Dayanand College, Latur has organised a Marathon today on 27th Jan, 2013 as part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations. The marathon was organised to spread awareness about Women’s safety after the recent violence against women in the nation’s capital Delhi.
Travelling to Latur for the 1st time? You will certainly have a lot of questions in mind like, how to get there and where to stay. This post will try to address the basics for the 1st time traveller.
Latur, does have an airport which was serviced by Kingfisher airlines trice in a week from Mumbai. But this service was suspended for reasons better known to the airline industry.
By Train: Latur is well serviced by train both from Mumbai and Hyderabad and several other towns in Maharashtra. For travellers from Mumbai, there is a daily train starting in the night and reaching Latur early morning. The train also has 3 tier, 2 tier and 1st class AC compartments. For detailed train table refer: Latur Train Timetable or check the official indian railways site at : www.irctc.co.in (one can book tickets online and print it to be produced during travel).
By Bus: Latur is well connected by bus from all the major towns in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur etc. But if you are looking for luxury buses then make sure you are booking the right bus. Pushkaraj and Vishwa Travels are consistently providing better services from Mumbai. Word of caution: If you are travelling from Hyderabad – The frequency of buses from other states like Karnataka and AP are low and you need to check the bus schedule in advance or you might end up waiting for hours to catch a bus.
By Road: Latur is 120 KM away from Solapur, 325KM from Pune and around 510 KM from Mumbai. Latur is well connected with roads from all major towns in state.
Wikipedia Link: Latur
Hotels to Stay at Latur:
Hotel Aroma: http://www.aromahotel.co.in/ M.I.D.C
Carnival Resorts , Ambajogai Road (Website under construction)
Hotel Grand International ( 3 Star) Barshi Road (Website under construction)
Hotel Shantai International - Near Shivaji Chowk on Ambajogai Road
Hotel B.K http://www.hotelbk.in/ – Ambajogai Road
Mayura Lodge http://www.mayuralodge.com/ – Ambajogai Road
Centurion Hotel Latur http://www.centurionhotels.com/centurion-inn-latur/index.html – Heart of City : Tapadia Market
Hotel Indraprastha http://www.hotelindraprasthalatur.com/ – Heart of City, Ganj Golai
Hotel Parth http://www.hotelparthlatur.com/ – Ambajogai Road
Restaurants to Eat:
Aroma Hotel – Veg + Bar
Only Food Mall – Veg – Ambajogai Road
Gayatri Restaurant – Opp Tapadia Market – Veg
Vada – Ausa Road – Veg
Chitrakut – Ausa Road – Veg
Gandharva Dhaba – Ausa Road – Veg
Grand International – Non Veg + Bar
Digvijay Hotel – Ambajogai Road – Non Veg + Bar
Eden Garden – Barshi Road – Non Veg + Bar
Carnival Resorts – Ambajogai Road – Non Veg + Bar
Meera Hotel – Ausa Road – Non Veg + Bar
MLP Recommendations on Hotels to Stay:
Best Luxury Stay : Grand International Hotel
Best Resort Luxury Stay : Carnival Resorts , Ambajogai Road
Best for Old MIDC Executives: Aroma Hotel (Location wise, Note: Veg + Bar only)
Best Budget Hotels : Hotel BK (Non-veg + Bar), Mayura Lodge (No attached Restaurant)
Mode of travel at Latur
The usual mode of travel at Latur for a common person on the street is the shared auto. A shared auto is with a seating capacity of 3 persons (actually 4 or pushed in) which travels on specific routes. The usual cost fluctuates to Rs.5 to Rs.7 per person for any distance of travel on the specific route inside city.
Government run city buses are also available but the frequency is so low that no body cares to wait for it and takes a shared auto instead. One can also book a auto without any shared passenger, but the cost should be decided in advance to avoid a rip-off.
Taxi’s are also available of all sizes ranging from simple non ac cars to luxury AC sedans. The most common vehicle booked for luxury ac car is the Tata Innova.
Big Bazaar Mall – Located at Savewadi
Vishwa Supermarkets – Located on Ausa road, Ambajogai Road as well as Barshi Road
Marathi and Hindi. Also has a sufficient percentage of English speaking population as in any other Indian cities.
Virat Hanuman Temple near Ausa Road, Latur.
Photo Submitted by: Sachin Suryawanshi
Latur festival, the cultural extravaganza is scheduled for Feb 10,11,12th 2012. The dates are supposed to remain the same every year. This was disclosed on the popular THE LATUR CLUB group on facebook. Anybody who wants to contribute towards ideas or suggestions for the festival can join the group and help the organizers. The official website for Latur Festival is http://www.laturfestival.com/
Note: Earlier, the dates were planned for Jan 10,11,12th and 13th, however the dates were postponed to February at the last moment.
If you are an Ice Cream lover, then probably you might have already visited Baskin Robbins at Latur. Now Laturkars can enjoy international brand ice-creams and boast of having some mouthwatering flavors of ice cream in the city. Baskin Robbins is situated on Ambajogai Road near the Bus Stand 2 junction.
Carnival Resorts has defined a new category in hospitality at Latur by being the only resort in Latur. Apart from the usual things present in a class resort like the veg, non veg restaurants and bar and decent accommodation, the resort also has nice landscape gardens with lush green lawns.
The resort is situated in a pollution free atmosphere on the Ambajogai road on the outskirts of the city. The resort is also available for various parties, events and occasions like birthday party, weddings etc.
Ushant Constructions, Pune is offering 2 BHK, 3BHK flats in Latur and Commercial Shops in Latur. For more information about the property visit the official website of Ushant Constructions : http://www.ushantconstructions.com
Jantre Real Estates is offering plots at Samarth Nagar, Near Latur Airport. The well planned Samarth Nagar has 74 plots in different sizes and is located in a pollution free atmosphere. The plots are in East -West Direction and perfect as per Vastu Shastra and has well built internal roads. The plots might be of great interest to those who are looking for investing in land for appreciation as Latur is soon getting converted into a Corporation.
For more details about Samarth Nagar Plots and other plots in Ausa, Borgaon Kale and Murud for sale kindly visit: Plots for sale in Latur
Contact Numbers of Jantre Real Estates: (+91) 9822028682, (+91) 7788209792
Shops and offices are for sale at Pillai Square, Vivekanand Chowk, Latur. Located at prime location at the Vivekanand chowk junction on Nanded Road. Work has already begun at the site and for bookings contact : 9158249755 or 9552450788
Booking office and Site Location:
Pillai Square, Vivekanand Chowk, Nanded Road, Latur – 413512.
The complex has roads on Three Sides, all shops face the road on the respective sides. Size of offices and shops can be customized if booked in advance.
Dismantling of the old building has already started and the construction work is about to start very soon. The complex will add a new look to Vivekanand chowk soon.
Status as on 13th August 2012 : BELOW (Expected completion in next 3 months)
Shown below is the Current Status ( READY FOR POSSESSION SHOPS AT LATUR )
Located at Prime location at the Vivekanand chowk Junction on the Latur – Nanded Road. Many shops on the ground floor and first floor still available for sale. Contact immediately for ready possession of the same.