A small village in the Tokapal Tehsil, in Bastar District of Indian State Chattisgarh, Keslur is situated at a distance of 26 km from District Headquarters Bastar, 6 km from Tokapal and 293 km from State Capital Raipur. Keslur shares its borders with Bastar Tehsil in North, Darbha Tehsil in South, Jagdalpur Tehsil in East and Lohandiguda Tehsil in West. Cities near Keslur are Jagdalpur, Jeypur, Nabarangapur and Kondagaon.
Places to Stay
Keslur does not have hotels. However, local home stays are available with the help of a guide. Akanksha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Shraddha Suman Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Hotel Atithi (Tariff – Rs. 500) are some good budget hotels available in Jagdalpur, 12 km from Keslur.
Oriya is the local language of Keslur. Other spoken language is Hindi.
Bustar Dusshera festival of 75 days is celebrated with great pomp and show during Hindu Shravan month. Goncha Festival is also an important festival celebrated in the month of July.
Places of Interest
Jagdalpur (12 km from Keslur), Kailash Caves (35 km from Keslur), Kailash and Kotumsar Caves (20 km from Keslur) and Torathgarh Falls (about 20 km from Keslur) are some places of interest around Keslur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Keslur city is Vishakapatnam Airport, located 220 km from the village.
Bade Arapur Railway Station (6 km near) and Topokal Railway Station (6 km near) are the nearest railway stations. However, nearest major railway station is at Vishakapatnam, 226 km from Keslur.
Keslur is well connected to Jagdalpur by road. Regular buses are available from Jagdalpur to nearby cities. Buses of Saini Travels, S K Travels and State Transport ply on this route. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.