Situated on the banks of River Tapti, the historical city of Burhanpur was known as the gateway to southern India for its strategic location. Burhanpur, a city in Madhya Pradesh was once the capital of Mughal Kingdom. Situated around 340 km southwest of Bhopal, Burhanpur is well known for its rich and significant historical past. Burhanpur is named after Sheikh Burhan-ud-din, a popular medival Sufi Saint who constructed several artistic monuments here.
The city was ruled by Shah Jahan for a very long period, giving the place a great sense of Mughal life, its architecture and Mughal grandeur. It had also remained an important city in the pre-mughal period too. Excavations have discovered many coins, goddess, idols and temples from the pre-historic era. There are several tourist attractions in and around the city of Burhanpur such as Shahi Qila, Dargah-e-Hakimi, Jama Masjid, Ahukhana, Tapti Ghat, Shah Nawaz Khan Palace, Kundi Bhandara etc.”