Udgir, the second largest city and municipal council in Maharashtra’s Latur district, is part of the Marathwada division. Situated near the Karnataka and Telangana state borders, Udgir is recognized for its historical Udgir Fort. The region’s economy is primarily driven by agriculture, serving as a significant income source for the local population. Plans are in motion for Udgir to become a district.

Functioning as a Taluka in Latur district, Udgir is renowned for the historic Maratha-Nizam war led by Sadashivrao Bhau, which culminated in the Treaty of Udgir in 1759. The town features prominent places of worship like Shri Udalik Baba Temple, Shri Bodhan Aai Temple, Shri Somnathpur Temple, Shri Hawagi Swami Temple, and the 400-year-old Hazrath Khaja Sadharudeen Basha Dargha Sherif. The city derives its name from Saint Udalik Baba, who rests in the fort.

Udgir’s railway station connects to major cities such as Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad, Kakinada, and Tirupati. Agriculture is the primary occupation, with crops like jawar, bajra, wheat, sorghum, mung, toor dal, urad gram, soybean, sugarcane, onions, and leafy vegetables thriving in the fertile black basalt soil. Udgir also houses a skimmed milk powder plant.

Marathi serves as the official language, while Hindi and Urdu are also spoken. The key income sources in Udgir Taluka are agriculture, local businesses, and small-scale industries. The must-visit places in Udgir include Udgir Fort, Shri Ashtavinayak Mandir, and Sai Dham Udgir.