Tourism in Osmanabad
Osmanabad is popular for its religious tourist destinations. The city is famous for its festivals and folk dances performed during celebrations, of which Godhal, Lavni and Jogwa are dance forms. Handicrafts are a speciality in this region with craftwork of Bidriware, Mashru and Himroo are extremely popular along with Warli Paintings and Narayanpeth sarees.
Places to Visit in OsmanabadLet’s commence with the famous temple of Tulja Bhavani Mata at Tuljapur district in Osmanabad and is a revered place of worship as it’s one of the 50 Shakti Peeths of Goddess Sati and the temple is believed to be constructed around 12th Century and the intricate feature of the idol carved out of granite stone is marvellous.
Dharashiv caves features next on the tourist map of Osmanabad, situated at a distance of 8 kilometres away in Balaghat Mountains range. A nexus of 7 caves with splendid architecture belonging to Gandharva period, the caves are magnificent.
Visit to Mankeshwar is highly recommended for Satwai Devi Temple and Hemadpanthi Shiva Temple and is a revered place of worship and popular tourist spot. Khashi Kund Matha dedicated to Lord Shiva is worth visiting on a trip to Osmanabad.
Naldurg Fort with its impeccable Indo-Islamic architecture and inordinate beauty cannot be missed. The famous fort expected to be erected by King Nalaraja and completed during the reign of Chalukya rulers and Bahamani kingdoms is strongly recommended on a visit to Osmanabad. Similarly Paranda Fort in Parnada Taluka is also famous for its military construction by Bahamani rulers.
Other tourist destinations and spots to be visited in and around Osmanabad comprising Yedshi Ramling Ghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Saint Goroba Temple, Jain Mahavir Caves, Maruti Temple at Shelagoan, Wadgaon Sidheswar Temple and many more.
Nearby tourist spots feature Aurangabad and Pune which lies in close proximity to Osmanabad and there are innumerable historical monuments and tourist sites to be visited. Both cities have historical importance and places of interest like Lonavla, Ajanta and Ellora.
Best Time to VisitOsmanabad experiences tropical climate with hot, humid summer months when temperatures range between 25° centigrade and 42° centigrade and moderately cool winter months with temperature range between 15° and 32° centigrade and average rainfall in monsoon. The ideal seasons to visit Osmanabad will be from October to March when the weather is cool and comfortable.
Getting ThereOsmanabad is well connected with other cities in India and neighbouring cities in Maharashtra by road via Maharashtra State Transport Corporation (MSTC) and private bus service providers as well. Osmanabad Railway Station links the city with all major cities in India and the nearest airport is Pine International Airport linking the city with major cities. Cities of Aurangabad, Pune and Nanded can be reached from Osmanabad by road in a span of 3-4 hours.
Medium of communication in Osmanabad is Marathi, English and Hindi. Accommodations are aplenty in and around Osmanabad with budget and all kinds of hotels available to suit a visitor’s taste and equipped with latest facilities.
Tourist InformationInformation on Osmanabad and tourism enquiries can be availed at offices of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation at C.D.O Hutments at Madame Cama Road with pin code-400 020.
Tourist Helpline No: 1800 229930
For Bookings: 022 22845678
For more information and queries on Osmanabad, visit travel websites or online portals or visit Maharashtra tourism website.