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1. Ganj Golai Market

Ganj Golai Market

1 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Ganj Golai is a marketplace that's an architectural wonder which is the heart of Latur city. The market place is a roundabout where nearly 15 streets converge to a focal point which is a two-storied structure which is the Temple of Devi Jagdamba. Ganj Golai was designed by a city planner named Faiyajuddin and was constructed in the year 1917. Some various small stores dot the streets converging to the centre. The market is perfect for shopping for any products from gold to footwear. This commercial extravagance can be accessed from any part of the city.

2. Nana Nani Park

Nana Nani Park

2 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Nana Nani Park or also known as Vilasrao Deshmukh Park is a favourite relaxing place in Latur. The park is known to be a great place to spend quality time with Family, Friends and Children. The park is spacious enough and has a place for community meetings and an open theatre. The Park is famous for its pleasant and quiet atmosphere. Nana Nani Park is located near the Municipal Office, and it is open for visitors from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

3. Siddheshwar Ratneshwar Mandir

Siddheshwar Ratneshwar Mandir

3 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Siddheshwar Ratneshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Siddharameshwar of Solapur from the 12th century. It was constructed by King Tamradwaj who was a devotee of Siddharameshwar. The temple was a mark of the evolution of the Shaivism sect, and Lord Siddharameshwara was one of the most prominent prophets and a spiritual leader of the sect. He was also a poet and wrote verses in Kannada. Lord Siddharameshwar was also known for being a part of Basavanna’s Veerashaiva revolution. The temple has intricate carvings of mythological creatures and characters making it a marvel to the eyes. Siddheshwar & Ratneshwar Temple is located 2 kms from the city of Latur. The temple sees an immense number of devotees every year during the Mahashivratri when a fair is organised. Devotees from all around Latur gather to be a part of the celebration. Siddheshwar & Ratneshwar Temple opens at 5:30 AM and closes down at 8:00 PM after the evening aarti.

4. Shri Ashtavinayak Mandir

Shri Ashtavinayak Mandir

4 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Shri Ashtavinayak Mandir is known for its beautiful structure built in south Indian style. The temple has gardens on either side with an artificial fountain which makes it even more attractive. The Garden is blessed with a standing statue of Lord Shiva nearly 9 feet tall. The main chamber has eight different idols of the forms of Lord Ganesha in the walls, and a 4 feet tall Ganesha idol carved out of marble stone.

5. Shri Virat Hanuman Mandir

Shri Virat Hanuman Mandir

5 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Shri Virat Hanuman Mandir is located on Ausa Road in Parivar Housing Society of Latur. The temple is well known for the tall Statue of Lord Hanuman over the actual temple and the serene environment of the garden around it. The complete structure comprises of a lower base over which the temple with a small idol of Hanuman is constructed and an upper base above the temple which is a platform for the 25 feet tall Hanuman idol. An artificial stream of water falls from the frontal edge of the upper base into a pool below and creates a fantastic curtain of water in front of the main temple.

6. Surat Shawali Dargah

Surat Shawali Dargah

6 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Surat Shawali Dargah is the tomb of Saint Saifulla Shaha Sardari. The Dargah was constructed in 1939, and it is located in Patel Chowk, Ram Galli. It is attached to the Chintamani Parshwanath Digambar Jain Temple. A five day fair is held during June/July during which the Hindu community of Latur offer a blanket of flowers and a green flag to the Dargah through Shri Siddheshwar Mandir. The Muslim community also offers flowers and a saffron flag to the Temple during the Shri Siddheshwar Temple fair. Both the communities of Latur show an example of unity despite the differences.

7. Udgir Fort

Udgir Fort

7 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Udgir Fort is a 12th-century fort famous for the treaty of Udgir which was a result of the battle between the Marathas, led by Sadashivrao and the Nizams. The fort is named after Rishi Udaygiri Maharaj whose Samadhi rests 60 feet under the ground level of the same fort. The fort is designed in a quadrilateral form with several hall spaces. The surrounding hills have ruins of observation points built of white clay for military purposes. The fort is surrounded by trenches as deep as 40 feet to avoid intrusion. Some parts of the fort have Arabic and Persian inscriptions. The fort is supposed to have underground tunnels that connect to the Bidar and Bhalki forts in Karnataka.

8. Ausa Fort

Ausa Fort

8 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

Ausa fort in Latur district is one such fort that has a blurred history of itself. Ausa Fort’s prominence came to light during the fights between the Deccan Sultanates after the Bahamani Era. The Fort had been named 13 different names, but the name Ausa was the last one that it is now known by. The fort is located in a depressed ground level, and the highest point of the fort looks over the surrounding higher ground level. The design seems to have been useful to watch out for incoming armies from a greater distance while keeping most of the fort hidden.

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9. Kharosa Caves

Kharosa Caves

9 out of 9
places to visit in Latur

The Kharosa caves is a cluster of 12 caves located in the village of Kharosa at a distance of 45 kms from the city of Latur. The Caves of Kharosa welcome its visitors with the sculpture of Yaksha which in turn is very popular. The Caves depict Mythological Stories in the form of carvings. Each of these caves has a Shivling in them along with intricate sculptures of various other deities. Some of the famous sculptures are of a seated image of a Jain Tirthankara, a beautiful painting of Buddha and a detailed picture of Lord Dutta. The caves date back to the 6th century, and the Sita Nhani (Sita’s Bathroom) points towards the indications that Rama, Lakshmana and Sita might have stayed in these caves during their exile. The Kharosa Caves are well known for the Shiva-Parvati and Vishnu Idols along with the sculptures of them including that of Kartikeya, Narasimha and Ravana.

FAQs on Latur

Can you suggest an itinerary for Latur?

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.

What are the top sightseeing places in Latur?

The top sightseeing places in Latur are Ganj Golai Market, Nana Nani Park, Siddheshwar Ratneshwar Mandir, Shri Ashtavinayak Mandir, Shri Virat Hanuman Mandir, Surat Shawali Dargah.
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