Burhanpur at a glance
Coordinates:21.3194° N, 76.2224° E
Things to do in Burhanpur
Burhanpur is a historical town based on the banks of the Tapti River in Madhya Pradesh with some marvelous architectural examples. The buildings and other constructions date back to the early Mughal period. A visit to this place over a weekend will satisfy history buffs. The distance from Bhopal to Burhanpur is 344 km and is a perfect place to visit with a lot of things to do over a weekend trip.
How to reach Burhanpur:
By Air: The nearest airports are located at Nagpur (362 km away), and at Indore (190 km away).
By Rail: Presently, there is only one railway station at Burhanpur which is well connected to most cities and where trains arrive and leave regularly. It is located about 8 km away from the busy area of Gandhi Chowk and is easily accessible from anywhere in the city.
By Road: One can easily hire a cab or bus services offered by the government to explore across the city.
Places to visit in and around Burhanpur
Asirgarh Fort is a reputed citadel situated 20 km north of the town of Burhanpur, in the Burhanpur District of Madhya Pradesh state. This spectace- although now in ruins, is located in the beautiful Satpura hill range. Also known as-‘Babe Deccan'(door to the Deccan), this fort spreads across 60 acres and houses a temple and a mosque too. There are many haunted tales attached to this site which are based on Mahabharat and other legends, which make this place to visit even more interesting.
Dargah-e-Hakimi is one of the holiest places for the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located about 3 km from Gandhi Chowk in Burhanpur. This place is supposed to be an alternative to Hajj and is very huge.
The Badshahi Qila is located to the east of the Tapti River. Sadly, like the other monuments of Burhanpur, this one wasn’t given much attention and all that has been left of the place are its remnants. The parts of the Palace that still stand display amazing works of sculpture and exquisite carvings. Shahjahan admired this fort so much that he made this place his central seat during his initial years of rule.
The most important and beautiful part of the remnants of the Shahi Qila is the Zenana Hammam(bath). It is the perfect blend of styles inspired by both Mughal and Persian civilizations. It is a popular spot among tourists.
What to eat in Burhanpur
Local Food and Cuisine
There are a handful of restaurants in Burhanpur, predominantly with the Mughlai cuisine. Restaurants here range from Rs 200 to Rs 1000. Burhanpur has a fine balance in terms of availability of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants, guaranteeing all the tourists a satisfying meal.