Barmer is a district of Rajasthan. It is a district headquarters. Balotra, Guda Malani, Baytoo, Siwana, Jasol and Chohatan are other major towns. Barmer is located in the western part of the state near the Thar Desert. The district is surrounded by Jaisalmer district in the north, Jalore district in the south, Pali district and Jodhpur district in the east. It is a border district of Rajasthan.
Barmer district is part of the Great Indian Desert or Thar Desert. Like all other districts in the desert region, Barmer is known for its folk music and dance. The Bhopas (priest singers) are found in Barmer, who composes music in honor 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 bread and butter.
Barmer is famous for its carved wooden furniture and hand block printing industry. This area is best visited to gain an insight into the desert life and admire the decorative skills of the simple village folk.
People speak mostly Rajasthani Language, while Hindi is the official language here. English language also run here as an extra language and to help the tourists.