was founded around the 12 th century. It forms the border area of
India-Pakistan. A major attraction for the tourists, it is the centre
for wood carving, carpets, embroidery, block printing and other
handicrafts. The products made here are popular throughout India. Two
annual fairs are celebrated in Barmer; the Barmer Thar festival in early
March and the Barmer cattle fair in March/April.
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. Places to see
Fairs & Festivals
- Mahaveer Park
Mahaveer park is a beautifully laid out
park with a tiny museum housing ancient stone carved statues.
- Safed Akhara
Safed Akhara (Sidheswara Mahadev Temple
Complex) is a tiny yet pretty garden near Barmer, Temporary
accommodation and cooking facilities are available.
Neemari is another picturesque garden on
chohatan route, 23km away from Barmer. An old swimming pools is an
- 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
A veritable shopper's paradise,
Barmer is treasure trove of vibrantly coloured embroidery with excellent
mirror work. Also famous are beautifully embroidered fabrics and
pouches, often patterned with tiny mirrors. Traditional rugs, blankets,
shawls, carpets, 'Pattius' Dari in typical Barmer colours and weave, are
a speciality of the region. The shopping spots include the tiny shops
along the narrow lanes of the colourful and lively Sadar Bazaar How
Nearest airport, Jodhpur
Connected with Jodhpur.
train connection are
4808 Barmer Express (Barmer-Jodhpur)
4898 Barmer Express (Barmer-Jodhpur)
State roadways Tel : 20199 Rajasthan State Road
Barmer with all corporation connects Barmer with all major cities in
the state. The bus stand is situated near Railway Station and Tilak
Bus Stand connects Barmer with Jodhpur, Balotara, Jolore
(Via-Sanchore), Abu Udaipur and other palaces.