RoadTrip to Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh 25 to 27 December (Leaving Thursday night)
Cost: Rs 8000.00
Minimum Persons: 5
Maximum Persons: 11
An ancient place Brighnapur and capital of Khandesh for about 200yrs. Also second Mughal capitol Burhanpur, having 5 Exclusive monuments of the world, where Begum MUMTAZ breathed her last and construction of TAJ was started, the only MOSQUE of the world having Sanscrit, Arabic and Urdu script in it, the only Granth Sahib of the world signed by 10th Guru Govindsinghji in golden ink, Daudi Bohra community’s famous DARGAH-E-HAKIMI, Worlds unique water system Khooni Bhandara working against gravitational law since 1615, biggest live fort of India and numbers of other monuments. Burhanpur is just 499kms. Away from Mumbai situated on central railway an overnight 9 hrs journey. Its major railway station and connected by superfast trains with every corner of India. Burhanpur is a district town of Madhya Pradesh situated in south west part, between Bhusawal Jn. and Khandwa Jn., Ajanta caves are 110 kms, Omkareshwar Jyotirling 110 kms, Seemadoh wild life sanctuary is 130 kms, Chikhaldara hill station 160 kms, Gajananbaba Shegaon 125 kms, Pal botanical garden 40 kms. etc. Nearest airports are Indore 180kms, Aurangabad 210kms.
Places of interest in Burhanpur
Ahukhana : Located in front of Shahi Quila at the other bank of river Tapti in Zainabad. The place was Royal leisure pavilions during the Mughal time. Body of Mumtaz was buried at this place for six months. This is a very good example of Mughal architecture.
Jama Masjid: There is a history behind the Jama Masjid built in Burhanpur. During 1421,when most of the population of Burhanpur lived to the north, Begum Ruquiya: wife of king Azam Humayum built the first Jama Masjid in Itwara Burhanpur also called as Bibi Ki Masjid. But soon with the growth of the city, ruler Adil Shah Farooqi built a bigger Jama Masjid in the centre of the town, easily accessible to all the people living in Burhanpur. The construction of the Jama Masjid was started in 1590 and completed in 5 years. Burhanpur Jama Masjid is similar to the Jama Masjid in Delhi. Two identical minars (tower) of the mosque are quite a feature. At about 130 feet tall they loom all over the mosque. These minars are believed to be much taller than those of the Jama Masjid in Delhi. The huge hall of the mosque can hold as many as 500 people praying together easily.
Raja Ki chattri:
Is notable monument which is situated on the bank of the Tapti river about 4 miles from Burhanpur. This Chatri 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.
Situated at Lodhipura village, 2 Kms from Burhanpur town in the memory of Quamili Saiyyadi & moula-e-bava Abdul Quadir Hakimm-ud-din.Thousands of pilgrims of Bohra sect visit the place from all over the world. Dargah consist of a beautiful mosque and a Haquimi garden.
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 Meters high from the base & 701 Meters above sea level. 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 Shiva temple are another architecture inside the fort. Asha devi 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.
Mughal rulers had constructed 8 system of water works with a vision of supplying pure water to the city. This natural system had supplied water to Burhanpur city. These water works are specimen of unparalleled construction technique and may be counted as glorious relics of the Mughal engineering ingenuity and skill which entailed enormous expenditure. This was constructed in the reign of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb.
Standing on the banks of river Tapti is a remarkable structure. The six storeyed structure rises over 175 feet from the river beds and housed over 400000 soldiers. The palaces Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas were built on the terrace of the structure. The Raj Ghat was used as a base for the boats used by the members of the royal family.
Shahi (Royal) Hamam:
The Royal Hamam is situated in the Faruqui fort. It was constructed by Shah-Jahan, The Mughal Emperor. In the middle of the monument there is an octagonal bath-place. The bath-place was connected with the water system of Khuni Bhandara. Colorful Mughal Paintings can be seen on the ceiling of the monument.Motil Mahal : Moti mahal, the burial place of Moti Begam, beloved of Shah gJahan is to the left of the fort and situated at the bank of Pandhar River.
Iccha Devi Temple:
Ichha Devi Temple is situated at Ichha village. It is located 23 Kms from Burhanpur on Burhanpur-Edlabadmain road and dedicated to the Ichha Devi. Maratha Governor made a vow to the Goddess Ichha Devi (Ful-filler of desires) that if he got a son he would build a well and a temple for the Goddess. He built a well and a temple when his desires were fulfilled. An annual fair held in Chaitra Maas (First month of Hindu Calendar) is attended by thousands of pilgrims.
The place is counted as an Important pilgrimage of Khalsa sect. The First and the Last Guru, Guru Nanak Devji &Guru Govind Singhji Maharaj of Khalsa sect had visited the place.Guru Nanak Devji has visited the Gurudwara located at the bank of Tapti river (RajGhat). Guru Nanak Devji has also signed the holy Guru Grantha Sahib. One can still visit the Weapons & Guru Grantha Sahib of Guru Govind Singh Ji Maharaj.The Gurudwara is approx 400 years old and counted with the Anandpur (Punjab), Patna (Bihar) and Nanded (Maharastra) pilgrimage of sikhkhas.
Tentative itinerary is as follows:
Day 0 - Thursday
24 December 2015 - Meet at Dadar east Pritam Dhabha at 20:00
Day 1 - Friday
25 December 2015
Reach Burhanpur, Check in Hotel Get Fresh and Start Exploring Historical places around Burhanpur.
Day 2 - Saturday
26 December 2015
Breakfast, Start Exploring other Historical places around Burhanpur.
Day 3 - Sunday
27 December 2015
Have breakfast, check out drive to Mumbai.
Accommodation - Triple Sharing / Dormitory - non AC.
Day 1: 1 veg breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 Veg Dinner
Day 2: 1 veg Breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 Veg Dinner
Day 3: 1 veg Breakfast
Toll charges for the vehicle, Entry charges wherever it is required, guide charges if any. Travel within Bruhanpur for local site seeing. Entry charges for Kunddi Bandar
24 December night dinner.
27 December Lunch and Dinner.
Insurance not included.
Soft drinks, mineral water and other expenses which are not specify above.
Food and beverages purchased during trip.
Things to carry:
A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs), Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Torch with Extra Batteries (must). Some ready to Eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Personal medicine, tissue paper rolls, sweater, umbrella.
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
Torch is needed inside the Khundi Bhandara
NO wearing shorts/three-fourths at the Jama Masjid /Gurudawara as entry may not be permitted.
Journey not recommended for pregnant ladies. Not recommended if you have experience motion sickness.
Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees