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A city located within the district of the same name, Latur is a popular travel destination in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city is located close to the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The city is accessible from Mumbai via flights to and from the Latur Airport. The Latur, Udgir and Latur Road rail stations also offer easy access to the city. A number of state highways passing through the area serve as road connections to the city.

The first mention of Latur in Indian history was during the reign of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. According to popular belief, Dantidurga, the first king of the Rashtrakua dynasty, was originally from Latur, then named Lattalur. However, it was the Rashtrakuta King Amoghavarsha who was responsible for the development of the city of Latur. The city was under the rule of the Nizams of Hyderabad until 1948.

Initially Latur city was part of the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. It became a separate district on 16th August 1981. The city serves as the administrative center of the Latur district. The Panchganga River flows by the city of Latur. The easy access to the city, the nearby attractions and the numerous exhibits of India’s historical and cultural heritage make Latur a favorable tourist destination.

The city of Latur lies in close proximity to various tourist attractions. The two temples dedicated to Mahalaxmi and Katyani Devi are known for their religious significance. The Panhala Fort and Vishalgad Fort exhibit the historical facet of this small town. Panhala is also a well-known hill station near Latur. Tourists also visit the Shalini Palace, Rankala Lake and the Cloister of Shankaracharya.

Many tourists visit the Shri Siddeshwar Fair organized every year in Latur city. It is also known for the nearby places of religious significance like Hattibet, Ausa, Nilanga, Tambala, Renapur and so on.

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