Filled with vibrant colours, rich heritage, and warm hospitality, Barmer is India's fifth largest district that represents the true reflection of Rajasthan. The historic town of the 13th Century is rooted in its flamboyant culture and is the perfect place to visit the wide expanses of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The town is also home to the majestic Barmer Fort and the ancient temples. A visit to Barmer gets more enjoyable than ever if you get to be a part of the Barmer festival which takes place during March. The small mud houses with their walls adorned with folk motifs and colourfully dressed people all together on the sandy lands give you a peek into Rajasthani living.
Embellished with several historical sites such as lofty forts and palaces other than temples, you can always witness the rustic environment all around. Adding charm to the raw beauty of the town are the camels trudging along the barren terrain, artisans busy in showing their rich crafts such as pottery, weaving, woodcarving, dance and music. Despite the harsh weather conditions and barren land, the place has attracted tourists from all around the globe due to its craftsmen who deal in handicrafts, embroidery work and other traditional art forms.
As suggested by archaeologists this temple is about 500 years old. The temple is located at a level 140 m above the land. The temple holds a significant place for the localities of Barmer. The antiqueness and beliefs related to the temple make it a must visit place.
Once the headquarters of Barmer, Keradu in the north-western part of Barmer is famous for its 6th-century temple. The temple is dedicated to the creator and the destroyer, Lord Shiva. Another temple in Keradu is The Sun temple which is also called the 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan'. Mohammad Ghori destroyed these temples in 1140 AD and hence what you see today are their golden ruins.
Air: The nearest airport to Barmer is the Jodhpur Airport. It is located at a distance of 200 km from Barmer. Taxis are easily available at the airport hence you can hire one to Barmer. It takes around 3 hours to reach your required destination.
Rail: Barmer has its own railway station hence reaching Barmer is an easy task. As you are out, you can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to head towards your hotel.
Road: Barmer is well connected to Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and other parts of Rajasthan. You can take a road trip from nearby states of Delhi, and Gujarat.
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