Kareli is a town and a nagar palika is Narsinghpur district in the Indian state of Madhya pardesh
Barman Ghat is nearest tourist site 16 km from kareli and well connected by road .Barman is know for famous temples and river Narmada Barman The junction of the Narmada and Warshi river at Barmhan is a sacred place and a large fair is here in January .A number of temples have been constructed at Barmhan ,and fine fights of steps leading up from the Narmada on the northern bank. The large temples on the southern bank of the river is called Rani Durgavati’s as it is supposed to have been built by the famous queen of the Gound Rajput dynasty of Mandla .Another important temple is that on the side is called the Pisanhari’s as it is supported to have been been built by the com grinder out of her small earnings .Another important temple is that of Lakshmi Narayan .At the top of the steps on the northern bank is a great gateway called the Hathi Darwaza ,as elephants can pass through it .This was built by the Lodhi malguzar of Umaria .There are several temples one this side ,the Principal ones being the Bairagi’s temple ,built by a well-known Bairagi of Indore and temples of Rama and Lakshman with a larger pillar of stone in fornt,on which are depicted the past and future Avatars of Vishnu . Nearly opposite to Barmhan there is an island in the Narmada ,and at this place five Kunds or small tanks are shown are supposed have been used by the Pandava brother during their sojourn at Barmhan. There is also a foot print of Bhima. The island contains a copper mine which was formerly worked by the Narmada Coal and Iron Company ,but was abandoned as unprofitable .The fair is held in January and lasts for a months ,the shops and booths being located in the bed of the Narmada ,the attendance is heavy on the principal day of the festivals of till Sankrant. It is a very old fair and was formerly of great importance as it was the annual occasion of cloths household utensils and other importance commodities for the whole district . The merchandise brought to Barmhan is 1864 was estimated by the Deputy Commissioner to be worth more than 60 lakhs of rupees , of which more than half found a sale . the Principal article of trade was English cloth of which two lakhs worth were received .next to this lac ornaments and brass and copper utensils were the commonest goods. In 1892 the value of goods brought was Rs-2-37 lakhs and that of the sales Rs. 1-57 lakhs . The total attendance is said to have been 45000 in 1903-04 the total number of shops was 253 most them being for the sale of cloths ,metal vessels and utensils and provision ,Statistics of the sales of produces are not available .An agriculture and cattle show is now also held and prizes are distributed authorities .The Village of Barmhan is held revenue-free for the supports of the supports of the of Lakshmi Narayan Today ,Kareli has the biggest gud mandi of Madhya Pradesh .
As of 2001 India census Kareli had a population of 25035 Males constitute 53 % the population and females 47% Kareli has an average literacy rate of 92% higher than the national average of 59.5% male literacy and female literacy is 88% in Kareli , 13% of the population is under 6 year of age
Kareli is located at 22.92 N 79.0 7 it has an average elevation of 349 meters (1145 feet)