Coordinates: 25°50′N 72°14′E / 25.83°N 72.23°E / 25.83; 72.23
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Drone view of Balotra city
Drone view of Balotra city
Balotra is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°50′N 72°14′E / 25.83°N 72.23°E / 25.83; 72.23
Country India
 • TypeMayor (Chairperson)
 • BodyMunicipal corporation
106 m (348 ft)
 • Metropolitan City74,496
 • Metro
 • OfficialHindi, Rajasthani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code02988
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-39

Balotra is a city situated in the Balotra district within the state of Rajasthan, India.[1] Previously, it was located in the Barmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is known for its historical and cultural significance, as well as its role as a commercial and trading center in the region.[citation needed]


Balotra is located at 25°50′N 72°14′E / 25.83°N 72.23°E / 25.83; 72.23.[2] It has an average elevation of 106 metres (347 feet).

बालोतरा आद्योगिक क्षैत्र की दिशा में शहर की तस्वीर
बालोतरा का सम्पूर्ण दृश्य
बालोतरा निर्माणाधीन ब्रिज ड्रोन दर्शय


As of 2011 India census,[3] Balotra city has population of 74496 of which 38715 are males and 35781 are females. The population of children between age 0-6 is 10984 which is 14.74% of total population.

The sex-ratio of Balotra city is around 924 compared to 928 which is average of Rajasthan state. The literacy rate of Balotra city is 64.39% out of which 73.26% males are literate and 54.78% females are literate. There are 14.2% Scheduled Caste (SC) and 3.37% Scheduled Tribe (ST) of total population in Balotra city.

Means of transport[edit]


Balotra is connected to other cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur and Chandigarh.[4]

Balotra railway station
Balotra railway station at night

The station code is BLT. Earlier a metre gauge line passed through Balotra that was converted to broad gauge.

Bus service[edit]

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.[5] The bus for Jalore is in every 30 minutes .[6] The bus for Pali is in every 60 minutes. The bus for cities Jaipur, Ahmedabad,[6] Pune, Surat, etc. is in both morning and nights.[citation needed] The nearest airport from Balotra is Jodhpur airport, 100 km away from Balotra.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bureau, The Hindu (17 March 2023). "Ahead of Assembly polls, Gehlot announces formation of 19 new districts in Rajasthan". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Balotra
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "बाड़मेर से हरिद्वार जा रही कालका एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन का बालोतरा में इंजन फेल, दो घंटे देरी से पहुंची जोधपुर". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 3 December 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. ^ "सोमवार से बाड़मेर-जोधपुर रूट पर 2 रोडवेज बसें और चलेंगी, अब तीन बस सेवा प्रतिदिन". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 6 June 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b "बालोतरा-जालोर रूट रोडवेज की 4 बसें शुरू". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 12 June 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.