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1For the erotic temple architecture of Kiradu temple
For the erotic temple architecture of Kiradu temple

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Singh says, “Kiradu lost in the History The Kiradu temples are located at about 35 km from Barmer and 157 km from Jaisalmer in a town situated in Thar desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. There are five temples in all and most remarkable of them is Someshvara Temple. These temples feature impressive sculpture and a Solanki style of architecture. The temples are called 'The Khajuraho of Rajasthan' due to its erotic architecture. The temples were built during 11-12 century. Out of many temples, only 5 are in a better condition, part of the credit goes to ASI as well. It is a place with rich history and magnificent artwork. The place sees very few visitors. But the place is definitely worth it.”


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2The heart of Rajasthan
The heart of Rajasthan

Barmer is the heart of Rajasthan and the majestic jewel of its eternal crown in the Thar Desert. Barren sandy stretches, harsh weather and rough terrain open doors to a sleepy town, famous for handicrafts that include woodcarvings, carpets and intricate embroidery. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul Saran shares: "It's a great heritage place with lots of stuff to watch. You can enjoy with your friends and relatives, and try the desert safari. If you go to Barmer then visit the Kiradu temple, the Khajuraho of Rajasthan."


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3For its impressive sculptures and architecture
For its impressive sculptures and architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Singh adds, “The Kiradu temples are located at about 35 km from Barmer and 157 kms from Jaisalmer in a town located in Thar desert. There are five temples and the most remarkable one of all is Someshvara Temple. These temples feature impressive sculptures and Solanki style of architecture. The temples are called 'The Khajuraho of Rajasthan' due to its statues. The temples were built between 11-12 century. We found that out of the many temples, only five of them are in good condition. Part of the credit for its conservation goes to ASI.”


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Reviews (6)

Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya3.6/5

111 reviews


In my Rajasthan tour on my 4th day I said goodbye to Jaisalmer, then I reached Barmer,
The route is awesome from jaiselmer to Barmer, on both sides of road there are many windmills enroute.
And the whole highway was newly built and smooth.
There is noting much to see in Barmer, if you want to explore near by places of Barmer than you must visit keradu temple.
And you can visit munabao village where Delhi to karachi train crosses indian-pakistan border.

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.2/5

234 reviews

A Trip to Barmer

I had been to Barmer by road in the month of November 2016. Barmer is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Rajasthan. The must-visit attractions around Barmer include the Safed Akhara, Neemari and the Nakoda Temple. Safed Akhara has a wonderful garden and has good provision for cooking and accomodation facilities. This place is widely known as the Siddeshwar Mahadev Temple Complex. Neemari is enclosed with a swimming pool which is a must-visit attraction for all tourists. This wonderful garden is located at a distance of 23 kilometers from Barmer. The Nakoda Temple is believed to have been constructed around 2300 years ago. This temple is located on the top of a hill at an elevation of 1500 feet. This is one of the main centers for Jain Pilgrimage in India and it contains an idol of Lord Parshvanath.

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Barmer Overview

The township of Barmer belongs to the district of Barmer of Rajasthan. The district of Barmer, which is a part of the Thar Desert, is one of the ancient cities of India. Though Barmer is a barren land with very harsh climate, it is known for its rich handicrafts and traditional art forms.
Barmer district had been a prominent place in the ancient times and many dynasties and clans thrived and perished in its soil. The ancient city of Barmer was comprised of areas like Khed, Kiradu, Pachpadra, Jasol, Tilwara, Sheo, Balotara and Mallani.
The origin of Barmer can be traced back to the medieval age. According to history, Barmer district was founded in the 13th century by Bahada Rao or Bar Rao. The township of Barmer was named after him as ‘Bahada-mer’ (the hill fort of Bar), which over a period a period of time became ‘Barmer’. The camel trade route of the bygone era went through the small town of Barmer.
When the British came to Barmer district in the year 1836, Barmer town came under the rule of the Superintendent. In 1891, Barmer was integrated to the state of Jodhpur. After Independence in 1947, both Barmer and Jodhpur became part of the State of Rajasthan. The Barmer district of today comprises historic places like Mallani Shiv, Pachpadra, Siwana and the Chohatan area.
Though Barmer is a land of tribal folk, it has emerged as the centre for wood carving, pottery, carpets, intricate embroidery work, block printed fabrics and multi-hued traditional costumes which are famous all over the world.
Barmer is well known for folk music and dance also. The folk musicians of Barmer come from different communities of which the most famous are the Bhopas and Dholis. Bhopas are the priest singers who sing about deities and war-heroes. For the Muslim Dholis or the drummers, folk music is a means of livelihood.
A trip to Barmer reveals the rural beauty of Rajasthan as well as its culture and heritage. The historic monuments like Barmer Fort, Siwana Fort, Jain temples, Ranchorrai Mandir, Sun Temple, Someshwara Temple, etc. are some of the popular destinations.
The festivals and fairs of Barmer also attract tourists. The Mallinath Cattle Fair at Tilwara conducted in memory of Rawal Mallinath, Veeratara Mela, Barmer Thar Festival, etc. are some popular occasions.

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Barmer, Rajasthan

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Sandeep Panwar

Barmer, Rajasthan
Barmer, Rajasthan

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Sandeep Panwar

Barmer, Rajasthan
Barmer, Rajasthan

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Sandeep Panwar

Barmer, Rajasthan
Barmer, Rajasthan

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