Places to Visit in Barmer

The tourist attractions in the tiny town of Barmer range from the historical forts to colorful festivals adding color and warmth to the otherwise dry landscape. 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.

Places to See in Barmer

Barmer Fort

The tourist attractions in Barmer are the Barmer Fort. Actually the Barmer town sits atop a rocky hill, where one can find the ruins of the old Barmer Fort scattered all over.

Balark Temple

The Balark Temple, dedicated to Balark (the Sun God) and the ancient ruins of Juna Barmer are other interesting tourist attractions in Barmer.There are three Jain temples, an inscription of 1295 AD and a massive pillar in the hall of the largest temple of Maharaja Kula Sri Samanta Sinha Deva, a ruler of Barmer, which are worth visiting.


At a distance of 35km on the foot of a hill near village Hathma in Barmer is Kiradu, which boasts of a beautifully carved temple with fine details of temple architecture. Once the capital of Punwars, Kiradu was called Kiratkoop, as revealed in the 1161 AD inscription found here. The ruins of five ancient temples-one dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other four dedicated to Lord Shiva are of major interest to archaeologists and art lovers, alike.

Tourist Destinations Near Barmer

Excursions can be made from Barmer to places around this small town, many of them housing temples with ancient history trapped in their ruins. Khed, a historical town has an old Vishnu Temple of Ranchhriji, bounded by a crumbling wall, and an image of Garuda (the eagle) at the gate attends the complex. Other temple attractions of Khed include Brahma, Bhairav, Mahadev and a Jain temple.

Once a principal state of Mallani, the ancient ancient village of Jasol has a Jain temple and a Hindu temple, both of which are worth visiting. Meva Nagar on the slope of a hill called Nagar-Ki-Bhakarian has three Jain temples, the biggest of these is the one dedicated to Nakoda Parsvanath.

Last Updated on : September 03, 2013