Kesinga is a town and a notified area committee in Kalahandi district in the Indian state of Odisha, near the east coast of India.
Kesinga is located at 20.2°N 83.23°E / 20.2; 83.23. It has an average elevation of 187 metres (614 ft). River Tel and Uteh meet not very far from Kesinga, providing appreciable ground for summer sand crops (cucumber, watermelon etc.). Another landmark of Kesinga is Budhadangar (old mountain) at the middle of the town. This mountain has a profound effect on the climate of Kesinga.
Kesinga is the major railhead in Kalahandi district. It is considered as the gateway of Kalahandi.
National Highway 26 passes through the town. Kesinga is well connected to major cities and towns in Odisha. Kesinga to Balsi is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) by the road of PMGSY.
Apart from being a railhead for the region, Kesinga also serves as the place of enormous business activity. It is the economic heart of the surrounding area, where farmers can get a fair price for produce. There are scores of rice mills in Kesinga. A godown of FCI gives the storage facility for farmers and rice mill owners. There are numerous cloth stores in the market area, including payal mega showroom and trimurti cloth store. Some of the leading building material shops are also there like Bansal Trading co. which deals in plywood and a very big showroom for tiles, marble and granites. There are great eateries also in town, like Tarini sweet stall in front of Govt girls high school where one can find famous sweets from Odisha and Raj restaurants. The town also has a lot of small and middle-scale industries. New galaxy theatre is a major attraction of the time with high-quality picture and sound.
Kesinga has handful of small and middle-scale industries providing goods from daily needs to industrial applications to the state of Odisha, as well as nearby states.
Some well reputed industries include: Gayatri Agro Oil & Food Products, Akash Gases, Smarsh Auto Industries, Smarsh fastners and U bolts, Subash iron and agriculture Industries, R.K. Modern Rice Mills, R.K Agro Exports, Siddharth Rice Mill, B.K Food Products, Madan Food Products, and Madan Industries. Raghav Tyres Pvt Ltd, Bansal Tyre Pvt Ltd shree ram food industries, Hariom traders, Tirupati traders, Tirupati industry, Balaji traders, Anil engg.works,remedy medical store, bajaj showroom. Kesinga is big industrial city in Kalahandi. It is also a major hub for wholesale dealers of many companies. Few major shops like Mahavir General Store, Jai Bharat Traders, etc. are also there.
Hotel Parijat and Hotel Regency are two big hotels in Kesinga.