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Dhule Tourism Guide

Located at 160 km from Nashik and 90 km from Jalgaon, Dhule connects with National highways to Agra, Surat and Nagpur. The Dhule District is a part of Maharashtra's historical region of Khandesh. Major tourist places of Dhule are Tahlner fort, Bhamer fort, Laling fort, Songir fort, Shirpur, Nizampur, Rajwade museum, Toranmal hill station, Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary and Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary. The important religious places of Dhule are Indave Temple, Kalika Devi temple, Amali, Bodgaon temple, Shri Samartha Vagdevta Mandir, Balaji Mandir, Mata Aashapuri Devi Temple, Nagai Mata Mandir and many more.

Tourist Places in Dhule

Bhamer Fort, Dhule

Bhamer is well known for its underground caves which are known as Gavali Raja's House. These caves are located in the escarpments of the hills with some are honeycombed, some of them are plain and shapeless, but others are regular buildings with pillar-supported roofs. More Information

Thalner Fort, Dhule

Located on the banks of Tapi River, historical fort of Thalner is now in mostly ruined condition. Patreshwar Mandir, tombs of former rulers and some part of bastion of the fort can be visited on the fort. More Information

Laling Fort, Dhule

This ancient fort is believed to have built during Faruqui Kings and is now in ruined condition. Besides fort, Laling has also two Hemadpanthi temples in a decoyed condition and Hemadpanthi well. More Information

Songir Fort, Dhule

Songir fort has entrance of stone with inscriptions which states “Ugrasen, son of Mansingh was very brave". The fort also has fine old well, reservoir and ruins of water system.

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Sambhaji Garden, Dhule

Sambhaji Garden is park for kids with playing equipment and relaxing spot.

Ahilyapur, Shirpur

Ahilyapur is a village in Shirpur Taluka in Dhule District with 55 km and Shirpur with 9 km. It is known for old and large well built by Ahilyabai Holkar, the queen of Indore.

Nizampur, Sakri

Nijampur-Jaitane is a village situated in Sakri Tehsil with 15 km and 60 km from Dhule. The historical town has many fragments of Hemadpanthi temples and other historical structures. The Balaji temple has two storeyed building with richly ornamented brass Prabhaval design.

Another temple Masai Mata Temple is located 3 km from Nijampur-Jaitane.

Cultural and Art Museum in Dhule

I.V.K. Rajwade Sanshodhan Mandal Museum, Dhule (http://rajwademandal.org Timings: 8.30 am to 11.00 pm, 4.30 pm to 8.00 pm)

Shri Vishvanath Kashinath Rajwade was the great historian who made huge collection of Manuscripts numbering about manuscripts numbering about 3500 and historical documents. Rajwade Sanshodhan Mandal was established in 1927 to form fire proof museum which came into existence in 1932. The building of the Mandal was inaugurated by Her Excellency Indirabai Holkar of Indore. The museum has weaponry, artefacts, coins, copper plates, swords, guns, metal sculpture, manuscripts and numismatic collection.

Hill Station near Dhule

Toranmal, Nandurbar (140 km from Dhule)

Located on Barwani hills of Satpura range, Toranmal is peaceful and unexplored hill station in the Khandesh Region. It is located at 1150 meters above the sea level on the borders of three Indian states – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Landscape lakes with flowering lotus, seasonal waterfalls and lush green nature would make perfect holiday destination with peace and solitude. Tourist attractions of Toranmal are Yashvant Lake, Gorakhnath Temple, Lotus Lake, Sita Khai, Aawashabari View Point, Aawashabari View Point, Machhindranath Caves, Khadki Point, Sat Payari (Seven Steps) Point, Torna Devi Temple, Sunset Point, Forest Park and Medicinal Plant Garden. Toranmal is famous for the fair on Mahashivratri at Gorakhnath Temple where many devotees come on Mahashivratri. More Information

Wildlife and Nature Trails in Dhule

Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhule

Located on Satpura Hills Range, Anerdam sanctuary shares common boundaries with other sanctuaries like Yawal sanctuary. Common plant species include common Khair, Hiwar, Babul, Bel, Albizzia lebbek, Dhawda, Palas, Salaia, Ficus etc. Fauna of the sanctuary includes Monitor lizard, Barking deer, Chikaras, Hares, porcupines, jungle cats, Hyenas, Jackals, wolves and wild boars etc. More Information

Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary, Shirpur

Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on south-western range of Satpura range with common boundaries with Yawal sanctuary and other sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh. It spread over a total area of 82.94 sq km near the Mumbai-Agra National Highway in Shirpur Tehsil. Common wildlife species of the sanctuary are Barking Deer, Chikaras, Hares, Porcupines, Monitor Lizard, Jungle Cats, Hyenas, Jackals, Wolves and Wild boars. Common birdlife include Peafs, Qualis, Partridges, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Corts, Spot Bills, Eagle Hamers, and Owls etc. Migratory birds such as Brahming Ducks, Cranes, Stokes and many Waders are also spotted here.

