Places of Interest
ASIRGARH FORT :- It is a historical & strategically important fort about 14 miles far from Burhanpur, there is a historic, invincible fort at the top of a mound of satpura hills. This fort was considered very important in order to regulate southern part of India, as some historian addressed it with the name “the key of deccan” some author said that after conquering this fort, ways to seizing southern area or ‘Khandesh’ become more easier. It is about 259.1 meter high from its base and 701 meter high from sea level. There is a mosque, lord Shiva temple and one palace inside this fort to see. It is actually developed in 3 parts and each part have its own name. First part is called “Asirgarh”, second part is “Kamargarh” and thrid part is called “Malaygarh”.
AHUKHANA:- This park is in front of Royal fort, at the next side of Tapti River. This was to be the Hunting area of Shahjahan Daniyal. Its courtyard is consists with one tank, a palace, which were built by Shahjahan. There is a big water container at the east side out to this courtyard. This park was planted in Iranian style, also known as Alam-aara, and Baag-e-Jainabad. Shahjahan’s beloved wife Mumtaj-mahal, buried down here for six months after her death. Once prince Aurangjeb was stayed here to his aunt, while heading south for a battle, during his stay he fell in love with Heerabai (Jainabadi begum) in this park (bag).
WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM KUNDI BHANDARA :- Mughal engineers gifted exemplary water supply system to Burhanpur town which is still actively used in town. They made 8 water-supply system which provides sufficient water inflow for town in past. They are counted among some highly appreciated engineering works done during Mughal dynasty in India. Most of the work done during rule of Mughal emperors Shahjahan & Aurangzeb. Their are number of underground water flow channels in Satpura hills that avails water to Tapti river. Mughal engineers controlled those water channels at 3 points to develop water-reservoirs which are known by the names “Mool Bhandara”, “Sukha Bhandara” and “Chintaharan Bhandara”. They are located in north of Burhanpur town and are at a height of approx. 100 feet from town land.
GURUDWARA :- Burhanpur gurudwara is counted among important pilgrimage place for followers for Sikh religion followers. Founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanakdev ji and their last guru (teacher)Guru Govind Singh Ji have visited this gurudwara. Most of the gurudwara are located on bank of Tapti river. Here you can see the Guru Granth Sahib (religious book) & weapons of Guru Govind Singh Ji. This Guruswara is about 400 years old.
MAHAL GULARA:- Seven miles far from the town, Gulara Palace is famous for its natural beauty. Here is a water fall which makes this place beautiful at moon light; pond has two palaces both side. There is also a mausoleum of Hazrat Nizamuddin at a high place of Utaavli River, who was a religious mentor of Adil-khan.
DARGAH-E-HAQIMI :- About 2 km away from Burhanpur, one village is Lodhipura. Famous pilgrimage site Dargah-E- Hakimi is situated here as a center of faith for the Dawoodi bohra sect of the world. Here religious teachers Syedna Abdul Kadar Hakimuddin Sahib, Abdul Tayeb Zakiuddin Sahab and Syedi Sheikh Jeevji Sahib are the wages. The skill with which the mazar has been created by carving the marble, it is unique in itself
ICHHADEVI TEMPLE:- Village Icchapur settled at Madhya Pradesh-Maharashtra border pact near approximately 23 km from Burhanpur.The name of the village has been done in the name of Karan Deshwadevi (Goddess who fulfills his wish). It is believed that a Maratha subedar had completed this temple on a hill, 450 years ago, after completing his dream of attaining the son.
KABIR TEMPLE :- It was founded in 1829 by Saint Shri PuranSaheb. He was born in 1805 AD. He was a devout connoisseur saint. Kabir Judgment Temple situated in Nagziri Mohalla on the banks of Tapti is situated in a huge building. This temple is famous as a college that introduces Kabir Darshan. Here, a function is organized every year on the dates of
JAMA MASJID:-The Jama Masjid, a posh building with its 36 * 1/2 meter long tower at the heart of the city, is a fine specimen of stone stone craftsmanship. It was made in 1588-89 AD by the ruler of the Pharaohus, King Ali Khan. building of the mosque meets two inscriptions in it. The first inscription is in Arabic language, in which it is mentioned that the construction of the mosque has been done by the order of the Faruq Adil Shah Faruqui, who obtained the highest achievement, the second inscription which is Urdu and Sanskrit, and the construction of the mosque. Also gives information about the genealogy of the Pharaohic rulers.
SHAH NAWAJ KHAN TOMB:- This mausoleum made of black stones, about 2 km away from the city on the banks of the Uthawali river, is a magnificent beautiful building of the Mughal period. The construction of this tomb is square, with verandas built around it. The four-corners of the tomb have been made of Borgio and umbrellas in the tomb.
ROKDIYA HANUMAN MANDIR :- This temple is located next to the tomb of Shah Nawaz Khan across Utahali river. Here is conducting full fair annually on Paush month.