Is it possible to convert GeoJSON to KML format using geotools. I am trying to figure out this using Java but I can get results only using node js.

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GeoTools will read GeoJSON and write KML quite easily:

URL url = URLs.fileToUrl(new File("/home/ian/Data/states/states.geojson"));
HashMap<String, Object> params = new HashMap<>();
params.put(GeoJSONDataStoreFactory.URLP.key, url);
DataStore in = DataStoreFinder.getDataStore(params);
if(in == null) {
  throw new IOException("couldn't open datastore from "+url);
SimpleFeatureCollection features = in.getFeatureSource(in.getTypeNames()[0]).getFeatures();
Encoder encoder = new Encoder(new KMLConfiguration());
ByteArrayOutputStream os = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
try {
  encoder.encode(features, KML.kml, os);
  String out = os.toString().replaceAll("kml:", "");
} catch (Exception e) {

You can use Openlayers (javascript) for this. Simply, load a vector layer from Geojson and then export the features in KML. Below code sample should get you going for Openlayers 4 assuming you want to export in EPSG:3857:

var vectorSource = new ol.source.Vector({
    features: (new ol.format.GeoJSON()).readFeatures(geojsonObject)
var format = new ol.format.KML();
var kml = format.writeFeatures(vectorSource.getFeatures(), {featureProjection: 'EPSG:3857'});
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    Thanks for the quick update Ulas. Probably geotools will be the solution which I will be able to work on readily at the back end.
    – Neha
    Commented Feb 5, 2019 at 6:08

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