Barmer is a district of Rajasthan state, India. Barmer city is the district headquartersof this district. Balotra, Guda Malani, Baytoo, Siwana, Jasol and Chohatan are other major towns.Barmer district is part of the Great Indian Desert or Thar Desert. Barmer is well known for its folk music and dance. The Bhopas (priest singers) are found in Barmer, who compose music in honour of the deities of the region and its war heroes. The other folk musicians come from a community called the Muslim Dholis (drummers) for most of whom this is the only means of livelihood. Langas and Manganiars are the some of these communities.
There are a number of attractions in Barmer district like Chintamani Parshwanath Jain Temple, Asotra, Batada Kua, Brahma Temple, Jogmaya Temple, Mahabar Dunes, Surya Mandir Temple, Kher Temple, Viratra Mata Mandir, Kiradu, Nakora, Nimbari, Garib, Pipa Mandir and Bhimgoda.
Barmer district has a barren type of climate throughout the year; summers are too hot, monsoons are dry while winters are quite cold. Its temperatre ranges from maximum 46 C to 10 C.
The Barmer Railway station is well connected to the city of Jodhpur by metre gauge trains and from Jodhpur there are well connectivity to other major cities. Barmer is well connected to other cities of Rajasthan by road. Regular buses and taxis are available to the region from all the major cities of the state. Nearest Civil Airport is Jodhpur and located at a distance of 220 Km from Barmer.