About Balod

Balod in Chhattisgarh is located on the banks of River Tandula in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is about 44 kms from Dhamtari, and about 58 kms from Durg. This is one of the beautiful spots, which is famous for various religious attractions such as Siyadevi and Ganga Maiya temples, and so on. One can have good time at backwater located very close to these temples.  

About Balod
Balod Municipality

Geography of Balod

Balod is situated at the latitude of 20°.73' towards North and 81°.2' longitude towards the East. This city lies with an average altitude of about 324 meters above the sea level.  32.14 percent of its land is infested with forests. While, the agricultural area is about 1,88,924 Hectare.  Main rivers that flow through this city include Tandula, as well as Sukha, the Kharkhara and Gondli.

Climate of Balod

Balod has a tropical climate and so it enjoys very less rainfall in winter compared to summer season. The average annual temperature in Balod is found to be 26.4 °C. The average rainfall in the entire year will be about 1307 mm. While, the lowest rainfall is about 1 mm during the month of December. Similarly, during the month of August, the average rainfall comes down to 366 mm. Likewise, the month of May is found to be the hottest month throughout the year, with an average temperature of 34.9 °C. While, the average lowest temperature is about 19.8 °C during the month of December in the entire year. The difference between the driest and wettest months, is about 365 mm. And the average temperatures differ with 15.1 °C in the whole year.

Demography of Balod

In Balod, as per census of India 2001, the total population of the city was about 21,044. The population of children with less than 6 years old include 13 percent. Out of which, the total population of Males constitute 51 percent, and female population was about 49 percent. While, the average literacy rate of this city was 73 percent. Amongst which, ,ale literates are found to be 56 percent, and 44 percent of the females are literate.

Transportation in Balod

Transportation in Balod is not at all a problem, as one can get regular trains from major towns and cities. Though there is good bus connectivity to Balod, you can choose the tehsils of ‘Durg’ and ‘Bhilai’, where you will be able to find regular buses. These are approximately 51 and 54 kilometers respectively. However, there are no regular flights to Balod, and the closest airport seems to be the Raipur Airport, which is 73 kilometres away from Balod.

Tourism in Balod

There are actually two Dams located very close to the Tandula and Aadmabaad, which are constructed over the notified rivers called ‘Sukha and Tandula. Actually, there are various religious temples that are situated very close to this town. Amongst which, the Ganga Maiyya temple and Siyadevi temple holds the great religious value for the townsfolk. The closest tourism destination to the city of Balod is ‘Dhamtari’ (backwater/river), and other close destinations are the Rajnandgaon, Durg and Bhilai.

Shopping in Balod

Many shops such as garment stores, jewellery and footwear shops, electronics shops, as well as furniture shops, and general stores that includes stationery and grocery shops, are located in Balod. One can find customized dresses of Chattisgarh, that gives you a great look. While, you can also purchase fashionable jeweleries that makes you look gorgeous. Similarly, tourists can purchase footwear that matches their attire. Besides these, there are several shops located in this city of Balod, that assists tourists to get all that they wish to have.

Garment Shops in Balod

Ahuja Collection
Address : Fawara Chowk,
Balod Main Road,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Phone : 0774 922 3300, 0774 922 2451

Ganga Maiya Cloth Stores

Address : Balod Main Road,
Near Old Bus Stand, Gurur,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491227, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Phone : 0774 926 5632
Mobile : +91 942 411 4732

Shree Nemi Vastralaya

Address : 4/2, Gurur,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491001, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Phone : 0774 926 5605

Footwear in Balod

Kishore Boot House
Address : Budhwari Bazar Road,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Mobile : +91 982 710 2693

Bharat Boot House

Address : Budhwari Bazar Road,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Mobile : +91 786 999 9331

Jewellery Stores in Balod

Jain Jewelers
Address : Balod Main Road,
Near Rajasthan Provision Store, Sadar Road,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Phone : 774 922 3333

General Stores in Balod

Pragati Provision
Address : Old Bus Stand,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Mobile : +91 989 397 7118

Shivam Traders - Sahara Q Shop

Address : Madhav Chowk,
Nahata Complex, Station Road,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Mobile : +91 940 624 4562

Shree Ganesh Kirana Stores

Address : Budhwari Bazar Road,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Phone : 0774 922 2284

Shiv Kirana & General Stores

Address : Budhwari Bazar,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Mobile : +91 999 354 5751

Shiv Stores

Address : Budhwari Bazar,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Mobile : +91 963 029 3965

Pratham Daily Needs

Address :  Masjid Gali,
Near Old Bus Stand, Front Of Chandi Mandir,
City : Balod,
Pin Code : 491226, (Durg, Chhattisgarh)
Mobile : +91 989 320 0245, +91 909 817 4090

Healthcare in Balod

There are many hospitals and small clinics located in the Balod town. Hence, tourists will face no health issues in case of any emergencies. No matter, whether you are suffering from common illness like cold or cough, fever or toothache. You can get immediate treatment in the small general healthcare clinics. However, for any kind of major diseases, bone cracking, etc, you can move to the nearest hospitals. In these hospitals, you can get treatment with all the latest equipments. Even, some of the hospitals provide medical facilities like laboratories, blood banks, medical shops, and so on.

Food in Balod

Food in Balod is found to be quite tasteful, which includes all the dishes of the entire Chhattisgarh State. One can order varied kinds of Chhattisgarhi food, as well as other north and south indian food. Also, you will be able to have food of different other regions of India

Utilities Services in Balod

In Balod, you can get all utilities and services such as electrical services, fire brigade, municipality and drainage services, and others. One can even call police stations in case of any critical situations, post offices and courier services to send and receive applications, as well as transfer goods from one place to another. Apart from these, you can find packers and movers to shift all your household items to related destination.


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