About Keshod

Keshod is not only a town but also a Taluka that is located in the district of Junagadh. Junagadh district is located in one of the most important states of India, Gujarat.

Geography of Keshod

Keshod is located at 21.3 degrees North and 70.25 degrees East. The town has an elevation of around 42 m or 138 feet. The landscape of the town of Keshod is very dry. The town is located around thirty kilometers away from the ocean. When it is the month of the monsoons, it rains very heavily not only in the town of Keshod but in other places as well. The summer seasons are very hot, and a lot of problem arises as the water starts to dry up. Most of the people do not receive running water. According to the Indian census, the town of Keshod has a population of 76,193 people. This town is mostly occupied by the Hindus, but the Muslim community present here is around five percent.

Economy of Keshod

The most important occupation in the town of Keshod is farming. Groundnut is considered to be one of the most important crops that is grown here. There is also a leading business factory which is responsible for the economy of the town.

History of Keshod

According to the aged people of the town of Keshod, there is a legend behind the naming of this town. It is said that during the period of Mahabharata, Lord Krishna ran with his beloved Rukmini. He also defeated Rukh Maya, who was Rukmini’s brother. Lord Krishna and Rukmini had been seeking shelter in the jungles for a number of days in order to avoid getting caught. When they were in the jungle, Rukmini used to wash her in a small pond, which is referred to as Udawadiya. This pond is available even now in Keshod. In Sanskrit, hair is known as Kesha, and washing is referred to as Udd. When Kesha and Udd were combined together, they formed Keshudd. Later, the name was changed to Keshod. Since then, the city is known as Keshod.

Infrastructure of Keshod

The town of Keshod has developed very fast when it comes to population, infrastructure, art, cultural changes, and education. The Nawab of the district of Junagadh was very influential, and he had constructed a grand palace in the city of Keshod in order to spend the winter here. This palace has now been converted to one of the most renowned schools, which is named Government L.K High School, and it is one of the oldest school of the town of Keshod.

Transport of Keshod

The town of Keshod is connected to different parts of the state of Gujarat with the help of different types of transportation facilities.

Air Transport

Keshod is served by the Keshod Airport, which is located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. This airport had been put to use by Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III who was the Nawab of the district. He made use of the Keshod Airport in order to escape to Pakistan. According to the reports, there no operations taking place in the airport.

Tourism in Keshod

A number of people flock to the town of Keshod mostly because of the famous and religious temples that are located here. The temples include the Vagheshwari Temple, the Kriny Bapa Temple, and the Balvi Mataji Temple. The Jummah Masjid located near the Lambda Chowk is also a great tourist attraction.

Hotels in Keshod

Hotel New Rajdhani
Address: Shree Laxmi Palace, Ambawadi Main Rd,, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 02871- 234 602

Hotel Rajdhani
Address: Hira-Panna Cmplx, Opposite P. O., Near Char-Chock, Junagadh-Somanath Highway, Charchauk, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 02871- 234 461

Delux Hotel

Address: SH- 31, Madhusudan Nagar, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220

Khushboo Guest House
Address: Junagadh - Veraval Hwy, Opp Keshod Bus Stand, Junagadh Dist., Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 02871- 231 109

Hospitals in Keshod

Ajudia Hospital
Address: Veraval rd, Opposite telephone exchange maharaja mrkt, Madhusudan Nagar, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 02871- 236 479

Sangani Hospital
Address: Madhusudan Nagar, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 02871- 235 900

Samarpan Hospital Trust
Address: GJ SH- 96, Pipaliya Nagar, Charchouk, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 09879908478

Radhekrishna Gauseva Hospital
Address:  Hari Om nagar, Opposite Bajaj Showroom, Junagadh Rd, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 09428378108

Hingora Hospital
Address: SH- 31, Pipaliya Nagar, Charchouk, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220

Vachani Hospital
Address: Juno Plot St, Pipaliya Nagar, Charchouk, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 09427424536

General Hospital
Address:  Keshod - Mangrol road, Pipaliya Nagar, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220

Dr. Rajkumar Thumber Children Hospital

Address: Royal Aprtmnt, Patel Mills Cmpnd, Patel Mill road, Raj Nagar, Krishna Park, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 02871- 237 056

Shivam Hospital and ICU
Address: SH-31, Junagadh- Somanath Highway, Junagadh Rd, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220
Phone: 08511980663

Dr. Fadadu Hospital
Address: SH- 31, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin- 362220

Chemists in Keshod

Krishna Drug Agency
Address: Shrinathji Chamber, Ramnagar Rd, Keshod, Pin- 362220
Landmark: Nr Sheetal Book Store
Phone: +(91)-2871-234631

Savan Medicals
Address: Maharaja Marketing Bldng, Keshod-Gpo, Keshod, gujarat, Pin- 362220
Landmark: Near BSNL Telephone Exchange
Phone: +(91)-2871-236479

Hardik Medical
Address: Bhatiya Vill., Main rd, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin - 362220
Phone: 9975086940

Krishna Medical Store
Address: Patel Rd, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin – 362220
Landmark: Opp Natraj Watches
Phone: +(91)-2871-236074

Bansi Medicals
Address: 703, Royal Tower, Keshod, Gujarat, Pin - 362220, Patel Mill Cmpnd
Landmark: Opp BOI
Phone: 9428954191 and +(91)-2871-231935

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