
Luderwa, Amar-Sagar, Mool-Sagar, Kuldhara & Khabha are some of the other tourist
places. So, make sure you visit these scenic places during your Barmer tour.
Fairs & Festivals:
Tilwara Cattle Fair (March - April), Nakoda Parasvanath (December - January),
Veeratara Mela, Khed Fair (August - September) and Mallinath Fair (Tilwara).
Best Time for Holidaying in Barmer
Being located at the edge of Thar Desert, Barmer experiences extreme weather
conditions with very dry and hot summers and cold winters. Therefore, the best time
to visit Barmer is during mid season, 'between October and December,. So, plan your
Barmer trip accordingly and enjoy sightseeing of this historic place.
Must Buy Things from Barmer
Barmer is a veritable shopper's paradise with variety of stuff. Its treasure trove of
vibrantly coloured embroidery with charming mirror work, beautifully embroidered
fabrics and pouches often patterned with tiny mirrors. You can buy a variety of
items during your Barmer vacation, right from traditional rugs, shawls, blankets,
carpets, "Pattius" Dari in typical Barmer colours and weave are specialty of the district.
Like variety of items, the shopping spots include the small shops along the narrow lanes
of the colourful and dynamic Sadar Bazar. So, get exclusive souvenirs and home items
for you and your loved ones on the tour.
Explore Options to Reach Barmer
Before booking Barmer holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can
reach to this beautiful city of Rajasthan.
The nearest Domestic Airport is Jodhpur Airport, roughly three and half hour
drive from Barmer. Jodhpur Airport is well connected to New Delhi and Mumbai.
Barmer has its own railway station named as Barmer Railway Station which is
connected by numerator conjecture rail to the major city of the state and other cities like
Jalore, Agra, Jaipur, Munawa in Pakistan, Kalka, Delhi, Haridwar and Guwahati through
Barmer is well-connected to various cities of Rajasthan and other major cities
through Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and some private travel
services. So, select your choice of Barmer travel mode for enjoyable journey.