Pilgrimages / Religious Places in Dhule

Amali, Dhule

The Amali temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Kanhaiyalal Maharaj and lot of devotees visit for God's blessings. More Information

Bodgaon Temple, Dhule

Located on the bank of the Utavalinala river, Bodgaon temple complex has four temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Maruti, Ganapati and Bhavani and a twelve pillared Samadhi of a unknown saint popularly known as "Bara Khambi Mandir". More Information

Indave Temple, Dhule

Situated in Sakri Taluka, this ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess India. More Information

Kalika Devi Temple, Shirud, Dhule

This famous temple is devoted to Goddess Kali and in Hemadpanthi style. This ancient temple was renovated during Maratha regime. More Information

Gurdwara Guru Nanak Saheb Ji, Dhule (http://dhulegurdwara.org)

Gurdwara Guru Nanak Saheb Ji is situated on Mumbai Agra national highway. This Gurdwara was built in year 1965 by Late Shri Sant Baba Sadhusinghji Muni. After him, it was managed by Shri Sant Baba Niranjansinghji from Agra and now it is managed by Shri Sant Baba Dhirajsinghji. The Gurudwara is open to people of all the religion.

Shri Samartha Vagdevta Mandir, Ramwadi (Dhule)

Established in 1935 by late Shri Nanasaheb Deo, Shri Samarth Vagdevata Mandir is a glorious branch of the Mother institute Satkaryottejak Sabha. It is invaluable treasure of manuscripts, historical documents especially of Saint Samarth Ramdas. It is here that literature of Samarth School is worshipped in the form of an idol by study and research work. More Information

Balaji Mandir, Shirpur

Shirpur is a city and Taluka of Dhule and known for Balaji Temple. The temple is 150 years old and dedicated to Lord Balaji.

Shri Akkalkot Swami Samartha Mandir, Dhule

Swami Samarth Mandir is the temple of Gajanan Mahraj of Shegaon. The temple structure is small but popular among locals.

Mata Aashapuri Devi Temple, Shindkheda

Shindkheda is a town and taluka in the Shirpur subdivision of Dhule district and situated on is situated west side of river Burai River. Sindkheda is famous for the temple of Mata Aashapuri Devi built in 1884. The temple is located on Shindkehda - Shipur road with 2 km from Sindkheda city. Festival of the temple is held on Chaitra Poornima. Other popular temple in Shindkheda is the Kapileshwer shrine built by Ahilyabai Holkar near confluence of Tapi and Panjhara.

Methi, Sindkheda

Methi village of Sindkheda is known for a group of temples built during the period of the Yadava Kings. Balaji and Bhavani temples are most impressing one among others.

Nagai Mata Mandir, Sakri

Nagai Mata Mandir, Sakri is located on the left bank of Pajhara River in Sakri Taluka of Dhule. Sakri Taluka is also known for Gangeshvar temple of Chikse village.

Balasane Temples, Sakri

Balasane village is Sakri taluka of Dhule and famous for preserved caves and a serise of temples in Hemadpanthis and Bahamani style.

Prakashe, Shahade

Prakashe is a pilgrimage village situated on the bank of Tapi River in Shahade Taluk of Dhule. It is home to numerous prominent temples such as Sangameshwar Mahadeo Temple, Kedareshwar Temple and Gautameshwar Mahadev Temple

Ekvira Devi Temple, Dhule

Dedicated to Goddess Ekvira, Devi Ekvira temple is a well-known temple, situated at the banks of Panzara River. During Navratri festival in the month of September/October, many devotees visit the temple.

Khunya Ganpati Temple

Khunya Ganpati Temple is old fashioned and the statue of Ganesha was discovered in the year 1864 by the 'Bhoi' people. The Ganesha shrine is named as “Khunya” as there was riot during Ganesh festival resulting in nine capsulitis. The idol is facing the east direction and the trunk is turned on the right side.

Icchapurti Ganpati Mandir, Kundane

Icchapurti Ganpati Mandir is located on Dhule-Surat Highway in Sanjori village with 15 km from Dhule. The devotees believes that Lord Ganesha fulfil the wishes of true followers.

Santoshi Mata Mandir, Dhule

Santoshi Mata Temple is located in heart of city and Friday is observed rush period.

Badi Jama Masjid, Dhule

Badi Jama Masjid is important religious place of Muslim community and Muslims regularly visit this place for prayers.

Lal Baugh Maruti Mandir

Lal Baugh Maruti Temple is located in heart of city and dedicated to Shri Hanumanji. Many devotees visit the temple on Saturdays.

Eating Spots in Dhule

  • Maitreya's Lajjat Restaurant

Other Important Tourist Information about Dhule

How to Reach Dhule:

Nearest airport is at Aurangabad with 135 km. Nearest railway station is Dhule (DHI). Dhule is well connected by road transport to other cities.

Best Time to Visit Dhule: October to February

Dhule District Website: http://dhule.nic.in

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