Interlaced in history, culture and tradition, Burhanpur entices you with the splendor of its magnificent historical monuments. Marveling at the formidable structures that narrate age-old legends of emperors, dynasties and battles, the city will cast a nostalgic spell over you
The quaint places of worship, strewn across the city enhance its charm by adding a tinge of devotion and spirituality. Situated on the banks of the Tapti River, it was established in the 14th century by Malik Nasir Khan of the Faruqi dynasty. He named the city after Burhan-Ud-Din, a Sufi saint from the medieval era. It was later captured and ruled by the Mughals, Marathas and Scindias. Shrouded in history, Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh is sure to capture your fancy.Burhanpur with its many fascinating sights and structures is an explorer’s delight. The Faruqi fortress Badhsahi Qila, though in ruins, is worth visiting for its inimitable and labyrinth-like architectural design. A major attraction within the fort is the Zenana Hammam, a bath built combining the Mughal and Persian architectural styles. It was embellished with intricately painted frescos, a few parts of which are still visible. The 17th century Kundi Bhandara, an excellent specimen of ancient water supply systems, is also worth visiting.The Jama Masjid is popular for its religious and historical significance. The beautiful mosque, which was started by Adil Shah, a Faruqi king, was completed by Emperor Akbar after conquering Burhanpur. The pristine Dargah-e-Hakimi is the sacred shrine of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. It was built in the honor of the 18th-century preacher Syedi Abdulqadir Hakimuddin. A great time to visit is during the Burhanpur Utsav, which gives you a glimpse of the city’s culture and traditions.Known for its handlooms and oil industry, Burhanpur is an excellent shopping destination for cotton fabrics and oils. You can also buy clothes embroidered with the traditional of ‘kalabattu-jari’ patterns using gold and silver threads.City buses are available for traveling to most areas within Burhanpur. However, the shared auto-rickshaws are the most preferred means of traveling within the city. It is a cost-effective and easy travel alternative. Tourists prefer renting a private car in order to enjoy the city at their own pace.It is important to respect and follow the dressing norms when visiting religious sites.Traveling late at night in and around Burhanpur can be unsafe and should be avoided
Burhanpur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Indore at a distance of 163kms.
Airports: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
There is no regular trains to Burhanpur from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Bhusawal which is located at a distance of 52kms.
Railway Station(s): Bhusaval Jn