Latur

Latur is a city in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra state in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Latur district and taluka. The city is a tourist hub surrounded by many historical monuments, including the Kharosa Caves.

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Ashtavinayak Temple of Latur is considered as one of the most prominent Ganesha Temples in the region. It is located with Latur city limits.

Situated in the heart of Latur town, Ashtavinayak Temple is considered one of the auspicious Eight Swayambhu Temples in the state of Maharashtra. The temple was constructed back in 1989 and is known for its marvelous South Indian temple design and the intricate carvings on it. The temple is bordered by scenic gardens on both the sides as well as fountains in the vicinity. The entrance nestles a colossal statue of Lord Shiva and then the main ha...

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Ausa Fort Latur
32 kms from Latur city limits

Ausa Fort is situated at a distance of 32 kms from Latur city.

The specialty of the Ausa fort is that it featured prominently in the conflicts between the Deccan Sultanates in the post Bahamani period. It was captured by Malik Ambar, in 1014, and was renamed by him as Ambarapur, which was later changed to Amrapur. The fort is situated in a depression, surrounded by high ground on all the sides so that from its highest point,one can have a view of the approaching armies even at a great distance, while the main parts of the fort remain hidden from the latter.

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Balaji Mandir, Latur
20 kms from Latur city limits
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Balaji Mandir is a prominent Hindu temple situated at Ausa, around 20 kms from Latur city.

Surrounded by hills, Shri Keshav Balaji Temple is built in the city of Ausa located near Latur District of Maharashtra. This town houses an ancient fort which is presently in ruins. Constructed by Mallinath Maharaj, tourists can also visit the temple of Virnath Maharaj which is around 300 years old. There are four other temples of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini and Keshavanand Bapu in the same premises. Different sevas are performed throughout the day where tourists ...

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Ganjgolai, a prominent reilious site, is situated in the heart of Latur city. The place lies within the city limits of Latur and is just at a distance of 3 km from the city center.

Ganjgolai is mainly a holy temple. It was established in the year 1917. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Jagdamba. The area around the temple is densely populated with marketing stores and shops. It is one of the oldest historical monuments of Latur city which has graced the city with its presence for almost hundred years now.

The temple of Ganjgolai is essentially a two-storied architectur...

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Kasarshirshi
80 kms from Latur city limits
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Kasarshirshi is one of the most popular villages in Latur. Kasarshirshi is located about 80 kms away from Latur, and is 1 hour 40 mins drive away. It is advisable to choose a cab or a personal car to drive till this village since public transport connectivity is not upto the mark.

Kasarshirshi is a beautiful and small village that is located away from Latur. There is barely any population in the village but the abundance of flora and fauna and the serenity and peaceful atmosphere makes the village an even better place to be at for some time after a drive. The drive to the village f...

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Kharosa Caves
45 kms from Latur city limits
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Among one of those famous tourist spots in Latur is the very popular Kharosa Caves. The caves are situated in the village of Kharosa which is about 45 kms away from the city center of Latur. On reaching Latur, visitors can opt for public transport or they can even book a cab and directly reach to the destination. It takes around 1 hour to reach the place via road.

Kharosa Caves is a very important historic monument in the ancient historic period of India. It is among one of the popular heritage of the country. It was built in 6th century during the reign of Gupta period. Kharosa Ca...

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Namanad Maharaj Ashram at Mahapur, has a Samadhi of Namanand Maharaj and is situated on the banks of the Manjara River. Also ancient temple of Dattadeva is located on a small island in the middle of the river. The ashram is located 8 kms from Latur city center. Visitors can use the local LMT buses or taxis to reach the Ashram from Latur city.

Namanad Maharaj Ashram is blessed with serene enviroinment where one can find a peaceful exposition after going there. In the middle of the river, there is a lovely island which houses the ancient Hindu temple of Dattadeva. Since this river pa...

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Nana Nani Park, Latur
Within Latur city limits
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Nana Nani park is situated right at the heart of Latur city. It is one of the prominent parks frequented by locals.

The Nana Nani Park is located at the seven bungalows in Latur. It is a well maintained garden with an open area kept for the children's amusement. There is gym for youngsters, a walking track, benches and a designated spots for male and female visitors. Being surrounded by lush green trees, The park has a serene and tranquil environment. There are row of roses right at the middle of the garden.

Nana Nani Park also serves as a nest of singing birds where hund...

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Nilkantheshwar Mandir is one of the famous ancient temple in Latur District. The temple is situated in Nilanga town, around 50 kms from Latur city center.

The Nilkantheshwar temple is in Hemadpanthi architectural style and was built during the time of 12th or 13th century. The temple is a rare specimen of the perfection of the ancient art and architecture. Outside walls gives appearance of pillars like formation, having small niches fixed with excellently carved human animal and divine figurines. The temple structure has Sanctum and Mandap with wall carvings. The main is of Lord Sh...

