A city in Marathwada region in Maharashtra, Latur is known for its educational technique, which is famously called the Latur Pattern. The city is also well-known for its food-grain trade and oil mills. A tourist hub, Latur surrounded with many historical monuments, which includes the famous Kharosa Caves and the popular place of pilgrimage the Sri Satya Sai Baba Temple. The city is considered one of the best educational centres in the state and has a great number of educational institutions.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Latur. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Radhika, Hotel Manas, Aroma Hotel and Hotel Mayura Lodge that offer rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Marathi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Siddheshwar & Ratneshwar Temple (2kms), Surat Shahvali Darga (2kms), Ganj Golai (1km) and Kharosa Caves (45kms) are places to visit in Latur.
How to Get There
Latur has its own airport
Latur has its own railway station
Latur bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Vishwa Travels, Jai Mata Di Travels, Pushkraj Travels and Saini Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.
The Ajanta Cave is the 29 rock-cut Buddhist caves which are dated from 2nd century BCE to 650 CE and that is situated in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in India. This cave includes the paintings and rock cut sculptures of Indian art which describes the emotion of gesture, pose and form.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels available for the tourists near this place such as Hotel Padmapani Park (Tariff – Rs. 760 onwards), Agrawals Restaurant & Lodging (Tariff – Rs. 999 onwards), Hotel View Point (Tariff – Rs. 1,344 onwards), Anjanta Tourist Resort (Tariff – Rs. 12,420 onwards) and others.
The official language of Ajanta is Marathi. Hindi and English are also understood by most of the people in the city.
The important festival celebrated each year in the month of November is Ellora Ajanta Aurangabad Festival. The other festivals celebrated here are Ganesh Chaturthi, Banganga Festival,
Places of Interest:
The best time to visit this place is from November. This place is familiar with the cave called Ajanta Cave; many people visit this place to fall in love with the architecture and to have a heavenly peace. Few places to be visited near Ajanta Cave are Kailasanatha temple (1 km from the city), Jain Caves (1 Km from city center) and many.
How to Get There:
The nearest airport to Ajanta is Chikalthana Airport of Aurangabad which is 97 km away from the destination. There are also regular flights available from Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Udaipur to Aurangabad.
Jalgaon railway station is the nearest railway station that is situated at a distance of 60 Km from Ajanta. Bhusaval is another nearest station to reach Ajanta; major cities of the country are connected by this station.
There are frequent buses available to connect major cities like Pune, Indore, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur, Hyderabad, and Nashik. TicketGoose, India’s leading online bus ticketing portal is always at your service, book the bus tickets anywhere and at any time.