Udgir is a town and municipal corporation in Latur district of the state of Maharashtra. It is located in Marathawada region of the state. Udgir is also the headquarters of Udgir sub-division and Udgir Taluka in the district. The city is home to the very famous Udgir Fort which is a main tourist attraction in the region. It is also known for its agricultural produce. The high grain production the nearby villages comes to Udgir main grain market and is then transported to different parts of the state and the country.
History of UdgirUdgir is famous for the historical war between the Marathas and the Nizams. The war was held in 1759 and was lead by Sadashivrao Bhau who defeated the Nizam and got Udgir back. Considering this valuable contribution, the Peshwas of Pune made Sadashivrao as the chief commander of Maratha Army for the Third Battle of Panipat which was fought in 1761. Udgir was under the Nizams until 1948; part of state of Hyderabad between 1948 and 1956 and then it was annexed with the entire Marathawada to Bombay.
Geography of UdgirUdgir is located at 18°23'46N, 77°07'03E and has an average elevation of 632m above sea level. It is situated very close to Maharashtra : Karnataka border. Given below is the location guide of Udgir.
Demographics of UdgirAs per the census data of 2011 the total population of Udgir was 200111, out of which 100148 were males and 99963 were females. Udgir witnessed a population growth of 27.98% from 2001 to 2011. The average literacy rate in 2011 was recorded to be 85.78%. Male literacy in Udgir was 91.59%, and female literacy was 79.43%. 13% of the total population was below the age of 6 years.
Agriculture in UdgirOwing to the vast availability of water and highly fertile soil, the region is known for its agricultural abundance. The black basalt soil, rich in humus of the Deccan Plateau is highly suitable for cotton cultivation. Apart from cotton some of the other crops grown in the region include :
- Green leafy vegetables
Economy of UdgirUdgir has seen tremendous growth and development in the past few years. Sectors like education, healthcare, transportation, infrastructure and hospitality have seen a vital jump. It is an important commercial center for the neighboring small cities and villages. The cattle market in Udgir is popular for Deori breed of Oxen. As mentioned above the main occupation of the people of Udgir is agriculture. There are more than 80 pulses processing units in and around the city. Apart from this there are cold storages, warehouses and sugar mills as well.
Banks in UdgirGiven below is the list of banks in various parts of Udgir:
Bank of Maharashtra
Niture Building, Naded Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : MAHB0000126
MICs Code : 413014227
23/126, Vattamvar Building, Main Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : IBKL0000538
State Bank of Hyderabad
Gunj Area, Udgir
IFSC Code - SBHY0020040
MICS Code : 413004517
State Bank of India
Patwari Complex, Nanded Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : SBIN0012483
MICS Code : 413002519
State Bank of India
Mukkawar Chowk, Udgir
IFSC Code : SBIN0006039
MICR Code - 431002855
Navandikar Complex, Bidar Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : ICIC0001107
MICR Code : 575229009
Union Bank of India
Amberkhane Building, Nanded : Bidar Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : UBIN0562289
Central Bank of India
Opposite S.T stand, Shivaki Chowk, Udgir
IFSC Code : CBIN0282693
Bank of Baroda
Sai Lodge Building, Uma Chowk, Udgir
IFSC Code - BARB0UDGIRX
Raga Building, Bank Street, Behind Nanded - Bidar Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : HDFC0CUUCBL
MICR Code : 413859052
Bank of India
Kumthekar Complex, Degloor Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : BKID0000756
MICR Code - 413013227
Plot No. 2, Survey No. 308, Bidar Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : HDFC0002689
MICR Code : 413240227
Bank of Maharashtra
Sonal Building, Opposite Sonwane Petrol Pump, Degloor Road, Udgir
IFSC Code : MAHB0001627
MICR Code - 413014228
Tourist Attractions in and around Udgir
Udgir Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions in and around the region. This postcard perfect fort is a gentle reminder of our rich and glorious past. Historians say that the fort was named after the Hindu saint, Udaygir Rishi. It is believed that the fort was built way back in the 12th century, pre-Brahamani age. The fort is famous for its rustic structure and also has a historical importance. It was around the fort that the battle between the Marathas and the Nizams was fought. The fort has numerous underground channels and tunnels that connect it to Bidar Fort and Bhalki Fort. It also offers a panoramic view of the region which certainly leaves you spellbound. A 40 feet deep trench surrounds the fort and a Samadhi of Udaygir Maharaj is also present in the fort premises.
