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.
Sidhpur, a city in the Patan district of Gujarat, lies along the banks of River Saraswati. The city’s name Sidhpur is said to be have been taken from the ruler, Siddharj Jaisingh, who built his capital in this area. This city is 69 km away from Pathan and 99 km from Gandhinagar, its city capital city. Neighbouring cities around Sidhpur are Kheralu, Patan, and Unjha.
Places to Stay
People visiting Sidhpur, stay in Palanpur which is 32 km away from the city. Some of the budget hotels found here are Surya Hotel (Tariff – Rs.245), Hotel Banas (Tariff – Rs.263), Hotel Lajwanti (Tariff – Rs.525), and Cappal Hotel (Tariff – Rs.350).
The official languages spoken in Sidhpur are Gujarathi and Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals in Sidhpur are the Kite Festival held in January, Holi in March, Janmashtami in July-August, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Navaratri in October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many historical monuments and structures located in and around Sidhpur, including Bindu-Sarowar, which is 3 km away from the city, Rudra Mahalaya Temple (2.2 km), and Jami Masjid, which is near the city.
How to Get There
There is an operational airport located in Ahmedabad which is 110 km away from Sidhpur.
There is a railway station in the city which connects the city to other surrounding cities and towns.
The Western Express Highway is a famous route that connects Sidhpur to other areas nearby. There are frequent buses from Mumbai and Surat to Sidhpur run by Neeta Travels, Shubham Travels, and Sifat Travels. When you make use of any bus ticket offer on various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.