Tourism in Latur

Latur is a mufti-faceted city with a strong heritage dating back to centuries. It has got many places which hold historical importance and attract tourists from all over the nation as well as from across the globe. Latur is also renowned as an educational hub and has a wide and strong chain of institutions.

Latur

Places of Tourist Attractions in Latur

This is inclusive of schools as well as colleges following the state board of Maharashtra. Latur is situated at the Balaghat plateau in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. It has places which offer glimpses of our past glorious heritage. Some of the most important spots in Latur are:
  • Siddheshwar & Ratneshwar Temple
  • Ganj Golai
  • Surat Shahvali Darga
  • Uddan Pool
  • Kharosa Caves
  • Astavinayak Temple
  • Hattibet-Devarjan
  • Kasarshirshi
  • Udgir fort
  • Wadwal Nagnath Bet (Hill)
  • Ausa
These are the places which best describe the ethnicity of the city. Amongst these, the Kharosa caves and the Udgir fort are the strongest representations of our lineage and great rich cultural heritage. The Kharosa caves have beautiful sculptures of Narsinha, Shiv Parvati, Kartikeya and Ravana. According to the historians these caves were built in the 6th century during the rule of Gupta dynasty.
 
The Udgir fort is another spot of immense historically importance. The fort has stood witness to the decade old war between the Nizams and Marathas. The fort is bound by a 40 feet (12 m) deep trench and the fort is established on the lower levels. The for has several palaces and durbar halls, the most important being the Samadhi of Udaygir Maharaj, buried at 60 feet (18 m). The fort also has some rare inscriptions written in Arabic and Persian. The Kasarshirshi also has ancient inscriptions in Arabic and Persian.

Geography of Latur

Landscape of Latur is an absolute beauty to explore and relax your senses. The city and the adjacent villages have got an innate innocence. Development of tourism and commercialism in the area has not got into the nerves of the natives even a little bit. You will find a very friendly communion in each and everybody in Latur.

Getting to Latur

Due to the effective connectivity between Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, tourism in this area is getting a boost. One who visits Latur has got the option to explore other parts of Maharashtra and some important places in Andhra Pradesh too.

The main railway station is the Latur –Miraj railway which was established by the British before independence. There are numerous train services via and from Latur. Road connectivity is also excellent and you will find frequent buses running from various parts of the city to other parts of Maharashtra. The airport is not operational for commercial purposes so the main transport is either rail or bus.

Best Time to Visit Latur

The ideal time to visit Latur is during the winter months. Summer is too hot and sultry. The rainy season can also be of a little discomfort as you might not be able to visit any place because of the frequent downpours. Winters are pleasant and cozy with blooming of flora and fauna of all kinds in the region.

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