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Shirur Anantpal
25 kms from Latur city limits
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Shirur Anantpal is a town and headquarters of Shirur Anantpal Taluka in Latur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The town is known for the Anantpal temple and its agricultural lands. Shirur Anantpal taluka contains Talegaon, Honmal, Kalamgaon, Digol, Daithana, Sakol, Javalaga, Yerol among few other towns. There is one well-known and celebrated Temple of Lord Shiva which is sited at Hippalgaon Township which is 13 km away from Tahsil and about 25 Kms from Latur city.

According to historians, the temple of Lord Shiva has been put up in the 10th or 11th century. The linga of...

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Shiva Temple Chakur
39 kms from Latur city limits

Shiva Temple is a prominent Hindu temple located in Chakur, located at a distance of 39 kms from the Latur Airport.

Present in Chakur town, Shiva temple is a great addition to the beauty, magnificence and splendor to the city of Latur. Legends say that Shiva temple was originally constructed by King Tamradwaj as an offering of respect, love and devotion. The shrines of the temple have been devoted to being an abode for Lord Shiva and to Lord Siddharameshwar, who was a diviner of the Lingayat Veerashaivism cult of Hinduism. Lord Siddharameshwar Swamy Siddarama belonged to the Kulla K...

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Among one of those famous temples in Latur is the Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple which is situated at Hatte Nagar, located within the city limits of Latur. The temple complex is only at a distance of 2 km from the city center.

Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple is the cultural heritage of Latur city. It was built around 10th century and was designed and constructed by King Tamradwaj, as an act of devotion. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Siddarameswara Swamy who was one of the five prophets of Lingayat Veerashaivism sect of Hinduism. Lord Siddarameswara Swamy belonged to the...

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Surat Shahvali Dargah, Latur
Within Latur city limits
History

Surat Shahvali Dargah is one of the best places to visit while taking a trip around Latur in Maharashtra. Surat Shahvali Dargah is approximately 2. 5 kilometers away from the main city in Latur and can be reached with the help of public transport like autorickshaws or buses.

Shri Surat Shahvali Durgah is located in old Ram galli within which it is situated inside Patel Chowk. The Durgah is also surprisingly attached to the Shri Chintamani Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir. The Surat Shahvali Durgah is not only famous in the vicinity of the Marathwada region but in the whole of Mahar...

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Among the famous historial monuments in Latur, is the Udgir Fort. The fort lies on the outskirts of Latur city, at Udgir town in Latur district. It is about 68 kms away from the city center of Latur and it takes about 2 hours to reach the place.

Udgir Fort was built during the Pre-Bahamani age. It was constructed in the 12th century CE. It is believed that the fort was built 800 years back. The fort is also famous for the historic battle in which Marathas, led by Sadashivrao Bhau, defeated Nizam and after which the treaty of Udgir was duly signed. Udgir Fort defines the architectur...

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Hattibet Devarjan in Latur happens to be one of the most famous spots to visit as a tourist. Hattibet-Devarjan is located about 62. 1 kms away from Latur, and is a 1 hour 40 min drive from the main city of Latur. There are public transport facilities available but it is advisable to take a personal car or cab to reach the destination.

Hattibet-Devarjan is located very close to the town of Udgir and is famous for the samadhi of Gangaram Maharaj. Hattibet-Devarjan also includes several cave carvings that have been dated back to the medieval period. This site also is a place where man...

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Virat Hanuman Mandir is located in the Parivar Housing Society near Ausa road, Latur. This temple is very close to the main city of Latur, being mere 4 kilometers away from the main city area.

Shri Virat Hanuman Mandir is one of the most popular temples located in Maharashtra. The construction of this temple is quite different from most other temples, thus making it a popular tourist and pilgrimage spot. This temple is also surrounded by several beautiful gardens, being adorned by flowering plants and trees. The base of this temple is nearly about 12 feet high. On one of the elevat...

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Vrindavan Amusement Park, Chakur is the biggest amusement park in the state of Maharashtra. Vrindavan Amusement Park, Chakur is located about 35 kms away from the main city of Latur. This amusement park being a popular tourist location has several cab and taxi services that go directly till the park. There are also regular State Transport Corporation buses that are available and go till the amusement park.

Spread over 120 acres of scenic land, it is unique combination of Amusement Park, Water Park and Resort. Laid out amidst beautiful flora are several rides which are very hi-tech ...

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The Sanjivani Bet, also called as Wadwal Nagnath Bet, is a hill and a bioshpere reserve located near the Wadwal Naganath village, in the Latur District of Maharastra. It is located at a distance of 16 km from Chakur and 39 kms from Latur city.

The Sanjivani Bet (Wadwal Nagnath Bet) is known being home to many rare species of Ayurvedic bushes and plants. The rare plants grow in the month July to September (Uttara Nakshatra). In this period Ayurvedic practitioners, and researchers from various places visit this place in search of rare plants. The Government of Maharashtra organises V...

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