Thalner Fort

Thalner is a market town in Shirpur taluka on the banks of Tapi river. It is in Surat-Burhanpur highway. From Sultan Firozshah Tughlaq of Delhi, Malik Khan got the status of the neighboring areas of Thalner and Karvand. He took control of Thalner and established the rule of the Faruq family and constructed a triangular-shaped fort at Thalner in 1370. Tapi river on one side, The fort was built on the other side by fortification and towers. In 1600, Mughal Emperor Akbar defeated Bahadur Shah Faruq and defeated Thalener. Marathas won the fort from the Mughals. After this Nimbalkar, Holkar Gharana also ruled this fort. British officer Thomas Hijlop defeated the Marathas and brought them under the rule of the British in 1818.

The graveyard of the important people of the Faruki family, who have ruled over Thalner Fort, is in the city of Thalner. They have inscriptions in Arabic. This includes the graves of Malik Raja (1396), Malik Naseer (1437), Miran Adil Shah (1441), Miran Mubarak Khan (1457). Thalner village is on the Shirpur – Chopda road. Near here is the Aner Sanctuary known for its chinkara.

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest Airport from Dhule is Chikkalthana Airport, located at Aurangabad, roughly 146 Kms from Dhule. The airport is well connected to many major cities like Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi etc. The second nearest Airport from Dhule is Mumbai about 324 Kms then Pune about 332 Kms and Indore about 261 Kms.

By Train

The nearest Railway Station is Dhule , connected to Chalisgaon Junction

By Road

There are many convenient ways to reach Dhule by road. It is 141 Kms from Shirdi, 146 Kms from Aurangabad, 261 Kms from Indore, 332 Kms from Pune and 324 Kms from Mumbai and 503 Kms from Bhopal. It is well connected with all major cities of the state and country like Raipur, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Udaipur and Parbhani by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC).