Chakur is a beautiful village in the Latur district of Maharashtra. Chakur is very famous for its temples. It has one of the oldest and most popular temples of India- Shri Sathya Sai Baba Temple. Devotees from all over Maharashtra come here to visit and pay their respects to him. One can also enjoy boating and picnic in the water parks here.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Chakur. Some of them are Mayur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Amora Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Swagat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Parth (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Chakuris Marathi and Ahirani. Other languages spoken here are English and Hindi in some parts of the area.
The most important festival in Chakur is the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in the month of August-September every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Chakur. Some of them are Udgir (32 km), and Latur (35 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to reach Chakur is Latur Airport (49 km).
The two railway stations here are Chakur Railway Station or Latur Road Railway Station, both at a distance of 3 km from Chakur.
Chakur is well connected to all nearby cities. The nearest bus stand is Chakur Bus Stand from where one can get buses to Ahmadnagar or Latur easily. One can also book tickets in advance to reach Chakur with the help of private agents like Hindustanth Travels or Joy Travels etc. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.