Barmer Fort History, Tourist Places, Story, Timing And Entry Fees

Barmer Fort, one of the famous forts of Rajasthan, was built by Rawat Bhima in 1552 AD. He built this fort then. When he shifted the old Barmer to the present city. After that the fort is also known as Barmer Garh. The hill of Barmer is 1383 feet high. But Rawat Bhima has built the fort at a height of 676 feet. It is safer than the top of the hill.

Barmer Fort is a major center of attraction for tourists visiting the city. It attracts many thousands of tourists and history buffs every year. This is also the most special thing about this fort. That it is surrounded by temples on its four sides. In today’s article, we are going to talk about Barmer Fort in detail. If you want to get complete information about it. So do read the article completely.

History of Barmer Fort 

Talking about the history of Barmer Fort, then let us tell you that the history of BarmerFort is believed to be more than 400 years old. This famous fort of Barmer was built by Rawat Bhima during his reign in 1552 AD. He shifted his present capital Juna to Barmer. The history of the fort can be seen at that time.

Best Time To Visit Barmer Fort

To visit Barmer Fort. So let us tell you that the best time to visit this beautiful city of Rajasthan is between the months of October and March. Because during these months the weather in the sandy area remains pleasant during that season of the year. But if you are visiting FortBarmer during summers. So traveling with light cotton clothes would be perfect. Being a desert area, it experiences severe heat in the summer season. And the temperature rises more than 45 degrees. Traveling to Barmer should be avoided even during the rainy season.

Barmer Fort Timing And Entry Fees

BarmerFort remains open from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm every day for the tourists to visit. And for a complete and detailed tour of the fort, one must take 1-2 hours. Talking about the entry fee of FortBarmer, the entry fee for visiting Indian tourists in BarmerFort is Rs 20 and for foreign tourists Rs 100 per person. By paying which you can roam here.

Barmer fort | Garh Temple

In 1552 AD, a Barmerfort was built on the hill in the present city of Barmer. Rawat Bhima transferred the old Barmer (present-day Juna village of Barmer district) to the city. He builds a fort on top of the city. Which is also known as Barmer Garh. The hill of FortBarmer is 1383 feet, but Rawat Bhima builds the fort at a height of 676 feet which is a safer place than the top of the hill. The boundary wall of the fort was normal due to the natural wall protection of the hill. 

This fort is surrounded by temples on all sides. There are two important religious places in this hill of FortBarmer. The top of the hill is the temple of Jogmeya Devi (Garh Temple) which is situated at a height of 1383. And at an altitude of 500 feet is the Nagnechi Mata Temple. Both the temples are very famous and fairs are also held here during Navratri festivals. The rest of the area is the residence of the former royal family of Barmer.

Tourist Places Around Barmer Fort 

Dev Surya Mandir

Kiradu Temple

Shri Nakoda Jain Temple

Garh Temple

Vishnu Temple

Rani Bhatiani Temple

Chetamani Parsana

Juna Fort and Temple

How To Reach Barmer Fort

Tourists can reach FortBarmer in Barmer, the main city of Rajasthan, by road, air and train from major cities of the country. The nearest airport to Barmer is Jodhpur Airport. It is situated at a distance of about 220 km from Barmer. The nearest railway station to FortBarmer is Barmer Railway Station which is well connected by rail to Jodhpur and other major cities. Barmer Bus Terminal is located near the railway station. For Barmer, buses will be available from most of the cities of the state including Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur.

Barmer Fort Map

Video of Barmer Fort Rajasthan

Interesting Facts

FortBarmer is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Barmer.

This fort was built in 1552 AD by Rawat Bhima in the present city of Barmer.

Situated at a height of 1383 feet above the fort is the top point of the hill.

The main entrance of the fort is on the north side, the security burg is on the east and west sides.

There are many temples built around the fort.

On top of the hill is the temple of Jogmaya Devi (Garh Temple) which is situated at a height of 1383.

The hill of Barmer is 1383 feet high and the fort is at a height of 676 feet.


Q .Why is Barmer famous?

Barmer is famous for its historic monuments and the temples which are located in the region.

Q .Is Barmer worth visiting?


Q .Who built Barmer Fort?

Rawat Bhima in 1552 AD

Q .Who founded Barmer?

Rawat Bhima

Q .Which is better Jaisalmer or Barmer?

Both are very beautiful


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