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Situated at: Madhya Pradesh - State
Country: India
Nearest Airport:
Nearest Railway Station: Burhanpur
District: Burhanpur
Elevation: 247 m (810 ft)
Population: (2011): 210,891
Language: Hindi
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone Code: (+91) 7325
Vehical Registration: MP-68
Pin Code: 450331
 


 About Burhanpur


Burhanpur is situated in the southwestern border of Madhya Pradesh near the banks of Tapti River.

Founded in 1400 AD on the bank of the Tapti River, the historical city of Burhanpur was once the capital of the Mughal Kingdom. An important outpost of the Mughals, Burhanpur was known as the gateway to southern India for its strategic location.

Ruled by Shah Jahan for a very long period, it is one of the most beautiful symbols of Mughal architecture and Mughal grandeur.

The magnificent mosques, tombs and palaces give you a sense of what Mughal life at its peak was like. Burhanpur’s glorious and rich past will leave you fascinated and engrossed, just like a child.

 


  Places of Tourist Attraction

Experience the popular points of interest in and around the city


 

1. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid in Burhanpur is one of the major mosques built in the area during the Faroqui rule. The initial Jama Masjid was built to the north of the city. It is later during 1590 that the present Jama Masjid was constructed in the hart of Burhanpur and ever since it has been one of the major historical and tourist attraction in Bhopal.
2. Asirgarh Fort
Located in the historical town of Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh,  Asirgarh Fort stands impegnable in the Satpura Ranges. It was built by the a zamidar (Land owner) knwon as Asa Ahir of the Ahir dynasty in the 15th Century. The fort, spread over a total area of more than 60 acres, is situated about 20 kilometres to the north of Burhanpur. It may appear to be a single large fort, but is, in fact, a colleon of 3 forts known as called Asirgarh,  Karmargarh, whereas the third part is called Malaygarh.

3. Dargah E Hakimi
Saiyedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin was born in the period of 34 th Dai Syedna Badruddin Bin Mulla Raj on 14th of Jamadil Awwal 1077 AH(1665 AD).He was presented the status of ‘Haddiyat(sheikh)’ by 36th Dai Syedna Kalimuddin . He was made Mukasir Al Dawat by Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin (R.A) and further elevated to the status of Mazoon Al Dawat by 38 th Dai Syedna Ismail Badruddin. The 39th Dai Syedna Ibrahim Vajihuddin is the son of Syedi Abdul quadir Hakimuddin.

4. Shahi Qila

  Standing on the banks of the Tapti, the Badshahi Qila is a remarkable structure. The six storeyed structure rises over 175 feet from the river beds and housed over 4,00,000 soldiers. The palaces – Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas were built on the terrace of the structure. The Raj Ghat, that you see in the foreground of the picture above was used as a base for the boats used by the members of the royal family.

 

About Burhanpur

               The historic town of Burhanpur is the abode where Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved queen of the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was rested in peace and primarily inhumed. She spent her last days at the Badshahi Qila in Burhanpur and passed away due to prenatal complications while delivering her fourteenth child, Princess Gauhara. In the premises, there is the Zenana Shahi Hamam (Ladies Royal spa) which depicts Mughal and Persian styles. Elaborated with stunning paintings on the ceiling, it was seemingly used by Begum Mumtaz to rinse in luxury. One of these painting motifs describes a monument which is supposed to have been the inspiration for the making of marvellous Taj Mahal. Considered an engineering marvel, Kundi Bhandara was the most reliable source through which water was supplied to the Mughal forts including Badshahi Qila!

The empress's body retained in the Ahukhana until the time it was shifted to the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra which was built in her remembrance. After her demise, Shah Jahan used to visit Ahukhana (deer garden) every Friday to pray for his wife’s soul!

On the outskirts of Burhanpur, there is an exceptionally beautiful monument, the tomb of Shah Nawaz Khan, perched on the banks of Utaoli River. Decorated with Fresco work, the crypt has delicate Jaali windows that allow light oozing into the burial chamber. Talking about the historic grandeur, Asirgarh Fort needs no introduction. Located around 25 km from the city, the fortress was built in the 15th century and considered to have the most significant routes from northern India to the Deccan.

Moving forward, another incredibly well-preserved monument is Jama Masjid which was constructed when the Bibi Ki Masjid was declared too small to house town’s growing population. Built by Adil Shah, the holy place is supposed to be the only mosque to have inscriptions in both Sanskrit and Arabic. On the other hand, Dargah-e-Hakimi, the popular holy pilgrimage for Dawoodi Bohra Muslims that houses the Holy Mazar of Syedi Abdul Qadir Hak Imuddin is an exceptional landmark of ancient times. All the monuments of Burhanpur not just depict the architectural beauty of the town but cultural variety to a great extent.


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