Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

Geography of Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

Burhanpur is a mid-size city in Madhya Pradesh state. It is the administrative seat of Burhanpur District. It is situated on the north bank of the Tapti River, 340 kilo meters southwest of Bhopal and 540 kilometers northeast of Mumbai. The town is named after sufi saint Burhanuddin Gharib of Khuldabad. The city has a Municipal Corporation, and also is one of the district headquarters of the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Location & Geographical Area -
Burhanpur is situated in the southwestern border of Madhya Pradesh near the banks of Tapti river. The Tapti River flows through the district from east to west. The district is divided from Khandwa District on the north by the Satpura Range, which is also the divide between the Narmada River valley and the valley of the Tapti. The pass through the Satpuras that connects Burhanpur and Khandwa is one of the main routes connecting northern and southern India, and the Asirgarh fortress, which commands the pass, is known as the "Key to the Deccan".

Burhanpur

Topography -
Burhanpur is best known for textile industries. It is the largest hub for Power Loom industry in the state. Also, having one NTC (National Textile Corporation) project 'Tapti Mills' and 30-35 textile companies like "Kamal Textiles" "Paras Process" "Annapurna Calandering Works" "Neel Kamal Processors" "Shivam Textiles" & "Ambey Process" and many more, are best known for interlining cloth, Grey Marking, Bleached Dhoti,Cambric,Power loom Cloth bakram and other types of fabric . 'Texmpo Pipes' is the NSE noted industry; Balaji industry both manufactures pipes and agriculture equipments. Several cotton and oil mills are also there.

Forest - Forest covered 195321 Hectares.
Administrative set up - The district is divided into two development blocks, Burhanpur and Khaknar, and three tehsils, Nepanagar, Burhanpur, and Khaknar. Burhanpur District is part of Indore Division. One more major town near Burhanpur is Shahpur. Shahpur is just 10 km away from Burhanpur and the most developed town in Burhanpur district. The Burhanpur city is surrounded by gates and that is the beauty of this city. the whole city looks like a fort administered by someone. For visitors the tour to Burhanpur is not so short.

The nearest airport is Devi Ahilya Bai International Airport at Indore (180kms)

Regular bus services connect Burhanpur with Indore, Khargone, Jalgaon, Khandwa Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Ujjain, Dhar and Bhopal .

Burhanpur has its own railway station, 8kms from Gandhi Chowk.

Culture of Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

Burhanpur is famous for its Muslim monuments,Gurudwara of Sikh Religion, Dargah-e-Hakimi of Dawoodi Bohra sect. Dargah-e-Hakimi is built in the memory of Saiyyadi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin. Thousands of pilgrims of Bohra sect visit the place from all over the world.

Cuisine of Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

Places of interest in Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh (Please click on the name to view the detail information)

Burhanpur -

The historical & the largest (in the district) town of Burhanpur named after Sheikh Burhan-ud-Din stand on the north bank of Tapti river, on the Bombay-Delhi main line of central railway 504 KMs from Bombay and 69 KMs from Khandwa. The place has many monuments of historic art & architectural importance like Biwi ki Masjid, Jami Masjid, Badshahi quila,Tombs of Nasir Khan & Adil Shah, Raja ki Chhatri, Khooni Bhandar. The place is also counted in the pilgrimage of Sikhkha sect. The handloom industry of the city has a remarkable place in the household industries and has a glorious past.

Raja Ki Chhatri -

Raja ki Chhatri is notable monument which is situated on the bank of the Tapti about 4 miles from Burhanpur. It is said that the Chhatri was constructed by the order of Emperor Aurangzeb in honour of the memory of Raja Jai Singh, the Commander of the Mughal force in Deccan. Raja Jai Singh while returning from the Deccan died at Burhanpur.


Ichchha Devi Temple -

Ichchha Devi Temple is situated at Ichchhapur village approx. 23 Kms from Burhanpur on Burhanpur- Edlabad main road and dedicated to the Ichchha Devi. The story goes that a Maratha Governor made a vow to the Goddess Ichchha Devi (Ful-filler of desires) that if he got a son he would build a well and a temple for the Goddess. When his desire was fulfilled, he built a well and a temple. An annual fair attended by thousands of persons is held there in Chaitra Maas (First month of Hindu Calendar).


AsirGarh -

A celebrated hill fort in the Burhanpur tehsil about 30 miles ( 48 KMs.) South of Khandwa and 14 miles (22.4 KMs) north of Burhanpur on Burhanpur -Khandwa road. It is 259.1 Meters high from the base & 701 Meters above MSL. This is referred as the "Gateway to southern India" in the medieval history. It is consisting of three separate lines of constructions namely Asirgarh proper(Upper most part), Kamargarh and Malaygarh. Jami masjid & a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva are another architecture inside the fort. Asha mandir of Hindu Goddess Asha-devi is located on the hills of this village.In the vicinity of Asirgarh,there is a tomb of Shah Nomani Asiri, a saint, a believer of Sufism. Moti mahal, the burial place of Moti Begam, beloved of Shah Jahan is to the left of the fort and situated at the bank of Pandhar River.

 

Events in Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

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