Osmanabad (transliterated in Marathi as Usmanabad) is a city and a municipal council in Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Osmanabad derives its name from the last ruler of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan.
Osmanabad has a tropical climate. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. … The average temperature in Osmanabad is 25.8 °C. Precipitation here averages 833 mm.
The city Osmanabad derives its name from the last ruler of Hyderabad, the 7th Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, of which the region was a part till 1947. Osmanabad’s history dates way back to the era of the Ramayana where the Hindu deity Rama is said to have spent a few years of his exile. As per historical evidence, the district was ruled by the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Rashtrakutas, and Yadavas. In early centuries the city belonged to the Hindu Chalukyas and Devagiri Yadavas, but later became a part of the Bahmani and Bijapur kingdoms.
For a period of time, Osmanabad was also ruled by the Mughals, Bahmani, Nizam and Adil Shah kingdoms. Before the Hyderabad Nizam’s rule, it was under control of the Mughal King Aurangzeb. Being under the Nizam rule, the district did not celebrate its freedom when the rest of India became independent in 1947. However, soon in 1948, Hyderabad State was merged with independent India and the district became a part of the then Mumbai District. It became a part of Maharashtra State when the State was formed in 1960. Osmanabad has a historical lineage dating back to the days of Marathwada and even before that to several kingdoms of which the region was a part.
Osmanabad Airport (IATA: OMN) lies approximately 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) from the city center. There are no scheduled commercial air services to this airport. It takes about 15-20 mins to reach the airport by car from the bus stand. Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation has leased the airport to Reliance Airport Developers Ltd. for 95 years. Reliance paid Rs. 63 crores for the deal, which includes other four airports in Maharashtra. The nearest operational airport Aurangabad Airport.
Osmanabad railway station (station code UMD) is an important railway station situated on Latur – Miraj railway route of the central railway. Before 2004, a narrow gauge track connecting Latur to Kurduvadi passed through Osmanabad district. The station nearest to the city at Yedshi was 18 km away from Osmanabad City. During conversion from narrow gauge to Broad Gauge, the track alignment was changed and directed towards Osmanabad city. In the first stage, the broad gauge track between Latur-Osmanabad was completed and became functional in 2007. The first train to arrive at Osmanabad railway station was the Mumbai-Osmanabad Express that ran via Aurangabad and Manmad. The Osmanabad-Kurudvadi section was completed and made functional in 2008. Latur-Osmanabad-Mumbai Express was started via Kurduvadi, Pune in 2008. Osmanabad railway station come under Solapur manual of Central Railway (CR) zone.
Osmanabad has connections to Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Miraj-Sangli, Pandharpur, Nagpur, Parbhani, Latur, Nanded, Parali Vaijnath, Hyderabad, and Nizamabad.
National Highway 9 and National Highway 51
Place of Interest
Dharashiv Caves, Osmanabad,,Tulja Bhavani Temple, Osmanabad
Paranda Fort, Osmanabad, Yuvraj Lodge, Siddharth Lodge, Shree Samarth Hotel
Naldurg Fort, Osmanabad, Bharti Baba’s Matha, Osmanabad, Khashi Kund, Osmanabad
Mahanth Bakoji Baba’s Matha, Osmanabad, Aranya Govardhan Matha Samsthan, Osmanabad