Barmer, literally means the hilly fortress of Bar, is an imposing desert city with dynamic settlement of hardworking and hospitable people. The city derived its name from the founder Bar Rao (Bhada Rao) and was established in 13th century.
Barmer is credited with arid desert lands and extreme climatic conditions. The place is a hub of impressive traditional dance and music, which liven up the charming life of the local people. Carved wooden artifacts, exquisite carpets, handicrafts, well designed pots, vases and embroidered textile items are major attractions in the markets in Barmer. One can get amazing printed designer clothing for the Sadar Bazar in Barmer.
Many ancient and Medieval period temples like Jogmaya Temple, Kiradu Temple and Nakoda temple are renowned pilgrim spots in Barmer. The fairs and festivals in Barmer, including Barmer Thar Festival and The Tilwara Cattle Fair, are stunning attractions for the tourists who visit Barmer.