Balotra is one of the two major sub-divisions of Barmer District
. Kanana is the venue for the Sheetla Saptmi Mela, located near Balotra. Balotra is an important center of printing and dyeing.
Pachpadra Lake is an interesting destination nearby. Parshwanath Temple - Nakoda Tirth is a Jain pilgrimage center, around 10 km from Balotra.
Balotra horse and camel fair is usually held in the month of March.