Travel to Barmer


Barmer Tourism



Vibrant colors, cordial warmth and a rich tradition - if that sums up Rajasthan, you would find a miniature of Rajasthan in Barmer. Located close to the land where the Great Indian Desert starts, the sandy terrain of Barmer is a small town, but a lively one.

Barmer has its share of rugged forts, huge palaces and of course temples. See the camels trudging across the barren land, the artisans busy in crafting out potteries, saris, woodcarvings.

While on a travel to Barmer the one thing that you notice is the mud-walled houses decorated with delicate folk motifs and the colorfully attired people. Being a barren wasteland, the people of Barmer have learnt the hard way that they need to develop exceptional skills in order to survive. So it is but natural that they channelised their creative skills into intricate weaving and pottery.

Barmer is now known for its rich crafts, dances and music. Barmer is a tiny yet lively town in Rajasthan, which reflects the typical color, warmth and tradition of Rajasthan. 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. Initially called 'Bahada-mer' it was later shortened to Barmer.

How to Reach Barmer

Barmer is a tiny yet lively town in Rajasthan, which reflects the typical colour, warmth and tradition of Rajasthan.

By Air

The nearest airport is Jodhpur, which is about 240 kms from Barmer.

By Rail

Barmer is well connected with the major towns of India.

By Road

Barmer can be reached by bus from most of the important cities in North and north-West India. Delhi is 949 kms, Jaipur is 316 kms, Jodhpur is 240 kms, and Jaisalmer is 330 kms from Barmer.The main bus stand is near the railway station and you can take the Rajasthan State Transport buses which ply from there to all the major cities in North and North-West India.

Shopping in Barmer

Shopping in Barmer is going to be a colorful experience because Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dances and music. Once on the ancient camel trade route, the town is now the center for woodcarving, pottery, carpets, intricate embroidery work, block printed fabrics and multi-hued traditional costumes with mirror work.

This tiny town of Barmer is famous for its ethnic ware, which takes forms and shapes as embroidered fabric and pouches, rugs, blankets, shawls and carpets all beautifully patterned with mirrors. In Barmer, you get typical Ajrak prints, which are geometric, and in dark shades of red and blue, which are ideal for sun protection. The shops along the narrow lanes of colorful and lively Sadar Bazaar are the best shopping area in Barmer.

Places to See in Barmer

  • Barmer Fort
  • Balark Temple
  • Kiradu
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Last Updated on : September 04, 2013