Keskal is a Tehsil headquarter-cum-city in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker, a small village, is situated 30 km away. Keskal has a postal head office and its Pin code is 494331. Located 250 km away from the district headquarter of Jagdalpur; Keskal is renowned for its heavy bauxite deposits. October to March is the best season to visit Keskal. Road is the best option to reach Keskal.
Places to Stay
Keskal is a small village and hence does not have many hotels nearby. Local home stays are available. Few budget hotels can be found in Jagdalpur district such as Akanksha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 788) and Laxman Avenue (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Keskal is Chhattisgarhi. The alternative language spoken is Hindi.
Some of the major local festivals of Keskal that are celebrated with great fanfare include Holi in February-March and Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September.
Places of Interest
Keskal Panchavati (2 km), Gadiya Mountain (30 km away from Kanker), Tiratgarh Waterfalls (35 km from Jagdalpur), Kailash, and Kotumsar Caves (40 km from Jagdalpur) are some good nearby tourist spots. The famous Dargah Kaliyar Sareef-Dargah Sabir Piya Kalyari and Keskal Ghat are also well-known here.
How to Get There
Raipur Airport (134 km) is the nearest airport to Keskal.
Keskal has no railway station. The nearest station is in Jagdalpur which is 128 km away.
Regular bus services ply from nearby Jagdalpur district to connecting cities such as Bilaspur, Bhilai, Raipur, Puri, Dantewada, and Drug. Mahendra Travels and Kankekar Travels are few good bus operators connecting to Keskal at affordable bus tariffs. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.