The headquarters of the Barmer district in Rajasthan, Barmer is famous for its carved wooden furniture, hand block printing and woolenindustries and oil. Located in the western part of the state forming a part of the Thar Desert, Barmer is the second largest district of Rajasthan. Ruins of three 13th century Jain temples are located in this town. The River Luni flows through the entire Barmer district.
Places to Stay
Barmerhas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Hotel Krishna(Tariff-Rs. 424) and Hotel Madhav Paradise (Tariff-Rs.900 onwards) offer good rooms.
The BarmerThar Festival held in March is the best time to visit Barmer as the town is at its colourful best.
Rajasthani and Hindi are spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Neemari Garden (23kms), Juna Jain Temple (42kms), Kiradu Temples (35kms) and the Devka-Sun Temple (62kms) are some of the places that tourists should visit in Barmer.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport (208kms)
Barmerhas its own railway station.
The Barmer Bus Station, Sindhari Chouraha Bus Stand and Navlaram Ki Chakki Bus Stop run regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like RSRTC and Umiya Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.
Mahesana is the municipality of the district by the same name in Gujarat. The city was initially part of the Bombay state after independence but was integrated into Gujarat once Maharashtra and Gujarat were separated. Mahesana is inhabited with 2,027,727 people and boasts 84.26% literacy rate, which is higher than the national mean. Mahesana is famous for Botter Kothani Vav, a step wall in north Gujarat, where the Rajputs hid their jewellery when passing through during the time of Mughals.
Places to Stay
There are many lodging options in Mahesana. Some of them are Hotel janpath (Tariff – Rs.500 onwards), Hotel Sahara Bridge (Tariff – Rs.500 onwards) and Hotel Toran (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of Mahesanais Gujarati. Hindi is the other language spoken here.
The Garba festival is celebrated during the period of Navratri in October each year. Over a period of nine days, dancers in traditional attire perform the Garba dance.
Places of Interest
There are several places to see in and around Mahesana. Some of them are Himatnagar (35 km), Swaminarayan Temple (1.4 km), and Modhera Sun Temple (25.4 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mahesana is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad (75 km).
There are daily trains to and from Mahesana to Delhi and Mumbai. There are also weekly and bi-weekly trains connecting southern states.
Mahesana is well connected by state highways to Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Patan, and Palanpur. The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation provides excellent service within the state and to Maharashtra as well. Bus booking online facility enables travellers to get to popular destinations without any hassle.