Udgir is a town in Maharashtra’s Latur district, located very close to the Karnataka border. Udgir has a rich history, and is well known for its fort – the Udgir Fort. The town is also known as a centre for quality education, with many of its students featuring in the Maharashtra State merit list.
Places to Stay
For a comfortable stay, it is recommended that you stay at Latur, an hour’s drive (approximately 65 km) from Udgir. A few options in Latur include Carnival Resort (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Embassy International (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hotel Relax (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Manas Lodge Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Udgir is Marathi.
As is the case with most parts of Maharashtra, the Ganesh Chathurthi festival that occurs every year between August and September, is celebrated with much fervour.
Places of Interest
While at Udgir, pay a visit to the Udgir fort, which was built in the pre-Bahamani age in the 12 century. Ausa (20 km from Latur) is also recommended for its fort, although it now lies in ruins. Chakur, which is about 35 km from Latur, is also a popular tourist destination, both for its amusement park and the Lord Shiva Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Udgir is at Latur (65 km away).
Direct trains are available from Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Latur, and Nanded.
Maharashtra State bus services operate out of Udgir and provide easy overnight journeys to almost every major city in Maharashtra. Udgir is a seven-hour drive from Aurangabad, eight hours from Pune, and four from Hyderabad. Ticketgoose.com enables you to book bus tickets without any hassle.