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Dhule (Marathi: धुळे) is a city and a municipal council in Dhule district in northwestern part of Maharashtra state, India. It is one of the very few well-planned cities of India before Indian Independence. (Edited By: Rohit Shingane)...Dhule is located at 20°54′N 74°47′E / 20.9°N 74.78°E / 20.9; 74.78. It has an average elevation of 240 metres (787 feet).Dhule lies in the Khandesh region, which forms the northwest corner of southern India's Deccan Plateau, in the valley of the Tapi river along the banks of Panzara River (पांझरा). Devi Ekveera (Goddess) Temple is very famous and is situated at the banks of Panzara river. The Nehru Stadium (for wrestling champions), the cricket stadium, Santoshi Mata, nakane lake, swaminarayan temple, laling fort (Killa), Shivaji statue i.e.Shiv-Tirth, panch-kandil market, shivaji market, fruit market, Agra road market, Gandhi Putla (statue), Sawarkar Putla, Guru-Shishya Chowk, Rani Laxmi Bai Putla,Rana-Pratap Putla, Jai-Hind college, S S V P S...      Read more at wikipedia...
 
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Dhule is a city and a municipal council in Dhule district in northwestern part of Maharashtra state, India. Dhule is one of the very few well-planned cities of India before Indian Independence.
 
Facts At A Glance
Population 34.15 crores
STD Code +91 - 2562
Description
The district of Dhule lies in the upper Tapi basin in the north west corner of Maharashtra State. The district is separated from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh States by Satpudas and from the Deccan by Satmala hill range and Sahyadri mountains stretching out in east direction.

Dhule is a district administrative center .The cotton textile mill at Dhule is the large scale industry in the district.
 
Location
Dhule District is located in northern side of Maharashtra state spread between Lattitude 20 38' to 21 61' N and Longitude 73 50' to 75 11' E.It is located at the crossing of Three National Highways namely NH-6 (Surat - Nagpur) , NH-3 ( Mumbai - Agra ) and NH-211 (Dhule - Solapur). dhule city is the Headquarter of District Dhule and is located about 340 Kms NE of Mumbai while 350 Kms Norht of Pune. District is bounded by district Nandurbar in the North-West , District Nashik in south and District Jalgaon in East.
 
How To Get There
Mumbai is nearest internatinal airport 325KM from Dhule
Aurangabad is 150KM on home circuit of air.

Nearest Railhead:
Dhule has rail link to Chalisgaon.
Chalisgaon Jn. is 55KM from Dhule on Mumbai-Delhi,Howrah section.

By Road:
Mumbai - Nasik - Malegaon - Dhule (National highway 4)
Pune - Nagar - Shirdi - Malegaon - Dhule (State Highway)
Dhule-Kolkatta ( National Highway 6)
 
Attractions
Rajwade Sanshodhan Mandal in Dhule is a famous museum established in 1932 where there is a big collection of articles collected by famous historian V.K.Rajwade. There are many historical articles of mughal and Rajput period. In which, there are coloured pictures, coins, historical copper plates, stone and metal statues, old hand written documents, historical documents, stone apparatuses, pots etc. pre-historical articles, historical apparatuses and art gallery on history related subjects. There is a good reference library containing more than 2000 books. Surya Mandir is an oldest temple. Central jail of the city was constructed by British, and many freedom-fighters, which played important role at national level, were imprisoned here.
"Samartha Vagdevata Mandir" is famous for its collection of ancient literature on the great Maharashtrian saint Samartha Ramdas Swami.

'Shivatharghal', where Samartha Ramdas Swami had wrote the great grantha 'Dasbodh'; this place (Shivatharghal - Near Mahad) was discovered by the wellknown historian Late Shree. Shankar Shrikrushna Dev of Dhule in 1930.

Agra road is the main street in the city where many important businesses/shops are located. Old Dhule or June Dhule is central place, Subhash Nagar is a business area with shops adjacent to Old Dhule.

Pach-Kandil is the main whole sale market of fruits and vegetables on Agra Road, Pat-bazaar is one of the old vegetable markets near an old canal, which used to run along the river side in the past.

Other places of attraction are Tower Garden, Sambhaji Garden, Hanuman Tekdi, Nakane Talav (Lake supplying water to the city), Dedargaon Talav etc.

Nisargopchar Kendra, Dhule is situated on Malegaon Road at a distance 1.5 km from bus stand and Railway station. In the vicinity of this centre are Mehboob subhani shrine, Gurudwara, Vitthal temple, Dashera Maidan . Across the road is Gandhi Tatva Gyan Mandir (Gandhian Philosophy Centre) and Goshala founded by Vinoba Bhave in 1932.

There are a number of Jain temples in Dhule. One of them is the 115 year old temple of Shitalnath Bhgwan at sarafa bazar agra road. Dadawadi Jain temple is tallest temple of guru Jin Kushal Suri at Chalisgaon road.

Ekvira mata temple is very famous in Dhule.
 
History
Dhule became part of the Mughal Empire in 1601, during the reign of Akbar. In the 18th century Dhule came under Maratha rule. In 1818, Dhule was annexed by the British, and was included in the Bombay Presidency. Dhule city is a well planned city, and it is believed that it was planned by Capt. James Briggs. After Indian independence in 1947, Bombay Presidency became Bombay State, which in 1960 was divided along linguistic lines into the new states of Maharashtra and Gujarat
 
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