Tourist Places in Latur, Maharashtra, India

Tourist Places in Latur, Maharashtra

Latur city is located on the Indian subcontinent in the state of Maharashtra. Latur city forms the center of administration of Latur district. The coordinates of Latur are 18.400530 N and 76.5634920 E. Latur is 515 meters above sea level. The place Latur spans over an area of 96.5 km2. In the summer season the temperature ranges from 220 C to 400 C and in winter season the temperature ranges from 200 C to 300 C.

The favorable time to visit Latur is from November to February.

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History of Latur

During 753 to 973 A.D, Latur was under the rule of the Rashtrakuta reign. King Dantidurga was the first ruler of Latur. Many wars were fought between invading rulers of other kingdoms. But Latur remained under the reign of Rashtrakuta’s under the reign of the descendants of Rashtrakuta dynasty Latur thrived and prospered. The year 974 A.D., witnessed the fall of Rashtrakuta reign over Latur. Later the place ruled by many rulers of different dynasties until it fell into the hands of the British East India Company who administered Latur.

People & Culture at Latur

From pre-colonial times the Maratha culture dominated Latur and as years passed by this culture still exists. Marathi, English and Hindi are the languages spoken by the people in and around Latur, with Marathi being the local language.

Food and Shopping in Latur

One can come across restaurants catering to multi-cuisines in Latur. There are some well known shopping centers near Latur. The names of few shopping centers are mentioned below

  • Shoppers Stop
  • Nirmal Heights
  • Adarsh Shopping Complex
  • Viswa Super Bazaar Private Limited
  • VIP showroom

Tourist Places in and near Latur

There are religious places with beautiful architecture, Forts and places with amazing landscapes in and around Latur. Some of them are mentioned below

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  • Kharosa Caves

These caves were constructed in the 6th century during the reign of the Gupta period.  Housed within these caves are beautiful monuments of various Hindu gods and goddesses.

  • Nana Nani Park

This park is filled with lush greenery and the ambience is most cherished by the people who spend their evenings in the park.

  • Shirur Anantpal

At this place is located an 11th century old temple devoted to Lord Shiva in the form of Shivalinga. There is also a statue of Devi Mahishasur sculpted from black stone.

  • Chakur

This place is a favorite among tourists visiting Latur because of the amusement and the magnificent temple of Lord Shiva.

Udgir Fort Latur

  • Udgir Fort

Built in the 12th century by the Bahamani dynasty, this fort has withstood all odds against time.

There are some other places of tourist destinations in Latur. The names of such tourist destination are:

  • Ganj Golai
  • Ausa
  • Ahmedpur
  • Ashtavinayak Temple
  • Siddheshwar Temple
  • Namanand Maharaj Ashram
  • Surat Shawali Darga
  • Wadwal Nagnath Bet
  • Hattibet-Devarjan
  • Nilanga Temple

Means of Commutation to Latur

Latur is well connected to various places in India via roadways, railways and airways. The distance of Latur, via road, from cities within the state and Neighboring cities are mentioned below

  • Hyderabad is located at a distance of 288 km
  • Pune is located at a distance of 335 km
  • Mumbai is located at a distance of 485 km
  • Nagpur is located at a distance of 517 km
  • Bangalore is located at a distance of 722 km

Inter city transportation is facilitated by bus, taxis and auto rickshaws.

Latur railway station is located within the vicinity of Latur city. There are plenty of trains form Pune, Mumbai, Usmanabad, Parbhani, Pundharpur, Nizamabad, Nasik, Nanded and Hyderabad.

Some of the names of airports closer to Latur along with their distances are provided below

  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad is located at a distance of 298 km.
  • Aurangabad Airport is located at a distance of 317 km.
  • Pune International Airport is located at a distance of 356 km.
  • Belgaum Airport is located at a distance of 436 km.
  • Hubli Airport is located at a distance of 457 km.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is located at a distance of 473 km.
  • Goa International Airport is located at a distance of 586 km.

Accommodation Options at Latur

Hotels such as three star and four star with luxury rooms offer excellent services to tourists at a nominal charge of Rs. 3500/- per day at Latur. There are also decent hotels at Latur where one can enjoy their stay at a tariff of Rs. 400/- per day.

  • Carnival Resort
  • Hotel Grand International
  • Hotel Sarathi
  • Manas Lodge Hotel
  • Om Sai Hotel
  • Embassy International
  • Hotel Relax
  • Hotel Anjani
  • Centurion Inn
  • Shantai International Hotel
  • Mayura Residency Lodge
  • Hotel Radhika
  • Keshari Nandan
  • Aroma Hotel
  • Hotel Krishna

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