About Dhola

Railway Station at Dhola

Dhola is a small town located on GJ SH 39 in the state of Gujarat. It falls under Umrala taluka in Bhavnagar district. The distance between the district headquarters Bhavnagar and Dhola is 54.3 km by road. To reach Dhola from Bhavnagar one has to travel via the ancient town of Vallabhipur.

Pin Code of the town is 364320 while the STD Code is 02843.

Geography of Dhola

Dhola is located at the coordination of 21.88° North latitude and 71.78° E longitude. Since the entire taluka falls under plateau area the terrain here is slightly undulating. The town has an average elevation of 56 meters (or 183 feet).

Although Dhola is located close to the sea, it has to experience a great variation of temperature. The summers are quite hot here. The maximum temperature can reach up to 44° centigrade. Contrarily, the winters are quite cool with minimum temperature reaching up to 9° centigrade. The south west monsoon winds generally sets in the beginning of June and brings in the desired rain. However, it is generally less than the district average, which is 732 mm.

The main crops grown in this area are groundnut, cottonseed, sesame and millet.

History of Dhola

Not much is known about the history of Dhola. However, it is certain that the town has been an important junction even under Bhavnagar State Railways run by the Princely State of Bhavnagar.

Administration in Dhola

Around Dhola

Since Dhola is located under Bhavnagar District, the administration of the town is mainly controlled from district headquarters Bhavnagar. In case of any necessity, you may contact the District Collector at the following numbers
Office Phone No: 0278-242-2888
Fax: 0278-242-7941

The district also has a separate District Development Officer, posted at Bhavnagar. You may contact him at the following numbers:
Office Phone No: 0278-242-6810
Fax: 0278-243-0295

It is also to be remembered that the day to day administration of the town is controlled by a Mamlatdar, posted at taluka headquarters Umrala. The town is located at a distance of 7.7 km from Dhola and can be reached within a short time. In case of any necessity you may also contact him at the following numbers:
Phone No: 02843-235-230
Mobile No: 99132-61761

 In addition, if you want to contact the Taluka Development Officer you may do so at the following numbers:
Phone No: 02843-235-596
Fax: 02843-235039
Mobile No: 9426440836

Police Station in Dhola

However, in case of any law and order problem, it is always prudent to contact the local police station first. The police Station at Dhola is located on Umrala Road. Following is the full contact details of the said police Station:

A-01 Umrala Road,
Navapara
Dhoal
Pin Code:
364320
Phone No: + (91)-2843-242-252, +(91)-2843-242-233

Post Office in Dhola

The Post Office in Dhola is located close to the Police Station on Umrala Road. For Further information you may call at +(91)-2843-242-632.

Business and Economy in Dhola

Cotton Field around Dhola

The economy in and around the town is mainly based on trading. It is to be remembered that the area around the town produces different types of crops and consequently many companies in Dhola deals in different agro based chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides. In addition, they also trade in different agricultural produce such as cotton and ground nut. 

Bank in Dhola

The most important bank in Dhola is the State Bank of India. Following are some details about this bank: 
Name of the Branch: Dhola Junction
Phone No: 02843-242230
Fax No: IP NO-6157596
IFSC Code: SBIN0060017
MICR Code: 364002320
Branch Code 060017

Tourism in Dhola

There is not much to see in Dhola. However, the railway station here is worth visiting. Since it was built by the rulers of Bhavnagar, not by the British, it has a touch of local Gujarati architecture. In addition to that, Vallabhipur located at a distance of 17.7 km from Dhola, also provide many places of tourist interest.

Travelling to and from Dhola

On way to Dhola

As we have already said, Dhola is located on Gujarat State Highway 39. Therefore, it is very easy to reach the town by road. In addition you can also travel by train to Dhola. The town has a junction station code named DLJ under Western Railway.  

Trains Passing through Dhola

Following are the trains that pass through Dhola Junction Station

Train Number: 59208
Name: Okha Bhavnagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 4:10 hrs
Departure: 4:11 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 09231
Name: Mumbai Bandra Bhav Nagar Special
Arrival Time: 4:29 hrs
Departure: 4:30 hrs
Working Days:  Tuesday

Train Number: 59228
Name: Bhavnagar Botad Passenger
Arrival Time: 6:00 hrs
Departure: 6:01 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 19260
Name: Bhavnagar Trivandrum Kochuveli Express
Arrival Time: 6:14 hrs
Departure: 6:15 hrs
Working Days: Sunday

Train Number: 59235
Name: Dhola Mahuva Passenger
Arrival Time: Starting Point
Departure: 6:30 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 59229
Name: Dhrangadhra Bhavnagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 7:26 hrs
Departure: 7:27 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 12971
(Bandra Terminus to Bhavnagar)
Name: Bhavnagar Express
Arrival Time: 9:45 hrs
Departure: 9:47 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 59272
Name: Bhavnagar Surendranagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 9:42 hrs
Departure: 9:48 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 12942
Name: Asansol Ahmedabad superfast Express
Arrival Time: 10:24 hrs
Departure: 10:25 hrs
Working Days: Saturday

Train Number: 29225
Name: Bhavnagar Mahuva Passenger
Arrival Time: 10:50 hrs
Departure: 11:20 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 19259
Name: Trivandrum Kochuveli Bhavnagar Express
Arrival Time: 11:55 hrs
Departure: 11:56 hrs
Working Days: Saturday

Train Number: 59233
Name: Surendranagar Bhavnagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 12: 23 hrs
Departure: 12:24 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 59204
Name: Bhavnagar Surendranagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 12:20 hrs
Departure: 12:26 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 19025
Name: Mahuva Express
Arrival Time: 14: 11 hrs
Departure: 14:13 hrs
Working Days: Wednesday

Train Number: 59234
Name: Bhavnagar Surendranagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 15:29 hrs
Departure: 15:30 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 59271
Name: Surendranagar Bhavnagar Fast Passenger
Arrival Time: 16:10 hrs
Departure: 16:11 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 59226
Name: Mahuva Bhavnagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 17:35 hrs
Departure: 17:55 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 12941
Name: Ahmedabad Asansol Express
Arrival Time: 18:17 hrs
Departure: 18:18 hrs
Working Days: Tuesday

Train Number: 09232
Name: Bhavnagar Mumbai Bandra Special
Arrival Time: 18:17 hrs
Departure: 18:19 hrs
Working Days: Sunday

Train Number: 59230
Name: Bhavnagar Terminus Surat Link Express 
Arrival Time: 19:41 hrs
Departure: 19:47 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 59203

Name: Surendranagar Bhavnagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 19:44 hrs
Departure: 19:50 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 12972
Name: Bhavnagar Terminus Bandra Express
Arrival Time: 21:26 hrs
Departure: 21:28 hrs
Working Days:  Daily

Train Number: 19026
Name: Surat Express
Arrival Time: 21:45 hrs
Departure: 21:47 hrs
Working Days: Wednesday

Train Number: 59227

Name: Botad Bhavnagar Passenger
Arrival Time: 22:10 hrs
Departure: 22:16 hrs
Working Days: Daily

Train Number: 59207

Name: Bhavnagae Okha Passenger
Arrival Time: 22:38 hrs
Departure: 22:39 hrs
Working Days: Daily

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