It is a colorful city of Rajasthan which was named ‘Mallinath’ in ancient times; this city was named after a god who is still worshiped by Rajputs. In 18th century, the name ‘Barmer’ was derived by the British rulers from the name of the earlier 13th century ruler Bahada Rao Parmar, who is said to found this city, Bahadamer, the Hill Fort of Bahada.
Demographics of Barmer
Total Population: 2,603,751
Area: 28,387 sq km
Sex ratio: 902
Average literacy: 56.50 %
Major Religion: Hinduism
Languages spoken: Hindi, Rajasthani
Places to see in Barmer
Following are the tourist destinations in Barmer:
1. Kiradu temple
2. Vankal Mata temple
3. Shri Parshwanath Jain temple
4. Shiva Mahadev Temple Mundi
5. Mahabar Sand Dunes
6. Nakoda temple
7. Siwana Fort
Shopping in Barmer
1. Panghat Road: This street is famous for leather goods and wooden handicrafts in the city.
2. Roy Colony Road: Famous for wooden handicrafts home furnitures.
Local Bus: There are separate buses available for different routes.
Taxi/ cab: Taxis are available throughout the city.
Auto Rickshaws: This is also a good mode of transport which is easily available.
Rental Cars: If you can spend a few extra bucks, go for a rented car and roam in ease.
How to reach Barmer
No matter in which Indian state you are, the city of Barmer is connected to major cities of the country by Indian Railways. Barmer Station is situated on Jodhpur to Munabao route.
Thanks to the sound highway connectivity, you can reach Barmer by Bus or private vehicle from different parts of the country.
If you can manage to spend some extra bucks you can reach by airways too. There are number of flights throughout the day to and from different Indian cities and within the state. The nearest airport is Jodhpur airport which is 220 kms from the city.