Barmer is the fifth largest district of India. Barmer region is one of the largest oil producing and coal producing region of the country. That’s why Barmer is called Dubai of India. Barmer being a desert area, the temperature of Barmer can rise up to 51°C in summer and fall to 0°C in winter. The longest river of Barmer is the Luni River which joins the Rann of Kutch after covering a distance of 500 kms.
Rawat Bhima built a fort on the top of this city which is known as Barmer Garh. The city of Barmer is known for wood carvings, pottery, embroidery work and Ajrak prints. Several festivals are held in the town, the most important of which is the Mallinath Cattle Festival, which is held every year at Tilwara village in memory of Rawal Mallinath, the founder of Mallani Pargana. Today we tell you about the places to visit in Barmer.
There is a group of 5 temples inside a town near Thar Desert, 35 km from Barmer city, which are known as Kiradu Temples. These temples have remarkable and magnificent sculptures of Solanki style of architecture and this temple was worked in the Solanki style of architecture with reliefs, cornices, pillars and fine stone carvings. These temples are completely dedicated to Lord Shiva. The most notable and popular of these five temples is the Someshwara Temple.
Barmer Fort and Garh Temple
Rawat Bhima built the Barmer Fort in 1552 AD on top of a hill in Barmer city. There are two sacred places in this fort, the first Garh temple which is built at an altitude of 1383 feet, the second is the temple of Nagnechi Mata which is built at an altitude of 500 feet. Due to the fort of Barmer being surrounded by mountains from all sides, this fort is completely is safe from
Jain Temple of Nakoda
Nakoda Parshwanath Jain Temple is located in Barmer city of Rajasthan. This temple is about 13 kilometers from Balotra. This temple is dedicated to Parshwanath ji. Nakoda is a holy place for Jains. In this temple, there is a grand idol of black color about 58 cm high on the side in the lotus position. Nakoda ji is famous all over the country for the miracles of Nakoda ji.
Devka Sun Temple
Devka Sun Temple is situated in a small village Devka at a distance of about 62 kms on the Barmer-Jaisalmer road. This temple was built in the 12th-13th century. The architecture of this temple is incredible and amazing. The ruins of two more temples are found in Devka village, in which idols of Lord Ganesha are installed. The Devka Sun Temple appears to be of golden colour.
Rani Bhatiani Temple
Rani Bhatiyani Temple is situated on Balotra Marg in Jasol, Barmer City. The mother is specially worshiped by the Manganiyar bard community who is said to have granted Manganiyar divine vision. Many people also call this goddess as Majisa or Mata. Songs are sung in honor of the mother. This temple appears golden in color and is a miraculous temple.
Chintamani Parasnath Jain Temple
Chintamani Parasnath Jain Temple is known for its magnificent sculptures and decorative paintings. The interior of this temple also has rich inlay work made of glass. This temple was built by Nemaji Jivaji Bohra in the 16th century. This temple is built on top of a hill in the western part of Barmer city. This temple is made of marble stones. The high dome in this temple is made of fine carvings and a trishul is placed on top of the dome of the temple.
Juna Fort and Temple
Juna is a famous place in Barmer. It is situated at a distance of 25 kms from Barmer which is famous for its Jain temple and old forts and Juna fort remains as ruins of its old heritage. According to an inscription on a stone pillar near the temple, this temple was built in the 12th or 13th century. Magnificent carvings have been done in this fort. The fort of Juna is surrounded by hills. There is a lake in the fort of Juna.
Mahabar Sand Dunes
Mahabar Sand Dunes are one of the lesser known tourist places. The expanse of Barmer sand dunes is as beautiful as the Sam sand dunes. To reach the Mahabar sand dunes, you have to walk on the Barmer-Ahmedabad highway. The road means is passable and one does not face much trouble to reach the Mahabar Sand Dunes. Visit Mahabar Sand Dunes to enjoy these spectacular views at sunrise and sunset and have an unforgettable experience.
Safed Akhada is situated on the way to Mahabar sand dune. Safed Akhada is known as Sideshwar Mahadev Temple. This temple complex has many temples which are completely dedicated to Lord Shiva, Krishna, Radha, and Lord Hanuman. The gardens are large in which peacocks can be seen roaming in full glory and beauty. The temple provides temporary accommodation to the tourists. The White Arena is one of the tourist places which is often overlooked by the tourists. The walls of this akhada are intricately carved.
Balark Sun Temple
The Balark Sun Temple is built on a rugged hill in Barmer. This temple is dedicated to the Sun God. The true meaning of the name Balark is the rising sun. This temple is made of marble stones, in this temple there are idols above the main gate. There are trees and plants of colorful flowers in this temple complex which work to enhance the beauty of this temple.
The Jogmaya temple is built in the fort of Barmer, which is built on a 1383 feet high mountain. This temple is also known as the Garh temple. The temple of Nagnechi Mata is also built near this temple. This temple is very beautiful. Which enhances the beauty of the fort of Barmer.
Barmer City Market
Barmer Bazaar is a bustling market place. The market offers a range of handmade garments. Inside this market, you can buy all the goods under one roof. In this market one can buy the biggest item by taking the smallest item. City market of Barmer is very beautiful from both inside and outside.
