Dhule is one of the major cities in India situated on the banks of Panzara River. It is a municipal corporation in Dhule District in the northwestern part of Maharashtra state, India known as Khandesh. The town planning of this city was done by Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
The city, with industrial areas, schools, hospitals, supermarkets and residential areas, has communications and transport infrastructures. Dhule is the regional headquarter of MIDC, RTO, and MTDC. Dhule is largely emerging as one of the upcoming hubs of textile, edible oil, and power-loom across the state and has gained a strategic advantage for being on the junction of three National Highways viz. NH-3, NH-6, and NH-211 and on most anticipated Manmad – Indore Rail Project. Recently Ministry of Surface Transport has granted conversion of surrounding 4 state highways to National Highway, after which Dhule would be the one amongst very few cities in India being located on the convergence of 7 National Highways. Conversion of NH-3 from four lanes to six lanes between Dhule and Nashik with modern facilities is under process.
The climate of the district is on the whole dry except during the south-west monsoon season. The year may be divided into four seasons. The cold season from December to February is followed by the hot season from March to May. The south-west monsoon season which follows thereafter lasts till September. October and November constitute the post-monsoon season.
Dhule Airport is located in the Gondur area of Dhule city. It has a runway 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) long. Nearby airports with scheduled services are at Aurangabad (148 km), Pune (340 km), and Mumbai (350 km). Dhule airport has provided the facility of Aircraft Training and Pilot training.
Dhule Railway Station is connected to Chalisgaon Junction Railway Station under Central Railways. The Chalisgaon Dhule Passenger runs between the two stations four times a day. The train also carries reserved coaches for Mumbai and Pune, which are connected to another train from Chalisgaon onwards.
Dhule is one of the few cities in the Maharashtra State which is located on the junction of three National Highways, these being NH-3, NH-6and NH-211. Through the Asian Highway project, portions of NH3 and NH6 passing through Dhule have been converted into numbered Asian Highways AH47 & AH46 respectively.
Due to the heavy use of Central Bus Stand and traffic congestion within the city, one more bus stand has been built in Deopur, which became fully operational from March 23, 2015. From this stand, about 120 route buses are running on a daily basis. Central Bus Stand is connected to Deopur Bus Stand by four 25 seater mini-buses by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). These buses run from Central Bus Stand to Nagav and from Deopur Bus Stand to Laling. Recognizing ongoing expansion of the city limits and the increased population, Shri Annasaheb Misal (IAS), The Collector & District Magistrate of Dhule and Shri Rajendra Deore (Dhule Depot Controller) of MSRTC started city-bus services in July 2016. This service is available on four different routes – Laling to Nagav, Fagne to Morane, Walwadi to Vadjai, and CBS to Chakkar Bardi.
Place of Interest
• Indave, Dhule
• Datta Mandir, Dhule
• Krishna Temple, Dhule
• Shri Samartha Vagdevta Mandir, Dhule
• Thalner, Dhule
• Nizampur, Dhule
• Shirud, Dhule
• Songir, Dhule
• Laling, Dhule
• Bodgaon, Dhule
• Bhamer, Dhule
• Amali, Dhule
• Akkalkotche Swami Samartha Mandir, Dhule
• Deopur Church, Dhule
• Durga Mata Mandir, Dhule
• Gajanan Maharaj Temple, Dhule
• Ganpati Temple, Dhule
• Goru Datta Mandir, Dhule
• Hanuman Mandir, Dhule
• Hinglag Mata Mandir, Dhule.