This is an ancient city in the north-western part of Maharashtra. This city is part of Dhule District and was considered one of the well-planned cities during pre-independence time. Located at an elevation of 240 metres above sea level, the place is positioned in the Khandesh region and is enclosed by the Valley of Tapi River. It also deceits on the banks of Panzara River and features an old temple of Goddess Ekveera. This city is popular for its high quality education institutes, a brand new sports stadium, Swaminarayan Mandir, Ekvira Mandir and various other churches and temples. Dhule District, previously known as Rasika, is surrounded by Berar on the east and Aurangabad on the south.
PLACES TO VISIT
Shri Samartha Vagdevta Mandir
This place is considered to be of historical importance as it houses various ancient letters, records and numerous manuscripts. These manuscripts are centered on different subjects and are presented in various languages. Shri Nanasaheb Deo was one of the prominent legal practitioners of the Dhule region. He founded this institute. This institute has a collection of literature of about 300 saints, which reflects the work and research by Shri Nanasaheb Deo. It is regarded as the place of worship of Vagdevta, who is the Goddess of Literature. The study material that is preserved in this institute is considered as the key source of reference for the study of Indian saints of any stream.
Thalner is located on the River Tapi. Positioned in the tehsil of Shirpur, this place is around 46.67 km to the north-east of Dhule town. Thalner is believed to be named after the ancient temple of Thaleshwar. Thaleshwar is situated on the shores of the Tapi River. Tourists can enter this fort from the eastern side, which is covered by five successive gates.
Shirud is popular for a temple devoted to the Goddess Kali. This temple was built in Hemadpanthi Style. Situated on the convergence of two rivers, this village lies in the Dhule District. The place where the Kali Devi temple is situated is declared as a protected site because of its historical significance.
It is located in the Dhulia Taluka. This town is prominent for an ancient fort, whose entrance gate has the engraving, the inscription states that son of Mansingh, Ugrasen, was very brave. This fort includes an old well and an old reservoir along with the ruins of an old water system that is believed to have existed at this place a very long time ago.
Laling is well known for an ancient fort situated on the top region of the hill, which is now in ruins. Presently it is managed by the grandson of Malik Raja Faruqui, this fort is supposed to have been constructed during his reign. This place is also famous for the two important components- Hemadpanthi temple along with a Hemadpanthi well, both are in ruins.
HOW TO GO?
If you are planning to take a bus to Dhule, once you get to Mumbai, you� ll have to take a bus to Jalgaon and then a bus to Dhule from there. Buses are also available on Mumbai-Agra Highway to travel to the city of Dhule, from Mumbai, Pune and other major locations.
By train again you�ll have to get to Jalgaon as that is the closest railhead. From there Dhule can be accessed by bus. Dhule is also connected by Central Railways and features trains to Chalisgaon Junction and other important cities.
If you want to get there by flight, you�ll have to get to Shirpur airport. This is the nearest airport. Shirpur airport is a private airport.
WHEN TO GO?
The best time to visit Dhule is November through February.