The fort of Siwana is situated on a mountain called Haldeshwar, 54 miles west of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan. This fort is surrounded by sand from all sides. There is a big water tank in this fort, the water of this tank never ends. No matter how many famines have happened here, there is always water in this pond. Among the popular tourist places around Siwana are Haldeshwar Temple, Bhimgoda Temple, Mokalsar Ki Baori and Amartya Kuan, Ashapuri Mata Temple, Jalore Fort, Amartya Bera and Jain Temple etc.
Tilwara Cattle Fair
Tilwara Cattle Fair is held in Barmer city. This fair is organized in the month of November. In this fair, people buy their camels and other animals. This fair includes traditional dance music etc. Tourists can come and enjoy all these sights in this fair.
Pachpadra Salt Lake
Pachpadra Lake is a brackish water lake located 50 km from Barmer city of Rajasthan. This lake is located in Pachpadra village of Balotra tehsil of Barmer district of the state. Most salt is produced from this lake. Most of the salt is extracted from Hiragarh region. There are huge piles of salt in this lake.
Ramdevra Temple is located in Undu Kashmir village of Barmer city of Rajasthan. This temple was built after 614 years in Undu Kashmir, the birthplace of Baba Ramdev, the famous folk deity of Rajasthan. Yellow stones of Jaisalmer have been used in the construction of this temple. This temple has been made so strong that it remains unaffected by earthquakes of magnitude 7.5. In the construction of this temple, 600 tonnes of Jaisalmer stones with golden aura have been used. This grand temple has been built 110 feet high. This temple is very beautiful which attracts tourists to come here.
Balotra is known as Textile City. Balotra city is known for hand block printing and textile industry. The temple of Ranchod Rai ji is situated in Balotra. Balotra is situated on the banks of Luni river. Balotra has more than 5000 cloth houses. Balotra is connected to all the major cities of India by rail and road transport.
Gomat Giri Jain Temple
Gomatgiri is a holy Jain pilgrimage site situated at a distance of about 5 km from Barmer city. A 21 feet high idol of Lord Bahubali is situated in this temple. Lord Bahubali is the son of the first Tirthankara. In Gomatgiri tourists can see Jain temple and many gardens. Jain temple is very beautiful which attracts tourists to come here.
Kailashpuri Mahadev Temple
Kailashpuri Mahadev Temple is a famous temple at a distance of 10 km from Barmer city. Which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Intricate carvings have been done in this temple and this temple is very famous for its peaceful atmosphere.
Khed is the huge entrance of the temple. In this temple idol of Kuldevi Navadurga Maa Chamunda and Shri Ganesh ji of Goyal gotra and Dabhi gotra is established. There is a grand temple of Lord Ranchod Rai ji near the Maa Navadurga temple. You can see these temples around Khed Temple, Maa Majisa Temple Jasol, Nakoda Jain Temple, Mallinath Tilwara, Brahma Ji’s Temple etc.
Barmer Oil Field
There is an oil producing area at a distance of 50 km from Barmer. Mangala, Bhagyam, Aishwarya, Rageshwari, Shakti, Saras etc. are the biggest oil producing areas of Barmer. HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited Oil Company works. Barmer oil field is called Dubai of India.
Mahavir Park is located in Barmer, this park is full of green trees and plants, there is also a museum in Mahavir Park. Mahaveer Park has a beautiful lake in which tourists can go for boating. The most beautiful of the parks in Barmer is Mahavir Park.
Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
The Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 100 km from Barmer. It is a very beautiful destination for those who are lovers of nature. The sanctuary is home to desert animals including the great Indian bustard, chinkara, blackbuck, Tourists can come here and see all these animals.
Bada Bagh is located about 6 km away from Barmer. In this garden, colorful flowers come on different types of trees and plants. This garden is known for its monuments and spectacular desert views. Tourists can come here and enjoy the spectacular views.
Khet Singh ji’s pond
Khet Singh Ji Ka Talab is a very beautiful pond situated at a distance of about 3 km from Barmer city. Which is known for its serene environment and views of the beautiful range of Aravalli. Tourists can come here and experience the serene atmosphere of this pond.
Mool Sagar is a beautiful garden located about 30 km from Barmer city. In this garden, colorful flowers come on different types of trees and plants, it is a garden of a calm environment, tourists can rest peacefully here. The view of this garden looks very attractive.
Finally Barmer city is famous all over the country for its popular places. There are many tourist places to visit in Barmer city like Nakoda Temple, Garh Temple, Mool Sagar, Khet Singh Ji Ka Talab, Bada Bagh, Mahaveer Park, Barmer Oil Field, Balotra, Khed Temple, Kiradu Temple, Vishnu Temple, Dev Ka Surya Temple. Barmer City Palace, Balark Temple, Safed Akhara, Gomatgiri Jain Temple, Sivana Fort, Rani Bhatiani Temple, Juna Fort, Nagnechi Mata Temple, Jogmaya Temple, Pachpadra Salt Lake etc. are popular tourist places to visit. Tourists can come here and enjoy all these tourist places.
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