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Keolari is located in Madhya Pradesh
Keolari is located in India
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
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration DOES NOT HAVE A RTO
Climate Aw

Keolari is a town and a tehsil in Seoni district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The 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). 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%. Schools in Keolari include Deep Jyoti Public Higher Secondary School, Bhartiya Gyan Peeth, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Ramanujan Convent School, Excellence School (formerly Govt. Boys Hr. Sec. School), Gov. Girls Hr. Sec. School, St. Norbert's School and 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) and Nagpur (180 km).


It is connected to Mandla, Seoni, Nagpur, Jabalpur and Balaghat by roads. Between Mandla and Keolari is a small village "Chirai Dongri", from where there is access to Kanha Kislee, a well-known national park. There are beautiful picnic spots at Sangam, Siddhaghat, and other locations. It is famous for its two Khermai (choti and badi). Siddhaghat is a very beautiful place with small marble rocks just like Bhedhaghat in Jabalpur. The river Wanganga cut through the rocks, making a beautiful scene.

Communication providers[edit]

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


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