In the Udgir taluka of Latur district, the Mauje Elephant Island is situated 16 km on the west side of Udgir city. Elephant Island has gained importance since ancient times. Apart from the ancient temples, there are large number of caves, carvings, and sculptures. The elephant island, Goddard, has been recognized as regional tourism. In the Marathwada Mukti Sangram, the history of freedom fighters against the razakars did not give an end to elephant island razakars. There is a temple of Datta on elephant island and also Samadhi of Gangaram Maharaj. This place, which is part of the faith of the people, is visiting large numbers of devotees from neighboring villages and neighboring states. In Purnima there is a program of bhajan, kirtan and sermons organized.
The elephant was once a deserted and difficult mountain. The natural trees were not there on the hill as the land was of degraded quality. This forest area is located in the villages of Hanamantwadi, Dharmupuri, Karvandi and Deoghar and it has an area of 41 hectares. The elephant island is a great example of the great work that can be done if people have decided that if the administration and the people support the administration, the island is a great example. All this together has blossomed on this lofty mountainous hill. His form has been changed.
How to Reach:
The Nearest Airport to reach this place is Pune(370Kms),Hyderabad(298Kms),Aurangabad(264Kms).
Latur District connected with train. The available trains are Mumbai(430Kms),Pune(338Kms),Nanded(186Kms),Hyderabad(243Kms).The railway station is Latur Railway station,Latur road railway station and Harangul Railway station coms under Latur Headquaters.
Regular State Transport buses are available from any Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Bus Stand. National Highway 62 passes through Ausa Taluka in Latur District.