Mahurgad (or Mahur) is said to be the birthplace of the Hindu Goddess Renuka or Matapur NiwasiniJagdamba Devi. She is the mother of Vinshu’s avatar of Parushuram. It lies in the Marathwada region Maharashtra. It is very popular for its temples and devotees from all over India travel to see them. A big fair is held to mark the festival of Dussera.
Places to Stay
There are many budget-friendly hotels and dharamshalas in Mahurgad such as the Sahyadri Hotel Resort, Renuka Bhakt Niwas and the Ekvira Dham Hotel. The rates are as per industry standard.
Marathi, Hindi and English are the most common languages that are spoken here. Marathi is the official language.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the state. Diwali and Dussera are given a lot of importance as well.
Places of Interest
Tourists visiting Mahurgad frequent the many temples of the region. The Renuka Devi temple is one of the most popular. On the drive to Unkeshwar, one can see the sulphur springs that are known for their medicinal value. The Mahurgad Fort that was constructed in the 12th century is another popular touristattraction.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Mahurgad is the Nanded airport which is at a distance of around 98 km from Mahurgad.
Mahurgad Railway Station has several trains including the Hill Queen Express and Cachar Express that pass through it.
There are several buses that travel to and from Mahurgad. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.