Barmer is a desert town, located in the Barmer district of Rajasthan and just 153 KM from Jaisalmer. It was founded during 13th Having fortresses to boast off, this place is majorly famous for its furniture and interiors, woodcarving, carpets, exquisite embroideries, block printing and rich handicrafts. It is the centre for embroidery, Sadar Bazaar and woodcarvings. There is a group of five temples in architectural style known as Solanki, located at a distance of just 35 KM from Barmer and beholds fine sculpture with the Someshwar Temple, a multi tier spire- most impressive. Already impressed with its charm and ancient traditions? Checkout the Barmer holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get ready to explore the historic beauty of this place!
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Sited on a rocky hill, it is the ruins of an old fort. It has a temple devoted to Balark (the Sun) and the ancient ruins of Juna Barmer. There are also three Jain temples, a massive pillar in the hall of the largest temple of Maharaja Kula Sri Samanta Sinha Deva, an inscription of 1295 AD and a ruler of Bahadmera (Barmer) are also worth a visit.
Located on the foot of a hill close to village Hathma in Barmer Tehsil is Kiradu. The inscription dates back to 1161 AD reveals that the place was known as 'Kiratkoop' and had once been the capital of Punwars. It has ruins of five ancient temples once dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other four devoted to Lord Shiva - are of interest to the art lovers and archaeologists. Someshwar temple is the prime of these temples.
The founder of the Rathore clan, Rao Siha along with his son his son (Asthanji) occupied Khed from the Guhil Rajputs. There is an old Vishnu temple of Ranchhrji is enclosed by a collapse wall and an image of Garuda (the eagle) at the gate guards the complex. Some of the other nearby temples includes of Brahma, Mahadev, Bhairav and a Jain temple of Lard Mahaveer.
Once called as Viranipur, it is a 12th century village that is situated on the slope of a hill called Nagar-ki-Bhakarian, just 9 KM away from Balotra. This village has three Jain temples. The largest of these is the one dedicated to Nakoda Parsvanath. A Vishnu temple is also worth giving a visit.
Balotra & Kanana:
Situated nearby Kanana, the venue for the Sheetal Saptmi Mela, Balotra is a small town. It is a significant centre for printing and dying.
Other In and Around Places of Interests:
Bada Bag, Juna Jain Temple, Kiradu Ancient Temples, Devka Sun Temple, Nakoda Temple, Meva Nagar, Mahaveer Park, Safed Akhara, Neemari, Baisakhi, Ram-Kunda, Luderwa, Amar-Sagar, Mool-Sagar, Kuldhara & Khabha are some of the other tourist places. So, make sure you visit these scenic places during your Barmer tour.
Fairs & Festivals:
Tilwara Cattle Fair (March - April), Nakoda Parasvanath (December - January), Veeratara Mela, Khed Fair (August - September) and Mallinath Fair (Tilwara).