Latur Tourism

Latur Tourism

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Latur Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 2070 m
  • District: Latur
Latur is a district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Situated on the Balaghat plateau, the district is bounded by Nanded District in the east and Parbhani District in the north. Osmanabad District lies to the south-western side of Latur, while Beed District lies to the north-western side. From the south-eastern side, Latur is bounded by the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Covering an area of 7,157 sq. km, Latur is divided into three sub-divisions namely Latur, Nilanga and Udgir. Of the three sub-divisions, the district headquarters is based at Latur city. Numerous rivers flow within the district, like Manjra, Terna, Rena, Manar, Tawarja, Tiru and Gharni. Most of the population in the district speak Marathi, the official language of Maharashtra. Besides, Kannada, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and Rajasthani are also spoken in the region.

The history of Latur dates to the Rashtrakuta period, when the Rashtrakutas ruled over the Deccan (753 - 973AD). It is believed that Dantidurga, who was the first Rashtrakuta King, belonged to Lattalur, the former name of Latur. The city of Latur, which was home of the Rashtrakutas, was mainly developed during the rule of King Amoghavarsha. After the Rashtrakutas, the region was ruled by the Satavahanas, the Sakas, the Chalukyas, the Yadavas of Deogiri and the Delhi Sultans.

The Bahamani rulers of South India, Adil Shahi Dynasty, and even Mughals, reigned on the throne of Latur. In the 19th century, Latur was merged into the independent princely state of Hyderabad and was rechristened as Latur tehsil, which was a part of Osmanabad District. Latur remained the part of Hyderabad, which was under the administrative control of Nizams, till 1948.

Post India’s Independence, Hyderabad was merged with the Indian Union and Osmanabad became a part of Bombay Province. When Maharashtra was created in 1960, Osmanabad was declared as one of its districts. Later, Latur District was created out of Osmanabad District on August 15, 1982. Today, Latur is emerging as the industrial hub of the Marathwada region.

The main annual events in the district are Shri Siddeshwar Fair and Latur Festival. The latter, started in January 2011, but owing to its success, it will be held every year. Lavni, Jogwa, Banjara and Gondhali dance forms are an integral part of the culture of this district.

Latur specialises in handicrafts like Bidriware, Mashru and Himroo. Home to numerous historical monuments like the Kharosa Caves, Wadwal Nagnath, Sri Satya Sai Baba Temple, Udgir and Ausa forts, Latur is also emerging as a tourist hub.  
Located at Chincholiraowadi, north-west of Latur city, Latur Airport serves the district. It is connected to Mumbai by regular flights served by Kingfisher Airlines. Situated on the Latur-Pandharpur-Miraj rail route, Latur Railway Station is the main railhead serving the district. Latur Road Railway Station on the Chakur-Parli Vaijnath rail route can also be used to reach the destination.

Connected to Latur-Miraj-Ratnagiri State Highway, Latur Bus Station is the main bus terminal in the district. This bus station serves buses from Pune, Aurangabad, Solapur and Osmanabad. The best time to visit Latur is during winter season, which commences in October and continues till February.  

Latur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Aurangabad and Pune.

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Latur Traveller Reviews

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Amol Bawage

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  • Amol Bawage
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  80 readers

"Over crowded and Dirty"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2016
Several marshy places in the town, people spitting everywhere. No cleanliness and no hygienic environment. Have very few or almost nothing good to say. Probably will never plan to visit this town unless something very urgent or something important. Places like Golai and Shivaji chowk are too congested. Not very pleasant experience but okay compared to the what it used to be few years back.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Heritage town of Latur"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 26, 2016
I had been to Latur by road in March 2016. Latur is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of Marathwada region in Maharashtra. The must-visit attractions around Latur include Udgir fort and Chakur. Udgir Fort is one of the forts maintained in the region where the transfer of power was held between the Nizams and the Marathas in the 1700's. There is a throne room 60 feet and some rare Persian and Arab inscriptions can be seen by avid travellers. Chakur is located around 35 kilometers on the Stranded highway and houses a Shiva temple and an amusement park nearby is an added attraction for young tourists.
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Rahul Jyotishmaan

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  • Rahul Jyotishmaan
  • 2 Reviews
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  •  237 readers

"Best destination for summer"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
Latur is very good and beautiful place. When I was in Laturlatur and go for many place to enjoy and I spend lot of money to enjoy and see the whole beauty of the place Latur, and you have to use taxi for travelling cause the price of fair was not high for travelling.
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Vishal Chepuri

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  • Vishal Chepuri
  • Lives in Karimnagar
  • 1 Review
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  •  347 readers

"Overall it was good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2015
Very good place in Maharashtra specially in latur it has very good place. Maharashtra has good scenes and spots for photography.
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Manojkumar Thorat

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  • Manojkumar Thorat
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Average city to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Sep 10, 2015
It is an average city with no more at tactics to the holiday enjoyment. Just like other small cities in our country. Having two medical and one dental college. Transportation is good in the city, people are good. Golani market place is there, which a different market place having complex arrangement. It is one of the developed Marathwada city.
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Anand Nadgire

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  • Anand Nadgire
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
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"Not a holiday destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 19, 2015
Latur a city which is home to best education in Maharashtra. It is famous Secondary Education. It is not a holiday destination. I frequently visit Latur for my business meetings. Meanwhile Siddheshwar temple, Ganj Golai and Nana-Nani Park these places are worth a visit and recommended for travellers who visit this city. The food is very good in Latur. I stayed in many hotels in Latur out of which VITS Grand is very good.
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Pravin Ghule

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  • Pravin Ghule
  • Lives in Kolhapur
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"A place for education"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2014
Latur a city which is home to best education in Maharashtra. Siddheshwar temple, ganj golai, latur flyover and Nana nani park places worth a visit recommended for traveler who visit cities. Autos and city bus for public transport is available. Food is good around the bus stand area.
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