Barmer City Guide

"A Vestibule Art & Crafts"
Barmer

A tiny yet lively town in sun-drenched sands, Barmer is a miniature Rajasthan with all its color, warmth and tradition. According to history, the 13th century founder of the district, formed in 1949 upon the merger of Jodhpur state in the United States of Great Rajsthan, is a cluster of ancient paraganas-Mallani Shiv, Pachpadra, Siwana and the Chohatan area.

Although a barren lands with harsh climate and rough terrain, Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dances and music. One on the ancient camel trade route the town is now the center for wood carving, pottery carpets intricate embroidery work block printed fabrics and multi-hued traditional costumes.

Especially famous are the geometric ajrak prints in dark shades of red and blue, ideal for protection against the sun.

The most interesting part of trips to Barmer is the journey through rural Rajasthan. The small villages with mud-walled houses decorated with delicate folk motifts and colorfully attired people on the way offer a fascinating sight.

Every year in March, the town is at its colorful best during the exuberant Barmer festival. The festival is the best time to plan a visit to Barmer.

















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