Dhule is considered to be a city that is located in the Western Parts of India. It also considered to be one of the most important municipal corporations of the Dhule District which is located in Khandesh, Maharashtra. There are not many cities that are planned very nicely, but Dhule belongs to the list of the well planned cities that India has. Dhule is well known all over India for the beautiful architecture and the elegant urban designs. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya planned this city. The city houses industrial areas, hospitals, shopping malls, schools, and huge residential areas, along with extremely well developed transport facilities and communication infrastructures.
Dhule has started emerging as the largest textile hub, power-loom and also edible oil across Maharashtra. The added advantage that Dhule has is that it is located on the intersection of the three most important national highways which include the NH-3, NH-6, and also the NH-211.
The Old East Khandesh is the district Dhule today. This district is situated at the foot of the Satpuda hill. The mountain range of Sahyadri has reached the western side of this district. Besides, the mountains of Galna situated. Tapi, Panzara, Kan, Arunavati, Amravati, Aner, Evil and Sandy rivers flow through the district. The division of Dhule district on 1st July 1998 resulted in the existence of Nandurbar District. Dhule, Sakri, Shindkheda and Shirpur are among the four talukas in Dhule district. Dhule and Shirpur are administrative subdivisions.
From Dhule district, Mumbai-Agra, Nagpur-Surat, Dhule-Solapur national highways gone. While there is a railway service between Dhule and Chalisgaon, Bhusaval-Surat railway line is located in Dhule district. Near Dhule city, there is a special attention, at Nardana, Tal. Shindkheda There is industrial estate. There is an airport at Gondur, Tal./Dist.- Dhule and Shirpur.
Major crops are cotton, bajra, jowar, groundnut, maize, soyabean in Dhule district. Paddy is grown on the west side of Sakri taluka in the district. During the rabi season, wheat and gram are harvested. Besides, cash crops like cane, banana, chilli and cotton are being harvested. Celebrations the festival in the district are Gudipada, Akshaya Trutiya, Ganesh Utsav, Dashera, Diwali and Eid etc.
Dhule district has about 376 ‘K’ class tourist destinations. Laling, Songir, Tal. Dhule, Bhameer, Tal. Sakri, There are historic forts in the hills and Bhuikot at Thalner, Tal. Shirpur. Simultaneously at Laling fort, there is a waterfall in Laling Kuran, which is a frequent of tourists during at rainy season. The Alaladari waterfalls is also famous tourists spot at Amali area of Sakri taluka. At Dhule District historical V. S. Rajwade museum located. In this museum, many historical, untimely items are found. It is also the temple of Shri Vagdevata of the virtuous party. Here the material of Samarth Ramdas Swami has been preserved.
Aner Dam Sanctuary Area, Nageshwar, Tal. Shirpur campus is also being developed as a tourist destination. There is Aner sanctuary near the dam on the river Aner in Shirpur taluka. The Aner sanctuary in the area of 83 Sq.Km. In this sanctuary, birds, folks, sheep, wolf, bears, wild boars, rabbits, pheres, quails, vultures, woodpeckers, pineapples, mynas, horns, Hornbills, pannikbadi, and herbs etc. are found in this sanctuary.
Places of Interest in Dhule
Ahilyapur : In Shirpur Taluka known for old and large well built by Ahilyabai Holkar, the queen of Indore.
Amali : In Sakri Taluka known for the shrine dedicated to Vishnu or Kanhaiyalal Maharaj.
Balasane : In Sakri Taluka has well preserved a series of temples in Hemadpanthis and Bahamani style.
Bhamer : In Sakri Taluka known for its fort and more so for the caves or rather monks dwelling that are in the escarpments of the hills above the village. A remarkable features in the fort is that its building are mostly underground, these escarpment being honey combed with caves, some of them plain and shapeless, but others regular building with pillar-supported roots. There caves are locally known as Gavali Raja’s house.
Bodgaon : In Sakri Taluka formerly known as Bhojpur after the king Bhoj, who is supposed to have rules this region. It is known for several old and in some cased dilapidated temples mostly situated on the bank of the Utavalinala. There are four temples dedicated to Mahadev, one each to Maruti- Ganapati and Bhavani and a twelve pillared Samudhi of a unknown saint popularly known as ‘Bara Khambi Mandir’.
Chikse : In Sakri Taluka is known for Gangeshvar temple.
Indave : In Sakri Taluka is known for a small but ancient temple dedicated to Indai Goddess on the bank of the built up lake. Inside of Lake there is built in well holding goodwater through out the year with another built in kand nearby which has a hot water spring.
Laling : In Dhulia Taluka is known for an old and ruined fort occupying the top of the hill. It is a place of considerable antiquity and the fort is supposed to have been built during the region of Malik Raja Faruqui. Which subsequently granted to has eldest son. It was in this fort that, Nasir Khan and his son Miran Adil Khan were besieged in 1437 by the Bhanrnani general till they were relieved by an army advancing from Gujrath. Laling has also two hemadpanti temples in a decoyed condition and a rained hemadpanti well.
Methi : In Shindkheda Taluka known for a group of temples built during the times of the Yadava Kings. Of this group the ones dedicated to Balaji and Bhavani are the most important.
Mudavad : In Shindkhea Taluka renowned for the Kapileshwer shrine built by Ahilyabai Holkar near confluence of Tapi and Panjhara.
Nagpur Kokale : In Sakri Taluka known for Nagai temple situated on the left bank of the Pajhara river.
Nizampur : In Sakri Taluka said to have derived to present name for Nizam-ul-Mulle who had halted here for some time known for hemadpati temples.
Pimpalner : In Sakri Taluka known for discovery of Chalukya copper- Plate of 4th centrury.
Shirud : In Dhulia Taluka known for an antique shrine in hemadpanti style, dedicated to Kalika Goddess.
Songir : In Dhulia Taluka known for its antique fort. It was previously the chief town of Songir Sub division which was subsequently, abolished and Songir incorporated in Dhule Taluka in 1820. It is of same manufacturing importance with skilled workers in brass and copper. The historic fort has easy access and is entered through a stone gate still in good order. An inscription on this gate dated ‘Shake’ 1497 (1575A.D.) only state that ‘Ugrasen, son of Mansingh was very brave’. Inside the fort there is a handsome old reservoir and a fine old well. Ramnants of broken pipes of the old water systems that must have existed on the fort in the days gone could still be seen.
Best Time to Visit Dhule
November through February is the best time to travel to the city of Dhule in the state of Maharashtra.
Weather Of Dhule
Average temperatures in Dhule vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dhule, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late April where highs are regularly around 103.8°F (39.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.2°F (25.7°C) at night.
How to Reach Dhule?
By Air : The nearest Airport from Dhule is Chikkalthana Airport, located at Aurangabad, roughly 156 Kms from Dhule. The airport is well connected to many major cities like Surat,Mumbai,Pune,Indore,Nagpur and New Delhi etc. The second nearest Airport from Dhule is Mumbai about 322 Kms then Pune about 332 Kms and Indore about 259 Kms.
By Rail : The nearest Railway Station is Dhule , connected to Chalisgaon Junction.
By Road : It is 141 Kms from Shirdi, 146 Kms from Aurangabad, 259 Kms from Indore, 332 Kms from Pune and 322 Kms from Mumbai and 503 Kms from Bhopal.This city has been connected by Maharashtra State Road Transport (MSRTC) buses to the major cities like Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Indor or Nagpur etc .