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Latur is a city located in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Latur division and the headquarters of the Latur district and the Latur taluka. Latur is an ancient city with an intriguing historical background. Originally, the city was a native place of the Rashtrakutas. It was developed by a Rashtrakuta King, Amoghvarsha. 'Ganj Golai' is the central place of the city; the plan for the 'Ganj Golai Chowk' was prepared by the famous planner Faiyajuddin. The city had been ruled by several swayers like the Satavahanas, the Sakas, the Yadavs of Deogiri, the Chalukyas, the Delhi Sultans, the Mughals, the Adishahi and the Bahamani rulers of the South India.

The city has been developed in the past few decades and is the fastest growing economy in the region. It is a major producer of edible oils, soyabean, sugarcane, mangoes and grapes. It is a major trading centre for soyabean in the country. The latur region is also known as the "Sugar Belt of India". An Infotech Park with state-of-the-art facilities has been established in the city; however, the IT companies are still expected to commence their operations here.

Places of Interest

There are many places of interest in the city that attract a large number of tourists. Some of such places are as follows:

Ganj Golai: Located at the heart of the city, Ganj Golai is the central place of Latur. This place is connected to 16 different roads and has different markets that sell items like footwear, gold jewellery, spices, and many others. There is a popular temple of Goddess Ambabai in the centre of this place. Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple: The city has a beautiful temple built by King Tamradwaj dedicated to Lord Siddheshwar.

Udgir Fort: Udgir is a prominent place in Latur and has great historical importance. The fort stands as its glory and speaks volume about the history and culture of India. It is renowned for the historic battle in which the Marathas, led by Sadashivrao Bhau, defeated Nizam and the treaty of Udgir was signed. It also houses the 'samadhi' of Udaygir Maharaj. It has some rare inscriptions written in Persian and Arabic.

Kharosa Caves: A small village is located near Latur that has caves with the sculptures of Lord Shiv, Goddess Parvati, Narsimha, Ravana and Kartikeya. As per historians, these caves were built in the 6th century during the reign of the Gupta dynasty.

Wadwal Nagnath Bet (Hill): This place has a unique feature as it produces rare species of the Ayurvedic bushes and plants. The hill is about 600-700 feet above ground.

Ausa: It is the taluka's headquarters and is about 20 km away from the Latur city. There is an old fort in the city that is in ruins now. It also houses a 300-year-old temple of Virnath Maharaj built by his son Mallinath Maharaj.

Some other places of interest in the city are Surat Shahvali Darga, Astavinayak Temple, Hattibet-Devarjan, Handarguli, Aundha Nagnath, Tuljapur and Satya Sai Deosthan to name a few.

How to Reach?

Latur Airport, near Chincholiraowadi, is few kilometres away from the main city. The Latur railway station connects it to many major cities in the country. National Highway 204 passes through the city and there are several roads that connect the city to other major cities like Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur and Sangli.


Last Updated on : May 21, 2015

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