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Thalner FortHeight : 100
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Nil
District : Dhule Grade : Medium
      Thalner fort was built on the banks of river Tapi. This fort which has been a witness to many glorious reigns, currently stands in a sorry condition due to inattentiveness by the locals and government authorities. Thalner was once the capital center for Khandesh region which was an important part route on the Surat-Burhanpur trade route. The famous singer of India Ms. Lata Mangeshkar had her grandparents from Thalner.
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Thalner
History :
      During 1128 A.D the control of this fort was with Jivaji and Govaji of Gavli or Ahir family. Devgiri’s King, Bajirao’s son Daulatrao awarded the control of this fort to Jivaji and Govaji when he had visited Thalner and noticed that the fort was well maintained while the other 23 forts in the nearby region were in ruins
In 1370 A.D. Ferozeshah Tughlak won the area of Khandesh and appointed Malikraja Faruki to administer the region of Gujarat. Thalner was made his capital center. The very next year the Sultan of Gujarat attacked Malikraja and captured his territory and Malikraja took refuge in Thalner fort. After his death in 1497 A.D. the control was passed on to his second son. This went against the will of the first son who then alongwith the support of Sultan of Malwa attacked Thalner and took it under his control in 1417 A.D.
In 1418 A.D. the Sultan of Gujarat Mohammed Begada captured Thalner and looted the nearby provinces and in 1511 A.D. he handed over half of Khandesh region to his commander in chief Malik Hasanuddin. He allegedly got murdered the next year.
In 1566 A.D. Changez Khan who was the Sultan of Gujarat defeated the King of Khandesh Miran Mohammed. The control of this fort went to Akbar in 1600 A.D. and during this period the fort was prosperous and had vital importance being on the trade route of Surat-Burhanpur.

In 1750 A.D. when the Peshwas took over the fort it was handed over to the Holkars and then it was further passed on to the Nimbalkars in 1800 A.D. however the Holkars took it back the very next year.
The British General Sir Thomas Hissop encountered a bloody massacre when he went to conquer the fort in 1818 A.D.
This conquest is known to be one of the bloodiest conquests in history. Around 250 Maratha and 25 British soldiers were killed in this war.
Fascinating Spots :

      Thalner fort is vested on the hill on the banks of Tapi river where she takes a Horse shoe turn. This hill is about 100 meters in height. Sadly the fort stands in ruins today and only the 60 feet high wall which is built of bricks near the Pataleshwar temple and two bastions are intact. Rest all other structures have been dilapidated. There are two small temples on the fort of Goddess Saptashrungi and the other is empty. Although there is nothing much to see on the fort, there are two places which can be visited in the village.

1) Jamadar Wada – While approaching Pataleshwar Shankar Temple from the village we come across a small fort like structure which is called Jamadar Wada. Presently it’s a residence for many families. There are 4 bastions built on the four corners with each being 12 feet high. The entrance door is 20 feet high and is studded with nails. The entrance is made of wood and has beautiful carvings on it. The houses inside this structure also have beautiful wooden carved windows and other parts too. There is a small room in the basement of this small fort with steps built for its access. The people living in this premise do us a tour and introduction of the structure but sadly they are unaware of its historical facts. Besides the entrance door there are two names writtem viz; Ramsingh and Guman Singh.

2) 10 Kabri- Literally known as 10 graves, this is a group of graves of the persons deceased in the Faruki family and other important personalities. One of the grave is Octagonal and has a scripture written in Arabic language. All other graves are of uniform size and shape (11x11 ft.)

Of those graves, details of only 4 are know which are noted as below:-
1. Malik Raja (1396)
2. Malik Nasir (1437)
3. Miran Adilshah (1441)
4. Miran Mubarak Khan (1457)
Ways To Reach :
      Thalner village is 48 kms from Dhule
Accommodation Facility :
      Not available
Food Facility :
      Not available
Drinking Water Facility :
      Not available
Notes :
      १) One can reach Dhule at dawn and visit the forts of Songir (21 kms), Thalner (27 kms) in a day or proceed further to Amalner (40 kms), Parola (20 kms, Bahadarpur (8 kms) and return to Dhule.

२) Information on forts of Amalner, Parola, Bahadarpur are available on website.
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Forts of Grade: Medium
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Ankai  Balwantgad  Barvai  Bhairavgad (Satara)
 Bhairavgad(kothale)  Bhandardurg  Bhaskargad  Bhavanigad
 Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhushangad  Bishta
 Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chavand
 Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Devgiri (Daulatabad)
 Dhakoba  Dharmapuri  Dubergad(Dubera)  Dundha
 Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gagangad  Galna
 Gambhirgad  Gavilgad  Gharapuri  Ghosalgad
 Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot  Hadsar
 Hanumantgad  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)  Hargad  Harihar
 Harishchandragad  Hatgad  Honnur Fort  Jangli Jaigad
 Janjala (Vaishagad)  Jawlya  Kailasgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)
 Kaldurg  Kalsubai  Kamalgad  Kamandurg
 Kanchan  Kanhergad  Karha  Katra
 Kavnai  Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kohoj
 Kokandiwa  Koldurg  Kolkewadi  Kondhavi
 Korlai  Kunjargad(Kombadgad)  Laling  Mahimangad
 Mahimatgad  Mahipatgad  Malanggad  Mandangad
 Mangad  Mangalgad  Manikdurg  Manikpunj
 Markandeya  Mirgad(Songir)  Mohangad  Mordhan
 Mrugagad  Mudagad  Mulher  Nanded Fort (Nadgiri)
 Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala  Nhavigad
 Nimgiri  Pabargad  Padargad  Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)
 Padmagad (Malvan)  Palgad  Pandavgad  Panhaledurg
 Panhalekaji Fort  Pargad  Parvatgad  Pateshwar
 Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)  Pisol
 Prabalgad  Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajgad
 Rajmachi  Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek
 Ranjangiri  Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Rohida
 Rohilgad  Sada Fort  Sagargad  Sajjangad
 Salher  Salota  Samangad  Santoshgad
 Saptashrungi  Sarasgad  Shivgad  Shivneri
 Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sondai  Songad  Songir (Dhule)
 Songir (Karjat)  Songiri (near Roha)  Suvarnadurg  Tahuli
 Takmak  Talgad  Tandulwadi  Thalner
 Torna  Trimbakgad  Umberkhind  Underi
 Vairatgad  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)  Vardhangad  Varugad
 Vasota  Vetalgad  Vetalwadi Gad  Visapur