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Keolari is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°22′N 79°54′E / 22.37°N 79.90°E / 22.37; 79.90Coordinates: 22°22′N 79°54′E / 22.37°N 79.90°E / 22.37; 79.90
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Seoni
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 480994
Telephone code 07694
Vehicle registration DOES NOT HAVE A RTO

Keolari is a town and a tehsil in Seoni district in the India, state of Madhya Pradesh. The site of confluence of the Wainganga and SAgar rivers is located at Keolari. The town has a District Institute of Education Training Institute (D.I.E.T.).


Keolari is named after a kind of paddy "keolar" which was profusely produced in this region. Keolari is located at 22°22′N 79°54′E / 22.37°N 79.90°E / 22.37; 79.90.[1] It has an average elevation of 447 metres (1466 feet). As you can see on the map,it is located at the absolute center of the country.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Keolari had a population of 8,840. Males constitute 4,495, 50.84% of the population and females 4,345, 49.15%. As per District government,[3] Keolari has an average literacy rate of 69.16%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79.82%, and female literacy is 58.47%. There are lots of schools in Keolari major ones being Deep Jyoti public higher secondary school,Bhartiya Gyan Peeth, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Ramanujan convent School, Excellence school[formally was Govt. Boys Hr. Sec. school], Gov. Girls Hr. Sec. School], /St. Norbert's School & others.

Excellence school in keolari
DIET Keolari

Civic administration[edit]

Keolari is a tehsil. It is administered by Keolari Gram Panchayat. The town is divided in wards. Each ward is represented by a ward member.The SDM court has been working since 1998. It is also a Janpad pachayat.


The city has the typical hot and dry temperate of the Great Indian Plateau. Keolari is hot during summers with temperatures up to 44 degree Celsius but the winters are quite comfortable. From the July to September months bring heavy rains with the onset of the South Western monsoon. The October to March window during the winters is suitable for a visit to the city.



Keolari is a railway station on the narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) line between Jabalpur to the north and Gondia / Balaghat to the south.It is connected to Asia's largest narrow gauge railway station Nainpur. This line is scheduled for conversion to broad gauge as part of the Unigauge Project. Narrow gauge line also branches to Nainpur Mandla in the east and to Nagpur via Chhindwara.

Keolari railway station


The nearest airports are at Jabalpur 135 km & [[Nagpur180 km ]].


It is also connected by Mandla, Seoni, Nagpur,Jabalpur and Balaghat by the roads, in between Mandla and Keolari a small village "ChiraiDongri" is there from where the route to "Kanha Kislee" a Well Known National Park is diverted. You can find beautiful picnic spots around like 'Sangam', 'Siddhaghat', etc. It is famous for its two KHERMAI (choti and badi).Siddhghat is a very beautiful place you got small marble rocks in this place just like bhedhaghat in Jabalpur .the river Wanganga cut the rocks this make a very beautiful scene .


There are a few hotels and restaurants in Keolari,some of them being gujrat sweets,Jain Bhojanalaya, Sahu Hotel,Lodge etc.

Communication providers[edit]

Airtel, Idea, Reliance, vodafone and BSNL are the cellular service providers in Keolari.


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