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Barmer , Rajasthan

Barmer is where you get the people of the desert. Located in the Jaisalmer district in the Thar desert this is one place where you experience everything that you wanted to in a desert. It is not pleasant but harshly beautiful and something that you will never be able to forget. To compensate the harshness and make life more beautiful here, the people resort to folk music and dance. For a visitor this is nothing short of a treat. You will find the fascinating Bhopas or the priest singers who compose songs on deities and war heroes. You are catapulted into a life of survival and people who manage to do it with so much elan. The other singers are the Muslim Dholis whose only means of livelihood is music. But it is a life led to the fullest and a glimpse into a world so alien yet so colourful. Two of the examples of the artistry if this place are their wooden carved furniture and the hand block printing industry. These are what Barmer is famous for and rightly so. When in Barmer please do purchase these. Jasol, Juna Burmer, Khed, kiradu, Mallonath Fair (Cattle Fair), Meva Nagar (Nakoda), Bheemgoda, Aashotara's ,Indroi,Biratra Maata temple, Chouhtan temple Kanana (sheetla fair) Neemari are the prime attractions of the district. The Tilwara cattle fair is something that attracts thousands of visitors from all over India. Today Barmer is becoming a much more prosperous place due to its large oil deposits in the oil basin found there. This is Indias biggest oil discovery in years and the place is going to turn into a veritably prosperous town indeed.A very colourful and diverse place, it lives upto all the expectations you will have from the desert and more than meet them.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 19.0°C /67.0°F 19 mm 869feet 83517.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Aug-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Barmer Fort

  • Balark Sun Temple

  • Kiradu Temple

  • Vishnu Temple


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