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 Balotra

About Balotra 

Balotra is a small town which is situated in Barmer District of Rajasthan state in India. It is about 110 kms from city of Jodhpur. Balotra is famous for textile industry, hand block printing and for an annual desert and ethnic fair at Tilwara.

On the way between Balotra and Jalore which is about 15 kms far away, Third Brahma Temple of India is situated in the village of Asotra. Very Popular Shrine of Rani Bhatiyaniji is also situated nearby Balotra in the village of Jasol which is only 5 kms far away from Balotra. Well-known Jain Temple Nakoda is situated about 12 km from Balotra. On the way between Balotra and Barmer which are at a distance of about 10 kms from each other there is a very old shrine of Lord Shri Vishnu which is known as Shri Ranchore Ray, Khed Mandir situated in the village of Khed. In the earlier times Khed was the capital of the Rathores of western Rajasthan, whose control extended over the whole area. At the commencement of the 13th century the Rathore king Rao Sihaji the founder of the Rathore clan together with his son (Asthanji) taken over Khed from the Guhil Rajputs. Devotees from all over India, come to Balotra to visit the sacred places near Balotra.

Balotra is home a large number of textile units and is situated along the coast of the Luni River. Balotra is located at 25.83°N 72.23°E. It has an average altitude of 347 feet  metres. Balotra is home to a large number textile units and is situated on the shore of the Luni River.
 

History of Balotra

Balotra was founded by Vala Ji or Bala Ji Rajpurohit. The name of Balotra is taken from the name of Bala Ji Rajpurohit. Initially, it was a small settlement but afterwards it was converted into a village and finally into a town. The town of Balotra is well-known for housing and also for Shrine of Nagoda Jain. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage spot for the Jain clan. The temple is a perfect example of superior architecture and the interior of the temple is decorated with many statues which make it very beautiful.

Other temples which are situated in the Balotra are Rani Bhatiyaniji Shrine, Chonch Temple, Mohanraj ji Temple, Jaanraaj Ji Temple, Hanuman Temple, Khed Temple and Narsingh Ji Temple. The historical town of Balotra has become known as an important and developing town in western Rajasthan with steadily changing time. Many colleges, modern factories, good transportation system, high standard of living, global connectivity and sky-kissing buildings give it a view of some metropolitan feel.
 

Textile industries in Balotra

Balotra City is also well-known for the textile industry. From more than 50 years, Balotra has been known as an important centre in India for processing and trading of different types of fabrics. Balotra is also well-known for printing and dyeing of cotton and polyester clothes. A number of textile units are situated in the town which provides employment to a large amount of people.
 

Tourist Attractions in Balotra 

Mata Rani Bhatiyani Temple at Jasol
Rani
Bhatiyani Temple is situated in the village of Jasol, at a distance of about 5 kms from Balotra. It is popular for the wonders that the goddess Mata Rani Bhatiyani showers upon her devotees.

Bithuja Temple
Bithuja
Temple is situated close to Balotra on the shores of Luni River. Bithuja Temple belongs to Baba Ramdev who is folk–deity of Rajasthan.

Khed Temple
Khed
Temple is the temple of Lord Ranchhod Ray Bhagwan (Shri Vishnu JI) which is situated close to the town of Balotra. Khed Temple is famous all over the world. The temple is a historical sight.

Tilwara
Tilwara is a village which is situated about 20 kms from Balotra. The village is well-known for Mallinath Fair which takes place annually in the month of March/April.

Other important tourist spots in Balotra are Akdeshwer Mahadev Temple, Santoshi Maa Temple, Malinath Temple, Ranuja Tirth, Siwana Temple, Dargah-Bhola-Peer, Madina Masjid and Nakoda Temple.
 

How to Reach Balotra

Balotra is linked with all the main cities of India by rail, road and air network. From Balotra the nearest airport is at the city of Jodhpur at a distance of 105 kms far away from Balotra. Balotra Junction Railway Station is well connected with many important cities of the country.
 

Nakoda Temple, Balotra Mata Rani Bhatiyani, Jasol
   

You will visit “Balotra” during the below Tour of Rajasthan

11 Days Horse Safari Tour (Including Balotra)
11 Days / 10 Nights
Delhi - Jodhpur - Luni - Satlana - Ghana - Karmavas - Asotra - Balotra - Jodhpur - Delhi

 

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