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About Barmer
State : Rajasthan
A tiny yet lively town in sun-drenched sands, Barmer is a miniature Rajasthan with all its color, warmth and tradition. According to history, the 13th century founder of the district, formed in 1949 upon the merger of Jodhpur state in the United States of Great Rajsthan, is a cluster ofBarmer ancient paraganas-Mallani Shiv, Pachpadra, Siwana and the Chohatan area. Although a barren lands with harsh climate and rough terrain, Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dances and music. One on the ancient camel trade route the town is now the center for wood carving, pottery carpets intricate embroidery work block printed fabrics and multi-hued traditional costumes.

Especially famous are the geometric ajrak prints in dark shades of red and blue, ideal for protection against the sun. The most interesting part of trips to Barmer is the journey through rural Rajasthan. The small villages with mud-walled houses decorated with delicate folk motifts and colorfully attired people on the way offer a fascinating sight. Every year in March, the town is at its colorful best during the exuberant Barmer festival. The festival is the best time to plan a visit to Barmer.


Place to See
Juna Barmer
Perched on a rocky hill, the town has ruins of an old fort. Of interest are a temple dedicated to Balark (the Sun) and the ancient ruins of Juna Barmer. The three Jain temples, an incription of 1295 AD and a maassive pillar in the hall of the largest temple of Maharaja Kula Sri Samanta Sinha Deva, a ruler of Bahadmera (now, Barmer) are also worth a visit..

KiraduKiradu
Situated on the foot of a hill near village Hathma in Barmer tehsil is Kiradu. The incription dating back to 1161 AD reveals that the place was called Kiratkoop and had once been the capital of Punwars. The ruins of five ancient temples-one dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other four dedicated to Lord Shiva are of interest to archaeologists and art lovers, alike. The biggest of these temples is the Someshwar Temple..

Khed
Rao Siha, the founder of the Rathore clan along with his son (Asthanji) conquered Khed from the Guhil Rajputs and planted the standard of Rathores. An old Vishnu temple of Ranchhriji is surrounded by a crumbling wall and an image of Garuda (the eagle) at the gate guards the complex. Other temples nearby include temples of Brahma, Bhairav, Mahadev and a Jain temple.

Jasol
Once a principal state of Mallani, this ancient village has got its name from the descendants of a Rathore sub-clan. A Jain temple and a Hindu temple are worth visiting. The Hindu temple is ornamented with fine sculptures, which were brought from a Jain temple of Lord Mahavir.

Meva Nagar
Once called Viranipur, this 12trh century village lies on the slope of a hill called Nagar - Ki - Bhakarian, 9km away from Baltra. The village has three Jain temples. The biggest of these is the one dedicated to Nakoda Parsvanath. A Vishnu Temple is also worth visiting.

Neemari
Neemari is another picturesque garden on Chohatan route, 23 km away from Barmer. An old swimming pool is an attraction.

Safed Akhara
(Sidheswara Mahadev Temple Complex) is a tiny yet pretty garden near Barmer. Temporary accommodation and cooking facilities are available.


Fairs & Festivals
Tilwara Cattle Fair (March-April) : A major cattle fair lasting a fortnight, held in village Tilwara.

Nakoda Parasvanath (Dec. - Jan.) : The festival held in Mevanagar village commemorating the birth anniversary of Parsvanath.

Veeratara Mela : Held at Veeratara (12 Km from village Chohatan) the fair venerates goddess Vakladevi and is held thrice a year in the month of Chaitra, Bhadrapada and Magha.

Khed Fair (Aug.-Sep.) :
A big religious fair is held on the day of full moon in village Khed


How To Reach
Air : The nearest airport is Jodhpur, which is about 240 kms from Barmer.

Rail : Barmer is well connected with the major towns of India.

Road : Rajasthan State Road Transport Coorporaion connects Barmer with all major cities in the state.


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