Best Tourist Season (October – March)
Airport: Nearest Airport is at Jodhpur 205 km.
Railway: Barmer is linked by rail with Jodhpur.
Road: Ahmedabad 388 km, Delhi 795 km, Jaisalmer 159 km, Mumbai 935 km, Udaipur 370 km
This name Barmer is derived from the ruler Bahada Rao Parmar (Panwar) or Bar Rao Parmar who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century, when it was named Bahadamer (“The Hill Fort of Bahada”).
Barmer is located at 25.75°N 71.38°E
Average elevation: 227 mtr (744 feet)
Recently, a large onshore oil field has been discovered and made functional in barmer district.
Barmer is 28387 km
Summer temperature soars to 46 °C to 51 °C
In winters it drops to 0°C (41 °F)
Barmer had a population of 83,517 (as of 2001 India Census)
Sightseeing in Barmer
Siwana Fort – about 1000 years Old. In local language it is called ‘Gadh Siwana’.
To the west of Barmer lie the remains of Juna or Juna Barmer and Jain Temples are on the south of Barmer. An inscription dated 1295 AD on one of the pillars of the hall of the largest temple at Juna, which mentions a Maharajakula Sri Samanta Sinha Deva ruling Barmer at the time. Barmer – famous for its carved wooden furniture and hand block printing industry, woolen industries, gaur industries, oil.
The most famous festival of Barmer is its cattle fair held every year at Tilwara village situated on the banks of the Luni river. This fair goes on for a fortnight in the month of March & April.