October- November are generally considered as the best season to visit Jodhpur & Barmer. The atmosphere is very enjoyable during this time. Afternoons can be very hot with temperatures as high as 32°C and the nights are pleasant with an average low of 12°C. Please don't miss to check What to Bring section before you pack your bag.
Jodhpur "The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city.
Jodhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace. Other charms of Jodhpur include Government museum and it's beautiful Umed garden. The city is known as the "Sun City" because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year. Read on for more Jodhpur information.
Barmer, in the western Rajasthan, is a desert town located 153 km from Jaisalmer. It forms a major part of the Thar Desert. The town many has historical sites and is a popular tourist destination. Small villages with mud-houses decorated with folk motifs, and colorfully attired people dot the landscape en route Barmer. Though a barren land with harsh climate and tough terrain, Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dance and music.
Barmer gets its name from its ruler Bahada Rao Parmar (Panwar) or Bar Rao Parmar who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century. Earlier it was called Bahadamer, meaning The Hill Fort of Bahada. The present Barmer district was formed in 1949, when Jodhpur state was merged with Rajasthan. In 2009, India's first onshore oil field was discovered in Barmer.
Barmer is well-connected with major cities like Jaisalmer and Jodhpur by road. It does not have its own airport but has good road connectivity with the Jodhpur by road and rail. Here is how to reach Barmer: