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Filled with vibrant colours, rich heritage, and warm hospitality, Barmer represents the true cultural beauty of Rajasthan. A part of the desert lands of Thar, it shares borders with Pakistan on the west and Jaisalmer and Jalore to the north and south, respectively. The historic town of the 13th Century is rooted in its flamboyant culture which is visible in its colorful houses, adorned with folk motifs and vibrantly dressed people. Barmer is also home to the majestic Barmer Fort and a lot of 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 third largest district in Rajasthan, Barmer is also home to a major oilfield recently discovered. However, adding charm to its cultural beauty are the camels trudging along the barren terrain, and 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, culture, and color!
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.
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