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"Sugar Belt of India"

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The city of Latur is the Administrative Headquarters of Latur as a district as well as a taluka. Latur is a part of the Marathwada Region of state of Maharashtra and has great history lessons in each of its attractions. Latur is surrounded by Temples and Historical monuments which make it a centre of attraction for tourists. Marathi is the majorly spoken language and the official language of Latur as it is a city in Maharashtra.

Latur is located at about 330 kms to the east of Pune. The region of Latur is also known as the Sugar belt of India due to the eleven sugar factories in the region and the sugarcane production in and around the place. The earthquake of 1993 resulted in a massive loss of life after which precautions were taken to avoid a similar scale of damage.

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History

Latur has a long gone history that dates back to the Rashtrakuta period. Dantidurga, the first Rashtrakuta King was from Latur which was mentioned in some historical records as Lattalur and Ratnapura. King Amoghavarsha of the Rashtrakutas later developed Latur. The region was ruled by various empires like the Shatavahanas, the Sakas, the Chalukyas, the Yadavas, the Delhi Sultans, the Bahamani Sultans of South India, Adilshahi, the Marathas and the Mughals. Latur was a part of the state of Hyderabad in the 19th Century until 1948 under the Nizams of Hyderabad after which the country got its independence and the region was made a part of the Bombay Province. With the creation of Maharashtra, Latur became a District under the new state.

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The attractions inside the city of Latur are close considering their distance from each other and the city's low traffic. The whole city can be scouted in a day easily, and the attractions outside the city require multiple days depending on the locations. The Ausa Fort can be explored on the way back from the tour of Kharosa Caves in a day. Visiting the Udgir Fort might take another half of a day.

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What is the best time to visit Latur?

The summers in latur are from March to July with a hot and dry atmosphere. The temperature during the summer range between 24ºC and 39ºC, sometimes reaching as high as 41ºC. Latur experiences Monsoon from June to September with an annual rainfall of about 725mm. The greenery in the region comes alive in the monsoon which might interest a specific set of travellers and is a recommended time to visit Latur.
The Winters in Latur are pretty cold from October to February. Latur experiences a wave of cold current during the winter taking down the temperature to nearly 3ºC.

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What is the best way to reach Latur?

Latur is well connected to all the major cities by roadways and Railways. The nearest Airports are the Pune Airport, Aurangabad Airport and the Hyderabad Airport. Latur has a Railway Station (LUR) with regular trains to the Northern and the Western railway lines similar to the Southern railway lines.

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What are the things to do in Latur?

The top things to do in Latur are Ganj Golai Market, Nana Nani Park, Siddheshwar Ratneshwar Mandir, Shri Ashtavinayak Mandir, Shri Virat Hanuman Mandir, Surat Shawali Dargah. You can see all the places to visit in Latur here

What are the places near Latur?

The top places near to Latur are Hampi which is 342 km from Latur, Lonavala which is located 334 km from Latur, Ajanta and ellora caves which is located 230 km from Latur, Matheran which is located 352 km from Latur, Hyderabad which is located 233 km from Latur

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