Backpacking to Historical Tour to Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh on 07th, 08th and 09th November 2015 (Leaving on 06th November Friday Night)

Burhanpur Tour 
Type: Visit
Trekking: Little or no trekking
Level: Simple
Cost: Rs 6000.00 variable (on actuals) + Rs 500.00 fixed cost
Burhanpur: An ancient place Brighnapur; Capital of Khandesh for about 200yrs; and 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, World”s 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 super fast trains with every corner of India. Burhanpur is a district town of Madhaya 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 hillstation 160 kms, Gajananbaba Shegaon 125 kms, Pal botanical garden 40 kms. etc. Nearest airports are Indore180kms., Aurangabad 210kms.
The places that will be visiting are and a little info about places of interest
Ahukhana: Ahukhana is 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 Mumtaj Mahal was buried at this place for six months. This is a very good example of Mughal architecture.
Jamma 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 Ruquiyawife of king Azam Humayum built the first Jama Masjid inItwara 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 centreof 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. You can climb up right to the top by the spiral stairways. These minars are believed to be much taller than those of the Jama Masjid in Delhi.Mosque is 149 foot tall and 52 feet wide. So naturally, about 70 pillars support it. The huge hall of the mosque can hold as many as 500 people easily.
Raja Ki chattri: Raja ki Chatri 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.
Dargah-E-Hakimi: Dargah-e-Hakimi is 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.
Asirgad Fort: 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 andMalaygarh. 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.
Khundi Bhandara: 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 theMughal engineering ingenuity and skill which entailed enormous expenditure.This was constructed in the reign of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb.
Shahi Qila: Shahi Qila 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 4,00,000 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) Hammam : 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 a 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.
Historical Gurudwara: 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.
Please Note: Torch is needed inside the Khundi Bhandara & please avoid wearing shorts/three-fourths at the Jhamma Masjid as entry may not be permitted.
Tentative itinerary is as follows:
Day 0
06 November 2015: Meeting @ Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kurla @ 21.00 Boarding LTT - RJPB Express
Day 1
07 November 2015
Reach Burhanpur @ 6.30am, Breakfast at Station, Check in Hotel Get Fresh and Start Exploring Historical Place at Burhanpur Visit 
Asirgad Fort , Temples , Raja Ki Chattri, Shahi Mahal, Shahi Hammam, Moti Mahal , Ancient Gurudwara Temple, Return to Hotel.
Day 2
08 November 2015
Visit Ahukhana , Jamma Masjid , 
Rajpura & Silampura Gate, Black Taj Mahal, 
Delhi Gate, Return to Hotel.
Day 3,
09 November 2015
Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.
Visit Khundi Bhandara & Lunch Time Post Lunch 
Catch the Kamyani Express/11072 @ 13:50 and Arrives LTT at 23.05 pm
Kindly confirm at the earliest to ensure a comfortable journey.Number of seats are Limited (12). Twelve only.
Please book your own rail tickets to and fro. Expected expense for the tour shall be Rs 6000.00 - cost sharing basis (cost on actuals) + Rs 500.00 fixed cost
Varibale cost covers: Accommodation (Triple Sharing / Dormitory - non Ac). Daily food expenses. Entry charges wherever it is required, guide charges if any.Travel within Bruhanpur for local site seeing.
06th Friday Night Dinner and 08th Monday night dinner during the train travel.
Soft Drinks , Mineral Water and other expenses which are not specify above.
Food and beverages purchased during the train journey.
Things to carry:
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs), Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Torch with Extra Batteries(must). Some ready to Eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
TreksandTrails rules:
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.

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.

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