Located on the banks of River Tapi in Maharashtra, Dhule is one of the few organized cities in India established before independence. Dhule is the administration headquarters of the district and houses all major district offices and courts.
Dhule travel guide is full of historical and pilgrim references. The city is also admired for its top quality educational institutes, Ekvira Mandir, Swaminarayan Mandir, Forts and several churches. It is believed that the city got its name through a popular saint while others believe that Akbar nominated Dhule district as 'Dandes' after his son Daniyal.
Dhule city lies in northwestern part of Maharashtra state and shares its borders with Nandurbar district in the north-east, Nashik in the south and Jalgaon to the east of Dhule District. The northern area of the district is bounded by Satpuda Hill Range. The district has one major River basin known as the Tapi Basin.