A city that traces its origins to the 12th century. Once you're mounted on the
ancient camel route; adventurous barren land and rough terrain surrounding the town
wait to the explored.
Tiny yet lively town in sun-drenched sands, Barmer is a miniature Rajasthan with
all its colour, warmth and tradition. According to history, the 13th century founder
of the district, Bahada Rao (popularly known as Bar Rao) gave the town its name
- Barmer, i.e., the hill fort of Bar.
Although a barren land with harsh climate and rough terrain, Barmer is known for
its rich crafts, dances and music. Once on the ancient camel trade route, the town
is now the center for woodcarving, pottery, carpets,intricate embroidery work, block
printed fabrics and multi-hued traditional costumes. Every year in March, the desert
town is at its colorful best during the exuberant Barmer festival.