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Osmanabad, the headquarters of the district of the same name, is one of the important cities of Maharashtra, India. The district is situated on the Deccan plateau on the southern region of the state. The terrain is plain land interspersed by small hills. The two important rivers, Godavari and Bhima, drain the district of Osmanabad.

The nearest airports to Osmanabad are the Pune Airport and the Hyderabad Airport. Regular trains to and from Mumbai, Pune and Latur connect the rail station at Osmanabad with these cities. National highways offer easy access to Osmanabad from places like Solapur, Beed, Pune, Ahmednagar and Latur.

The historical, religious and cultural places of attraction in and around Osmanabad attract a large number of tourists. The chief tourist destination of the district is the Dharashiv Caves. These are a row of seven caves in the Balaghat Mountains at a distance of 8 km from Osmanabad city. The caves house statues of Buddha and exhibits of Gandhara art.

The Osmanabad district houses the taluka of Tuljapur, the site of the Tulja Bhavani Mata Temple. This temple is one of the oft-visited shrines of Maharashtra. The Bhosle rulers of the area owned the temple. Shivaji Maharaj was a regular visitor to the temple.

The Naldurgah Fort, located in close proximity to the Osmanabad city is also a popular tourist destination. The ruins of the fort house the mahals, the treasury building, the gates, a dam built on the Bori River and a ‘Pani Mahal’ built under the waters. The Temple dedicated to Saint Goroba is also a tourist spot.

Kallamb is one of the important centers of trade and commerce in the district of Osmanabad. The temple dedicated to Yedeshwari Devi is also located in this part of the district.

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