Weekend Getaways from UdgirThe first thing that comes to mind when we see a long weekend is a short trip. A great way to spend time with friends and family, short trips refresh you. Take a break from your everyday chores and travel to new destinations to make the most of your vacation. Planning a weekend getaway from Udgir is easy and convenient as it is very well connected to various destinations. Following are some of the most feasible and popular destinations for a short trip from Udgir.
HyderabadThink of Hyderabad, think of Hyderabadi Biryani and Hyderabadi pearls. Well there is a lot more to this Nawabi city. Hyderabad has a rustic Nawab touch to it and that’s what is special about this fast developing city. Hyderabad is located at a distance of 222km from Udgir and can be easily reached by train, bus or private vehicle. It is a perfect getaway destination. There is something for everyone in Hyderabad : shopping, yummy delicacies and of course the plethora of places to visit.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in and around Hyderabad are :
- Char Minar
- Ramoji Film City
- Falaknuma Palace
- Hussain Sagar
- Salar Jung Museum
Nanded is located at a distance of about 108km from Udgir and is the perfect choice for a vacation destination. It is a fast developing city but is still connected to its roots deeply. The city is a delight for peace seekers, photographers and wanderers. It is also home to a beautiful Gurudwara that attracts thousands of devotees from far and wide.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in and around Nanded are :
- Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Gurudwara Sahib
- Kandhar Fort
- Biloli Masjid
- Nanded Fort
LaturLatur is a small city in Lature district of Maharashtra. The historical importance and the picture perfect locales attract tourists to Latur. It is locates just 67km from Udgir and can be easily reached via public and private transport. If you are in the region visit the below mentioned places and soak up the tourist feel.
- Ganj Golai
- Nana Nani Park
- Ashtvinayak Temple
SecunderabadPopularly known as the twin city of Hyderabad, Secunderabad is a perfect destination to spend a short trip. It is steeped in history and is known for its rich culture and heritage. The close proximity to Hyderabad makes it all the more favorable. Secunderabad is located at a distance of 232km from Udgir.
If you are in or around Secunderabad, don’t forget to visit the following places :
- All Saint’s Church
- Ananda Buddha Vihara
- Garden Restaurant
- Clock tower
- St. John Church
OsmanabadThe city is located in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. The district is home to various tourist attractions as well as religious places. It is situated 138km from Udgir and takes about 3 hours to reach by road.
The main places to see in Osmanabad are :
- Tuljabhavani Temple
- Naldurg Fort
- Kuntalgiri Jain Temple
- Saint Goroba Kaka Temple
SolapurSolapur is a great choice for a weekend getaway from Udgir. It is situated 186km from Udgir. Solapur is known for its tourist attractions and laid back feel. This tiny city has made its presence felt in the map. The city is known for its high quality cotton textile, so the next time you are in Solapur you know what to shop for. The people are warm and welcoming which certainly adds to the overall feel of the trip.
The most famous places to see in Solapur are :
- Bhagvant Temple
- Hipparga Lake
- Maldhok Bird Sanctuary
- Solapur Fort
How to Reach UdgirBy Road
Udgir is very well connected to neighboring cities in the state. Frequent state run bus service is also available
The city has its own railway station which falls under the divisional headquarters of South Central Railway. One can easily get trains from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Osmanabad, Kakinada, Tirupati and Latur etc. Once you arrive at the railway station you can take a taxi for local transportation.
The nearest domestic airport to Udgir is in Latur at a distance of 65km. Daily flights from Mumbai are available to Latur. The nearest international airport to Udgir is in Hyderabad at 210km.
Distance Chart from Udgir
- Udgir to Latur : 67km
- Udgir to Nanded : 108km
- Udgir to Osmanabad : 138km
- Udgir to Solapur : 186km
- Udgir to Hyderabad : 222km
- Udgir to Secunderabad : 232km
- Udgir to Aurangabad : 320km
- Udgir to Warangal : 397km
- Udgir to Mumbai : 542km
Fact File of Udgir
- District : Latur
- Taluka : Udgir
- Elevation : 632m
- Official Language : Marathi
- STD Code : 02385
- Pin Code : 413517
- Lok Sabha Constituency : Latur
- Viddhan Sabha Constituency : Udgir
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