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, Rajasthan

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State: Rajasthan
District: Barmer
Famous for/as: Historical
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi
Best Season: Aug - Feb
Weather: Summer 23-46°C, Winter 10-20°C
Altitude: 227 m
Pincode: 344001
STD code: 02982
Barmer is a city that is located in the Barmer district of the state of Rajasthan. The city was first founded in the 13th century. The original name of the village was Bahadmer which means the hill fort of Bahada. The town has many historical sites and it is a popular tourist destination.

The Juna Barmer is a popular place that is located near the city of Barmer. For those who are spiritually inclined, the ruins of three Jain temples can be seen towards the South of the city. There are many temples that are located in Juna and one can find inscriptions dating back to the 13th century in the pillars of the main temple. The city is well known for its excellent wood carvings and one can purchase these from many shops that are located around the place. If you are visiting during the summer season it might be worthwhile to visit the cattle fare that takes place in March and April.

Another festival that takes place in the town is the Barmer Thar Festival. This was initially started to promote tourism in the city and takes place in the month of March and many tourists can be seen during this period.
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Explore the Rural Charms of India

  by Afia Ahmad  on Mar 21, 2014
Village tourism, which is also known as rural tourism, focuses on those tourists who want to participle in rural lifestyle and eco-tourism.

Rural Tourism in India

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Aug 13, 2011
As the popular tourist spots and hill stations are growing more crowded every year, thanks to a large influx of tourists, villages across the country are finding new takers, due to their virgin locations and cultural diversity…

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