Barmer is a desert town just 153 kms from Jaisalmer and has a fortress to boast off. This place is primarily famous for its woodcarving, furniture, items of interior decoration, carpets, block printing and embroidered items. The centre for embroidery is the Sadar Bazaar and woodcarvings are found along the Station Road. It has a RTDC Hotel and for private hotels too.
There are number of festivals held in Barmer, the most famous of which is a cattle fair held every year at Tilwara village situated on the banks of the Luni River. The fair goes on for a fortnight in the months of March and April. The other major festival is the Barmer Thar Festival, started as a practice to enhance the tourism potential of this town. During the annual Barmer festival in March, the town is at its colourful best and that is the best time to visit Barmer. Siwana fort is a very old fort. it is at about 1000 years old.In local language it's name 'GADH SIWANA
Just 35 kms from Barmer is a group of five temples in Solanki architectural style at village Kiradu. These temples feature some exquisite sculpture. The Someshwara Temple with a multi-tier spire is the most impressive. Since it is located in restricted area, visitors of foreign nationality must obtain prior permission from the District Collector, Barmer at Phone No: 02982-220003.