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Balotra is a city in Barmer District of Rajasthan state in India. It is about 105 kilometres (65 mi) from Jodhpur. The town is known for hand block printing and textile industry and for an annual desert and tribal fair at Tilwara. The town is well connected with Jodhpur by rail and buses at frequent intervals. From Balotra towards Jalore (14 kilometres (8.7 mi)) there is India's Third Brahma Temple in the village of Asotra. From Balotra towards Barmer (11 kilometres (6.8 mi)) there is an ancient Temple of Lord Shri Vishnu named as Shri Ranchore Ray (first ranchore ray mandir of world), Khed Mandir in the village of Khed The name Balotra derived from valaji or balaji SIHA Rajpurohit. A few hundred years ago Khed was the capital of the Rathores of western Rajasthan, whose influence extended over the entire region. It was at the beginning of the 13th century that the Rathore king Rao Sihaji the founder of the Rathore clan along with his son (Asthanji) conquered Khed from the Guhil Rajputs and planted the standard of the Rathores. The Rani Bhatiyaniji temple is also here in village named Jasol 4 km from Balotra. Kheteshwar Palna Dham temple is located in village Sarana, 12 km from Balotra. Sarana village is the birthplace of Shri Khetaram Ji Maharaj. About 13 km away from Balotra is located the Jain Temple Nakoda. The place receives religious devotees from across India. The town is home to more than 5,000 textile units and is located on the coast of the river Luni.
|• Type||Mayor (Chairman)|
|• Body||Municipal Corporations|
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, marwadi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||RJ-IN|
The town of Balotra is mainly popular for housing the ancient temples of Lord Shri Vishnu named as Shri Ranchore Ray (first ranchore ray mandir of world) and Nakoda Jain temple. It is one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations for the Hindu community. Apart from this temple, a number of other temples are located in the town which include the Rani Bhatiyaniji temple, Chonch mandir, Mohanraj ji Mandir, Jaanraaj Ji Mandir, Narsingh Ji Mandir, Hanuman Mandir and Khed Mandir.
The town of Balotra is connected with all the major cities of India through air (via Jodhpur), rail and road transportation. The nearest airport is located in Jodhpur which is 100 km from here. The town has a railway station which has direct trains from many major cities of the country.
Balotra is located at  It has an average elevation of 106 metres (347 feet)..
As of 2001[update] India census, Balotra had a population of 61,724. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Balotra has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the males and 37% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
There are a number of government colleges such as MBR College of Commerce and Arts, Govt. I.T.I and Private Polytechnic college are also situated in the outskirts of the city. DRJ Govt. Girls PG College of Science, Arts, Commerce is also situated at Railway Station Road for Girls Higher Education and Navkar Vidhya Mandir.
Means of transportEdit
Balotra railways stations
The station code is BLT.
Time Table as per 01/01/2022
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Earlier a metre gauge line was passed through Balotra that was converted to broad gauge. Balotra is well connected to other cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur and Chandigarh.
|#||Train No.||Name||Type||Arr.||Dep.||Halt||Class||Run Days|
|01||15631||BME GHY Express||Mail & Express||00.45||00.50||5||2A 3A PC SL 2S||M|
|02||14895||JU BME EXP||Mail & Express||01.14||01.19||5||GN||Daily|
|03||14661||BME JAT Express||Mail & Express||01.18||01.23||5||1A+2A 2A 3A SL 2S||M W Sa|
|04||14662||JAT BME Express||Mail & Express||01.45||01.50||5||1A+2A 2A 3A SL 2S||Su Tu F|
|05||04840||BME JU PASS SPL||Passenger Special||02.05||02.10||5||GN||Daily|
|06||14805||YPR BME AC EXP||Mail & Express||02.32||02.37||5||1A 2A PC 3A||W|
|07||12323||HWH BME EXP||Superfast||04.52||04.57||5||1A+2A 2A 3A SL 2S||Su|
|08||15632||GHY BME EXP||Mail & Express||06.25||06.30||5||2A 3A PC SL 2S||Sa|
|09||14896||BME JU EXP||Mail & Express||06.31||06.36||5||GN||Daily|
|10||14888||BME Rishikesh Express||Mail & Express||08.38||08.43||5||2A 3A SL 2S||Daily|
|11||04843||JU BME PASS SPL||Passenger Special||11.30||11.35||5||GN||Daily|
|12||04844||BME JU PASS SPL||Passenger Special||14.44||14.49||5||GN||Daily|
|13||04839||JU BME PASS SPL||Passenger Special||16.05||16.10||5||GN||Daily|
|13||12324||BME HWH Express||Superfast||17.00||17.05||5||1A+2A 2A 3A SL 2S||W|
|14||14887||Rishikesh BME Express||Mail & Express||18.14||18.19||5||2A 3A SL 2S||Daily|
|15||14806||BME YPR AC EXP||Mail & Express||23.13||23.18||5||1A 2A PC 3A||Th|
Balotra has both private and RSTRC Bus services for various cities of India like Jodhpur, Pali, Barmar, Jalore, Kota, Bikaner, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmadabad, Pune, Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara etc. The bus for Jodhpur and Barmar is in every 30 minutes. The bus for Jalore is in every 30 minutes . The bus for Pali is in every 60 minutes. The bus for cities Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, etc. is in both morning and nights.
The nearest airport from Balotra is Jodhpur airport that is 100 km far away from Balotra.
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