Barmer is an ancient city located in Rajasthan. The city was founded in the 13th century AD by Bahada Rao. The township of Barmer was originally named after him as 'Bahadamer' which means the hill fort of Bahada.
Sand dunes at Barmer.
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With the passage of time, the name of the city changed to Barmer. This region of Rajasthan is widely known for its rich handicrafts and traditional art forms. Various historical sites present here also make it a popular tourist destination.
Barmer Fort, located on top of a rocky hill, stands as the witness to many historical events. Despite being in a dilapidated condition, this fort has still not lost its pride and glory, and continues to be a popular tourist attraction.
Mahaveer Park is a beautifully laid out park famous especially for a museum displaying ancient carved statues.
Vishnu Temple is known for its architectural splendour. The shrine has an image of Garuda at the gate which guards the complex. The temple is surrounded by crumbling walls from all sides, but nevertheless, the glory is not lost yet.
Safed Akhara is a garden located within the complex of Siddheswara Mahadev Temple. This place has facilities for cooking and temporary accommodation.
How to Reach Barmer
By Air: Civil Airport in Jodhpur, located at a distance of 207 Km from Barmer, is the nearest domestic airport. This airport is connected to New Delhi and Mumbai by regular flights.
By Rail: The Barmer Railway station is well connected to the city of Jodhpur by metre gauge trains. Various trains to all the major cities of India are available from Jodhpur.
By Road: Barmer is well connected to other cities of Rajasthan by road. Buses and taxis are available to the region from all the major cities of the state.